Hey, Bentley! We’re back with another installment of our tutors’ answers to writing-related questions. This one’s a short one: What’s the best thing you’ve read recently? Dan: Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories. Nicole: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The first book is called City of Bones, if you’re interested! Katie: Water … Continue reading Good Reads
Almost every new movie that is being produced these days has been adapted from a “true story” or from a novel. Why does it seem that the film industry is not looking for the next big idea anymore, but instead, looking for the next good book that already has a following? Everything is about the … Continue reading What to Adapt and What to Create
During the past year, unless you lived under a rock, you know The Hunger Games trilogy took the world by storm. To refresh your memory (this is just the sparknotes version), the story is set in the future, when the world is run by a hateful, devious government called the Capitol, and it’s fate is … Continue reading Hungry for the Apocalypse
Why am I still a loyal Potterhead, five years after the last Harry Potter book was published? My alarm clock wakes me up with the chimes of Hedwig’s Theme. My future cat is already named Dobby. When I study abroad in England next semester, I’m buying a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone … Continue reading What Makes Harry Potter so Magical?
I know I’m not the only one out there who cringes a bit when someone who claims to be an avid Harry Potter fan admits to never having actually picked up one of the books. And over the past few months, I’ve been surprised to hear so many people say they can’t wait to find … Continue reading Why the Book is Always Better
Let’s face it, there just isn’t enough time in a day to get our work done and go to the millions of group meetings Bentley is notorious for and manage to have somewhat of a social life. That being the case, how are we supposed to find time to read, and to read for enjoyment … Continue reading Oh, the Places You’ll Read!
After 40 years, it’s hard to believe Borders has gone out of business. Every memory I have of the place consists of me weaving in and out of the infamous 30-person register line while I attempt to find one of those cliché, high-school, “So important that every teacher in the tri-state area feels compelled to … Continue reading Books without Borders