Twitter Account Update!

This update is a quick plug to announce that in an effort to create more interaction through my blog (as well as expand my digital footprint) I have created a Twitter account!

I realize that since I post content once a week on here, there is only so much engagement that can be had and though I really appreciate everyone who follows my blog or likes a post, I would love to communicate with all of you more!

So with that in mind I will be posting quotes, sharing tweets from authors and other literature related accounts, and starting a little something I like to call #foodpunfriday, which will begin tomorrow.

We also passed 75 followers on the blog yesterday so a huge THANK YOU  (yeah, bold, italics, underlined AND all caps) again for reading my words and I’ll see you in (on?) the twitter-verse!

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I’m not good at selfies. Also, I don’t only have three fingers on my hand…this didn’t go as well as I thought it would.

Here’s the link for those who can’t read my abhorrent handwriting: https://twitter.com/PastDuBookRevu

 

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Review

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Published in 1950

Pages: 189

Genre: Fantasy, children’s literature

“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.”

One would be hard-pressed to find a fan of fantasy novels who hasn’t heard at least a passing mention of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which is the first book published in C. S. Lewis’s seven novel Chronicles of Narnia saga. Following the adventures of the four Pevensie children, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe transports readers to Narnia; a magical place where animals speak English and the forces of good and evil battle for the fate of the land. Despite such heavy stakes, Lewis introduces us to a wondrous place and teaches a few lessons along the way. Continue reading “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Review”

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Review

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Published in 1985

Pages: 233

Genre: Nonfiction, psychology

“Neurology’s favourite word is ‘deficit’, denoting an impairment or incapacity of neurological function: loss of speech, loss of language, loss of memory, loss of vision, loss of dexterity, loss of identity and myriad other lacks and losses of specific functions (or faculties).”

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks is full of this type of language; those opposed to long and complicated medical terms that pertain to the brain should stop reading now (or continue reading; I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.). Compiling different cases throughout Sacks’ career as a neurologist, the book makes for a thought-provoking read. While the title sounds a bit ridiculous and possibly comedic, Sacks explores different types of neurological conditions with a careful and precise methodology that speaks to the universality of the human struggle. Continue reading “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Review”

On the Subject of Interpersonal Criticism

Our lives are perpetually in a state of flux and they should be because we grow through making mistakes and learning from them. Unfortunately, we are often too afraid of failure or being corrected and this can hold us back from reaching our true potential on individual and societal levels. We must both give and receive criticism in order to better ourselves.

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Doesn’t it look like he is trying to eat the paper funnel rather than yell through it? But I digress…
Continue reading “On the Subject of Interpersonal Criticism”

The Eyes of the Dragon – Review

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

Illustrations by David Palladini

Published in 1987

Pages: 326

Genre: Fantasy

“Once in a kingdom called Delain, there was a King with two sons.”

The first line of The Eyes of the Dragon begins like many fairy tales about knights, kings, and dragons; the difference, however, is that this book was written by Stephen King. Stepping away from the horror niche he is so often put into, King wrote a work of epic fantasy that tells the tale of King Roland and his sons, Peter and Thomas. Betrayal, intrigue, and the use of wit to overcome astounding odds can all be found in The Eyes of the Dragon. Continue reading “The Eyes of the Dragon – Review”