Sarah Bostock: “I’m looking forward to re-reading The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck by Mary Shelley and reading through some Alexandre Dumas. Lately, I’ve really been enjoying the band, The Arcade Fire. I love the movie, Rose Red; I watch it weekly!”
Toni Garcia: “I’m currently reading Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff; Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. I plan on re-reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King after graduation and then reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I’ve been listening to She and Him and also Jason Mraz. I just showed Across the Universe to my 102 classes...I’m smitten! At the end of May, I’ll be moving to Denver, Colorado.”
Cameron Horn: “Once school’s over, I want to dig into Frankenstein again and Cruddy by Lynda Barry. Right now, I’m listening to Blind Melon and Tori Amos and attempting to learn their songs on guitar. Recently, I watched The Mist and loved it. I also can’t wait to see Cloverfield.”
Janet Little: “Right now, I'm reading World War Z. I also plan to read Deliverance and Saints at the River for my directed study this summer to finish up my Appalachian Studies Certificate. This summer I plan to be on many, many roller coasters and hopefully, head to the beach. We're also planning a move, probably sometime in July, depending on where, or if, I get a job. That's about it for me.”
Terry Lovern: “After I’m finished with school, I plan on finishing Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker and picking up Flight by Sherman Alexie. And I need to finish reading Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 1 so I can buy the next one. Currently, I’ve been listening to The Faint and Muse. I just saw The Ruins and loved it. I’m anxiously waiting to see Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and Hellboy II...My poem, “Sunday Morning” is being published in The Bluestone Review, and I recently submitted one of the stories from my thesis—“Vigil Strange”—to the upcoming anthology, Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Scott McReynolds: “After the end of the spring semester, I will begin reading the Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles trilogy. I have been looking at examples of antifeminist rhetoric in The Romance of the Rose, Le Morte D’Arthur, and Chaucer’s Dream Poetry. I would recommend the CD by Sixx A.M. entitled The Heroin Diaries that came out this past year. It highlights through both music and narrative Nikki Sixx's (of the band Motley Crue) experience with drug addiction. As far as movies go, I will be going to watch the plethora of superhero movies that are debuting this summer. I plan to see Iron Man, Hulk 2, The Dark Knight, and of course The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I utilized the graphic novel and the movie V for Vendetta in 102 this semester. For those who have not seen the movie, I recommend it. It actually provides a social commentary on the concept of corrupt governments and terrorism.