Tag: books

HOW TO READ A BOOK

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER Most people just don’t know how to read a book. Yes, most Americans are able to read words set before them, and according to a 2019 survey most had read a book in the past…

HYLTON AT HOME STORY CORNER

“The Trouble with Ben” by Barry Louis Polisar, featuring Sound Impact BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER In an effort to raise awareness for different forms of performance art, the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Prince William Public Library System…

FALL FOR THE BOOK

Tara June Winch, author of “The Yield,” in conversation with writer Jacki Lyden BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER On Monday, Oct. 26, the Fall for the Book Festival hosted a virtual Q&A session with Australian  novelist Tara June Winch and…

Fall for the Book: Abby Wombach

Mason Reads author Abby Wombach talks leadership, community and confidence BY NAYOMI SANTOS CULTURE EDITOR Every year Mason freshmen are required to read a book intended to inspire community and conversation around a specific, timely topic. Whether the book is…

The Bookshelf

“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett BY MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER    Bestselling author Brit Bennet’s second novel, “The Vanishing Half,” has proven itself to be a compelling and timely tale about the intricacies of race and identity, while exploring…

The Bookshelf

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt BY: MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER With national stay-at-home orders in place and more time on my hands than I know what to do with, I’m finally getting around to knocking some books off of my…

The Bookshelf

 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In 2019, the judges for the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious English literary awards, decided for the first time ever to select two authors and two books…

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How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones  BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER “How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir” is a gripping reflection of the life of Saeed Jones, an LGBTQ+ author as well as…

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Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER “Meatspace,” the second novel by Indian author Nikesh Shukla, is a comedic masterpiece that simultaneously blends contemporary social commentary with raw wit and dry humor. The book is a critique on…

Hidden Hangouts: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Serving lattes to the literati since 1976 BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Dupont neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is home to many colorful works of art, historic buildings and other attractions that are perfect for a fun outing for college…