6 Facts about Shakespeare’s Rival, Christopher Marlowe

by Colleen White Yesterday, the New York Times announced that, for the first time, Elizabethan playwright and Shakespeare contemporary Christopher Marlowe will be listed as a co-author on one of Shakespeare’s plays. In their newest edition of the Henry VI plays, the Oxford University Press will credit Marlowe as co-author on all three parts. It … Continue reading 6 Facts about Shakespeare’s Rival, Christopher Marlowe

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Murakami Loves His Pasta

by Regina Kenney Mid-way through my fourth Haruki Murakami book, Kafka On The Shore, and I have noticed something... Though you could not pin Murakami to one literature genre (Norweigan Wood is a sad, realistic tale about suicide, Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of The World is a bizarre , borderline sci-fi and The Wind-Up … Continue reading Murakami Loves His Pasta

#TrumpBookReport: A Twitter Political/Literature Sensation

If you’ve been lucky enough to have been stranded on a desert island the past few months, you may have missed the trash fire that has become the United States Presidential campaign. Last night capped the last of three debates, and it was a doozy. There was the standard name-calling, loose interpretation of facts, and … Continue reading #TrumpBookReport: A Twitter Political/Literature Sensation

October Read: ‘The Collector’ by John Fowles

by Regina Kenney Preface: I am a slow reader. The last book I read took me about 9 weeks to finish.  I picked up The Collector by John Fowles and read 140 pages the first night. Within pages, immediately had that beautiful 'could-not-sleep-one-more-chapter' reading motivation where you care more about the characters than getting an adequate amount … Continue reading October Read: ‘The Collector’ by John Fowles

Halloween Recommended Reading: Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

Halloween in Translation – Book Five: Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons by Lee Cross If you are familiar with our Halloween Bookshelf, right about now (assuming you’re aware of Watchmen) you should all be thinking the same thing – isn’t Watchmen an English language title anyway? …and yes, you’re right, I am referring … Continue reading Halloween Recommended Reading: Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons