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The Portable Veblen

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie Admittedly, the first thing that drew me to “The Portable Veblen” was the squirrel on the cover. He’s adorable, holding a speech bubble informing us that this book is “a novel”. If you indeed CAN judge a book by it’s cover, I liked what I was about to read. I turned to the back of the book and read: "A clever morality tale set against the verdant...

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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" By Ursula K. Le Guin “Night falls; the traveler must pass down village streets, between houses with yellow-lit windows, and on out into the darkness of the fields. Each alone, they go west or north, towards the mountains. They go on. They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back. The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to...

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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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