Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [4★]

In the famous memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou–singer, author, poet, and civil-rights activist–chronicles her life from birth to age seventeen. Her story is tragic and heartbreaking and full of injustices, yet it sings with hope and life from start to finish.  Maya’s life began with poverty and hardship in southern […]

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Review: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created The Lord of the Rings 2★

Michael Coren’s J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created The Lord of the Rings is a no-fuss, cursory overview of the life of the legendary author. Coren’s slim volume is to-the-point, undramatic, and plain… perhaps to a fault. The biography, though educational, reads only a little better than a lengthy encyclopedia entry.  However, like an encyclopedia […]

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