My Genre.

It’s decided. I am calling it journalistic non-fiction. My favorite kind of book. The best are well researched, yet presented in a compelling and captivating manner. Being out of school for a couple years, it serves as some great intellectual stimulation.

Columbine has joined my ever-growing list of favorites. What originally drew me to the topic was the fact that it’s a part of Caleb’s story. Though he and his family were not directly involved in the incident, it’s a moment that everyone still remembers what they were doing when they found out. And when they hear he is from Littleton, they say, “isn’t that where Columbine happened?”

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Dave Cullen did a beautiful job capturing the full landscape of the situation, gently shedding light on disturbing and horrific realities.

I highly recommend it. Next on the list? Maybe Orange is the New Black, or Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, or Growing Up Amish. Any suggestions?


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