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Throwback Thursday: Welcome Home

Throwback Thursday: Welcome Home







*Contributed by Kayla King*   It's time, dear witches and wizards (and muggles, too) to find our way back home to Hogwarts. That's right, it's September 1st, and all I want to do is board the Hogwarts Express. And since I can't go back to my first trip there, I am...
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Throwback Thursday: Childhood Reads

Throwback Thursday: Childhood Reads

*Contributed by Sarah Jackson*   I t was my first year of college and I decided to audition for several student­directed one acts on campus. After a handful of unmemorable auditions with various directors, I was welcomed by a senior with a warm face and a gentle voice. “Do you have...
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Throwback Thursday: The Unforgettable Death

Throwback Thursday: The Unforgettable Death


*Contributed by Melissa Robles, Staff Reviewer*   I have so many memorable moments in regards to Harry Potter, but I think the one I remember the most is my pain for the death of a certain beloved character in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince .     When I reached...
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Throwback Thursday: Rainbow Rowell

Throwback Thursday: Rainbow Rowell



*Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager & Staff Reviewer*   Nostalgia is a fickle friend, finding us when we least expect it. Such a thing happened recently when I returned to New Hampshire for my friends' graduation. I got to thinking about all of the trips back and forth between my...
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Throwback Thursday: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Throwback Thursday: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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New Moon (Twilight, #2)
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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  Contributed by Beth Edwards, Assstant Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer     So I have always loved reading books and for as far back as I can remember I had a book in my hand. I started as a middle grader obsessed with R.L Stine and his Fear Street series...
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Throwback Thursday: Harry Potter and the Nostalgic Generation

Throwback Thursday: Harry Potter and the Nostalgic Generation










Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   There is a word,  hiraeth,  which explains "a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past."  I was eight-years-old the first...
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