Book Spots: Tsunami Books

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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 […]

Author Q&A: Susan Sokol Blosser on “orange books”

Susan Sokol Blosser, author of  Letting Go, recants her early love for history and mystery stories. From Nancy Drew to Sherlock Holmes, Blosser has a love for the genre in every capacity.  

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…

Author Q&A: The Stylist by Cai Emmons

Cai Emmons shares how her obsessions guide her writing process, and how personal metamorphosis is a central theme in her newest novel, The Stylist.  

Review: The Da Vinci Code


Made into a movie in 2006, author Dan Brown's mystery thriller The Da Vinci Code is popular for a good reason. It's a breeze to read and every chapter leaves you wanting more. You'll tear through this in a matter of days, or hours if you're as…

Review: Behind The Beautiful Forevers


Kathleen Boo slams you with a dose of gut-punching reality in Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity. Documenting daily life in impoverished parts of Mumbai, the book is required reading for anyone looking to better understand poverty in India's slums.

Review: Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas


A classic surrealist novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a fictional first-hand account written by Hunter S. Thompson in which Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo take a drug-fueled journey through the Southwestern US desert.

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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