Review: Arabian Nights

I feel funny about reviewing classic literature. For one thing, it’s a classic, meaning a consensus has already been reached by “the collective, inimitable them” (Elizabethtown, 2005) that it is indeed a good book. My affirmation of its greatness is not necessary, and my denial of it would be meaningless. For another thing, seeing as […]

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Review: Think, Learn, Succeed

My husband, Jared, watched a video some months ago in which Pastor Steven Furtick conducted an interview featuring Dr. Caroline Leaf who spoke about her 21-Day Brain Detox. Her program is meant to help people eliminate toxic thinking and retrain their brains. Dr. Leaf teaches that in three 21-day cycles, people can reprogram their brains […]

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Review: Ender’s Game

In the future, six-year-olds are recruited to protect the world from alien “buggers” who threaten to annihilate the human race. Brilliant little kids with all the promise in the world are rigorously tested and thoroughly vetted. If they qualify, they are sent into space to be trained at battle school. Hopefully, when the time comes, […]

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Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon is a familiar teen romance, with a cultural twist. Two Indian-American teens are thrown together by their traditional parents who want to arrange their marriage. For romantic Rishi, who loves to please his parents and reveres his cultural heritage, this is a great set-up. Stubborn, rebellious, independent Dimple, […]

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Review: Uprooted

Naomi Novik’s Uprooted feels like an old familiar fairy tale, but it’s different than any you’ve heard before. In a quiet, ordinary little village, at the edge of the Wood, lives a plain, ordinary teenage girl. Only neither the village nor the girl are truly ordinary. The village, Dvernik, is nestled between an enchanted, evil […]

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