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Common Read Events!

Did you read How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer?  It’s not just for first-year students! Events are open to everyone and it is a great way to share a common experience with other members of the ASC community.  McCain Library has several copies on reserve, so come check it out!

Some of the responses to the book written by the first year students are already available on the ASC Common Read blog.  The blog also includes reflections from staff and Faculty at Agnes Scott and even ASC Alumnae.  Additional reflections are welcome, so please forward any thoughts you’d like posted to Casey Long at

To enhance your enjoyment of the book, we’ve pulled together reviews, relevant videos, and interviews with the author.  This can be accessed through the Common Read LibGuide.

Here are some Common Read events coming up that you won’t want to miss!

  • Display of 1st Year Student Creative Responses – Tuesday, August 23rd from 4pm -5pm in the Dana Fine Arts Building, Dalton Gallery.
  • Blue Elephant Book Club – Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm at the Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur.   How to Breathe Underwater will be discussed.  (Did you know this shop is owned by ASC Alumnae?)
  • McCain Library, Off the Shelf Book Club – Tuesday, September 27th at 12pm in McCain 211.  Bring your lunch and participate in a lively discussion about How to Breathe Underwater.
  • Scottie Book Month – In October Alumnae across the country will be reading and discussing How to Breathe Underwater.  To find out more check out their Facebook page.

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