Halloween is just around the corner. You can tell it's coming by the smell of pumpkin spice in the air. To prepare for my favorite holiday, I recently busted out my collection of stories by Edgar Allan Poe. And just in case anyone else is disappointed with Netflix's selection of scary movies, I have compiled … Continue reading The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories for the Halloween Season
As a book blogger, I’ve discovered that some of the most popular bookish posts are lists. People love lists, especially lists of books. I think it’s obvious that readers like getting reading recommendations and adding new books onto their already endless list of books they wish to read eventually. What’s even more fun for readers, … Continue reading A List of Some Exciting 2017 YA Books!
5) Davis McCombs- Ultima Thule When I was a sophomore, I’d only known the superstars of the poetry world: Hass, Dove, Wojahn, Komunyakaa. Ultima Thule, the 1999 Yale Younger Series winner, was literary mouthwash at a time when I’d only had practice dissecting memory narrative. A deep imagist, McCombs realizes primitive truths through the voice … Continue reading Five Super Chic Books of Poetry
Literature is a writer’s best friend. Books are not only a cheap and fun form of entertainment, they also are a great way for writers to study their own craft. Reading other authors works helps an aspiring writer analyze successful writing. Whether you are suffering from writer’s block, looking to pick up some writing tips … Continue reading Books Every Aspirant Writer Should Read
Expectations are often so different than our realities. For example, I was convinced that between two jobs this summer I’d have time to road trip with my friends, maybe Canada, maybe New Orleans, maybe with no set destination. Of course, reality did as it tends to do, and set in fairly soon after my summer … Continue reading On the Road Again: Books for the Wanderlust
With 44 Weeks Left in 2016 (minus two final exam weeks) try the OAR’s 2016 reading challenge to help you meet your reading goals for this year. Tag photos of your books with #oaklandartsreview to share your stories. A memoir A book of short stories A book about space A book with a child protagonist … Continue reading The OAR 2016 Reading Challenge