Category Archives: Books

Book Review: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

I know I am a little late on the train here, but, guys, this book is incredible. I read it in about two days. It was one of those books that when I finished I seriously considered flipping to the first page and reading it all over. First of all, John Green’s writing is breathtaking. …

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Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

This novel is the coming-of-age story of Francie Nolan, a young girl growing up in the tenements of Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the turn of the century. The first thing that grabbed me about this book was the setting. Smith, who grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the daughter of German immigrants, eloquently describes the harsh, poverty …

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Reading Anna Karenina

Remember how I was going to post about every 100 pages I read of “Anna Karenina”? Well, that did not really work out, but guess what? I finished! It might be silly, but I feel super accomplished about finishing this book. It is something that I have always wanted to read and I am so …

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Reading “Anna Karenina”: Part 2 (Pg. 99-200)”

A lot has happened in these last one hundred pages. I absolutely loved the moment when Anna realizes that Vronsky is also on the train to Petersburg and that she cannot escape the feelings she has for him. Tolstoy does a wonderful job describing the inner turmoil that Anna experiences and the constant struggle between …

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Reading “Anna Karenina”: Part One (Pg. 1-99)

One of my favorite things about summer is taking advantage of the freedom and time to read for pleasure. This summer, I thought it would be fun to tackle a classic that has been on my list for a long time, “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy. Somehow, I managed to convince my mom that she should …

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The end of “Mockingjay” was flawless.

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