BookMark / Weekly Book Reviews
Find out about the books our listeners couldn't put down and submit your own review proposal. BookMark focuses on new releases and books by Pennsylvania authors. But sometimes you'll hear a new take on a classic.
BookMark features book reviews submitted by anyone who lives within the WPSU-FM listening area. Tune in biweekly at 5:45pm on Thursdays and at 9pm on Sundays.
Penn State Reads is a new program that encourages first-year students to read the same book over the course of a school year. The inaugural pick, Eyal Press’s Beautiful Souls, explores why people choose to stand up for what they believe is right, even when it’s difficult to do so. Our reviewer, Jonathan Marks, is the…
Penn State awarded this year’s Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize to Chris Ware for his latest work, Building Stories. Sara Hoy reviews.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Ann Kolanowski reviews Donald and Carol Ford’s Carol’s Alzheimers Journey, a memoir about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
Stephanie Powell Watts’ We Are Only Taking What We Need is a collection of short stories about African American women in North Carolina. Millheim resident Abby Minor reviews.
Happy Halloween! WPSU’s own Kristine Allen reviews Thomas White’s Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History & Lore.
Philip Winsor reviews Stanley Weintraub’s latest book, Young Mr. Roosevelt. Weintraub will be speaking about his book at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg on November 6.
Gold, Barbara Crooker’s latest book of poetry, deals with themes like loss and aging. Reviewer Marjorie Maddox is a poet, herself. She teaches at Lock Haven University.
For Banned Book Week, Andrew Bode-Lang reviews Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers. Books from the Captain Underpants series were the most frequently challenged titles in the country last year.
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