Sci-fi & Fantasy
B&N Author Events
Biography & Memoir
The Reading Life
health and wellness
5 Books To Help You Step Up Your Beauty and Style Routine
I’m constantly looking for ways to step up my beauty and style routine, and I’m a sucker for a flashy blog post. Doesn’t matter if...
Celebrate Movember with the 6 Greatest Fictional Mustaches
Hail the hirsute, usher in the unshaven, and salute the stubble, for the month of mustaches is upon us. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may...
7 Books that Belong on Your Social Media–Obsessed Friend’s Shelf
We all have that friend who is all over the place every time we log on. Whether it’s a picture of their iced coffee or neighbor’s welcome mat or a...
The Best Names in Literature to Give Your Cat
When a sweet orange stray cat wandered into our lives recently (and our hearts, and also all over my laptop keyboard whenever I sit at my desk), my husband...
boy meets girl
5 Fictional Tropes We’ll Never Get Tired Of
Clichés get a bad rap these days, but is it really deserved? After all, in a complicated world, where good doesn’t always triumph over evil, isn’t it...
What’s Up With All the Animals in Bestselling Mystery Titles?
If you read a lot of mysteries and thrillers, you may have noticed that a string of recent bestsellers have animals in their titles: The Cuckoo’s...
The Rise of Ordinal Numbers in Book Titles
The use of ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) in book titles in certainly nothing new— think of books like The Fourth Turning, by Strauss and...
How to Take a Bookshelfie (The Book Nerd’s Selfie)
Bless the internet, for it has given us a new way to share our awesome/pretentious/embarrassing book recommendations while also taking a selfie. Yup, that...
6 Characters Who Created Fake Profiles
“Catfish” (someone who creates a fake online profile to find love or friendship) are all over our screens, from the 2010 documentary to...
What’s Your Ideal Literature-Inspired Tattoo?
You can tell a lot about a person from his tattoos. Generally, if someone has gone through the process of choosing a tattoo and actually getting inked, the...
Is Farm Lit the New Chick Lit?
The term “chick lit” makes me want to burn a bra, with its demeaning label and insinuation that literature written for and about women must be...
Short and Sweet: The Rise of the One-Word Title
I realized yesterday while looking through my massive stacks of upcoming and recently released novels that there are a remarkable number of one-word...