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 […]

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…

Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


In a somewhat true story, in which the events may or may not have occurred, a journalist, Raoul Duke, and his lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, take a trip to Las Vegas to find the American Dream. Originally sent to cover the Mint 400, a…

Review: Rant


Everyone knows the first rule of Fight Club. Unfortunately, the same rule seems to have been adopted toward the slew of other works by Fight Club author, Chuck Palahniuk (Paul-an-ick). Even Palahniuk himself, the author of over fifteen novels, takes a delightfully sarcastic…

Review: Missoula, Rape and the Justice System in a College Town


In his latest book, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, Krakauer skillfully confronts readers to address the taboo nature that society places on the subject of rape. Krakauer succeeds in delivering a factually driven narrative that closer examines the…

Review: Giovanni’s Room


Written in the 1950s, James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room was very ahead of its time. It's set in Paris during the 1950s. An American, named David, is living in Paris. He is about to get married to a lovely lady named Hella, but she…

Author Q&A: Lauren Kessler on Raising the Barre

Lauren Kessler, author of fourteen books and an instructor of storytelling at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, has been enamored with the world of tutus, arabesques, and plies since she was five years old. Her latest book, Raising the…

Author Q&A: Leonard Mlodinow on Star Trek: TNG

Aside from writing with world-renowned scientists and publishing books on physics and human evolution, Leonard Mlodinow also worked with Gene Roddenberry on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sooooooo jealous!

BookSmarts: The Giving Tree by Shell Silverstein

We asked University of Oregon freshman Dominique Reed about his favorite children's book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. (more…)

Author Q&A: Lisa Genova on researching Inside The O’Briens

Author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova tells Booklandia.tv about what goes into researching a book like Inside the O'Briens.

Epilogue Episode 4 – 8.21.15

Host Dana Bredeweg talks new Tolkien novels, Gosling-less Notebook spin-offs, Project Putin, and more in this episode of Epilogue.

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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