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Classic Novels Brought to Life: A Selection of Timeless Film Adaptations

Literature has long served as a wellspring of inspiration for the world of cinema, and numerous classic novels have been masterfully adapted to the silver screen. From the poignant romance of “Pride and Prejudice” to the haunting introspection of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” these films bring to life the beloved stories and characters that have enthralled readers for generations.

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“Heroes and Villains in the ‘Saxon Chronicles’: A Study of Key Character Traits”

The Saxon Chronicles, a gripping historical saga penned by renowned author Bernard Cornwell, introduces readers to a diverse cast of characters, each contributing to the intricate tapestry of 9th-century England. As the narrative unfolds, a dynamic interplay between heroes and villains shapes the trajectory of the story, illuminating the complexities of human nature and the multifaceted motivations that drive individuals in times of conflict and adversity.

At the forefront of the narrative is the enigmatic and resilient Uhtred, whose multifaceted character embodies the essence of the Saxon struggle for survival and identity. Uhtred’s unwavering determination and unwavering loyalty are juxtaposed with his internal conflicts, reflecting the internal struggle between his Saxon heritage and Viking upbringing. His journey serves as a poignant exploration of the themes of honor, loyalty, and the quest for self-discovery amidst the chaos of war and political machinations.

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Saxon Chronicles: An Introduction to the Historical Saga of Uhtred

The Saxon Chronicles is a captivating historical saga that delves into the intricacies of the life and times of Uhtred, a formidable Saxon warrior in the midst of the Viking invasions. Set in the tumultuous backdrop of 9th-century England, the series vividly portrays the interplay of power, loyalty, and betrayal, bringing to life the rich tapestry of Anglo-Saxon history and culture.

At the heart of the narrative is the resilient and enigmatic character of Uhtred, a Saxon noble captured and raised by Vikings. As the story unfolds, Uhtred finds himself torn between his loyalties to both the Saxon and Viking worlds, navigating the complex dynamics of political intrigue and warfare. His journey is marked by an unwavering quest for identity and a relentless pursuit of justice, all against the backdrop of a kingdom in the throes of chaos and transformation.

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Horror and Humor with Cole

Laugh with your Scare?

Shaun of the Dead –  2004 – Not to be missed, this thing is Fu-unny. I became a Simon Peg fan right there. – There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch…and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée. Novelist Stephen King gushes Shaun of the Dead is “a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic” and Newsweek calls it “a bloody hoot!” It’s a screamingly hilarious zomedy that will have you dying with laughter.

Director: Edgar Wright Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright

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West Coast Werewolf Truck Review

The Poutine Truck

Poutine: Something you might never have heard of unless you have been to Quebec Canada.

I am serious about that. Never heard of the stuff till I saw the truck and thought, GRAVY. I’m a wolf what do you expect!

I got the classic – Frites

It has a whopping three ingredients – Fries – GRAVY – Curd (Cheese)

If you have never heard of the item before then you may be intimidated, it comes out of a truck after all. GO AND EAT IT! Wait, let me match words to ingredients. GO EAT IT!

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Winners of the Banned Book Giveaway Hop

The Banned Books Giveaway Hop is over for another year.  I hope that fun was had by all.  I can imagine entering over 300 giveaways!

Many thanks go out to everyone who entered!  The people who caught the extra points on the Facebook clue – bravo!  I wish I could give away a book to everyone who entered, but sadly we are only giving away 2 copies.

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West Coast Werewolf Cupcake Review

Sugar Babies Cupcakery

It may not be manwolf-y or wolfman-y, but I love cupcakes. They are small cakes, tightly packed with delicious goodness, or they should be… 

With that in mind I set out to taste some cupcakes, even if the only size option is mini at places like Sugar Babies Cupcakery. Unfortunately good things coming in small packages did not apply here. The package is small, the baking lazy, and expensive too.

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Once Upon A Time/Crime

Well what? They are making both. Are they trying to confuse us.

Grimm: Once Upon a Crime

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Once Upon a Time?

“Grimm” is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales.Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Turn The Beat Around”) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. – Taken from http://www.nbc.com/grimm/about/

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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Welcome to The Sanction Chronicles!

And welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!  We are taking part in the massive giveaway hop that is sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm.  There are well over 400 sites participating in this hop, so limber up your typing fingers and get ready to win some bookish prizes!

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Audrey’s Study Tip of the Week 2

Welcome to Audrey’s Study Tip

Audrey here!

Each week I try to suggest a tip that might make your studying easier.

I always suggest that students take some time at the end of each week to review what was covered in each subject.

Pick an evening – I suggest Sunday – clear your desk and work on your review.

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