Thoughts On “Anne of Avonlea” and “Anne of the Island”

Anne starts a new chapter of her life as the young new school teacher of Avonlea. She wins over her pupils, makes new friends with kindred spirits, helps Marilla raise the two orphans she adopted, while continuing to have her own little adventures. Writing that two sentence summary was incredibly difficult. Do you know why, … Continue reading Thoughts On “Anne of Avonlea” and “Anne of the Island”

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Thoughts On “The Secret History”

Richard Papen hates everything about his tacky life in suburban California, from his bland parents to the dull landscape. When he is given the chance to study Greek at Hampden College, among picturesque hiking trails and grand buildings, he does not hesitate for a second. Soon he finds himself among five very glamorous and wealthy … Continue reading Thoughts On “The Secret History”

Thoughts On “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and Automatons

"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is the story of a boy with a talent for fixing machines, an old toy vendor, a girl who always carries around books, a mysterious machine called an automaton, and an all around love for cinema. This is a strange book, most of it consists of beautiful drawings made by … Continue reading Thoughts On “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and Automatons

Thoughts On “Skulduggery Pleasant”

After her uncle Gordon dies, Stephanie meets his detective friend - who also happens to be a wise-cracking, gun-wielding, fireball-throwing skeleton. She is introduced to a hidden world within Dublin full of magic and, of course, evil mages who are desperately searching for a mythical scepter - at all costs. I really liked these books … Continue reading Thoughts On “Skulduggery Pleasant”