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Monday Morning and the Search for Meaning

There’s nothing like a Monday morning to make us question life. What does it all mean? Is there a point to this? Skip just one cup of coffee, and suddenly you’re in the middle of an existential crisis. And that’s when The Philosophy Book, a primer on philosophical ideas and thinkers, […]

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You Won’t Like Them, but You’ll Love Them

The Mysterious Benedict Society is an excellent kids’ book for a lot of reasons. The plot is fantastically twisted without being confusing. The situations are suitably outlandish for adventurous readers, but they still parallel everyday problems kids may have in real life. But my favorite part of this book (the first […]

Judging Books by Their Covers: A-OK!

We’ve all heard it said: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” While I agree with the metaphoric meaning of the phrase, I don’t think the maxim really applies to books anymore. Whether or not we like it, we’re a pretty visual society. We buy products based on pictures and […]

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These Hallowed Halls … Are Not for Chick Lit

I know chick lit gets a bad rap, but I like reading it every so often — the girl power-y, love-after-heartbreak messages may be unoriginal and formulaic, but they’re also usually fun, quirky, and a nice break from long, “important” books. With this in mind, I picked up The Red Book after […]