Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Feels like: Rehashing the folklore-like details of your hometown hauntings to friends of friends over late night drinks. Song Pairing: Riverside by Agnes Obel “Some say the women left something of themselves in the water; some say it retains some of their power, for ever since then it has drawn to its shores the unlucky, the desperate, […]

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Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Feels like: Passing notes back and forth to your friend in high school about how much you hate that “one girl.” Song Pairing: “I Still Wait For You” by XYLO Nobody really likes Julie Prentice. At least that’s what it seems like to Julie Prentice. Best-selling author of the thrilling novel The Murder Game, she’s racking […]

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Voting Storytime

Story Time & Political Science I’d rather not dwell on the disaster that is the American political system and the appalling drag of our current electorate, so I have to channel my rage, disgust, and fear into something productive. I think that’s all any of us can actually do in the face of dangerous ignorance: […]

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History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Feels like: Walking alone through a shaded wood for hours, no end in sight, without smiling. Song pairing: “Wolves” by Phosphorescence “Instead I stood under scalding water in the shower for one magnificent minute, letting needles of water pluck open some feeling of woe, some feeling of desolation I didn’t know I had felt. A capsized feeling, […]

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Clouds

Story Time & Earth Science The three branches of science are: Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science. Life Science is probably the one kids will be most familiar with when they’re heading toward junior high, the studies of living organisms, life processes, and biology. Physical Science deals with inanimate matter and energy, like physics […]

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The Girls by Emma Cline

Feels like: That summer you spent with your girlfriends, walking the streets at sunset without supervision or anywhere to go. Song Pairing: “Bellyache” by Billie Eilish “I waited to be told what was good about me. All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles that taught me life was really just a waiting room […]

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