The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Barbara Robinson

Me: Oh look, a cute kiddy Christmas book! The kid on the cover is so adorable! I bet I won’t even have a Caution’s Sheet for this one!
Me: *opens book*
The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old broken-down toolhouse.” (page 1)
Me: *clicks pen* Continue reading “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Barbara Robinson”

Why I’m Done with Harry Potter

Forget about The Crimes of Grindelwald, let’s talk about the crimes of Harry Potter. Continue reading “Why I’m Done with Harry Potter”

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – John le Carré

We have to live without sympathy, don’t we? That’s impossible, of course. We act it to one another, all this hardness; but we aren’t like that really. I mean … one can’t be out in the cold all the time; one has to come in from the cold.” (page 15) Continue reading “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – John le Carré”

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

Televised Murders, Oompa-Loompas , and Other Reasons I Hate Library Genre Stickers. Continue reading “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson”

The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)

*NOTE: This is the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank’s diary. I have never read the common version which was originally published and heavily edited by Otto Frank. The older version cut out Anne’s hatred for her mother, negative comments about other Annex members, and Anne’s sexual thoughts/musings (which are almost pornographic) as she experienced puberty. The definitive version was first published in 1987 and has been banned from many schools.*

Paper has more patience than people.” (page 6) Continue reading “The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)”