The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Book Review)
Video / September 18, 2020

Review and analysis of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. More Pulitzer Prize winning books: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyGJeH1-1L8cclfDXjSr51SF Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book Review)
Video / August 31, 2020

Review and analysis of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Book Review)
Video / August 4, 2020

Review and analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, an American classic. More Pulitzer Prize winning books: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyGJeH1-1L8cclfDXjSr51SF More banned book recommendations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyFQOZrqNwElVq5IGfgkzvUr Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

How I Review Books
Video / July 22, 2020

My approach to reviewing books. More booktube tips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyE1l73kmgTWQtWFSLdM664A On the issue of female authors being reviewed on their personalities more than their books: http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilygould/why-we-need-to-fight-online-trolls-not-just-ignore-them Jennifer Weiner’s tweets: https://twitter.com/jenniferweiner/status/516588935141924865 Guiding questions for reviewing books: 1. How did I come across this book and why did I pick it up? 2. What is this book about–a basic summary. 3. What are the major themes of this book? 4. Did I have any expectations about this book before reading it that were either right or wrong? 5. How is the book written? 6. Any interesting information on how it was received or how it fits into the author’s career or the history of literature? 7. Who would you recommend this book to? Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Book Review)
Video / July 16, 2020

Review and analysis of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. More banned book recommendations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyFQOZrqNwElVq5IGfgkzvUr Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau (Book Review)
Video / July 14, 2020

Review and analysis of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Book Review)
Video / July 14, 2020

Review and analysis of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, a graphic memoir. More graphic novels and memoirs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyEc0Ox-eXQ2rblRj6YjJyK6 More translated books: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyEKx0oGB_X5oQPeIwETgp7O Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Book Review)
Video / July 14, 2020

Review and analysis of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Book Review)
Video / July 4, 2020

Review and analysis of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Book Review)
Video / July 4, 2020

Review and analysis of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

The Stranger by Albert Camus (Book Review)
Video / July 3, 2020

My thoughts on The Stranger by Albert Camus Article mentioned: http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/18/books/classic-french-novel-is-americanized.html Bookish Links Website: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Tumblr: http://climbthestacks.tumblr.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks Request a Video: http://www.climbthestacks.com/request Personal Links Blog: http://www.ashleyriordan.com Podcast: http://ifeelbetterpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashleyriordan Instagram: http://instagram.com/ashleyhikes Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About Climb The Stacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir. #ClimbTheStacks

Book Review: Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
Video / June 28, 2020

Review and analysis of the major themes of Kurt Vonnegut’s Palm Sunday, an autobiographical collage. My Other Videos on Kurt Vonnegut -Introduction to Kurt Vonnegut: https://youtu.be/2SuaiTtiEkQ -Slaughterhouse-Five Review: https://youtu.be/iw-tQUuBCww -Slapstick Review: https://youtu.be/xyxaye0vZds Vonnegut on Story Types -Video of Vonnegut describing the shapes of stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3c1h8v2ZQ&feature=emb_title -Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/kurt-vonnegut-masters-thesis-rejected-by-u-chicago.html -Kurt Vonnegut on 8 ‘shapes’ of stories https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/vonnegut-shapes?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2 Sources -Freese, Peter. “The Critical Reception of Kurt Vonnegut.” Literature Compass, vol. 9, no. 1, 2012. -Hoagland, Edward. “Kurt Vonnegut Singing in the Bath.” The New York Times. 15 March 1981. https://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/15/books/kurt-vonnegut-singing-in-the-bath.html -Klinkowitz, Jerome. Vonnegut In Fact: The Public Spokesmanship of Personal Fiction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998. -Root, Robert L. GLR Reviews: Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage. The Great Lakes Review, vol. 8/9 no. 2/1, Fall 1982-Spring 1983, pp. 81-82. Image Sources -Vonnegut as a soldier: https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/04/13/reading-slaughterhouse-five-baghdad-what-vonnegut-taught-me-about-war/ -Grades of novels: http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/kurt-vonnegut-creates-a-report-card-for-his-novels.html -Images of Vonnegut writing: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/what-kurt-vonneguts-slaughterhouse-five-tells-us-now and https://medium.com/irevuo/kurt-vonneguts-eight-rules-for-writing-a-short-story-b03853ef7401 -Dresden before and after: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/09/pictures-of-dresden-before-and-after-the-wwii-bombing-3/ Find Me! Website: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks Quotes: http://climbthestacks.tumblr.com/

Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover
Video / June 27, 2020

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