BookSmarts: Coffee and colonial theory

University of Oregon student Lidiana Soto talks about her latest read. Wretched of the Earth explores theories regarding race, colonization, and history. Frantz Fanon’s psychological analysis may not be light reading, but you'll feel smarter for it.  

Judge A Book By Its Cover Ep. 1

Is this steamy romance novel more than meets the eye? If the plots our guests come up with aren’t enough for you, The Darkest Kiss is available at Powell’s Books.  

Kids Corner: What’s the best part about reading?

Fifth grader Owen didn’t expect a book with a title like Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon to catch his attention, but with a crack of the spine he quickly realized you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Author Q&A: Letting Go by Susan Sokol Blosser

Susan Sokol Blosser, author of Letting Go, likes to keep a well-stocked bookshelf. She tells us about two books currently in her rotation: The Force of Kindness by Sharon Salzburg and Rememberings by Pauline Wengeroff.  

Happy Birthday, Nicolas Chamfort

"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed."

- Nicolas Chamfort

The famous French author and conversationalist Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort, regarded for his clever and astute observations, was born on April 6, 1741, making this his 276th birthday. Chamfort tragically committed suicide during the French Revolution after he was threatened with imprisonment for the…

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