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Amanda Breck

I’m a military brat, a reader, a writer, a golfer, and I’m an English major.

Breck, Amanda

These are a few of my favorite things.

I haven’t been in the English program for very long, but so far I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been reading and writing since before I can remember. My mom occasionally pulls out stories I wrote in elementary school to embarrass me with. I always carry a little notebook, and my hands are always covered in ink from how much I write. I started a blog in 2010 to share my short stories, but I quickly moved into the world of book blogging. I fell in love with reading young adult literature, and post reviews whenever I have time. If you’re looking for a great YA book to read, I hope you’ll check out my blog, Amanda’s Writings.

One of my favorite books is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

Hi, I’m Rachel Frei

I’m a violinist, a baker, an amateur photographer, and a reader. And I’m an English major.


Rachel Frei


It’s funny I’ve ended up as an English major, because I hated learning to read. Obviously I like it now, but only because my mom changed my mind. She taught me that by putting the words I was learning together, I could make stories of my own. She taught me to write, and it was magic. I loved everything to do with English after that. The promise of creating something new was the perfect motivation. It still is, actually. It’s why I’m an English major. That and I love to read (now). I think that’s about it.

One of my favorite books is Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart.


Hello, I’m Meredith Cobb

I’m an aspiring novelist, a serious book addict, a Canadian, and a constant scribbler/doodler. And I’m an English major.

Meredith Cobb


As a freshman, my enthusiasm for this major is matched only by my love for books – although the two might be connected. While packing away my childhood I realized just how much I’ve written and how I have dreamed my entire life about this career. I read a ridiculous amount. Half of what I read convinces me that I could write and half makes me cry in awe and humiliation. I love to review books and I participate in the National Novel Writing Month in November.

One of my favorite books is Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre