Happy New Year!

Sorry for the radio silence. The BMR crew all went into hibernation over the holiday, which really isn’t what you might think. We were reading, writing, planning, and resting up for a new semester which is now in full swing.… Continue Reading

Spring Break Reading List

Daylight savings came hand-in-hand with spring break here at UNM, and spring break means all the time we want for reading and writing (or at least that’s what we imagine before it arrives). We’ll be using the extra evening light… Continue Reading

The New Classics: Reevaluating Required Reading

High school and college students across America are haunted by certain novel titles like Huck Finn, The Scarlet Letter, and 1984. It’s high time to reconsider our “essentials,” and recognize the wide expanse of literature that goes unnoticed in our… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays from Dysfunctional Literary Families

The holidays are coming up, and if you need a reminder that maybe, just maybe, your family isn’t the most dysfunctional one on earth, revisit these novels. Warning: contains spoilers! 1. We the Animals by Justin Torres Three brothers endure a… Continue Reading

The Summer To-Do List

We all – at least those of us currently entrenched in academia – have one. The long, idealistic, and extremely optimistic list of all the things we’re going to accomplish over summer “break.” Some of us may just have bullet… Continue Reading

What to Read and Why: Tips for Discerning Readers (Part IV)

This post is the fourth part in a series aimed at helping readers to more effectively identify books they will enjoy—that is, to invest their reading time wisely, and to reap all of the dividends accruing therefrom. The life of… Continue Reading