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Most anticipated books of summer

Stealing (borrowing?) some tips from Huffington Post, here are some of the most anticipated books to be released this summer: Mohammed Hanif, “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” (Published by Random House; August release) Aravind Adiga, “Last Man In Tower: A … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

A random collection for sure, but I am excited to tackle all these. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. (Just moved to New Orleans. We shall see…) Mornings on Hourseback by David McCullough. Because Teddy Roosevelt is … Continue reading

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Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part II: A Student Writer’s Experience and How-To Crash Course

Special Collections and Archives has served as an incredibly useful resource for my writing career at Wesleyan over the past two years, since I was first introduced to the department in English 201. Many of you reading this blog have … Continue reading

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Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part I

In need of new material, or hoping to pursue an original research project? Look no further than behind the big glass door to the right of Olin lobby, in Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives. University Archivist and Head of Special … Continue reading

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Reading as Hunting: Chase, Don’t Search, for Prey!

Imagine two different scenarios: In the first, it’s a stormy afternoon and you decide to spend the day with a nonfiction book. You pick one up that looks appealing, curl up in one of the Olin armchairs, and begin reading, … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Book Barn

Nestled away on a sheltered plot in Niantic, the Book Barn, a humbly converted farm, is home to six book-filled, stand-alone buildings that made up the original homestead. The buildings are bursting with over 350,000 used bindings, piles and shelves … Continue reading

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