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"Putting this one on hold for now, having finished the section about admissions. Relevant and helpful advice despite the book's publishing date of 1997. Now I just need to do my part and work hard." Jul 31, 2014 09:11PM

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Thomas and 2 other people liked Perco's review of Gives Light (Gives Light, #1):
Gives Light by Rose Christo
"I'm very happy to have this book. Gives Light probably the best mm series have ever written. I mean this book is not just only for those who love glbt genre. But this very book is for everyone out there.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Essentially, this book is the equivalent to eating a sweet and sour lolly—childish voice but with a side of banter. I’m a fan of the sour sensation and not so much of the sweetness to follow. The thing with these sweets is, the numbing sourness i...
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The Poison King by Adrienne Mayor
"There are very few books on Mithridates, and even fewer dedicated biograpies; in fact, The Poison King is the only one written in over a century, which was part of the reason I was so excited to read it. Unfortunately, the book failed to contribut..." Read more of this review »
Thomas added a status update: My blog just turned four years old! Check it out if you have a second, starting with my revised about me:

Also, I apologize for the inundation of reviews for American classics and short stories. I took classes centered on those two genres this past semester. Will get back to fiction, nonfiction, and YA soon!
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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
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A story about an "Ex-Colored Man" who decides to pass as white after witnessing the lynching of a fellow black man. James Weldon Johnson details the unnamed Ex-Colored Man's coming of age, ranging from when he realizes his skin color matters
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
" If I had to sum up all of Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult work in one word, I'd probably say startling. The Impossible Knife of Memory is no different. It's amazing to me how Anderson is able to pull these spectacular novels out of a very per..." Read more of this review »
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Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie
by Theodore Dreiser
read in November, 2014
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Woo independent women! Sister Carrie centers on Carrie Meeber, a country girl who travels to the big city to live with her sister. After a rough patch of poverty and a couple of tumultuous relationships with men, she succeeds on her own as an actress ...more
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Stick by Andrew  Smith
by Andrew Smith
read in December, 2014
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Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan - nicknamed Stick because of his height - looks up to his older brother Bosten; unlike Stick, Bosten has two ears and knows how to fight back against the bullies at school. But both Bosten and Stick suffer a
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The Nose by Nikolai Gogol
The Nose
by Nikolai Gogol
read in December, 2014
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A story about a St. Petersburg official whose nose leaves his face and creates a life of its own. The precursor to magical realism, this story contains a ton of satirical elements and a lot of commentary on politics, masculinity, and power roles. Rec ...more
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A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
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Another classic for my American lit class that did not sit well with me. The first 100-150 pages centers on a couple's apartment shopping in New York. The rest of the book perhaps delves into social commentary on capitalism and class structure and co ...more
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“Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
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“Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.”
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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
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