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  • March Edition: What Faculty are Reading & Watching

    "When it comes to discerning what to read, watch or listen to in the precious time we have, it is always helpful to have the suggestions of people who read and experience new information as part of their living. Some of our faculty share here monthly the books they are reading, as well as the electronic media they are listening to or viewing.   Most of us have a stack of books at our bedside, while some of us have stacks near our reading chair, our cocktail table and any other horizontal surface capable of supporting weight. Most of us also have long lists of films we want to see or music groups we hope to experience.  When it is possible, some of the faculty will give you a few words of evaluation of what is occupying their leisure time.
    In a world with too many options for reading and watching, we hope faculty suggestions will help you in your discernment process about what to read on your journey."  

    ~ Dean Mark S. Markuly, PhD 


    Dr. Andrew DavisDr. Andrew Davis
    “There are two novels I'm eager to read over the spring break: Room by Emma Donoghue and Want Not by Jonathan Miles.  Both came highly recommended by friends, and I can't wait to start them.”




    Dr. Leticia Guardiola-SaenzDr. Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz
    As much as I love movies, I don't always get to watch the ceremony of the Oscars. This year, I tried to do my homework but only got to watch two of the nominated movies: "Gravity" and "Dallas Buyers Club." Great movies! Although I didn't finish watching all the movies, I had predicted Matthew McConaughey was going to win and he did!

    I also watched three French movies with three of my favorite actresses: "Copie conforme" (2011) with Juliette Binoche, a very unusual, enigmatic and philosophical romance story; "Ma Saison Preferee" (1996) with Catherine Deneuve, an intriguing and dysfunctional family drama; and "Les Femmes du 6ème étage" (2010) with Carmen Maura, a social comedy set in Paris in the 1960s, during Franco's dictatorship in Spain.
    Right now, besides reading all I can find on 2 Corinthians, I am reading "Amado Amo," a novel by Rosa Montero.”


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