Review – God’s Bits of Wood

Fiction, Reviews

Set in Western Africa during the years of 1947-48, Sembene Ousmane’s God’s Bits of Wood follows a group of Dakar-Niger railway workers as they go on strike after years of exploitations by ‘the company.’ Because this region is still under French rule, the French railroad ‘company’ is in control of the situation and holds all the […]

Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The great Neil Gaiman. Comic-book enthusiasts know him for his popular series, Sandman. Others know him for his strangely childish and chilling story, Coraline. Gaiman has an extraordinary talent for writing original and memorable stories. His stories aren’t scary so much as they…

Top 5 Books to Read in Honor of Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve comprised a list of some of the best books for mothers and daughters to read together. These books exemplify the complexity of mother-daughter relationships and create room for reflection. Some of these are tough reads, but who…

Review: The Martian

I burst out in tears multiple times whilst navigating this minefield of hilarity, science and emotional seesaws. Mark Watney is trapped on Mars, accidentally abandoned by his crew. Now he must survive until NASA figures out a way to get him back to Earth. Watney’s…

Men read romance . . . or at least try

In this episode of Reading Romance, host Jeff Steinberger asks guys to give a dramatic reading of a New York Times bestselling romance novel. For some, it's a struggle. Discover New York Time's bestselling author Melody Anne's "Billionaire Bachelor" series--as well as other novels--at and…

We asked students to read romance and guess: #DoTheyKiss? host Colleen Cass asks University of Oregon students to read a steamy passage from a New York Times best-selling romance series . . . and guess whether the protagonists share a smooch. Discover New York Time's bestselling author Melody Anne's "Surrender" series--as…

Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

In a somewhat true story, in which the events may or may not have occurred, a journalist, Raoul Duke, and his lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, take a trip to Las Vegas to find the American Dream. Originally sent to cover the Mint 400, a…

Review: Rant

Everyone knows the first rule of Fight Club. Unfortunately, the same rule seems to have been adopted toward the slew of other works by Fight Club author, Chuck Palahniuk (Paul-an-ick). Even Palahniuk himself, the author of over fifteen novels, takes a delightfully sarcastic…

Review: Missoula, Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

In his latest book, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, Krakauer skillfully confronts readers to address the taboo nature that society places on the subject of rape. Krakauer succeeds in delivering a factually driven narrative that closer examines the…

Review: Giovanni’s Room

Written in the 1950s, James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room was very ahead of its time. It's set in Paris during the 1950s. An American, named David, is living in Paris. He is about to get married to a lovely lady named Hella, but she…

Author Q&A: Lauren Kessler on Raising the Barre

Lauren Kessler, author of fourteen books and an instructor of storytelling at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, has been enamored with the world of tutus, arabesques, and plies since she was five years old. Her latest book, Raising the…

Review – God’s Bits of Wood

4 Overall rating
Feels 4.5
Love 3.5
Strong-willed characters 5

Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

4 Overall rating
Originality 5
Mysticism 5
Clarity 4

Review: The Martian

5 Overall rating
Understandable Science 4.5
Space Sarcasm 4.8
Matt Damonness 5

Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

5 Overall rating
Humor 5
Mind Trippin' 5
Illustrations 5

Review: Rant

5 Overall rating
Wait, WHAT? 5
Compelling 5
Humor 4
Palahniuk 5

Review: Missoula, Rape and the Justice System...

4 Overall rating
Riveting 4
Just-the-facts 3
Emotional Rollercoaster 5

Review: Giovanni’s Room

4 Overall rating
Scandalous Occurrences 3
Love Triangles 4.5
Setting (Paris!) 5

Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles)

5 Overall rating
Rugged, Blind Captains 4
Torturous Cliff Hangers 5
Adorable Hacker Blondes 5
Girl Power 5ever 5

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