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Loyalties – The Grand Ballroom

copyright 2017 Susan had hardly ever gone inside the Grand Ballroom, as her aunt called the large salon off of her dining room. Once in a while, she had gone in there to dust when she was helping Ramona with … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games Trilogy – Reflections on the Film Series

After the end of the Harry Potter films (not to mention the books), I had several recommendations to read The Hunger Games trilogy. While it certainly seemed more interesting and fulfilling than the Twilight series, I did not get around … Continue reading

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Prehistory Done Wrong

Armstrong, Luanne. (2013). Morven and the Horse Clan. Winnipeg, MB : Great Plains Teen Fiction. 173 pgs. Set in the steppes of Kazakhstan in 3500 BC, Morven and the Horse Clan is the story of a teenaged outcast who finds … Continue reading

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Post-Apocalypse Done Right

Mullin, Mike. (2014). Sunrise. Terre Haute, IN : Tanglewood Press. 466 pgs. [3rd in the Ashfall trilogy] The final installment of Mike Mullin’s Ashfall trilogy is by far the most gruesome and most chronologically-long of the story, but it is … Continue reading

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From District 4….Finnick Odair!

Good news: Finnick Odair has been cast for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!  And he is British! [The bad news is that the film is still fourteen months away…] Seeing the above headline on IMDB, I immediately investigated further.  Imagine … Continue reading

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Spiderman, Footloose, and Psycho — Retelling Remakes

(Well, with the passing of the London 2012 Olympics, one can get one’s rear end off the couch and back into the computer chair!) Movie remakes are generally met with mixed emotions. The first is usually surprise or scepticism: why … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games” Film Review

Since I have been talking a lot about it lately, I decided it was high time that I published my review of The Hunger Games.  I am going to attempt to focus on the recent film.  There is a lot … Continue reading

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