Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Help Review

The Help By: Kathryn Stockett Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Historical Fiction Readers Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will … Continue reading

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Brida Review

Brida By: Paulo Coelho Paige’s Rating: (2) of 5 Recommended for: Spiritual- Fiction Readers   Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to … Continue reading

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The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist By: Paulo Coelho Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Spiritual- Fiction Readers This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain … Continue reading

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Our Man in Havana Review

Our Man in Havana By: Graham Greene Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Satire- Fiction Readers Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study it tells of MI6′s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman … Continue reading

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A review of Jorge Luis Borges – The Sonnets

Ye, whose aspirings court the Muse of lays “Severest of those orders which belong Distinct and separate to Delphic song” Why shun the sonnet’s undulating maze? Or why its name, boast of Petrarcan days, Assume, its rules disown’d?–whom from the … Continue reading

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A Hard Case

Ever since the first monk cobbled together a series of wax tablets into a portable collection of reading material, books have played an invaluable role in the development of mankind. Movable type, scrolls and leaflets, and the eventual development and … Continue reading

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Reading Lolita in Tehran Review

Reading Lolita in Tehran By: Azar Nafisi Paige’s Rating: (1) of 5 Recommended for: History- Non-Fiction Readers Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven … Continue reading

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