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Srsly Hamlet — William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone

Genre: Poetry/Verse William Shakespeare’s classic tragedies have been rewritten in texts, notes, emails, and social media posts. The story of Hamlet seeking revenge for his murdered father’s death is documented in texts between main characters, using numerous emojis. Major monologs  and exchanges have been translated to read in more modern English. Having read (or really… Continue reading Srsly Hamlet — William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian — Sherman Alexie

Genre: Challenged/Banned This is the story of a young Indian living on a reservation, with just about everything against him. He has medical issues that set him apart, and he looks “funny” and different from the rest of his peers. One day, he decides that he can’t live on the reservation for his entire life–… Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian — Sherman Alexie

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OMG Shakespeare: An infomercial for the bookish

Ever heard of OMG Shakespeare? It’s a set of retellings of some of Shakespeare’s classic plays, but with a modern twist! Check out the infomercial-type review below for more information.     Actually want to take that fabulous quiz? Check it out!   What was it like creating a book infomercial? This project ended up… Continue reading OMG Shakespeare: An infomercial for the bookish

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe — Benjamin Alire

Genre: Fiction Despite all the rage and recommendations surrounding this book, I spent most of my time listening to it feeling disappointed. Not because it wasn’t a well written, well read book, but because it had been sold to me as the love story of two young men but did not feel immersed in a… Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe — Benjamin Alire