Here are some books to movies you can tune into this fall.

Welcome to Fall 2019


Jack and Jill are delighted by the cool fall weather. How about you? Photo via Creative Commons.

Binge Away: Audio, or better yet, read it and then watch it.

Some Halloweeny Ideas


A shallow and self-centered prince is cursed by a witch to transform into a beast for the rest of his life unless he can make a woman love him before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. Belle, a bookish girl ahead of her time, saves her father from the clutches of the beast by offering to remain a prisoner in his stead.

Based On: The Story of Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Hattie Morahan

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Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures | Books | The Guardian

Two great champions of reading for pleasure return to remind us that it really is an important thing to do – and that libraries create literate citizens

Source: Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures | Books | The Guardian


Take time while you tread the stepping stones during your 2019 job trek

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February 2019

Are you in rut with the winter blues? We’re now in the second month of the new year; how’s your job search going so far? Help is on the way: Check out these eight tips by Dority, encouraging you to take time to tread the stepping stones during your 2019 job trek. You can be on a new path to learning how to land that position you’ve been striving for this year. One of Dority’s tips is to “pay attention to the bridge,” where she emphasizes how networking and expanding your horizons is essential to you being better equipped to reaching your next awesome job.

On the horizon includes, additionally, not neglecting your life-long learning this year. Before you know it complacency is creeping up on you, especially if you’re in a job that is not allowing you to best use your educational/ experience skills to the fullest. You’ll likely shake those blues by taking time to connect this year. During your trek, this might be the perfect time to link up with new people in the field you’re looking to get into, or even expand the one you’re already in and enjoy. Lastly, do take this opportunity to focus your efforts on informational interviews and skill assessing with some much deserved self-care sprinkled on top. 

Wishing you the best of luck in 2019.  


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Dority, K. (02/2019). 6 ways to max out your “next step” job. By Infonista

Doyle, A. (11/2018). How an informational interview can boost your career. The Balance Careers.

Raphailia, M. (07/2018). What self-care is – and what it isn’t. PsychCentral. 

What’s the Most Influential Book of the Past 20 Years? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Happy new year everyone,

2019 has arrived. What a great way to bridge your resolutions by taking in a good book or two this year? Here are some scholars opinions on their favorites.


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Reading a good book is timeless. What are your thoughts on your favorite book from 2018 or at this point in your experience?

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