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The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller was a book I didn’t know I needed until I heard about it. This book was created for Greek mythology and Trojan War geeks like me. I’ve been curious about these topics since long before I ever understood what was going on in the stories. I was allowed to watch the 2004 film Troy at a rather young age, and I loved the story I saw in it. In fifth grade, Percy Jackson...

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I am a fan of art. I’m also a fan of reading, so it was with great enthusiasm that I recently checked out the book “In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper” through our Bridges Library System. The book, by Lawrence Block, presents a series of seventeen short stories by various authors, inspired by the paintings of one of my favorite American artists, Edward Hopper. From...

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Last Night at the Lobster

Many times, when looking for something new to read, I’ve been given suggestions that didn’t quite work for me. Reading is a sweet escape, precious time spent building a brief, but close relationship between the characters and myself. If I can’t find at least one character to root for, early on, I quickly move on to the next book. I'm happy to say that I found a likeable character in the form of Manny DeLeon,...

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