The narratorial voice of Welcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube is as cold as the title suggests, and as cold as the place Blair Braverman, our guide and author, keeps coming back to. Malangen, Norway is a small spit of land north of the arctic circle (“north of the moral circle,” one leering man tells …

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Diane Cook’s Man v. Nature came out last year, but as happens with many short story collections, you may have missed it.  If so, I recommend you change that immediately. This debut collection is comprised of twelve stories, each terrifying, funny, surprising, and, no matter if set in some dystopian future, a school gym, or …

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So the question arises – what is it about books like this that make us want to strap on our boots and find ourselves? Is it the desire to not only survive the way our ancestors did but gain considerable self-awareness after completing a similar journey? Is it an innate longing to get out of the day-to-day and do something we can talk about for the rest of our lives? Or is it just the simple idea of being completely enveloped in the alluring wild without protection of the modern world?

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Spanning a short 192 pages, Angelou tells snippets of her life in a series of 28 essays and poems. Angelou was 81 years-old when when Letter to My Daughter was published. Her life experiences shine in this collection dedicated to “the thousands of daughters” that she has all around the world.

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hether you’re stuck at home this summer or road tripping across the country, cooped up in an office most of the week or exploring the great outdoors, it’s my opinion that you should be devoting a chunk of your summer to leisure reading. Here are several recommendations to get your literary adventuring started. There’s something …

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