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A book, “Waiting for Tom Hanks,” laying on top of a fluffy pink blanket.

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Waiting for Tom Hanks: Book Review

By Allison Schroeder Web Content Assistant Manager As Valentine’s Day approaches and the rise of #BookTok has created a newfound love for books amongst people, or maybe even rekindled that love, most might be looking for their next great read.   Recently, I read Kerry Winfrey’s “Waiting for Tom Hanks.” Winfrey is a new author emerging with her first novel in 2015 called “Love and Other Alien Experiences.” “Waiting for Tom Hanks” is […]

todayFebruary 11, 2022 22 1

Book cover for "Atomic Habits" by James Clear with green grass in the background.

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“Atomic Habits:” Book Review

By Lea Mercado Web Content Assistant Manager Have you ever been stuck in a cycle that feels like it’s going nowhere? No progress, temporary motivation, and disappointment. That is the cycle that James Clear aims to break in his best-selling guide, "Atomic Habits."   Common problem/solution phases. The book does more than present a comprehensive plan to change your life; it challenges one to reconsider their identity, mindset, and how they interact with […]

todayJune 16, 2021 1201

book cover for Just Mercy on black countertop

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Just Mercy Book Review and its Impact on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By Stacey RamirezWeb Content Contributor Every year, Texas State University announces a new theme for its Common Experience initiative, and with it a book that embodies that theme. For the 2017- 2018 year the theme was “The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century” and the book chosen was Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Right now, I think there is […]

todayJune 9, 2020 334

How to quit effectively, Seth Godin’s ‘The Dip’ review, Keys of know when to quit, strategic quitting versus reactive quitting

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The Keys of Knowing When to Quit: “The Dip” by Seth Godin Review

By Rey Banuelos KTSW Guest Writer A few months ago, I was unhappy with my job and relationship. For many, we are told to never quit when we are facing some sort of hardship and that if we continue to push through, we will make progress. However, I found that this is only true in a few situations. There are many circumstances where pushing through would not have a great impact […]

todayMay 23, 2020 37

screenshot from the movie adaption of Confessions

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Confessions: a Book Review

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Cover of Confessions. Screenshot by Andrea Mau via Little Brown. Recently I decided to revisit Confessions by Kanae Minato, a book that had quite an effect on me in the past, and has only proved more chilling than I originally remember after a second read.  Scene from the movie adaption of Confessions. Screenshot by Andrea Mau via Tetsuya Nakashima. The story follows Yuko Moriguchi, a […]

todayApril 23, 2020 26

a big white book with a girl and two boys on the cover lies in the grass in the sun

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Jenny Han’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty” Review

By Timia Cobb Web Content Contributor Jenny Han is a very talented author that has recently gotten a lot of attention due to her book “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” getting a movie adaptation on Netflix. Even though I love all of Han’s books, I have to say all the boys is far from my favorite and not even close to what I believe is her best work. […]

todayApril 16, 2020 66

orange book cover on grass with rocks and a candle

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The Four Agreements: Book Review

By Stacey RamirezWeb Content Contributor This book… LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE. Not like I’m ready to move to Hawaii changed, but it definitely showed me a new perspective about how I view life. The book explains how we have made up rules to think and live in a way that aligns with society. Without realizing it, everyone has dedicated their life and even raised their kids to follow. As a […]

todayMarch 20, 2020 55

Text that reads, "Top Five Stephen King Novels from a Stephen King Fanatic" on a black background with red wavy lines in the background.

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Top 5 Stephen King Novels from a Stephen King Fanatic

By Ally Bolender Assistant Web Content Manager With nearly 100 novels, 200 short-stories and at-least 83 movies based on his work, Stephen King’s writing and story-telling is something of its own kind. Because of that and his constant need to pump out more work, I haven’t even come close to reading even the most influential ones yet. But, I have read upwards to thirty of his novels and short stories. […]

todayMarch 1, 2020 351

25 Books of Varying Heights and Colors Sit on a Black Bookshelf

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What to Read to Fall Back in Love With Reading: A Book for Every Reader

By Brandi MitchellWeb Content Contributor I have been an avid reader since I can remember. When I was in elementary school, I was the kid who always read during every spare moment in class. Like a true nerd, instead of grounding me, my parents took away my books as punishment.  Even as life has gotten busier and college has come back with a vengeance to steal away the summer hours […]

todaySeptember 5, 2019 32

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