“Words Were Different When They Lived Inside You:” Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe”

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The best thing about YA literature is that it doesn’t muddle itself in its language. It’s an accessible genre–though that’s really not the right word for what it is–which is why it surprises me that not everyone takes advantage of it. One of the best feelings in the world is picking up a book and being able to get its meaning because the author didn’t decide to be coy about it.

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Teddy Roosevelt: Apparently Super Into Taxidermy (Darrin Lunde’s “The Naturalist”)

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Before reading this book, I had no idea that Teddy Roosevelt, sometimes loved, often times hated POTUS, really liked to save the remains of the animals he hunted.

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An Open Letter to People Who Write and Work for the Odyssey Online: Change Your Passwords NOW

I, a person with ZERO training in tech, was able to get into a writer’s account because I knew the general arrangement of passwords that the CMS spits out.

This is not a post about books. (My next review is most likely going to be about Darrin Lunde’s “The Naturalist,” which is about Teddy Roosevelt and unrelated to this.) This is a post about password security and The Odyssey.

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If I Had to Choose a Re-imagining of “The Taming of the Shrew” from the Past Year: a Review of Anne Tyler’s “Vinegar Girl”

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Despite how many times Shakespeare’s plays have been retold, it still seems like it can be very difficult to do so with much success.

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“Am I Acting How Christ Would?”: A Response to “A Christian’s Response to the Orlando Shootings”

I haven’t said anything about what happened in Orlando because I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of words I wanted to use. And then, a friend linked me to this incredibly callous and homophobic Odyssey article, and I kind of figured out something.

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