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Alumna reveals sobering epidemic

Success and alcoholism are two words that seem as far-removed as night and day. Experience with both, however, is what led Ann Dowsett Johnston to writer the 2013 book, Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol.Continue...

Lifestyle Reads: Books to crack open this summer

It’s the time of year again: I’m finished school and finally reconnecting with my love of reading. Here are some of my favourite books that will help you rekindle your relationship with literature this summer:Continue...

Let’s accept and appreciate film adaptations for what they are: not the book

Growing up, I always read the book before watching the movie, the cycle almost always ending in disappointment.Continue...

Two modern classics perfect for aspiring writers

I’ve become quite interested in reading so-called ‘modern classics,’ the books published in our lifetime that have won major awards and received frequent praise online.Continue...

Books to read this spring

The winter semester is almost over, which means it’s just about time to start stashing away your textbooks in favour of books to read for your own enjoyment. While I’d always recommend re-reading Harry Potter one more time, I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite books to get you through the summer.Continue...

In defense of YA literature: teenage experiences are valuable, too

A lot of people put down Young Adult (YA) literature. Not only is it considered less valuable than other literary genres by the academic English community, but the general public often frowns upon readers of the genre who lie outside of its targeted age demographic. It’s labelled unrealistic, inconsequential, and just plain cheesy.Continue...

Analyzing the phenomenon of the YA book-to-movie adaptation

Do you remember the delightfully uncomplicated early 2010s, when movie adaptations of popular young adult (YA) dystopian novels dominated the box office?Continue...

The Journal's recommended Reading Week reading list

With midterms finally winding to a close, many students are headed home to enjoy a well-deserved rest. What better time than Reading Week to kick back with a good book and see what Canada’s authors have to offer?Continue...

Queen’s alum Omar El Akkad brings American War to campus

It's 2074: half of Louisiana’s underwater, the President of the United States has been assassinated, fossil fuels are banned and a second civil war is erupting as southern states break off to secure the remains of the coal industry.Continue...

Seven books to read this fall

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down and its finally starting to feel like autumn. With the change in weather comes cozy sweaters, hot cups of tea and the perfect excuse to get lost in a good book in between your studies. Here’s a list of the best books to cozy up with this fall.Continue...

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