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The Cave: A Short Story by Renee Ramsey

When I drew my curtains that morning, there was a layer of ice the size of a small child hanging off of the roof directly outside the window. I contemplated the ice child for...

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The Dinner | Cynthia Varady | Short Story

“Where’s Mom?” “In the kitchen making another julep. Here, give me your coat.” Natalie handed over her puffy down jacket. “Another? How many has she had?” “This is the second. You’re early for a...

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16 Non-Book Gifts for Book Lovers

‘Tis the season for gift giving. Not that these gift ideas need to be relegated to December. Book lovers like getting gifts year-round, but you get my meaning. Every year, Dueling Librarians scour the interwebs...

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Susan McDonough-Watchman Interview

I recently interviewed awarding winning indie author, Susan McDonough-Watchman about writing and her decision to go indie. I met Susan about a year ago on Wattpad when we both entered a writing contest hosted...

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Can Literature Be Taught?

  I’ll start this post by dialing back to my sophomore year of college, and the quintessential 20th Century British Fiction class. The syllabus included novels such as Ian McEwan’s Atonement (though it is...

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American Voices: 12 Cultural Archives Educating on Race & Inequality

12 Cultural Archives Teaching About Racial Inequality Through Those Who Experience It There are three topics my mom told me never to discuss in polite company: money, religion, and politics. I can add one...

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A Drinking Guide To Classic Literature

Or, the thinking person’s guide to alcohol No, in this post I will not be telling you what sort of concoctions Edgar Allan Poe imbibed. Nor will I be regaling you with drink recipes...

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Why White Kids Need Diverse Books

Storytelling is a unique human experience. Since society began, we have been sharing stories. Some were simple tales of what took place down at the watering hole. Others explained the origins of the universe....

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Authorial Intent And “The Death Of The Author”

Amy Tan – most well-known for The Joy Luck Club – published The Opposite of Fate, a memoir about her life as an author. It is, to date, one of the best books about...

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Political Glossary Take 2 | 10 Terms to Help Your Navigate A Changing Landscape

Politics is complex and messy, and the current political climate in the US is taking politics to a whole new level. We are inundated with conflicting news reports, new terms, and even some archaic...