Archive for the ‘Book Reviews’ Category

Buy local? Read local!


By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor It’s a pretty safe bet that if you pick up a book that’s landed on the New York Times bestseller list that it’s going to be a pretty good read. Today that list only makes up a small fraction of the books that are out on the market on any […]

Don’t forget self education

By Katie Ralbusky What do you plan on doing this summer? Finding jobs, possibly taking summer courses, and relaxing in general are probably at the top of your list. But what about educating yourself? I know the last thing you want to do is be bombarded with stressful work and topics when all you hope […]

Harry Potter author writes new mystery under secret name

By Tara Adamczyk                                                                       The Cuckoo’s Calling, a mystery story by a “secret author” was actually written by none other than […]

“Inferno”: A Good Summer Read


By Tammie Beagle, Faculty Adviser If you’re looking for a good summer read, I would suggest you check out “Inferno,” the latest Robert Langston installation from Dan Brown. The story begins with the Harvard professor suffering from a head wound – a gunshot – that results ultimately in the murder of one of his ER […]

Walker’s adventures make for a good read for all

Walker’s adventures make for a good read for all

By Tara Adamczyk, Contributing Writer Singer/songwriter Butch Walker, actual name Bradley Glenn Walker, wrote a book about how he got into the music industry. Walker’s book, “Drinking With Strangers: Music Lessons From A Teenage Bullet Belt” was written with Matt Diehl. The book tells his story about how Walker got into the music industry and […]

‘The Fall’: good read for college students

By Kelsey McKinney, Assistant Editor This summer my Kindle became my best friend. Many students can agree, or at least my fellow English majors, that summer was an opportune moment to catch up on reading whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. As I was perusing through the $3.99 and under Kindle deals, I stumbled upon […]

Krauss’ novel makes love relatable to all readers

Krauss Novel

By Hannah Courtney, Contributing Writer Most readers have a preference when it comes to the literature they choose to read; some are partial to romance, some like mystery, others go for historical. But Nicole Krauss’ “History of Love” is a story that stretches across various genres and offers a little bit of something to nearly […]

WL student self publishes book on

Self Publish

By Cody Long, Staff Writer West Liberty University (WLU) senior Jeremy Eloi, Weirton native, has self-published two books that are currently sold through online sources, including He is in the process of writing his third book. Eloi recently self-published a book of poetry entitled “Pessimist Diary.” It is “A collection of poems from the […]

Insightful advice from author Katie Couric

By Brooke McVey, Contributing Writer The CBS Evening News anchor, Katie Couric, published her new book entitled “The Best Advice I Ever Got”  which came out in stores yesterday, April 12. Couric became the first solo female anchor of a weekly network newscast in 2006 and juggles being a single mother of two after her […]

More than puppy love for novel Stay

By Casey Dean, Assistant Editor There are few things that warm a heart more than true love, humor and an endearing German Shepherd puppy. Combine these elements with a perfect blend of wittiness and heartbreak, and you’ve got Allie Larkin’s debut novel, Stay. This wonderful read takes us into the tumultuous life of 20-something Van […]