Review – God’s Bits of Wood


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…

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…

5 Books to Read For 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 www.melodyanne.com and…

We asked students to read romance and guess: #DoTheyKiss?

Booklandia.tv 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…

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