Articles tagged: Books


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Halftime’s Non-Fiction Recommendations

Katie: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach A specialist in both comedic and scientific writing, Mary Roach truly knows how to write non-fiction in a way... Read more

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Best books from a quarantined summer

During a summer that was not quite as we expected it to be, many Voice staffers rediscovered their love of literature, while others—well-established book nerds—appreciated the extra time to read.... Read more

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Why should you get a Tik Tok? Because I “say so”

Do you know how to do a Tik Tok Dance? Until the shift to virtual classes, I didn’t, either. But after making a Spotify playlist for songs in Tik Tok... Read more

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Five Fictional Worlds to Escape to While Practicing Social Distancing

While social distancing can seem bleak and daunting, one of my favorite coping mechanisms has been to forget what’s happening around me and dive into another world with a quality... Read more

Opinion

On Being A Childhood Reader

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... Read more

Opinion

Carrying On: The Pride and Prejudice Toward Reading

“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... Read more

Leisure

Voice Staffers’ Favorite Summer Reads

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison I read The Bluest Eye in the eleventh grade, and it had a sense of realness that books hadn’t yet held for me. It wasn’t... Read more

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Unshelved: Absurdity in a Nutshell

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... Read more

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Unshelved: Less Than in Love With Love in the Time of Cholera

Content warning: This article discusses instances of sexual assault depicted in the novel. I’m back! It’s me again, with Unshelved, a column in which I attempt to read and review... Read more

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First Trip to Hogwarts: Reading Harry Potter in College

Back in elementary and middle school, most of what I read was thanks to my brother. I borrowed The Lightning Thief after he finished reading it. He gave me The... Read more

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Unshelved: Color Me Impressed

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.... Read more

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

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... Read more

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Under the Covers: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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... Read more

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b/c  is pure magic

“Because I want, if nothing else, for you to understand how much we love.” We all have ambition that drives us. We make the choices that end up shaping our... Read more

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The Art of the Sentence

How much weight can a single sentence have? Is there a formula or method for writing powerful sentences? Sentence (n.): A set of words that is complete in itself…conveying a... Read more

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The novel thing about movies

For about as long as there have been movies, people have been making books into movies. The urge makes sense, as many of humanity’s greatest stories had already been written... Read more

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Ivan Brunetti’s memoir draws on depression

I’m going to ease myself into this book column with a picture book—a grown-up picture book that hints at all the disillusionment and exhaustion characteristic of actual adult life. (As... Read more