book reviews

Between Shades of Gray & What Happened to Cass McBride

Hello, dear readers! This morning, instead of following my blogging schedule, I’m going to derail because I finally read some books. Yes, after months of not doing a book review, I’m going to be doing not one but two book reviews in one post. This week, my summer course started. We’re spending five weeks thinking, reading, and… Continue reading Between Shades of Gray & What Happened to Cass McBride

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For Once, Rocks aren’t Boring

Good evening, dear readers! I’m taking a mini study break in the library. My coffee-fueled brain has pulled up three tabs, all articles revolving around the poet Mary Oliver; I’ve got several new Oliver related backgrounds in my photo library; my boyfriend has been cursing Windows 8 on his laptop–it’s not as user-friendly as Windows… Continue reading For Once, Rocks aren’t Boring

American Born Chinese · Asian American writers · book reviews · graphic novels

American Born Chinese

Last week, I finished reading American Born Chinese for my Diversity and Identity course. While the ending was very YA-ish, I enjoyed it immensely. I’ve decided to set up the graphic novel as a whole, and will not spoil it for anyone who wants to read it. Gene Luen Yang, who is himself Chinese-American, is well aware of the various… Continue reading American Born Chinese

book reviews · Christmas Break · Inheritance Cycle: Book Three

The Inheritance Cycle: Book Three

Brisingr is a much slower book, compared to the speed with which Eragon and Eldest’s prose moves. For me, Brisingr has its moments of intensity, like when Roran enters battle, but for the most part, this novel focuses on getting important tasks done. There is also so much stuff that is going on, and if I… Continue reading The Inheritance Cycle: Book Three

book reviews · graphic novels

In Which I Buy 2 Graphic Novels at John’s

Two nights ago, I was able to visit John’s. It’s an unassuming place–and Morris has many hole-in-the-wall places–but it’s pretty cool. I’d just finished eating with my boyfriend and several of our friends at the fantastic restaurant called Don’s. They have excellent burgers, fries, and milkshakes. It was a real treat, because I hadn’t been… Continue reading In Which I Buy 2 Graphic Novels at John’s

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In the First Week of Classes, my Professors Posed to Me…

Hello, fellow readers! My first week of new classes are almost over. So far, I’m enjoying my three courses: Sex, Marriage, & Family, Diversity & Identity in Literature & Film, and my Senior Seminar (the capstone for my English major, the final slot in my education here at Morris) Imagining the Earth. So far, in my Sex, Marriage & Family (or… Continue reading In the First Week of Classes, my Professors Posed to Me…