Tag: Books

On Being A Childhood Reader

On Being A Childhood Reader

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02/18/2020

When students leave for college, they often bring something to remind them of home like a favorite childhood toy, a photo album, or a souvenir from a family vacation. For me, it was half a dozen of my favorite books stuffed into a backpack, ranging from mandatory novels for school to the stories I cherished…

Carrying On: The Pride and Prejudice Toward Reading

Carrying On: The Pride and Prejudice Toward Reading

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10/25/2019

“I want to buy you something you’ll actually keep … Don’t you want something more appropriate for your age?” Those are just two of the things my great-aunt told me two years ago in Blackwell’s bookstore in London. She didn’t mean to be rude or hurtful, she was just expressing her disapproval of my reading…

Unshelved: Absurdity in a <i>Nutshell</i>

Unshelved: Absurdity in a Nutshell

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06/24/2019

In a nutshell, Nutshell by Ian McEwan is one of the most bizarre books I have ever read. Honestly, I don’t know why I even finished it. I think I was driven by a perverse curiosity to learn what twist awaited at the end of the book. At times, I couldn’t tell whether it was…

Unshelved: Color Me Impressed

Unshelved: Color Me Impressed

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12/06/2018

This piece discusses sexual violence, domestic violence, and incest. I bought Alice Walker’s The Color Purple at the Strand Bookstore in New York City last summer on a first date. The novel tells the story of Celie and Nettie, two sisters separated by a literal and figurative ocean, who use letters to preserve the tenuous…

“I cannot live without books”: The 2015 National Book Festival

“I cannot live without books”: The 2015 National Book Festival

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09/07/2015

At first glance, the 15th annual National Book Festival looks like any other convention. It’s filled with confused attendees, stealing quick glances between their Walter E. Washington Convention Center maps and signs hanging over entryways throughout the building. Everyone is moving about, ducking in and out of suites and conference rooms, in which there are…

Under the Covers: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Under the Covers: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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09/10/2014

This column originally appeared in The Georgetown Voice. It can be found on the main site, here.  When we look at our lives in hindsight, we tend to see the events as having fallen into place, like puzzle pieces naturally forming their way into the bigger picture—except that’s not how puzzles work. Puzzles take time, effort,…

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