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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been in love with stories and the different mediums used to tell them. Be it by listening to the enthusiastic voice of a storyteller in class, letting my imagination go wild while reading a book I just happened to stumble upon in the library, or watching how the addition of music, scenes, and editing is used to show a new perspective when it comes to conveying a story through a big movie screen. It wasn’t...

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They say never to click in the comments section of articles posted on social media. Sometimes I am able to resist, but sometimes I can’t and I find myself scrolling through the comments. More often than not, the comments are rife with meanness. People slinging horrible insults at each other via social media. No matter the topic – politics, parenting, health, sports – people have strong opinions and have no problem scalding...

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Special welcome to Liselle, who is joining us today with a guest post! Liselle is the fantastic blogger behind Lunch-Time Librarian. Pop over there and say hi on behalf of Imaginary Book Club! Going into a book with a lot of hype surrounding it is different from starting other books. I hadn’t even read a summary of A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) before I decided to read it. All I knew was that there’s a dude named Rhysand that...

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I’m happy to admit that I’m a nerd. And a science nerd at that. So I have a special place in my heart for books that either have a scientific perspective or narrative. I’m also a fan of literature written in a scientific research/journalism style similar to books by Mary Roach (Stiff, Spook, or Bonk), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma or The Botany of Desire), and of course Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. And among my very...

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Gwendolyn Brooks is best known for her poetry that portrays compassionate and insightful depictions of lives surviving poverty and racism. Her ability to instill the seemingly inconsequential or mundane moments of lives often overlooked with poetic grace and brilliance impossible to ignore sealed her success as a poet. But what of her merits as a novelist? I’m not sure how many attempts she made at writing fiction, but I know that of...

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