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Cannonball Read Book Review: The Liars Club

by chasity.moody on March 16, 2013

I am always curious about what type of life a person must lead in order to write a successful memoir. Should it be filled with both inordinate amounts of pain and triumph? Does it require at least one or two horrific incidents? Maybe it should be filled with positive observations from someone who has lived […]

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Cannonball Read Book Review: Wuthering Heights

by chasity.moody on February 25, 2012

Wuthering Heights is a story that spans generations. But don’t be fooled. It’s not a story of love so much as it is a story of revenge. Heathcliff, a gypsy orphan, is adopted by Mr. Earnshaw. He is brought into a family that already has an older son and young daughter. Earnshaw treats Heathcliff as […]

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Book Review: The Nancy Drew Cookbook – A Cannonball Read

February 21, 2012
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As a child, I loved Nancy Drew. Even though the stories were terribly dated (I didn’t really realize that at the time), and kind of sexist, I loved diving into a good Nancy Drew book. So, when I came across The Nancy Drew Cookbook at a book sale, I had to buy it. [Side Note: […]

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Girls Night Out: Twenty-Nine Female Vampire Short Stories

February 14, 2012
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I have always been fascinated by vampire mythology. I won’t bore you with the countless tales of vampiric literature I have devoured over the years or my nerdish need to analyze them within their own genre. Instead, I will discuss a book that I came across at a used book sale. The book was simply […]

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The Love of Tiger Flower: A Tale by Robert Vavra around the paintings of Fleur Cowles

January 21, 2012
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 “Just as roses have thorns as sharp as claws, tigers have sentiments as soft as flowers. This charming book will lull you into its fantasies in a most beguiling way.” – Princess Grace of Monaco The Premise: Once upon a time, a tiger fell in love with a flower. The flower loved the tiger just […]

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Cannonball Read 4: On Badasses and Inspiration

January 20, 2012
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By now, most of you know that I decided to participate in my first ever Cannonball Read this year. And while I have 5 books under my belt, I only have 1 review posted. I could give you all kinds of reasons for why I haven’t finished and submitted the other four reviews (they are […]

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My First Cannonball Read: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

January 8, 2012
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Sometimes, you think that you can boil everything down to a simple platitude. And, when you finally realize that life doesn’t work that way, you are left to re-evaluate. I read Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for the first time when I was 15. It seemed like the thing to read at the time. I […]

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