"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island" - Walt Disney
Take a look to see what books you should read to learn more about yourself and the world!
|Corner Canyon Chronicle||
Take a look to see what books you should read to learn more about yourself and the world!
By Adeline Dietz/ Great Outdoors Editor
Have you ever been to Barnes and Noble? It is a store that many people are familiar with and shop at. Possibly the most well known bookstore in the United States. However, Powell’s City of Books is one of the largest bookstores in all of the west coast. It is a huge attraction sight that many book lovers cannot wait to see.
According to powells.com, ...the City of Books has nine color-coded rooms and over 3,500 different sections…” It is located in Portland Oregon. Many bookstores close pretty early, around nine pm. Powell’s is opened until eleven pm. This could be because Portland is such a large tourist city and Powell’s is a must see. Many people want to visit it. It could also be because they have a coffee shop attached to the store. Powell’s has a whole section dedicated to used books. Anyone can sell their books to Powell’s to be resold on site or online. This is a great option because the price is reduced so the books are more affordable. It is also a really cool thought that the books have had a home before and been purchased and read by other people.
Ellie Dietz, a U of U freshman, said, “I loved Powell’s. It is the largest bookstore I have even been to. I would for sure go back.” Another intriguing thing about Powell’s City of Books, is it has a rare book room. This room contains books such as, Punisher Omnibus, by Garth Ennis, Dillon. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and Egon Schiele Complete Paintings 1909 1918 by Tobias G Natter. The room is really popular and a large part of why Powell’s is such an attraction. A person is able to purchase signed copies online and in store like many other bookstores. According to William Dietz, my dad, “I do not read a lot of books but I went in there because my kids love to read. I did enjoy it though, I would not mind going back.” Powell’s, City of Books is a jaw dropping bookstore that many people should pop into when in Portland.
Can Books Survive?
By: Paris Neilsen/ Book editor
Movies, social media, tv shows, video games and hectic lives. Where do books fit in? Can books survive the test of time? Books have been around for thousands of years, and they aren't going anywhere any time soon.
We can’t go more than a day without some form of technology, we are dependant on it to say the least. But all the technology in the world cannot replace the way a book makes you feel. “Reading is difficult..it is pleasurable and painful… it can change a person. And this is precisely why I keep buying books.”(Forbes) There is nothing like being enchanted by a interesting book.
Some of the hardest and busiest days can become relaxed just by reading. In fact in just six minutes stress can be reduced by two thirds by reading (telegraph.co). Doctor Lewis, a scientist that conducted a study on how reading relieves stress, found that “it really doesn't matter what book you read, by losing yourself in a book you can escape from the worries and stresses of the everyday world.” He even goes on to state,
“This is more than merely a distraction but an active engaging of the imagination as the words on the printed page stimulate your creativity and cause you to enter what is essentially an altered state of consciousness.”
According to pewinternet, “Seven in 10 adults read a book in print in the past 6 months.” Just because of the tremendous amount of technology it doesn't mean that people can’t find the time to indulge in a book.
Coming home after a long day, curling up in my covers, and reading a book is the best therapy for me. No amount of technology could replace the importance of books to me and so many other readers.
Books That Are Movies That Everyone Should Read.
By Pearl Patel/Tv Show and Movie Editor
Are you a big reader or the type of person who says “I’ll just watch the movie instead.” if you are, don’t feel guilty because that’s exactly who I am too, but the books I’m about to tell you are worldwide famous movies now. A lot of movies are based off books. That sometimes is a good thing because then your imagination can run wild as you are reading the book.
There are many books that you should definitely read before you watch the movie or you’re going to miss out on a lot of the details in the movie.
*These are not ranked; these are also my opinion.*
1. Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio
The book Wonder the author write about a story of a disabled little boy who has a hard time making friends. The little boys name is August Pullman, and his friends call him Auggie. He went to a public school for the first time starting in 5th grade because he was home-schooled and wanted to make some friends. Auggie has had 27 surgeries but an amazing personality.
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
In the book Divergent, there are castes in the future where you are put into an area when you hit a certain age. When you hit the certain age you have to take a test to see what caste you are in. There are 5 castes, Erudite, Dauntless, Candor, Amity and Factionless. The main girl of the show had to take the test because it was required at her age, and she tested divergent. Divergent is when you don’t fit in any of the categories but you have to keep it a secret or the government will put you away from everyone else. They find out that Beatrice, the main girl, is divergent and so the government in trying to track her down. The other books in this series include Insurgent and Allegiant.
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series was a book I grew up reading. The book is a comic and a chapter book combined. My friends and I would always make sure that when the new books came out, we’d be on the hold list at the library to get the book, that’s how good they are. The story is about an average teenager that has an abnormal family. His older brother is in a punk rock band but sometimes they are the best of friends, and Craig, the main character, has a crazy fun best friend, named Rowley, that he grew up with from down the street. This book is a relatable fiction story that everyone should read, and absolutely watch the movie.
Books That Change Our Lives
By Paris Neilsen/ Editor of Books
You’re ferociously flying throughout New York City, weaving around buildings, racing the clock to save all of humanity. You’re falling helplessly in love with the curly haired shy and quirky guitar player that sits next to you in math class. You’re solving crime in the mildew smelling ghetto of London whilst wearing a checkered trench coat and spectacles. You can be all of these things and more and all it takes is one book; one book to change your life. A book to let you experience the world as you have never imagined.
By reading, it exposes the reader to situations they want, refuse, and need to go through. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky can prepare readers for high school. By finding a book that means something to you, you can connect with people from the past. From crossways.org it specifically says,“Novels are free to move beyond the particulars of history to the universals of human experience, to such abstract and philosophical concepts as love, hate, goodness, and evil.“ Experience the things you never thought could happen with something that has been taken for granted.
Escaping from who you are is addicting, but finding yourself is fundamental. The Huffington Post states “The greatest books comfort you with a sense of belonging.” By reading the words of someone you aspire to be is the best way to get to know their personality, for example if you aspire to be like Bill Gates, you can read his autobiography. You can adopt the traits that your idol has to make you who you want to be.
OEDB (Open Education Database) reminds us what we can get from books by saying “People with villainous traits, helpless people, poor, rich, with different sexual orientations, you’ll understand their lives better once you open your eyes to them wanting to understand them.” Books have a certain power to connect you to the characters and people in your life. By reading what someone has gone through you become truly understanding and empathetic.
Next time you open a book realize that the words aren’t just words, but that they have changed the lives and made up the people that surround you. In your life, intentionally or not, books have already made an impact.
Photos by: Joe Neilsen, Hannah Fillinger, Lincoln Neilsen
Hello, my name is Paris Neilsen and I am the editor of the book page.
"Things change. And friends Leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody."
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
I love spending time with my brothers, reading, and painting.
EDGAR ALLAN POE
He is arguably one of the most famous poets of all time. My favorite and one of his most known works is the Raven.
“Leave my loneliness unbroken”
The Draper Library
The Draper Library is something most of us drive past at least once a day, but when was the last time you went in. There is a section specifically for teens. There are different clubs like The Anime Club. There are even tutoring programs to help you with your homework. If you go on the website, there are even teen book choices that they release every month.
Books That Have Changed our Student's Lives
NEW TEEN FICTION BOOKS
Over one million books are published each year, a fraction of those are teen fiction. This month hundreds of teen fiction books were released. On the Barnes and Noble website you can scroll through all the new releases. For me The Female of the Species and All Rights Reserved definitely seem like books worth reading.
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