Integral Juniors Zoe de Lellis and Alyson Runke
Not wanting to spend a winter break without filling one another in on their latest reads, friends and fellow bibliophiles Alyson Runke and Zoe de Lellis decided to become virtual pen pals by blogging letters to one another about the next installment in their long list of lovingly devoured books. And so, FromAtoZBooks was born.
The two sophomore friends sit out in Ferrogaero Quad, giddily overlapping one another’s sentences as they talk about their mutual devotion to reading and blogging. Every time one mentions a book the other confirms the choice, calling out, “Such a great book!”
“We went to the bookstore together and realized it was a problem,” said De Lellis about their friendship’s beginning. “We realized we couldn’t spend four hours in Barnes and Noble,” added Runke. After a year of trading books back and forth, the Integral majors created FromAtoZBooks, reading works they heard about or suggested to one another, and writing letters back and forth reviewing what they read.