Articles by: Molly Schoemann-McCann

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9 Lesser-Known Baby Names from Classic Books

9 Lesser-Known Baby Names from Classic Books

It may come as no surprise that “Katniss” was a hugely popular baby name in 2013. Great characters in literature often inspire enormous admiration from fans, some of which extends into baby naming. But it is our fondest hope that […]

by × April 17, 2014 ×

PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS

Congratulations to The Goldfinch! And a Look Back at a Decade of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Congratulations to The Goldfinch! And a Look Back at a Decade of Pulitzer Prize Winners

This week Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The spellbinding story of a young boy who survives the tragic loss of his mother and finds himself drawn into the hazardous underbelly of the […]

by × April 15, 2014 ×

B&N BOOKSHELF

Four Books that Celebrate Romance (and Suspense!) This Spring

Four Books that Celebrate Romance (and Suspense!) This Spring

It’s beginning to feel like spring at last! Trees are in bud, tulips are poking up from the soil, and mittens have been tossed to the back of the closet (for now, at least). After months of huddling indoors, it’s […]

by × April 15, 2014 ×

ROMANCE

5 Great Reasons to Read Romance

5 Great Reasons to Read Romance

Despite the fact that romance is an extremely popular genre, romance novels (and the readers who love them) frequently find themselves the unfair target of chronic, kneejerk hateration from those who profess, strongly, that they aren’t fans. But scratch the […]

by × April 10, 2014 ×

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14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

Have you ever wondered what might happen to a beloved book if a certain character said or did something very early on in the story that irrevocably altered the entire course of events? Here are a few seemingly innocuous phrases […]

by × April 7, 2014 ×

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12 Book-Based Perfumes We’d Like to Wear

12 Book-Based Perfumes We’d Like to Wear

The delightful aroma of paper books aside (and yes, there is a perfume that can make you smell like a new book), don’t you sometimes wish you could bottle the fragrance of a particularly great read? Some stories are so […]

by × March 31, 2014 ×

THE READING LIFE

21 Signs You are REALLY Into Your Book

21 Signs You are REALLY Into Your Book

While some books are easier to put down than others, every voracious reader occasionally has a moment when they realize, “I am really into the book I’m reading right now. Really.” Here are a few signs that you are enjoying your […]

by × March 28, 2014 ×

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If Classic Authors Could Promote Their Books on Twitter

If Classic Authors Could Promote Their Books on Twitter

It’s difficult to imagine how authors used to promote their books before the heady days of Twitter. Did they do readings? Stand on the corner handing out flyers? Did they use their mouths to say actual words about the book […]

by × March 27, 2014 ×

VICTORIAN LITERATURE

The Best Pickup Methods From Victorian Literature

The Best Pickup Methods From Victorian Literature

When it came to finding the love of her life, your average Victorian lady was far from helpless—as a matter of fact, she had more than a few tricks up her sleeve. Sure, she couldn’t just call up a boy […]

by × March 20, 2014 ×