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
Genre: Fiction This is a novel scattered with cartoon drawings of a young melodramatic girl who is entering 6th grade and believes that it will be the worst thing that has and will ever happen to her. Can she survive middle school when it’s the absolute worst? She finds her place in school when she coordinates… Continue reading Frazzled — Booki Vivat
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
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
This week, I sat in on a program held at my library to think about how it reflects the library and its community. We had an author, someone who previously lived in town who moved away after her husband was diagnosed with Dementia and needed more care than she herself could offer him in their… Continue reading The Very Timely Program of Death
I’m typically not one to tout an ideology of fate or divine intervention, as I am more often of the opinion that reliance on such ideas negates our own influence on our, and others’, lives. However, I can’t seem to shake that “everything happens for a reason” thought as so many pieces of my life… Continue reading Makerspace: Imagined.
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