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 Babes: Jay Gatsby


Every book nerd has at least one literary crush. Often a book's protagonist or deuteragonist, these characters win you over with their wit, charm, triumphs, struggles, and yes, flaws. Book Babes is our homage to those crushes we all know and love, as well…

Review: Between The World And Me


If books are meant to enlighten, Ta-Nehisi Coates succeeds in Between the World and Me. The book is a memoir written as a letter to his son. Throughout, Coates tackles tough subjects like the social construction of race, the history of African-Americans in…

Quick Quotes: Charles Dickens

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."

- Charles Dickens

With the tongue-tying title, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account), shortened for sanity to David Copperfield, this semi-autobiographical serial novel by Charles Dickens tells the life…

“I am with you”: Author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Talks to Crowd At Matthew Knight Arena


On Friday, February 3, author Ta-Nehisi Coates, known for his bestseller Between the World and Me, visited the University of Oregon, where he gave a talk addressing race in America to a sold out Matthew Knight Arena. Coates came to the university as part…

Review: Bittersweet


  Shauna Niequist’s raw honesty and quick wit are sweeping the nation among the pages of her newest book release, Present Over Perfect. Yet, in an effort to understand Niequist’s timeline more intimately, myself and many others have dug up her 2010 publish,…

#StaffReads: Valentine’s Day Edition


Nothing says "you're my Valentine" like cheap chocolate and a pre-written card. But seriously: why not give your paramour a book to enjoy instead? Reading has been found to lower stress, increase empathy (in the case of fiction readers), and reduce the risk of dementia.…

5 Books Every College Woman Should Read


1. My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle Hancock This memoir by Noelle Hancock is based off Hancock’s search for inner peace as she follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s oft-quoted advice to do one thing a day that scares her. She then embarks on…

Review: Boy, Snow, Bird


Helen Oyemymi’s Boy, Snow, Bird is a relatively fast-paced novel with a familiar theme and a unique twist. Billed as a new take on "Snow White," this story takes place in 1950s America. When Boy Novak marries Arturo Whitman and gains a beautiful and…

Powell’s Books: The Happiest Place On Earth?


I don’t remember the first time I walked into Powell’s in downtown Portland, but every time I walk through those doors, I am convinced it is one of the truly magical things we have at our disposal on this planet. From the outside,…

Booklandia.tv – Epilogue Season 2 Episode 1 – 2.29.16

Join us for our second season of Epilogue as we up the sass with our new host, Vivian Mora. This week: what's new with J.K Rowling (again), the "wood wide web," and Emma Watson's feminist book club. P.S. Never stop, J.K. Rowling! We're…

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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