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“I of the Sun” Book Review

“I of the Sun” Book Review

Karly Liska, reporter

June 6, 2014


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Have you ever wanted to just pack up your bags and take off to a far away country and strike out on your own? Richard Arthur did and he tells his tales of Southeast Asia in “I of the Sun”. Shortly after his 22 birthday, Arthur left his home in the United Kingdom and took a plane to Selangor, Malaysia...

‘Miss Peregrine’s’ sequel doesn’t disappoint

‘Miss Peregrine’s’ sequel doesn’t disappoint

January 16, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs; Quirk Books, Philadelphia (399 pages, $17.99) Talented fantasy writer Ransom Riggs has finally produced the second volume, “Hollow City,” in his se...

The history of PBS’ ‘Masterpiece Theatre’

The history of PBS’ ‘Masterpiece Theatre’

November 26, 2013


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ and ‘Mystery!’ On PBS” by Rebecca Eaton; Penguin, NY (300 pages, $29.90) ——— Do you remember Alistair Cooke? Besides being a renowned journalist, he also was the...

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Mary Smith

September 19, 2013


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"Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood" That snarky opening line has spawned a five book series, a second series and two feature films. It is how we are first introduced to Percy Jackson. At the start of the books Percy is twelve years old and is about to find out that his father is Poseidon. Yes...

Book Review: This Book Is Full of Spiders

Book Review: This Book Is Full of Spiders

Adam Grosserode, Reporter

February 19, 2013


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David Wong’s book “This Book is Full of Spiders”, is a sequel to the book “John Dies at the End”. “This Book is Full of Spiders” is another comic horror novel that follows the antics of the two protagonists, David and his best friend John. The novel illustrates a world of apocalyp...

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