Leaders, Lawmakers, and Lovers: “The 100” as Literature and Television

On Wednesday, I handed a brand-new copy of the 2017 release Rebellion by Kass Morgan to the librarian so she could scan it. The librarian looked at the book and asked me, "Did you watch last week’s episode?" She wasn't referring to the book in my hand, but rather to the television show The 100, … Continue reading Leaders, Lawmakers, and Lovers: “The 100” as Literature and Television

One Book Leads to Another: How the Library led me to my Favorite Books (Guest Post by Liza Q Diehl)

I don’t remember learning how to read, but my mother told me that I would sit on the couch with her while she was helping my older brother with his homework, and I guess I just absorbed all the letters and sounds. When I started Kindergarten, I thought there would be more books to read! … Continue reading One Book Leads to Another: How the Library led me to my Favorite Books (Guest Post by Liza Q Diehl)

3 Best of…Fiction That Can Teach You More Than a History Textbook (Pt. 1)

I've talked before about how I hated studying history in school, and later fell in love with the stories of the past through fiction. In that essay, I mentioned a few novels, but not in depth and mainly focused on actual history and historical texts. Not everyone can jump easily into historical documents or studies … Continue reading 3 Best of…Fiction That Can Teach You More Than a History Textbook (Pt. 1)

“Blood of my Blood”: Exploring Themes of Adoption and Lineage in “Outlander”

'Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone. I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.' Even a casual fan recognizes these words as the vows that wed Jamie and Claire Fraser in Diana Gabaldon’s 1991 novel Outlander. … Continue reading “Blood of my Blood”: Exploring Themes of Adoption and Lineage in “Outlander”