Kristen Barenthaler

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

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'Whiskey in a Teacup' - Book Review
4 months ago
Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are pretty good you know who Reese Witherspoon is, be it for her acting career, activism, book club suggestions, directing skills, or most recently for ...
'Instant Family' - Movie Review
4 months ago
Instant Family will send you running to hug your children (or your parents), but in a good way. It's like when everyone cries over Jack dying at the end of Titanic, or Noah and Allie getting back toge...
The Hidden Truths of History
5 months ago
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay is a historical novel set in a frame story published in 2007. According to, a frame story is “a narrative providing the framework for connecting a serie...
Kubrick: Nihilistic or Hopeful?
5 months ago
In this article, I will argue that director Stanley Kubrick added nihilistic tendencies to many of his movies, whether purposefully or not. Nihilism is a vast subject, but the main premise is having “...
What Makes 'Lost in Translation' a Great American Novel?
5 months ago
As Americans, we seem obsessed with discovering the next Great American Novel, which is simply a fancy way of asking for “any novel that is regarded as having successfully represented an important tim...
What Is the Point of 'The Point?'
5 months ago
A little background, I used to watch The Point every year at Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house in Buffalo, NY. I don’t know why and I don’t remember how the tradition started. But the real twist ...