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Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood"

Sometimes when writing blog posts, I plug keywords into the library’s catalog of our rare books. Since there’s a cold front coming through, I chose “cold.” While not surprising, one of the results was… 51 more words

Rare Books

Reviewing my November reads

After a very successful month of reading in October, I wanted to keep it up this month. I’m fairly impressed as this month was certainly just as busy and more importantly, I really enjoyed the books I read! 1,401 more words


Genre of the Week: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

When learning about American culture and literature, there is a canon of authors, whose most popular books, in the eyes of non-native speakers of English, are highly recommended to read. 839 more words



It would be easy for a journalist to be jealous of a novelist. Journalists must adhere to the facts, while novelists can manipulate the facts to suit the narrative. 72 more words

Movie Reviews

Penguin Book Cover - Brief

Today we got given the brief for our next project,  which is to create a book cover for the Penguin Student Design Award 2017.

The first thing to do before starting on creating some designs was to research. 213 more words

Level 5

Too little too late

San Antonio police shooting suspect offers apology

Cop killer McKane was arrested and taken into custody without incident. As he was escorted out of the police department, reporters asked him why he had been upset. 196 more words


This Day in Crime History: November 15, 1959

On this date in 1959, two ex-convicts murdered four members of the Clutter family at their home in Kansas. The murderers, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, broke into the Clutter home after being told of Herbert Clutter’s cash-filled safe. 144 more words

True Crime