John Lineberger

John Lineberger

John Lineberger is the Lifestyle Editor of Niner Times. He is an English major/ Film Studies minor in his senior year at UNC Charlotte. He is an aspiring YA writer and would like to work at a publishing house or magazine in the future. He spends most of his time reading, writing or watching Netflix, but also enjoys travel and learning new things about birds. You can contact him at Lifestyle@ninertimes.com

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Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

“The Sound and the Fury” is a fiction novel written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1929. If you’ve ever had to learn about classic American literature, then you’ve probably heard of Faulkner and his most widely known work, “The Sound and the Fury.” The novel is considered a great American classic and […]

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Book Review: ‘Modern Romance’

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Modern Romance’

“Modern Romance: An Investigation” is a book written by comedy star Aziz Ansari. It was published on June 16, 2015. There’s been a string of new books and novels written recently by popular comedians and YouTube celebrities. Just in the past year or so we’ve had releases from Mindy Kaling, Tyler Oakley, Zoe Suggs and […]

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Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’

| April 6, 2016 | 1 Comment
Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’

“The Invention of Wings” is a historical fiction novel based on a true story and written by Sue Monk Kidd. It was published on Jan. 7 2014 by Viking. If the author name sounds familiar, it may be because you remember her critically acclaimed novel, “The Secret Life of Bees” from the early 2000s, or […]

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Book Review: ‘Station Eleven’

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Station Eleven’

“Station Eleven” is a science fiction/literary fiction novel written by Emily St. John Mandel. It was published on Sept. 9, 2014 by Knopf. As I do with most novels, I picked up “Station Eleven” because of its beautiful cover. I loved the atmosphere it created. I’d heard about the novel somewhere before, maybe read about […]

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How to eat healthily at Subway

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
How to eat healthily at Subway

So we all know Subway, the big sub sandwich fast food chain that started off as a meat-lover’s paradise, but has since changed their focus into healthier eating. With the new motto “Eat fresh” and a bunch of green leaves adorning the sub wrapping paper, Subway has become one of the most popular and successful […]

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Technology in the year 2020

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Technology in the year 2020

Have you ever thought about how quickly technology is advancing? 10 years ago, no one was using a smart phone. 15 years ago, it was completely reasonable to say you don’t have internet in your home. It’s an exponential growth, which means the speed technology continues to innovate is only going to get faster. According […]

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Book Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

| January 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
Book Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

“The Girl on the Train” is a psychological thriller novel by Paula Hawkins. It was published on Jan. 13, 2015 by Riverhead Books. Paula Hawkins has sort of erupted onto the scene as of late. “The Girl on the Train” is her debut work of fiction. It received wide critical acclaim, selling more than three […]

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Book Review: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

| December 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Book Review: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

“All the Light We Cannot See” is a historical novel written by Anthony Doerr. It was published on May 6, 2014 by Scribner. It’s about time I finally got around to reading this. “All the Light We Cannot See” has become a recent phenomenon in the literary world. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction […]

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Starbucks Secret Menu: Honey Nut Macchiato

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks Secret Menu: Honey Nut Macchiato

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times, the caramel macchiato is the best and most versatile drink available on the Starbucks menu. You only have to substitute its one syrup, vanilla, for something else to create a totally new drink. This week, I decided to try out the “Honey Nut Macchiato.” […]

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Book review: ‘Light in August’

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book review: ‘Light in August’

“Light in August” is a southern gothic novel written by William Faulkner. It was published on Mar. 12, 1931 by Smith and Haus. It doesn’t matter if you’re not an English major, not American or even not a reader, you’ve probably heard of the name William Faulkner. He is widely considered today to be the […]

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49 things to be thankful for

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
49 things to be thankful for

I am thankful for: Ashley Lyons, Account Executive for Marketing 1) My family: Always having a support system behind me and people that I know love me unconditionally is something I will always be thankful for. 2) The opportunity to volunteer. I am very blessed to be able to have the opportunity to volunteer through […]

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Behind the scenes of ‘Brooklyn’ with Saoirse Ronan

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Behind the scenes of ‘Brooklyn’ with Saoirse Ronan

“Brooklyn” is a historical period drama film coming to theaters in Charlotte next Wednesday, Nov. 25. It is the story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Ellis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Gingerbread Chai Latte

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Gingerbread Chai Latte

Welcome back to another week of Starbucks’ secret menu. This week, we decided to take an early look into a secret Christmas drink now that Starbucks is restocking their gingerbread syrup. It’s call the “Gingerbread Chai Latte.” I went upstairs to my local Starbucks and had it made. Here’s the recipe: Chai Tea Latte Gingerbread […]

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Book review: ‘Mockingjay’

| November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
Book review: ‘Mockingjay’

“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins is the third and final book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy. It was published on Aug. 24, 2010 by Scholastic Press. Just in time for the movie, it’s time to take a look at this final novel in a trilogy that has gone on to become the flagship of the young […]

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