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Storytime with Sophie: The Tatami Galaxy

Storytime with Sophie: The Tatami Galaxy

Sophie Barkett, A&E Editor December 16, 2022

The everchanging genre of sci-fi gains a new addition, from the mind of Tomihiko Morimik. The novel, Tatami Galaxy has been released and translated since the early 2000s, but the most recent iteration...

Storytime with Sophie: Love on the Brain

Storytime with Sophie: Love on the Brain

Sophie Barkett, A&E Editor September 9, 2022

Mediocre contemporary romance takes another victim! Today’s casualty: “Love on the Brain” by Ali Hazlewood. The novel was released on Aug. 23, as Hazlewood's second published work, following her...

Storytime with Sophie: I’m Glad My Mom Died

Storytime with Sophie: I’m Glad My Mom Died

Sophie Barkett , A&E Editor August 26, 2022

“I’m Glad My Mom Died”- a title like that is sure to garner attention, both positive and negative, but as the adage says: don’t judge a book by its cover. The author behind this controversial title...

Storytime (and movie-time) with Sophie: Purple Hearts

Storytime (and movie-time) with Sophie: Purple Hearts

Sophie Barkett , A&E Editor August 12, 2022

Another book adaptation making its way to screen?! Various streaming services have begun to put a pause on creating original movies and shows, focusing rather on producing adaptations from pre-existing...

Storytime with Sophie: Heartstopper

Storytime with Sophie: Heartstopper

Sophie Barkett, Reviews Editor May 13, 2022

The age-old debate between book and movie comes alive again with the Heartstopper graphic novel, and subsequent Netflix original series. This show has been marketed as a “boy meets boy” story and proclaims...

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Storytime with Sophie: Hotel Magnifique

Sophie Barkett, Reviews Editor April 13, 2022

Imagine the moving, interactive interior of Hogwarts combined with the magic of Shadow and Bone, and you get Emily J. Taylors: Hotel Magnifique. This novel was released on April 5th, and is described as...

Gallant is the newest edition to V.E. Schwabs list of works. The fantasy YA novel is chilling read with a bittersweet ending.

Storytime with Sophie: Gallant

Sophie Barkett, Reviews Editor March 11, 2022

Ghouls, death, and the madness of mind, oh my! Victoria E. Schwab, or more commonly known as V.E Schwab, culminates these elements in her newest novel, Gallant. This novel was released on March 10th and...

Death on the Nile was released originally in 1937, and has been adapted to the big screen. The movie features a murder mystery with a picturesque setting in scenic Egypt.

Storytime with Sophie: Death on the Nile

Sophia Barkett, Reviews Editor March 2, 2022

Whodunnit novels have been a classic staple in literature for centuries. The confusion a reader has coupled with the desire to solve the mystery creates a wide spread love for crime fiction. with Agatha...

Through media such as Booktok, different tropes in romance novels are becoming more and more normalized. The novel, Fools In Love, explores multiple tropes in 15 short stories.

Storytime with Sophie: Fools in Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales

Sophie Barkett, Reviews Editor December 14, 2021

Any avid readers can recall the common tropes found in literature. A trope can be defined as a repeated roles in a relationship that can be found in media. Whether it’s “enemies to lovers” or “star-crossed...

Marissa Meyers new fantasy novel, Gilded re-tells the story of Rumpelstiltskin from a different point of view.  Gilded is a refreshing new read, and captivating.

Storytime With Sophie: Gilded

Sophie Barkett, Reviews/ Opinions editor November 15, 2021

The familiar tale of spinning gold and deceit known as Rumpelstiltskin, is retold by well-known author Marrisa Meyer in Gilded. This novel came out Nov. 2, and is the first part of duology, with this book...

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