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April Mini-Reviews

April Mini-Reviews

Posted 22 April, 2012 by Akilah in Adult Lit, Young Adult Lit / 2 Comments

Since I am so behind on book reviews, it’s time for mini-reviews! Here are some books I’ve read but have yet to review: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie: Along with The Count of Monte Cristo, this book is a Revenge inspired read. The EW recapper floated an Agatha Christie theory [full of spoilers for Revenge and Orient Express] that–even though the show is based on CoMC–maybe the writers are layering in an Orient Express element of revenge as well. I won’t spoil the book, but I liked the idea, so, of course, I had to read Murder on the Orient Express after reading the article. I think I read this book when I went through an Agatha Christie spell in high school/college because I was not at all surprised by who did it and how. Plus, everything about the book felt really familiar. So it was good, but […]

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Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

Posted 24 March, 2012 by Akilah in Adult Lit / 11 Comments

Yes, but one gets out of prison…and when one gets out and one’s name is Edmond Dantes, one seeks revenge… It only took me two and half months, but I am DONE! I have totally PWNED The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. YESSSSSSS. It is quite possibly the longest book I have ever read in my entire life, and as someone who studied English in undergrad, completed a master’s program, and is ABD in a Ph.D. program, I have read a lot of really, really, REALLY long books. The only thing that may come close to my affection for books is television, so you best believe this was a TV-inspired read. And if you have not been watching Revenge AKA my new favorite show AKA the show inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo, then you have been missing all the way out. Written a gabillion years ago (or […]

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Reading Challenges 2012

Reading Challenges 2012

Posted 19 December, 2011 by Akilah in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

My brain is so fried from grading that I am currently incapable of posting any reviews. I wish I were joking, but alas. Every time I think of writing a review, my brain just kind of shuts down, like, “Seriously? You want me to think right now? Do you know what I’ve been doing for the past three weeks?” And then I go take a nap. So! I will post instead about the reading challenges I’m going to do next year. At first, like Vasilly, I was all, “I’m not doing any challenges. Imma read what I wanna read.” But then I read this post she linked and had an a-ha moment. The issue for me wasn’t signing up for challenges; the issue was the type of challenges I signed up for. I mean, signing up for gimmes isn’t really challenging. Yes, I read almost exclusively YA so why sign […]

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