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50% off All Fiction Titles Cuz I Like Fiction

Posted by Rachel Wagner on

I used to love fiction best. I wanted to write it and read it almost exclusively. That's what I was studying in college too. Well, mostly you'd read a work of fiction, then you'd read a bunch of non-fiction about that fictional piece. Then you'd write your own non-fiction piece on all of those texts. It was fun. I got more into non-fiction after graduation, tho. I don't know what switched things over really, but I started to prefer reading real stories. Essays, memoirs, whatever. I liked to know what really went on and how that one person is responding...

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Used Books, Bought and Borrowed

Posted by Rachel Wagner on

I think it was when library holds stopped at the university I was working at that I realized coronavirus was not playing around. I had luckily grabbed a stack of books from the front desk in that final week when everything seemed dark and gloomy, and people were wearing gloves and no masks. When I got through those books tho I had to find some way to entertain myself. I turned to my own books and discovered jewels that were right in front of me having gone unread since meeting the shelf. I read Richard Wright and Edward Said and Tarek El-Ariss. I reread...

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Journalism in a Book

Posted by Rachel Wagner on

Finished reading White Noise the other day. So good. I wrote about it on my personal blog if you're interested. Something I liked about that book specifically was that it was all journalism pieces. I hate reading online articles. Reading on a screen sucks and then there's also a million ads and subscription requests and all this other stuff in the way. Like do you want me to read this piece or not?? Having it printed out in a book is really nice because of the physical design of a book. There's no camera watching you, no statistics being taken on...

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