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Top Recommendation for “Keep Her Safe”

Top Recommendation for “Keep Her Safe”

Keep Her Safe by K. A. Tucker was a riveting, page-turner of a thriller with a massively intriguing storyline. There is not much I can say about the book without giving anything away, but it is about a young man and woman trying to find answers about the death of her father and the possible corruption […]

Book Review: 5 Stars for “The Cruel Prince”

Book Review: 5 Stars for “The Cruel Prince”

Enigmatic and bold, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black was a gripping fantasy novel about three sisters growing up in the land of Faerie with the man who killed their parents. Brimming with complex characters and political conspiracies, the story played out in a dramatic fashion from beginning to end. The writing–skilled in engulfing the […]

Hannon Library to host Literary Festival

Hannon Library to host Literary Festival

On Oct. 28th the Hannon Library will be hosting the sixth annual Ashland Literary Arts Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Hannon Library (FoH). The festival brings together publishers, authors, artists and members of the community to share their works and thoughts. According to its website, “The Ashland Literary Arts Festival is an expanded […]

Guy Jackson, SOU Alumni, to Publish Book Next Year

Guy Jackson, SOU Alumni, to Publish Book Next Year

Ever wonder what Southern Oregon University students go on to do? How well they fare? Well, Guy Jackson, a SOU alumni, will be publishing a book of short stories, “Drink the Rest of That,” early next year. Jackson was a double major in history and theater here at SOU, as well as a former writer […]

McNair Scholar Program Seeks New Cohort.

The McNair Scholar Program at SOU is currently accepting applications for the 2014 cohort until Nov. 12. For eligibility into the program applicants must be at least a sophomore, junior, or senior with a good academic standing, who will be enrolled in SOU through Fall of 2014. In addition, an applicant must be a low-income, […]

Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

When I was little my grandfather used to send me to the liquor store for a curious bottle of clear liquid. The shop lady was kind to me and always made jokes about how I was my grandfather’s favorite. I never understood why but was pleased by the compliment all the same. I watched my […]

Between the lines: 1Q84

Reading Murakami is, in a way, like falling in love. Not all of it is good, but when it is, it proves worth the long journey.

Chautauqua Poets and Writers bring Eavan Boland to Ashland

Chautauqua Poets and Writers brought famed Irish author Eavan Boland to Ashland High School’s Mountain Avenue Theater on Oct. 20 to share her works in poetry and prose, as well as to discuss her progression as an Irish woman author in America. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Boland read and discussed a series of her […]

Seven old books that don’t suck

Seven old books that don’t suck

English class in high school may have ruined books for many, but I still gasp whenever I find a dusty old tome in the back of a library. I grew up reading books, so no matter how many awful old books I’ve been forced to read, there are still plenty out there that actually rock. […]

“The Wise Man’s Fear” is precision fantasy

“The Wise Man’s Fear” is precision fantasy

There are two series of books that I tell everybody to read.  One is “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.  The other is “The Kingkiller Chronicles” by Patrick Rothfuss.  Both series will blow your socks clean off your sweaty feet, but I will focus upon the latter, since the newest addition […]

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