Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman talk about “A Tale of Two Cities” and why they read books of literary merit

In this recording, Hinsdale Central students Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman discuss their thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cities” and how they interpreted the characters and themes.

Ethan Harrast

In this recording, high schooler Ethan Harrast interviews his college student sister to clear up some questions about the plot of Handmaid’s Tale and how the dystopian novel relates to today and tomorrow’s world.

Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Brianna Comstock discuss 1984 by George Orwell

In this recording High School students Lauren and Brianna discuss the many important characters in the book and how the plot of the book differs from other totalitarian governments

The Great Gatsby: Annie Huetteman and Rachel Hylas analyze the classic literary merit
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Annie Huetteman ask Rachel Hylas for her thoughts on The Great Gatsby. She explains what she believes about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stylistic choices, the themes of the book, and the characters.

“Use your grey cells, figure it out!” Novel Wisdom: Leah Vaikutis and Judy Sidrys analyze a crime novel that was recommended to Leah.

In this interview, Leah Vaikutis interviews her aunt, Judy Sidrys, about “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”. They debrief the characters, underlying themes, and connections to modern day society as they reminisce through this brilliant crime novel. The very interesting Hercule...

Opinion on books and how they effect your life.

This is basically just me and my mom talking about books and our opinions on them and how they effected our lives.

Novel Wisdom: Sri Chawla and Arya Chawla talk about books, literary merit, and why we read.
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, high school student Arya Chawla talks with her mother Sri about the most pivotal novel she has read, and what she would recommend high school students to read.

The Show with Conor Dunne

In today’s inaugural episode of season one, Conor interviews guest Alison Albelda to discuss Fiction, important books to read and life.

The Impact of Literature: Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow discuss their reading habits and a few impactful works of fiction.

In this interview, Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow, both high school seniors in Illinois, talk about the role of reading in their lives. Additionally, Alec asks Bill to recommend a few impactful pieces of fiction that he must read to...

The Importance of Reading: Caroline and Amy Lyman discuss Amy’s reading life and most influential novels
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, student Caroline Lyman interviews her mother, an occupational therapist, Amy Lyman, and they discuss the Amy’s early love for reading, most influential novels, and the lessons learned from them. Interesting take on the importance of reading today...

HCHS student, Grace Kennedy, talks with her former science teacher, Melissa Zinnecker, about her reading life and book recommendations.

During this interview, Melissa Zinnecker explains how her reading life has changed from her childhood until now. Through her family influences, schooling, and career, Melissa has found reading as a very valuable thing in her life to maintain. Reading has...

Tina Rivera and Her Mother, Biljana Rivera Book Talk
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Tina talks about how her mothers background has shaped her reading life today. Also, Tina asks about a must read book that her mom recommends for her before she graduated high school.

Ethan Harrast and his dad talk Shakespeare, reading preferences, and must reads.

I this recording, Hinsdale Central student Ethan Harrast interviews his father about the most pivotal novel he has read, what he recommends to read, and his high school reading habits.

Book Wise: Ella and Joe Pope talk about their reading lives, impactful books, and book recommendations
September 12, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, father and daughter, Ella and Joe Pope, talk about their reading lives, the books that have influenced them the most, and what books should be read before the end of high school.

Wise Words: Jay Liu and Justin Li discuss books and their role in our lives.
September 9, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, high school students Jay Liu and Justin Li talk about how books affected them growing up and the important role that books and reading have in our world.