Books

How I fell in love with ‘Percy Jackson’ in college

It’s sweet to see young, awkward love, and be drawn into memories of being 13 and painfully awkward in the ways of romance, while at the same time being exceedingly grateful you have successfully made it past those cringeworthy years.

Boccaccio’s Decameron: Lessons from the Black Death

Keep your chin up and your friends close, and keep Boccaccio in mind.

12 books to cure your quarantine boredom

In no particular order, here is my take on a well-rounded, diverse, and boredom-curing reading list

‘Emma’ takes a novel viewpoint on a timeless story

What sets the 2020 adaptation of “Emma” (“Emma.” with a period at the end) apart from the others is the changes it allows itself. While “Emma.” is not an unfaithful adaptation, it does take calculated liberties.

‘Code Name Verity’ is a cunning read for quarantine

There are many historical fictions about World War II out there, but what makes “Code Name Verity” such a treat is the puzzle that is Wein’s writing.

Visiting author Valeria Luiselli reads stories from the border in newest novel

“It’s a book with immigration, but not a book about immigration,” Luiselli said. “I’m not interested in writing a story that’s relatable.” 

Eastman alum talks tips and tricks to musical success

The book reflects her years performing as a young musician, and subsequently teaching other aspiring young artists. 
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‘Norwegian Wood’ finds hope in the aftermath of suicide

Some might find solace retreating into the comfort of a sensitive book. If that sounds like you, I have the perfect read for this winter: Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood.” 

Alumn and author Daniel Kimmel talks business and sci-fi

Author and film critic Daniel Kimmel knows you probably haven’t heard of him. “I’m not a household name — I…

CT Recommends: ‘Click-clack the Rattlebag’

My favorite thing about Halloween is the mood and atmosphere. I like it so much, that I try to stretch…