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Happy Book Day! (And other thoughts on World Book and Copyright Day)

Today is World Book and Copyright Day, as celebrated by UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization). You can check out its history here, but the day “seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright,” according to UNESCO. Tonight is also World Book Night (unrelated to UNESCO), where volunteers […]

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CSUF Alumni Inspire “Steampunk” Art Exhibit

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Jennifer Lawrence shines as “The Girl on Fire”

My review was originally published Monday by my school newspaper, The Daily Titan. Katniss Everdeen captures the audience with her wit, charm and archery skills. Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence, last year’s Academy Award nominee for best actress in Winter’s Bone) is a 16-year-old girl living in District 12 in a post-apocalyptic America called Panem, […]

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Catch-22: The mind of a genius

Here is one example of Joseph Heller’s brilliance from Catch-22. Nurse Duckett has urgent news about Dunbar: Nurse Duckett: “They’re going to disappear him.” Yossarian: “They’re what?” he asked in surprise, and laughed uneasily. “What does that mean?” Nurse Duckett: “I don’t know. I heard them talking behind a door.” Yossarian: “Who?” Nurse Duckett: “I […]

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It’s Only a Paper Moon: Reflections on 1Q84

I finished 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami this week. Wow, amazing book! It’s too soon to write a comprehensive review on it because I am still trying to wrap my head around it. It reminded me of Lost with all the mysteries. But in the end, the novel was simply a love story. The epigraph to […]

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Reading Update: My Winter Reading Plans

I finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins yesterday, and I am really looking forward to the movie coming out in March. For a while, I had been turned off to the series, thinking it was the next Twilight. But it is a good book, and I would strongly recommend it to college- and high school-age […]

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Quotes from “The Brothers Karamazov”

I am reading The Brothers Karamazov by Foyodor Dostoyevsky now, and wow is it good! I am on page 600 out of 900. There is some awesome character development. Caution: Only read the book if you do not get bored with extensive dialogue, slow-moving plots and tremendous descriptions of character thoughts and actions. Here is […]

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Books are here to Stay: Why You Should Read

Call me biased; I work at a public library. But I think that books and reading continue to have great value in our society and our lives. I am a voracious reader, I must say. I can read a short novel in little over a day when I get around to it. And I am […]

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Why I Love The Time Traveler’s Wife: Book Review

I recently wrote a book review of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger for my school newspaper, The Daily Titan. I love the book, which mixes science-fiction and romance to show a story about two star-crossed lovers who have to deal with the effects of time travel in their lives. Here’s the review: The […]