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Smoke Signals

Having read The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, the book upon which this film is based, I had a good idea of what to expect in… 536 more words

Movie Reviews

April 2

The winners of the Berryman Bio writing contest are Kari Odegaard, Ian Miller, Drew Kopp, and Alex Knasel. Their essay will be copied for the class and they will read from their winning entry. 377 more words

Richard Wilbur

Check in: March 2018

I thought I’d check in with what I’ve been reading in 2018 so far.

I’ve finished 5 books so far this year. (Goodreads helpfully reminds me that I’m 5 books behind with my reading goal, as well.) I’m not reading as much as I used to, but I have been reading before bed and listening to audio books in my car so it’s not too tragic. 592 more words

Book Review

Asher, Alexie, and Dashner: Believe the Women and Ban the Books?

I’ll start by saying as clearly as possible, I believe the women (and others) who have accused young adult literature authors Jay Asher, Sherman Alexie, and James Dashner of sexual harassment and other bad behavior. 649 more words

20 Books That Helped Me Survive My Twenties

My twenties have been rough so far. They’ve been a beautiful wonderful mess filled with exploration, good/bad relationships, and a bunch of other strange challenges I didn’t expect to encounter at this stage of my life. 2,218 more words

Mental Health


I just noticed that all of these books have a really unique format: poetry+memoir, text+graphic novel, letters, and picture book. I really am loving variety in what I read lately and they are all so wonderful! 250 more words


Spring 2018 TBR

Hi all,

Time for another TBR! Thankfully, I was able to get through nearly everything on my Winter TBR. With this being my final semester, and me taking an extra class to graduate on time, it seems I won’t have a whole lot of time for pleasure reading this semester. 293 more words