Kristen Barenthaler

Curious adventurer. Crazed reader. Archery fanatic. Librarian in Training. Amateur author.

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'Bite of Silence' by Mary Hughes - Book Review
2 months ago
This short story (and I do mean short since it was only about 50 pages) was a bit strange, erotic, and at some points downright unpleasant, at least to me, to read. I thought it would be a vampire sto...
Reflection of 'Beauty and the Bully' by Andy Behrens
2 months ago
First, let’s just get the obvious part out of the way. The title is a reference to Beauty and the Beast. It is obvious from the title but still needs to be pointed out. The ugly duckling and the prett...
10 Unknown Christmas Songs to Spice up Your Holiday Playlist
2 months ago
Whenever the holidays come around, there seems to only be about 15 songs sang by multiple artists. You can listen to Dean Martin croon "Baby, It's Cold Outside" or modernize it with Idina Menzel and M...
'Folklore Rules' by Lynne S. McNeill—Review
2 months ago
Lynne S. McNeill’s Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies is a great introduction for anyone interested in folklore. McNeill has a Ph.D. in fol...
'Transcription' by Kate Atkinson (Book Review)
2 months ago
Kate Atkinson is an English writer with multiple novels and awards to her name. Her latest, released in September 2018, is Transcription, a novel following the life of Juliet Armstrong as she enters t...
Exploring England Expertly
2 months ago
When visiting London, the most exciting thing to do is to enjoy the people. Let's be honest, in such a large, bustling city, most tourists don't actually get to see Buckingham Palace or Big Ben, and i...