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The official cover of Katy Brents novel, How To Kill Men and Get Away With It. The book was first published on October 12, 2022. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“How to Kill Men and Get Away with It”: a regrettable and unoriginal thriller novel

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor January 19, 2024
The book “How to Kill Men and Get Away with It” by Katy Brent has an amazing and intriguing premise appealing to those who are infuriated with our patriarchal society, as main character Kitty Collins seeks to cleanse the world of scum men.
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The official book cover of Rick Rodian

Beyond the Book Cover of “The Chalice of the Gods”: revisiting the Percy Jackson universe

Patrick Larkin October 21, 2023
When I heard there was going to be a new Percy Jackson book from Rick Riordan called “The Chalice of the Gods” coming out this year, I was ecstatic. After I finally read it this month, I absolutely loved it.
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho has sold more than 150 million copies, won 115 international awards and prizes and has been translated to more than 80 languages. ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Book Review: The Alchemist

Andrew Goldstein January 29, 2017
“The Alchemist” is a wonderful metaphor for college, graduate school or any step we make toward achieving our goals.
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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil book review

“The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil” book review

Andrew Goldstein March 17, 2016
If you’re interested in broadening your reading horizon to the valley of graphic novels, I would recommend giving “The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil” a try.
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The year of 100 books: The Slave book review

The year of 100 books: “The Slave” book review

Andrew Goldstein March 10, 2016
This week, I dove into Jewish literature with "The Slave" by Isaac Bashevis Singer translated from the original Yiddish by the author and Cecil Hemly.
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The average american reads 12 books a year. According to the Pew Research Center, seven in ten Americans read one book a year. PHOTO CREDIT: GINNY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

The year of one hundred books and reviews

Andrew Goldstein February 2, 2016
My New Year’s resolution is to read 100 books. That averages to two books per week with two cheat weeks. I decided to write reviews of the books I have read.
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“The Symbionts of Murkor” Book Review

“The Symbionts of Murkor” Book Review

Ryan Williams November 3, 2015
Local author Gary Tarulli returns to the science-fiction genre with “The Symbionts of Murkor,” a story of humanity’s resiliency in the face of hardship.
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