Not Your Usual Barnyard – A Day at the Book Barn

Danny Mitola, Non-fiction and Multimedia Panelist This past Saturday I went down to the coast with a couple fellow Long River Review friends: Christine and Kelly. When we arrived, we were welcomed by the squawking of seagulls in the distance and the subtle aroma of salt on the air. The familiar characteristics of the coastline… More Not Your Usual Barnyard – A Day at the Book Barn

Interview with S.C. Stephens

Esther J. Santiago Rodríguez, Fiction Panelist S.C. Stephens is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author for the Thoughtless series. Thoughtless is a romance novel that focuses on angst-filled love triangle, self-discovery, exploring dreams and learning how to love. Other of her best selling works are: the Rush series, Collision Course, Conversion series and… More Interview with S.C. Stephens

Legendary Lines: How Famous Movie Quotes Can Inspire Writers

Samantha Mason, Fiction Panelist and Fundraising Co-Manager While a wide variety of revered film institutes and movie database web pages have their personal opinions on which movie quotes stand the test of time in eternal fame, many of these lines often reappear on multiple lists. Thus, it should be taken into consideration that there is… More Legendary Lines: How Famous Movie Quotes Can Inspire Writers

The Cannibal Aesthetic: Poetry and Feminist Film after the Millenium

Siobhan Dale, co-Editor-in-Chief This year, I’ve been writing my senior thesis, which is a poetic response to the violence against women in the genre of the pseudo-snuff film. As part of my research, I have watched a wide variety of horror films, ranging from the excessively violent “torture porn” of snuff to feminist revisions of… More The Cannibal Aesthetic: Poetry and Feminist Film after the Millenium

Reinventing the Canon: Diversifying Your Reading List

Brianna McNish,co-Editor-in-Chief As undergraduate students, we are constantly engaging with the question of what exactly constitutes as “the canon.” Needless to say, the same titles rehashed and retaught in countless literature classes tends to be overwhelmingly, despairingly filled with older white men. Steinbeck, Dostoevsky, Tennyson–the list, especially the titles taught in literature survey courses, is… More Reinventing the Canon: Diversifying Your Reading List

The F-Word

Cassandra Quayson, Guest Blogger Think back to the best book you’ve ever read. You know—that book. The one you literally couldn’t put down. You were so invested in the characters, the plot, the climax. Or maybe it’s not just one book. Maybe it’s a series. Or even a movie, or TV show, or a live… More The F-Word

Audible’s Reading Achievements Can Encourage Readers

  Joseph Frare, Fiction Panel Editor  Have you ever played a video game, such as Call of Duty, Halo, or even Fortnight, and after you’ve conquered a specific base, taken down a difficult enemy, or perhaps merely decided to open up the single player campaign mode, a small notification pops up on your  screen stating… More Audible’s Reading Achievements Can Encourage Readers