Book Spots: Tsunami Books

Fiction, Industry, Non-Fiction

Welcome to Book Spots, your complete personal guide to Eugene’s local booksellers! Tsunami Books is located at 26th and Willamette Street in South Eugene, about a 20 minute bus ride from the heart of the University of Oregon campus. Tsunami is a quaint, cozy bookstore that has been at this location in Eugene for over 20 […]

Book Spots – J. Michaels Books


Welcome to Book Spots, the complete personal guide to Eugene’s local booksellers! J. Michaels Books is a new, used, and rare bookstore located on 160 E. Broadway in downtown Eugene. It's an organized and inviting general bookstore offering a variety of books. The store has…

REVIEW: The New York Nobody Knows


In his book, The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City, William B. Helmreich details his wanderings of New York City’s neighborhoods, observing sights, sounds, and situations along the way. Helmreich says it was inspired by a game he and his…

Date Night For A Bibliophile: A Post-Valentine’s Essay


Several months ago, right around Valentine’s Day, I was strolling down Mississippi Avenue in Portland when I came across a used bookstore called Another Read Through. Already excited by the expected scent of yellowing pages and the adorable name, I walked through the…

REVIEW: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1)


Jeff VanderMeer’s first book in his eco-thriller Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation, came to me much-heralded by critics and friends. It won the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel, which one of my professors called “the sci-fi Pulitzer.” I was somewhat quizzical about whether…

Book Spots – Smith Family Bookstore, Campus Location


Welcome to Book Spots, the complete personal guide to Eugene’s local booksellers! Smith Family Bookstore is the closest new and used independent bookstore to UO campus. It is located at 768 E. 13th Ave., or a five minute walk from campus at the…

Book Babes: Mark Watney


Book Babes is our homage to those fictional crushes we all know and love, as well as the obscure or underrated but equally swoonable characters from our favorite books. While some of tour picks are certainly sexy (hey, we’re only human), that’s not a pre-requisite;…

The 10 Best & Worst Film Adaptations of Popular Books


Hearing your favorite book is about to become a movie can be one of the best and worst feelings. If it’s a box office hit, great; another way to enjoy a favorite story. But if it tanks . . . ouch. The frustration can…

Quick Quotes: George Eliot

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."

- George Eliot, also known as Mary Ann Evans

Although this quote has been frequently attributed to 18th century author George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, in fact it was likely the work of poet Adelaide Anne Procter. The quote can be traced to her poem, “A Legend of Provence,” originally…

Book Babes: Jo March


Book Babes is our homage to those fictional crushes we all know and love, as well as the obscure or underrated but equally swoonable characters from our favorite books. While some of tour picks are certainly sexy (hey, we’re only human), that’s not a pre-requisite;…

Quick Quotes: Sherlock Holmes

"To a great mind, nothing is little."

- Sherlock Holmes, from A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This quote appears in Arthur Conan Doyle's novella, A Study In Scarlet, published in 1886 in the magazine, Beeton's Christmas Annual. The book introduced Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to a lukewarm audience; interest in Sherlock Holmes shot up after Doyle released of several short stories…

REVIEW: The New York Nobody Knows

3 Overall rating
Prose 2
Compellingness 4
Narration 2

Review: Between The World And Me

5 Overall rating
Timeliness 5
Compelling 5
Humbling Reading Experience 5

Review: Bittersweet

4 Overall rating
Hunger-Provoking 4
Reflectiveness 5
Self-Motivating 3
Wit 4

Review: Boy, Snow, Bird

3 Overall rating
Developed Female Leads 5
Cohesiveness 2
Quote-Worthy 4

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

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