Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! Today is all about remembering the timeless quality of the Bard's craft--from his tragedies and histories to his comedies and poems. Personally, I love reading Shakespeare's comedies. Not only are they playful and funny, but they are also timeless in their exploration of human emotions, social conflicts and gender fluidity. You can … Continue reading Wooing, Wedding, Happy Ending: Shakespeare’s Comedies
The twenty-first century has been a crazy ride so far. 9/11, the financial crash, the election of Donald Trump, and now a global pandemic--a lot has happened that we wouldn't have deemed possible two decades ago. And then there's of course also the background noise of climate change, terrorism and unchecked technology--threats that only seem … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Answers “Burning Questions”
There's nothing more comforting than escaping into fiction. But nonfiction can be as captivating, fascinating and dramatic as stories of make-believe. From biographies to history books -- the best nonfiction books draw you into their worlds, broaden your horizon and offer fresh perspectives on the world we live in. Get to Know Fascinating People What … Continue reading Why Read Nonfiction?
The Anthropocene (loosely translated as the “Age of Man”) is the proposed geologic age in which humans have profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. Especially in the past 50 years, a period known as the Great Acceleration, the world has undergone rapid changes -- for the better and the worse. While the Anthropocene is … Continue reading Reviewing a Review: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
The holiday season is just around the corner! If you're still looking for books to gift to family and friends or add to your own holiday reading list, make sure to check out these amazing stories. From comedy and nonfiction to sci-fi, here's a must-read list of books for every type of reader. Comedy/ Crime: … Continue reading Holiday Season Book Recommendations
What if we found another planet--pristine and habitable, like our own, before we took it to the edge of destruction? Would we start all over again or repeat the same mistakes? In The Stone Gods, Jeanette Winterson takes us on an imaginary journey to find the answer. The Stone Gods is comprised of three different … Continue reading “A repeating world–same old story:” The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson