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Women's History Month 2017 Reading List

on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 21:31


March 8th is International Women’s Day! For the rest of Women’s History Month, consider reading literature written by women. Here are some novels, poetry collections, and essay anthologies that are worth reading this month, and all year long!


Citizen (2014) — Claudia Rankine


“How difficult is it for one body to feel the injustice wheeled at another? Are the tensions, the recognitions, the disappointments, and the failures that exploded in the riots too foreign?”

Citizen is a genre-blending collection of poetry, essays, political criticism, and visual art.

Spooky Stories to Read for Halloween

on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 17:15

On Halloween, I love to sift through my bookshelf to find stories that terrify me and make going to sleep nearly impossible. I convince myself afterward that what is likely the sound of some ancient monster crawling around beneath my bed is just the house “settling.” I don’t know how often a house actually “settles,” but it’s a better option than imagining a Scary Thing that probably lives off of human blood.

Although I do love reading about monsters and other creepy creatures, I also enjoy reading stories that induce paranoia, uncertainty, and fear.

Famous Literature Families

on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 19:50

By Cyan Barker

           Last week people across New Hampshire and throughout the United States sat down to gorge themselves of endless amounts of turkey.  The leftovers of this legendary meal are still making their way into sandwiches today.  The holiday of Thanksgiving has shifted definition to become a period of time before insane shopping rushes.  Yet, those who gathered around family and gave the thanks the day was intended for, were still debating on watching the parade, football, or the dreams of a peaceful nap.