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Memoir tells a child actress’ experiences

Kelly Feng, Managing Editor September 28, 2022

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy, the child actress who starred in “iCarly” in the early 2000s, is a frank, full-scale memoir that answers many questions about why many child stars...

‘The Office of Historical Corrections’ is an outstanding anthology

Elise Fjelstad, Copy Editor March 24, 2021

I believe in the superiority of anthologies. If you have a short attention span, a life too hectic to read regularly, commitment issues, or all of the above, an anthology is your friend. On that note,...

Warhammer 40 – Soul Drinkers Book Review 

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer November 11, 2020

So, here we go again down the nerd hole.   This past year, I have been reading the Warhammer 40 setting books, and I have fallen in love with the Soul Drinkers saga....

‘Eighty Days to Elsewhere’ a book for travel lovers, Jules Verne Fans

Emily Merlin, Social Media Editor October 28, 2020

When I first saw this book at Barnes and Noble, the cover intrigued me. I love reading books about travel. After reading the synopsis, I was a little skeptical. I was not sure how I would feel about this...

Book series ‘Eisenhorn’ is no ‘Star Trek’

Grant Nelson , Staff Writer September 30, 2020

A 90s classic is the Warhammer 40k book series, “Eisenhorn” by Dan Abnett. The books in this series revolve around the inquisition agent known as Eisenhorn who hunts demons. The books take you...

The Language of Thorns Book Review 

Emily Merlin , Social Media Director September 3, 2020

            Most adult and young adult books these days are extremely boring. I am not speaking on the actual writing, but the art. The only part...

‘The Great Alone’ should just be left alone

Jennifer Reinfried, Copy Editor January 25, 2019

I picked up a copy of Kristin Hannah’s latest novel, “The Great Alone,” solely because it was a Goodreads Choice 2018 winner.  This is a category I like to browse to learn of new authors and...

‘Year One’ a disappointing foray into new genre

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director November 21, 2018

Nora Roberts is a name many people are familiar with, even if they haven’t read any of her work. She specializes in romance novels, having written hundreds in multiple series and standalone alike. Roberts...

‘Sadie’ targets revenge and emotions

Mel Acosta, Staff Writer October 10, 2018
“Sadie” isn’t any sort of soft book.  It’s raw and unsettling, bringing a whole new light to young adult thrillers.  If you’re on the hunt for a fictional true crime story, that very much could be real, this may be it for you. 

‘Pet Sematary’ is much more than a horror story

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director September 12, 2018

“Sometimes, dead is better.” This ominous and flat-out blatant warning comes from one of my favorite Stephen King characters, Jud Crandall. It sets the tone of the novel, “Pet Sematary,”...

Book review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Allison Althof, Staff Writer April 6, 2016

Imagine that Veronica Mars was best friends with Benedict Cumberbatch’s version of Sherlock Holmes, and that they got into as much trouble as Ferris Bueller. Something this awesome does exist in “Trouble...

Cassandra Clare’s work is well worth reading

Allison Althof, Staff Writer March 22, 2016

If you haven’t heard of Cassandra Clare and “The Shadowhunter Chronicles” before, then it is time for you to learn about a collection of books full of adventure, comedy, romance, and some soul crushing...

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