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April 11, 2017

All a character needs is a little family frustration, an open mind to the concept of Panopticon (a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed), and a few interactions with a secret society group from a...

March 4, 2017

Remember shows like Dallas, Knots Landing, and one of my all old-time favorites, Beverly Hills 90210? I have to admit, I love stories about rich people and evidently, I'm not alone. Families with money make for great dramas! We get wrapped up in a world of grand


January 12, 2017

We’ve all heard the expression,  don’t judge a book by its cover, but in this case, I couldn’t help myself.  With its haunting vignette, who could? The author, Ransom Riggs, skeins a story through a stash of vintage snapshots of strange-looking children that he found a...

January 12, 2017

Every spring, hundreds of book devouring teens gather in celebration of literature at Youngstown State University for the English Festival.  To participate in the English Festival, students must read the selected seven books prior to the April 27 event. The festival in...

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