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AUTHORS YOU NEED TO READ

5 Ways Authors Met Each Other Before Twitter

5 Ways Authors Met Each Other Before Twitter

So who here would like to meet a famous author? Ok, let’s see—all of you? That’s what I thought. Don’t you think famous authors, before they made it big, felt the same way? Sure, they did. Nowadays, through sites like […]

by × January 31, 2014 ×

BOOK LOVERS

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

You can admit it—you kiiinnndaa think you could’ve saved Anna Karenina—she’d be that good kind of crazy under your mellowing influence. Katniss is crushworthy (her temper, indecisiveness, and sulkiness are totally charming), Elizabeth Bennett’s pride never bothered you, and with […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

FOR WRITERS

The MFA in a Box

The MFA in a Box

So now that the whole “New Year, New You” thing has worn off, you’re second guessing your resolution to go back to school for your MFA, aren’t you? You started crunching the numbers. Your mom asked if you were bored. […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

5 Big Families in Fiction

5 Big Families in Fiction

We, the members of large families, are a rare bunch. People just don’t have as many kids as they used to, and this has made big families exotic anomalies. Whenever I tell someone that I’m the youngest of seven kids, the news is met […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

FILM ADAPTATIONS

What Book Adaptation Are You Most Excited to See Onscreen in 2014?

What Book Adaptation Are You Most Excited to See Onscreen in 2014?

Lights! Camera! Adaptations! Do you know what my favorite kind of movie is? The kind that’s based on books. And 2014 is chock-a-block with cinematic adaptations of some of your favorite novels, nonfiction, and naptime reading. Below are some of […]

by × January 29, 2014 ×

LITERARY ASTROLOGY

Literary Astrology: Aquarius

Literary Astrology: Aquarius

Celebrating their birthdays between January 20 and February 18, Aquarians (not to be confused with antiquarians, though the two are not mutually exclusive) are socially conscious world-changers. Sometimes, however, their big hearts are concealed behind unemotional, aloof, or sarcastic exteriors. […]

by × January 29, 2014 ×

LOVE STORIES

The Most Memorable Marriage Proposals in Literature

The Most Memorable Marriage Proposals in Literature

Happy Engagement Season! What? You weren’t aware that engagements have their very own season? They sure do, according to the modern wedding industry. It’s the stretch between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. You know, sort of like hunting season: better pull […]

by × January 29, 2014 ×

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

10 Middle Grade Books That Adults Will Love, Too

10 Middle Grade Books That Adults Will Love, Too

This past fall, I read and adored R.J. Palacio’s best-selling middle grade novel Wonder. It’s a riveting tearjerker about a boy named Auggie, who was born with a severe facial deformity and is entering the ruthless halls of middle school for […]

by × January 28, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

Four Books That Will Inspire You to Renew Your Resolutions

Four Books That Will Inspire You to Renew Your Resolutions

January is a month made for reinvention, inspiration, and new experiences…but it’s been so cold that by now you’ve probably traded in your treadmill for a Toblerone, and your passport for a Snuggie. If you’re looking to recapture that sense […]

by × January 28, 2014 ×