Kristen Barenthaler

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

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'Confessions of a Not It Girl'—Book Review
4 months ago
I’ve read some other novels by Kantor, but none compared to Confessions of a Not It Girl in my opinion. Originally published in 2004, the story still holds relevance for today’s teenage generations of...
'Forbidden Boy'—Book Review
4 months ago
Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading Forbidden Boy. The basic plot line runs along the theme of a modernized Romeo & Juliet. A young girl, living in her family beach house, meets a charming boy at a par...
'Bite of Silence' by Mary Hughes - Book Review
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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...