• 15 Reasons We’re Thankful for Books

    15 Reasons We’re Thankful for Books

    We’re all a little quirky on Turkey Day. Some of us are Tofurky enthusiasts, while others are devotees of deep-fried turducken. Some of us are Turkey Trot running champs and others live for football on the flat screen. Thanksgiving is one […]

  • 5 Oddball Detective Books That Are Made of Awesome

    5 Oddball Detective Books That Are Made of Awesome

    If you’ve been conscious at any time in the last century or so, you’re familiar with private detective tropes: the hardboiled operator who’s as quick with a biting quip as he is with a hand cannon, always getting mixed up […]

  • 6 YA Antiheroes We Love

    6 YA Antiheroes We Love

    In young adult lit, as in life, there are a whole lot of good guys, a whole lot of bad guys…and all those special gray-area characters in between. The ones I’m fangirling over here are the “good” guys who actually […]

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BOOK REVIEWS

The Return of Hercule Poirot in Sophie Hannah’s The Monogram Murders

The Return of Hercule Poirot in Sophie Hannah’s The Monogram Murders

Whether you realize it or not, we cured death not so long ago—at least when it comes to literary characters. Hercule Poirot, the diminutive and fussy Belgian detective made famous and beloved in 33 novels and other works written by […]

by × November 28, 2014 ×

ASK A LITERARY LADY

Ask a Literary Lady: Is It Rude to Read on Thanksgiving?

Ask a Literary Lady: Is It Rude to Read on Thanksgiving?

Dear Literary Lady, Is it rude to read all day on Thanksgiving? Other than eating turkey and pie, there’s nothing else for me to do but sit around with my family and relatives, and it’s so boring! –R.C., Columbus, OH. […]

by × November 26, 2014 ×

WHAT TO READ NEXT

What to Read Next if You Never Stopped Loving Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown

What to Read Next if You Never Stopped Loving Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown

Like so many readers, I first discovered Robin McKinley’s Newbery Award—winning epic fantasy novel The Hero and the Crown as a teenager. Dragged along to a yard sale with my mother, I decided to look through a jumble of old books piled into […]

by × November 25, 2014 ×

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

10 Fictional Families We’d Love to Spend The Holidays With

10 Fictional Families We’d Love to Spend The Holidays With

The holidays are about spending time with your family. They’re also about drinking more wine than usual and stuffing your face with stuffing, various types of brittle, and all-of-the-cheese-there-is in a bid to keep you from throttling said family within […]

by × November 25, 2014 ×

PAGE TO SCREEN

5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

Good books sometimes get turned into movies. And good long books (The Hobbit, I’m looking at you), or good books that are especially action-packed (hey there, Mockingjay) are sometimes turned into multiple movies. Now, it looks like another planned book-to-movie project will be […]

by × November 24, 2014 ×

MOVIE REVIEWS

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

If the Hob still existed, everyone (read: Greasy Sae) would be gossiping about whether or not they can survive Mockingjay being chopped in half for the final two Hunger Games films. Tributes, I have been beyond the fence and can tell you: YOU WILL NOT […]

by × November 21, 2014 ×

COP STORIES

5 Cop Books that Hit the Target

5 Cop Books that Hit the Target

Ever wondered what it’s like to guard a crime scene? To chase a suspect down a dark alley, or have shots fired at you? Cops lead a life that’s larger-than-life to most of us, bold and gritty and full of action. If you […]

by × November 21, 2014 ×

WRITTEN IN THE STARS

Literary Astrology: Scorpio

Literary Astrology: Scorpio

Scorpios—not to be confused with Serpico, who, for the record, is an Aries—are magnetic, but be careful not to get too close, because they’ll sting. Born between October 23 and November 22, Scorpios are brave, ambitious, super-focused, loyal, and mysterious. […]

by × November 20, 2014 ×

ASK A LITERARY LADY

HELP—My Friend Takes Credit for the Books I Recommend!

HELP—My Friend Takes Credit for the Books I Recommend!

Ask Ginni, our resident Literary Lady, anything you want to know about reading and relationships! She’ll comb the books and wrack her brains to help you out with your page-turning problems, your wordy woes, and your novel nuisances. Fire away, […]

by × November 19, 2014 ×