Audiobooks – A Busy Reader’s Blessing

I’m a slow reader. Scratch that. I’m a reader who likes to take her time. There, that sounds a bit more reassuring. In today’s society, it’s hard to be a slow reader. Whether you’re a student who’s assigned 12 books a semester, someone who has a job involving heavy research, or just an average Joe trying… Read More

Shakespeare Savvy – Visual Guides Save Lives

“And nothing is, but what is not.” – William Shakespeare, “Macbeth” Doth you knoweth the phrase above? Perhaps you have an idea… or maybe you’ve completely given up on the English language entirely. Don’t worry, I get it. Shakespeare is definitely a man of many talents (one of those talents, being a great confusion to… Read More

Learning History through Gaming – “Valiant Hearts: The Great War”

Rarely do we get a game that can blend fiction with reality so seamlessly. Ubisoft’s “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” does just that. Taking place from 1914 to 1917 in war-torn Europe, Valiant Hearts follows the story of four characters: Emile (a father who is drafted to serve in the French army), Karl (son-in-law to… Read More

Herman Melville

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” — Moby-Dick, or The Whale

R.J. Palacio

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” — Wonder