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A record store in the palm of your hands! See what you find on hoopla!

Those who grew up with record stores like Tower Records, Penny Lane Records, and many other smaller music shops will probably remember how fun it was to browse through the […]

New Year resolution – read more books!

It’s 2024, a new beginning, and it seems like everyone wants to know what your New Year resolution is. Ah, you almost feel the pressure to come up with something […]

Guilty pleasures

When it comes to reading or music, many of us have a book or band that we secretly like. Or maybe it’s not so much a secret but something we […]

April is National Poetry Month

In 1996, the Academy of American Poets dubbed April National Poetry Month, which celebrates the art of poetry and the important role that poets have in our culture and society. […]

Books we’re thankful for

‘Tis the season for reflection and giving thanks, and there are many things to be thankful for—family, friends, experiences that have enriched our lives, challenges that have changed our lives, […]

6 books to read for National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15 we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories and cultures of Americans whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central […]

7 Autobiographies and memoirs by AAPI authors

I never really cared much for reality TV shows and watching semi- or rather pseudo-celebrities acting out their day-to-day lives in front of a camera and thinking that their emotional […]

Reading about Ukraine

Russia’s aggression against its neighbor Ukraine has dominated world news for the past couple of months. As images and videos of explosions, tanks, ruined buildings, dead bodies, soldiers, and refugees […]

“Green” books to read in March

March is unofficially a green month. Just like how February is a red month, October an orange month, and November a brown month. March is green mostly because of St. […]

Romance and Romanticism: 5 English Romantic poets to read on Valentine’s Day!

Poetry has always been associated with love and courtship, and nothing is more romantic than sharing a poem with that special someone on the most romantic of days, which is […]