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When I was in elementary school, my carpool would take turns reading Nancy Drew mysteries aloud. My sister and I owned the full set, all 56 yellow-covered hardbacks, and whoever was reading would have to use their loudest narrator voice to drown out the rest of us swearing we knew the culprit by approximately the third chapter. Usually we were wrong.
My favorite part about opening a new book is the dedication page. Some people skip straight to the first chapter, but I’m always curious about what words the author found most important, the ones that precede the story itself.
If you read fiction to escape from reality, Imbolo Mbue’s “How Beautiful We Were” is not for you. If you read fiction to better understand yourself, the world and your peers pushing their way through the suffering also known as the human condition, Mbue’s work should be high on your to-read list.
People always say not to judge a book by its cover, but I’ll be frank: I plucked Colson Whitehead’s “Harlem Shuffle” off its shelf because I figured if I was struck by the cover’s partial sketches, red, green and yellow blocks and a mixture of fonts, chances were high I’d be struck by the story enclosed inside.
I counted down the days to the release of Amor Towles’ “The Lincoln Highway” like a child impatiently counts down the days to Christmas, Edmond Dantés studiously counts down the days to his release from prison and Towles carefully counts down in his table of contents.
This is the fifth column in a weeklong series celebrating Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read. Each column will review a different frequently challenged book.
This is the fourth column in a weeklong series celebrating Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read. Each column will review a different frequently challenged book.
This is the third column in a weeklong series celebrating Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read. Each column will review a different frequently challenged book.
This is the second column in a weeklong series celebrating Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read. Each column will review a different frequently challenged book.
Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read, kicks off today. As a student journalist and nonstop reader, accessible information is my soapbox, so in celebration, I’ll be reviewing some of my favorite works frequently on banned books lists this week.
On page 96 of Omar El Akkad’s second novel, “What Strange Paradise,” he writes, “Some of these people, you have to hold their hand and show them how to be human.”
“When sorrows come, they come not single spies but battalions” (Shakespeare 4.5.83-84).
I’ve spent a significant portion of this hellscape year simply trying to put it into words, and the most apt description I can offer is this: I feel like I’m perpetually juggling oranges. I’m seconds away from seeing them all drop to the floor, yet the world keeps tossing more fruit into my lineup.
Shoes clicked on the wood-paneled floor of Presidents Hall, tablecloths hung from tables and vases held colorful flowers. People filed into the room, chatting with one another about their pasts and presents, while the iconic Sample Gates stood beyond the back windows of the hall.
Tuesday marks World Book and Copyright Day, a day designed as a tribute to reading.
The Bat Chaser, a new coaster supposed to combine the feel of hang gliding, zip lining and roller coaster riding into one ride, is undergoing construction in Indiana Caverns.
IU Student Government completed the third Vision of the Ideal College Environment Report, known as the VOICE Report and is now distributing it to interested students, administrators, faculty and staff.
Senior Olivia Ranseen and juniors Amanda Kiefer and Lindsey Nelson carted 15 leftover trays of food from the IMU last Saturday to a food lab in the Student Building.
A Sexual Misconduct Student Working Group has released its recommendations regarding the sexual misconduct policy at IU.
Hundreds of laps around Bill Armstrong Stadium, thousands of spectators and months of work from the IU Student Foundation will come together in IU’s most iconic event next weekend.