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- English 11
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.
Two friends talk about the lesssons learned, characters, and more in The Color Purple.
In this recording, student Jennifer Stavreva and her mom Boryana Stavreva, discuss “Anna Karenina” and why people should read it.
In this recording, my Nonna Gloria Pisani and Bella Pisani discuss the novel Pride and Prejudice.
High school student Elisabeth Bieber interviews a fellow parishioner and mentor on the spirituality and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in Silence by Shusaku Endo. Part 2 of my interview! Part 1 got cut short because of technical difficulties,...
High school student Elisabeth Bieber interviews a fellow parishioner and mentor on the spirituality and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in Silence by Shusaku Endo. In this interview, we discuss whether Fr. Rodrigues’s final decision was correct in the...
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...
Today I interviewed my mom and we talked about a book she recommended I read.
In this interview, my brother Jonah and I discuss the novel 1984 by George Orwell. We talk about why he recommended this book to me as well as questions I had while reading the book.
In this recording, Derba and Anna discuss Jane Eyre’s gothic style, fate vs. free will, and Jane’s unique decision making.
In this interview I talk with my mother about her past and present reading experiences. She recommends the book “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom and talks about how it has affected her in life.
In this interview, student Kiernan Lynch asks her grandmother about new literary discoveries as she traveled the world and how books have shaped her perception of the world and herself.
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.
I interviewed my father, Alex Javois. We talked about some of the significant book titles and authors that have impacted my father’s life. Specifically, “The Old Man in the Sea,” written by Earnest Hemingway has had an extreme impact on...
An interview regarding the importance of various works of literary fiction on the life of a high school student.
In this interview, high school senior, Allegra Dugan, talks to her older sister, Micaela Dugan, about finding a love for reading and how Micaela’s attitude toward classic literature has grown. They discuss life lessons learned from novels and teachers and...
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...
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...
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...
In this recording, Daniel interviews James about his reading life and culture, how it has affected him thus far in his life, and his book recommendation.
In this recording, Hinsdale Central student Elisabeth Bieber talks with her father about his reading experience and what books he recommends.
In this interview, we discussed Sami’s reading history and how it’s affected his choice of literature today. We also discuss the effects reading has had on Sami’s thoughts, and some other insights stemming from literature.
In this recording, cousins Leah and Paul discuss reading habits, childhood books, and stylistic choices to create a reading list filled with literary merit.
In this recording Annie Huetteman interviews her father, Mark Huetteman, about how literature has played a role in his life. He recommends to her a literary merit to complete her high school education.
I interviewed Judy Zakieh, a 16 year old senior, about her reading habits, favorite books, and literary recommendations