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WRITTEN IN THE STARS

Literary Astrology: Sagittarius

Literary Astrology: Sagittarius

We come full circle on the Literary Zodiac this month with Sagittarius. Represented by the archer, more specifically a mythical half-horse humanoid archer, Sagittarians (November 22–December 21) are generally good-natured, optimistic, and generous, despite the fact that they’re always given birthday-slash-holiday […]

by × December 29, 2014 ×

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S!

9 Characters We Resolve to Be More Like in 2015

9 Characters We Resolve to Be More Like in 2015

Considering the sheer quantity of baked goods that has traveled coast to coast this holiday season, it would be easy to peg weight loss or fitness as a New Year’s resolution. But let’s be real: same story, different chapter. You […]

by × December 29, 2014 ×

BAH HUMBUG!

The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

The holidays usually bring out the best in people, but every so often you witness the worst. That woman who had a tantrum in the checkout line? The parents fighting over the last toy on the shelf? In most cases, it’s […]

by × December 18, 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 ×

SUPERNATURAL CREATURES

7 Bad Witches We Adore

7 Bad Witches We Adore

Books about witches are great every day of the year. I will happily read about witches on Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and every day in between. But around Halloween, I, and everyone else in the universe, really start craving a good witch—by which […]

by × October 30, 2014 ×

HALLOWEEN

Easy Peasy DIY Costumes for Book Lovers

Easy Peasy DIY Costumes for Book Lovers

Halloween is the perfect time to love up on your literary muses. You can make a sandwich board and go as a book, or pull together some clothes in a nod to your favorite character or a notorious author. Check […]

by × October 28, 2014 ×

WRITTEN IN THE STARS

Literary Astrology: Libra

Literary Astrology: Libra

Suave, romantic, and easygoing, but also indecisive and sometimes gullible, Libras, born between September 23 and October 23, are the Lebowskis of the Zodiac. One can easily imagine a Libra sipping a White Russian while chatting you up at the […]

by × October 24, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

5 Supporting Characters who Deserve Their Own Books

5 Supporting Characters who Deserve Their Own Books

Pity the literary supporting character. Unlike television, which has never met a minor supporting character it doesn’t want to parlay into an uneven, unwatched spinoff, literature by and large leaves many of its most interesting characters languishing in the background, […]

by × September 25, 2014 ×

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

Our Favorite Heroines of Banned Books

Our Favorite Heroines of Banned Books

Being a character in a banned book is no joke—you’re dealing with enough sex, drugs, and violence to find yourself kicked off of library shelves around the world. We hear about the male rebels, the Holden Caulfields and the Jay […]

by × September 22, 2014 ×