All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

     Told by German soldier Paul Bäumer, All Quiet on the Western Front is the story of a group of schoolmates who enlisted in the German army during World War I. We watch as these young men fight at the front lines, and entertain themselves between battles. We see the losses, and the hardness that […]

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

     In what is probably Charles Dickens’ best known work we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a rich old miser who loves money more than anything else. One Christmas Eve night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be […]

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

     In the middle of World War II, Gene and Phineas are coming into their last year of high school. Roommates, away at boarding school, they find themselves growing closer over the summer session. As Gene tries to find himself, he also senses a rivalry building between him and his friend. After a serious accident (or […]

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

     Esther is a college student who has won an internship in New York city working for fashion magazine. The story follows the events of this trip, told by Esther herself. A few highs, lots of lows, and everything in between. What’s funny about this novel, for me, is that I remembered liking it a […]

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A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

     After Margaret Murray and her baby brother encounter a strange visitor in their kitchen one night during a storm, they are whisked away on an incredible journey to find their missing father. Along the way, they will help fight a growing evil that threatens the entire universe. Some planets have already given in. Earth […]

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

     It’s a classic tale of two unlikely friends. George is small and resourceful. Lennie is very large, and very strong, but short on brains. Lennie’s strength, coupled with his pure innocence, often gets him into trouble that George has to get him out of. They travel from job to job, but they have a […]

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Saturday Sharing 4/30/11

All you have to do is share what you are currently reading. Tell us the title, author, a brief summary (no spoilers), and your thoughts on it so far. That’s it. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan An allegory of the Christian life, the story follows Christian as he makes his way to find eternal […]

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The Pearl by John Steinbeck

“The Pearl is an enduring and classic fable, sensitively told, in simple and beautiful language. It is the story of a fisherman who found a pearl beyond price, the Pearl of the World. With the pearl, he hoped to buy peace and happiness for himself , his wife, and their little son. Instead he found […]

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