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The Horse and His Boy

The Horse and His Boy by C.S Lewis it's a bit different than The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in the sense that when I started reading it, I was expecting it to be its sequel. This epic is actually set during the reign of Kings Peter and Edmund and Queens Susan and Lucy.… Continue reading The Horse and His Boy

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

I can’t believe it took me 27 years to read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Seriously, the genius C.S Lewis was as a writer is incomparable, and I can't wait to finish the other six books in this series! Okay, so most people know the story of Narnia, or if they don’t know… Continue reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

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The Senator’s Wife

Last night I was able to do a lot of reading, which is rare nowadays, so I was pretty happy! ☀️ . . . If you haven’t read The Senator’s Wife by Sue Miller, I’d say you’re not missing much? Don’t get me wrong, it’s an enjoyable read, but it felt vague at times. I… Continue reading The Senator’s Wife

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The Pilgrimage

By: Paulo Coelho For the past couple of months, I had been on a Paulo Coelho high. After reading The Alchemist and then By the River Piedra, I decided to read all of his books. Then, a couple of weeks ago, my husband surprised me with The Pilgrimage and I began to read it immediately.… Continue reading The Pilgrimage

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho The Alchemist was the first Paulo Coelho novel that I read. After recommendation after recommendation, I decided it was time to finally pick it up at the store and read it. I so happened to be at a thrift store and found it for less than two dollars! That was… Continue reading The Alchemist

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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

This novel by Paulo Coelho is able to pull at the reader's heartstrings for relatable reasons. First, we meet Pilar, a 28 years old law student who has recently reconnected with her childhood love, whom she had not seen in over ten years. Her lost-long childhood friend is now a famous miracle performer and soon to… Continue reading By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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Shipwrecks of Lake Erie

David Frew’s Shipwrecks of Lake Erie: Tragedy in the Quad-rangle examines a series of shipwrecks that occurred on what he terms the Lake Erie Quadrangle, a 2,500- square-mile area) bordering Pennsylvania and Ontario. Frew attributes this unique collection of nineteenth-century shipwrecks to the lack of modern technology, such as Global Positioning System (GPS), and the… Continue reading Shipwrecks of Lake Erie

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Bonds of Alliance

Brett Rushforth’s book Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France argues that the emergence and continuity of slavery in New France from 1660 to 1760 was the result of an amalgamation between Native and Atlantic slavery tactics. The relationship between Atlantic slaveries and indigenous slaveries in New France was reciprocal since both… Continue reading Bonds of Alliance

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Europe’s Indians

In her book Europe’s Indians: Producing Racial Difference, 1500-1900, Vanita Seth attempts to explain the “historical particularity of European representations of the New World and India by studying Renaissance, Classical Age (seventeenth-century and eighteenth-), and nineteenth-century discourses” on what she defines as the “non-West within epistemic traditions” (3). She does this by presenting a new… Continue reading Europe’s Indians

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Moon, Sun, and Witches

Irene Silverblatt’s Moon, Sun, and Witches: Gender Ideologies and Class in Inca and Colonial Peru encompasses a time span from the pre-contact Andean era, the Inca conquest, to the Spanish colonial period. Her argument focuses on the transformations that occurred in gender ideologies and class in Andean communities due to Inca and Spanish empire building.… Continue reading Moon, Sun, and Witches