Here I Am by Johnathan Safran Foer

by Cassandra Lis Johnathan Safran Foer is a Jewish author who wrote both Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything is Illuminated which are both fiction works with historical elements. Both of these works have been made into movies, but he has also written more novels that did not receive as much attention. These include…

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“Legacy Letters” Book Review

by Cassandra Lis This seemingly nonfiction novel by Carew Papritz recounts lessons learned of life and love from the point of view of a dying father to his ex-wife and unborn twin children. The story is touching, although I feel that the plot was stationary. The reader learns more about the father’s life, but the plot…

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Am I shallow?

by Cassandra Lis Humans are attracted to things that are, well, attractive. To them at least. It’s just like how blue jays are attracted to shiny objects. We, as a species, also tend to want what we can’t have. Or won’t have. So we tend to gravitate towards people or objects that are “shiny”. This…

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