Review: Theme and Variations (Musical Notes by a Neurologist)

          Synopsis: Part neuroscience, part memoir, Theme and Variations: Musical Notes by a Neurologist, explores why humans—unique among the world’s species--play and listen to music, suggesting that it is fundamental to human existence, culture, and well-being. Drawing upon his experiences as a scientist and flutist to examine the importance of music... Continue Reading →

Review: NYSTCE English Language Arts CST (003)

Synopsis: NYSTCE English Language Arts CST (003) Study Guide: Rapid Review Test Prep and Practice Questions for the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (003) will provide you with a concise overview of the NYSTCE 003 test, so you know exactly what to expect on test day. We’ll take you through all the concepts covered... Continue Reading →

Review: The Faraway North

  Synopsis: These ballads convey a fantastic vision of the world as it was imagined in medieval Scandinavia, with monsters and magic intermingled with the very human concerns of heroism, tragedy, love, and revenge. The great hero Sigurd is joined in this collection by troll-battling warriors including Holger Dane, Orm the Strong, and others. There... Continue Reading →

Review: Somebody Else’s Business

  Synopsis: This journey of the unexpected begins with the deployment of John Willoughby. He writes a letter expressing his committed love to his fiancee Tiffany Adams, who misplaces the letter within an hour after receiving it. Through happenstance, Kelly; the wife of another relationship finds the letter while walking her dog. Enthralled by the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Madwoman Upstairs

  Synopsis: In this smart and enthralling debut in the spirit of The Weird Sisters and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt to find the family's long-rumored secret estate, using clues her eccentric father left behind. Samantha Whipple is used to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham

The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham is a fascinating thriller unlike any other. Michael Robotham's story is dynamically enthralling. The scenes take you deep into into its impressive plotline that will attract readers in like a moth to a flame. Vividly powerful story that will leaver readers senseless. A tale that every will want to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery

The Girls of Mischief Bay is one inspirational novel that will lead readers in discovering how friendship can help heal you in times of woe. Susan Mallery has masterfully created a realistic noel that brings out life's tragedies and how real women deal with such situations. Readers can easily connect with each of the three... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Port Honor by T.S. Dawson

Port Honor by T.S. Dawson is by far an amazing novel. The story is compelling, intriguing and heart-felt. I loved reading T.S. Dawson's novel. It's truly a magnificent masterpiece beautifully well-written with interesting characters. Readers will have a hard time placing this fictional romance down. All the right details that will lead you deeper into the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Blood Moon by Alexndra Sokoloff

Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff is astounding. Her creative talents have lured readers to award nominated FBI series. This story is mysterious, thrilling, and enough intrigue to keep readers hooked forever.  Twenty-five years since the slaughtering of three families. And only one survived. This one lone survivor was a child. But now is a main... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley is a highly fascinating read that will capture readers everywhere. The plot is brilliantly well written and the interesting characters are breath-taking. I fell in love with the novel from the beginning. Susanna Kearsley is a genius when crafting together this story for others to read. The story is about... Continue Reading →

Comparing Lais of Marie de France with Modern-day Romances (My Literature Response)

Lais of Marie de France is very similar to the modern-day romances.  One way in which both the lais of Marie de France and modern-day romances are similar is that they share one theme. The theme of lovers in a hostile world; oppressive marriages and social conventions.  Lais of Marie de France contained all of... Continue Reading →

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