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I haven’t read Romeo and Juliet in ten years. Also, having been in the target demo for the Leonardo DiCaprio/Claire Danes version, I tend to avoid performances of it like a particularly giggly plague. But I’m rereading it now as part … Continue reading
Quiz: Dickens or Bulwer-Lytton? Charles Dickens is generally touted as one of the English language’s best writers. Bulwer-Lytton is generally touted as so bad that he actually has a terrible first line contest named for him. Yet when passages … Continue reading
NPR’s recent Best YA Fiction Poll recently produced a list of 100 winners that has everyone talking – mostly, about what’s not on it. NPR explains that best-beloved classics like A Wrinkle in Time and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret didn’t make … Continue reading