Characters

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, Leos can frequently be found on Broadway and in Hollywood.  A Leo’s M.O. is to make […]

by × August 20, 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 ×

CURSES

Get the Soap: 4 Characters With Dirty Mouths

Get the Soap: 4 Characters With Dirty Mouths

Profanity in books is a topic people never tire of debating. Is it okay, is it useful, will it corrupt the youth? (Won’t someone please think of the children?) I remember my high school English teacher being simply aghast at […]

by × August 8, 2014 ×

CELEBRITY BOOKSHELVES

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Their Favorite Books

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Their Favorite Books

What is happiness? Is it love, success, the achievement of dreams, and spiritual fulfillment? Or is it a bowl of sugary cereal, pj’s and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opening credits on a Saturday morning? Ask a child of the […]

by × August 6, 2014 ×

WRITTEN IN THE STARS

Literary Astrology: Gemini

Literary Astrology: Gemini

Fun fact about Geminis: Their most erogenous zones are their hands and arms. How does this play into our literary astrological charting? Not at all! But if you’re successful in using this information to pick up a stranger in a […]

by × June 27, 2014 ×

HA!

If Famous Literary Characters Had Online Dating Profiles

If Famous Literary Characters Had Online Dating Profiles

It seems like all my friends are looking for love online these days. Whether they’re searching for the One or just the One Right Now, they all know that perfecting their online dating profile is a big deal. Your profile […]

by × June 23, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

To Celebrate Top Secret Twenty-One, Here Are 6 Reasons We Love Stephanie Plum

To Celebrate Top Secret Twenty-One, Here Are 6 Reasons We Love Stephanie Plum

Top Secret Twenty-One, the 21st book in Janet Evanovich’s blockbuster Stephanie Plum series, is out today, and I for one can’t wait to sink my teeth into it. I’ve been hooked on the adventures of one Miss Plum, the mysterious Ranger, and […]

by × June 17, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

7 Characters In Need of Origin Stories

7 Characters In Need of Origin Stories

The box-office success of Disney’s Maleficent proves two things: 1) There will always be a vehicle for Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones, and 2) People love a good backstory. For every interesting or marginally interesting fictional character out there, there are clusters […]

by × June 13, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

The 8 Best Siblings in Fiction

The 8 Best Siblings in Fiction

Whether you love them or want to throw them out the window, there’s no denying siblings are a nonstop story parade. In multi-child families, siblings are our formative rivals, allies, bosses, confidantes, and defenders, so it’s hardly a surprise that […]

by × June 12, 2014 ×