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Texas Organizing Project launches community book drive

Book drive collects books for Bexar County Jail.

Rudy Sanchez

April 2, 2019

The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) has recently launched the Quiero Leer book drive, a community project that seeks to add hundreds of new books to the Bexar County Jail library. The local book drive is an initiative of the TOP’s Right2Justice campaign: an effort focused on improving the justice systems...

“Graceling” by Kristen Cashore: A Companion Trilogy

November 10, 2014

Are you a fantasy fanatic looking for a new book series? “Graceling” by Kristen Cashore explores a Tolkien-like world filled with unforgettable characters and an unbelievable plot. “Graceling” is a book that is part of a trilogy. Each novel focuses on different characters living in the same worl...

Let’s Do The Time Warp!

October 13, 2014

This week is all about books within the realm of time travel! Most time travel books fall under the Sci-fi genre and can be immensely entertaining. There are the classics, like “The Time Machine,” by H.G. Wells, but there are also newer books as well. Take the third Harry Potter book for example, ...

What Does “Contemporary” Mean Anyway?

October 6, 2014

If you have visited a local book store, you have probably seen an aisle or section dedicated to contemporary books. “What are these and why are they grouped together?”: I used to ask myself this question all the time. After some research, I realized that the COMMON THREAD connecting all of...

They Are Among Us

September 25, 2014

Emily Varvel/ The Paisano This week is all about aliens! Yes, you read that right, aliens. I used to avoid the entire “space” genre as if it were the plague. People would tell me, “You have to read “The Fifth Wave” by Rick Yancey, it changed my entire view on life!” Th...

Greek Mythology is Boring? You are MYTH-taken!

September 18, 2014

Courtesy of & Disney Hyperion Hello, and welcome to my book blog Cover to Cover! My name is Emily Joy and I look forward to discussing all matters book-related. Have you ever finished a really spectacular book series and thought to yourself “That’s i...