• Stephanie Perkins on Creativity, Genre Jumping, and the Long-Awaited End to her YA Romance Trilogy

    Stephanie Perkins on Creativity, Genre Jumping, and the Long-Awaited End to her YA Romance Trilogy

    This month marks the release of Isla and the Happily Ever After, the long-awaited final book in contemporary YA romance’s most popular trilogy. I was lucky enough to talk to Stephanie Perkins about all three books (including Anna and the […]

  • What to Read Next if You Liked The Invisible Bridge, Allegiant, The Giver, The Alchemist, or Maximum Ride

    What to Read Next if You Liked The Invisible Bridge, Allegiant, The Giver, The Alchemist, or Maximum Ride

    The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein, is the highly controversial, much discussed account of the end of one iconic political carrer and the liftoff of another. Bookend the experience by going […]

  • 7 Book-to-TV Adaptations that Owe Their Success to Game of Thrones

    7 Book-to-TV Adaptations that Owe Their Success to Game of Thrones

    Four years on, I’m still shocked by the massive success of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sure, I expected it to look pretty (it’s HBO after all), and as a fan of George R.R. Martin’s books, I knew the story and characters could more […]

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WRITTEN IN THE STARS

Literary Astrology: Leo

Literary Astrology: Leo

Born between July 23 and August 23, Leos are the kings (and queens) of the jungle. Natural performers who are fond of the limelight, you’ll find a fair share of them on Broadway and in Hollywood.  A Leo’s M.O. is […]

by × August 20, 2014 ×

ROMANCE ROUNDUPS

Romance Roundup: A Small Town Lawyer, a Big Time Scoundrel, and the Handyman Next Door

Romance Roundup: A Small Town Lawyer, a Big Time Scoundrel, and the Handyman Next Door

This week’s romance roundup brings us big open skies, long-buried family secrets, and a second chance (or two) at love. Love Letters, by Debbie Macomber It’s summer, and Jo Marie Rose’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn is full of guests—whose lives […]

by × August 19, 2014 ×

READING LISTS

8 Books to Read if You Love Outlander

8 Books to Read if You Love Outlander

There is nothing NOT to love about Diana Gabaldon’s epic novel Outlander. Do not present me with an argument, for lo, it will not be considered by me anyway. Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser are a story for the ages, […]

by × August 19, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

4 YA Series You Should be Reading Right Now

4 YA Series You Should be Reading Right Now

When autumn starts peeking around the corner, it’s time to lay in stores of soup recipes, sweaters, and enough books to make yourself a little house built of chapters, because “stay in the house reading” weather always comes quicker than […]

by × August 19, 2014 ×

LITERARY VACATIONS

6 Books That Should Have Inspired Their Own Theme Parks

6 Books That Should Have Inspired Their Own Theme Parks

First there was The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which continues to draw countless visitors to Universal Orlando, and this week, we learned that Disney is building a Star Wars theme park for fans who have been longing to immerse […]

by × August 18, 2014 ×

FANGIRLING

The Latest from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, and 4 Supporting Potter Characters Who Deserve Their Own Stories

The Latest from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, and 4 Supporting Potter Characters Who Deserve Their Own Stories

Hear ye, hear ye! Today on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling gives us yet another piece of Potter paraphernalia, shining a spotlight on singing witch Celestina Warbeck, a former Gryffindor with pipes so powerful they could drown out a banshee. (She also […]

by × August 18, 2014 ×

OUTLANDER

Outlander Episode 2: A Spy in Their Midst?

Outlander Episode 2: A Spy in Their Midst?

Sing you a Scottish drinking song, and tie a sheet around your waist like maybe it’s a kilt—it’s about to get real Scottish up in this joint. Things are definitely getting sexier on the highlands this week on Outlander! If […]

by × August 18, 2014 ×

SCARY STORIES

6 Great Books to Read on a Dark and Stormy Night

6 Great Books to Read on a Dark and Stormy Night

You’re home alone, the wind is howling, and a steady rain is beating down heavily against your window. You put on your most comfortable pair of pajamas, pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate, and prepare to cozy up on […]

by × August 15, 2014 ×

COMEUPPANCES

5 Fictional Characters Who Deserved Better Than They Got

5 Fictional Characters Who Deserved Better Than They Got

Sometimes nasty characters get exactly what they deserve (here’s looking at you, Veruca Salt). And sometimes, they’re frustratingly under-punished (argh, Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy!). But sometimes, a character’s comeuppance outstrips their crimes, rocking our sense of fairness to its core. Here are […]

by × August 15, 2014 ×