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4 Books Proving Witches Are the New Vampires

4 Books Proving Witches Are the New Vampires

When vampires slithered out of the literary spotlight and back to the darker crevices of the bookstore, apocalyptic fiction rushed in to fill the gap. While we loved watching Katniss and the gang claw their way to the top of […]

by × April 22, 2014 ×

HISTORICAL FICTION

6 Bad Girls of Historical Fiction

6 Bad Girls of Historical Fiction

Though the genre may suggest narratives covered in a fine layer of dust, rooted as they are in ancient artifacts like crinkled letters and age-dark paintings, historical fiction is actually pretty sensational, often brought to life by quirky casts of […]

by × April 21, 2014 ×

THE READING LIFE

99 Book Nerd Problems

99 Book Nerd Problems

Cause we’ve got 99 problems, but having nothing to read ain’t one. 1. You’ll never get to read your favorite book again for the first time. 2. The weird look your coworkers give you when they find out your “awesome […]

by × April 21, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

6 of Our Favorite Redheads in Literature

6 of Our Favorite Redheads in Literature

Only four percent of the global population rocks naturally red hair, but their representation in literature is way higher. After all, endowing a character with a mop of ginger locks is basically a shorthand way of saying, “Hey reader—this person […]

by × April 21, 2014 ×

THE READING LIFE

The 12 Stages of Literary Matchmaking

The 12 Stages of Literary Matchmaking

If you’re a bibliophile, being asked to recommend a book is similar to the harrowing experience of setting up two of your friends. Sure, it’s a great honor and a great responsibility, but playing cupid is playing with fire. You’re […]

by × April 18, 2014 ×

WHAT TO READ NEXT

What to Read Next if You Liked Life After Life, Eleanor & Park, Flash Boys, Paper Towns, or The Things They Carried

What to Read Next if You Liked Life After Life, Eleanor & Park, Flash Boys, Paper Towns, or The Things They Carried

If you were entranced by the temporal puzzle box Kate Atkinson constructed around World War II in Life After Life, in which a young woman lives her life again and again, experiencing different aspects of wartime London, Connie Willis’s much-admired two-part […]

by × April 18, 2014 ×

INDIE ROUNDUP

April Indie Books Roundup!

April Indie Books Roundup!

We love independent publishers, but great indie releases have a way of getting past us. Enter the Indie Roundup, a monthly review of new books we’re excited about from independent, university, and small presses we love. Maybe it’s the extra […]

by × April 18, 2014 ×

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Reading Recommendations for the Cast of Mad Men

Reading Recommendations for the Cast of Mad Men

It’s finally happening: the final season of AMC’s sexy, smoky, scotch-drenched series Mad Men. No other show in the history of television has made us fall so deeply in love with sunken living rooms, bygone fonts, emphysema, and aerodynamic breasts. […]

by × April 17, 2014 ×

LEMONY SNICKET

Why is Jude Law the Quintessential Cinematic “Author” Character?

Why is Jude Law the Quintessential Cinematic “Author” Character?

If you’ve seen Wes Anderson’s new super-meta comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel, you know that, in typical Anderson style, it involves several layers of a narrative onion, which the writer/director peels back perhaps more efficiently than ever before. (If you […]

by × April 17, 2014 ×