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Welcome Back, Alex!

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

When I was about eleven, my mother asked me to read a book she had heard about, with the goal of seeing if it was appropriate for my eight-year-old brother. The book was Stormbreaker, the first in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. While my brother did end up eventually reading most of the series, I'm the one who purchased them all and re-read them numerous times. Usually when I buy books, especially series, I get the same editions....
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Pride + Prejudice + Zombies = Bizarre Fun

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

I quite like Pride and Prejudice. I've only read it twice all the way through, both times because of a school assignment, but I've always really enjoyed the story and the strong wit of the dialogue. I saw the Keira Knightly film version when I was thirteen years old, and the majority of the BBC version when I was fourteen or so. I thoroughly enjoyed the Pemberly Digital adaption, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, just a few years ago. It's a...
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My Favourite Books: Part 2

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

This is a continuation of this post that I wrote in the summer about three of my all time favourite books. As my full-to-the-brim bookshelf can attest, I have quite a few favourites to share. Avalon: The Return Of King Arthur by Stephen R. Lawhead I can't remember for sure if this is the first novel by Stephen R. Lawhead I ever read, but I'm fairly certain it was. I found it on the shelf in my local library...
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My Favourite Books: Part 1

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

I wanted to go into detail about some of my favourite books of all time, but that's a topic that's a little too broad for one blog post. I've decided to make it a series, so this will be part one. My current bookshelf set up is five large shelves with two layers each of books. I'm running out of space again, unfortunately. When I move, probably sometimes in 2016, I expect to set up a far more extensive bookshelf...
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Becoming A Reader

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

My father taught me how to read when I was small, but most of my reading-related memories are about being read to. My brother and I can both remember clearly our father reading out loud to us all throughout our childhood. My father had special voices for all the different characters in a story, and for us, it might as well have been a dramatization. I can remember my father reading the Chronicles of Narnia series and Pilgrim's Progress, but...
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