As a child, I loved books. My fascination with words and stories was a driving factor in what made me want to become a writer. As I got older, I made it my mission to ensure I glued my eyes onto a book at least once a month. However, like everybody, life got in the way.
When it comes to books, I always tend to gravitate toward characters that are shaken to the core because of a life-changing event. These books are entertaining because of what the characters do with their new powers. Oftentimes, they accrue powers that amplify their hidden strengths, while other powers that don’t seem important may have the most impact. Since the Spring 2018 edition of the Orange and Blue Magazine is all about power, I will be listing books that involve power in some way, shape or form
As some of the oldest pieces of entertainment on Earth, books have stood the test of time to still be some of the most powerful. A good book can take us to a different place, a different time or even a different universe. They can transport us from our tiny dorm rooms to the furthest end of the galaxy and, most importantly, they can inspire us to keep moving through whatever challenges we may be facing.
By Renee Castro There is a specific feeling you get when you finish a book you have been dedicating your time to. Sure, it’s hard to find time to sit down and read a book. But when you have a book in your hand that is so meaningful, so powerful and so pure, the thought […]
By Chelsea Perry We’re in the thick of the fall semester, which means midterms, papers and big projects. Although you may not have a lot of spare time to fit some recreational reading into your day, a recent study found that reading literary fiction can increase people’s emotional intelligence. If you find that you do […]
By Meaghan Cloherty For those of you who haven’t heard, we’re currently at the tail end of Banned Books Week. Since I couldn’t participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out on the Plaza of the Americas yesterday afternoon, I’m celebrating by providing you guys with a list of some of the best literature-inspired clothing available online. […]