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SCARY STORIES

6 Great Books to Read on a Dark and Stormy Night

6 Great Books to Read on a Dark and Stormy Night

You’re home alone, the wind is howling, and a steady rain is beating down heavily against your window. You put on your most comfortable pair of pajamas, pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate, and prepare to cozy up on […]

by × August 15, 2014 ×

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

6 Book-Based Apps We Wish Existed

6 Book-Based Apps We Wish Existed

Just try to name a day-to-day problem that an app can’t fix. Forgot where you’re going and need directions? There’s an app for that. Too lazy to blow out your own birthday candles? No, seriously, there’s an app. Apps run […]

by × July 25, 2014 ×

WHAT TO READ NEXT

What to Read Next if You Liked The Fault in Our Stars, Skin Game, Mr. Mercedes, China Dolls,or Congratulations, By the Way

What to Read Next if You Liked The Fault in Our Stars, Skin Game, Mr. Mercedes, China Dolls,or Congratulations, By the Way

What’s that? You’ve cried your eyes sandpaper dry and rent all your garments reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars then watching the movie and then reading it again and filling a bathtub with your tears, and you’re still looking for […]

by × June 12, 2014 ×

HA!

14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

Have you ever wondered what might happen to a beloved book if a certain character said or did something very early on in the story that irrevocably altered the entire course of events? Here are a few seemingly innocuous phrases […]

by × April 7, 2014 ×

LITERARY RIVALRIES

Joe Hill vs. Stephen King, and 4 More Father-Son Literary Rivalries

Joe Hill vs. Stephen King, and 4 More Father-Son Literary Rivalries

When the nominations for the 2014 Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel were announced last month, it was a very good day for upstart novelist Joe Hill—his second full-length book, NOS4A2, earned a nomination for the year’s top honor. […]

by × March 14, 2014 ×

VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentines From 7 of Our Favorite Literary Characters

Valentines From 7 of Our Favorite Literary Characters

Fun fact: I have always been single on February 14, whether it be due to a fight with a current beau or a spate of prolonged singledom. But I’ve always found ways of enjoying this holiday, traditionally earmarked for those […]

by × February 14, 2014 ×

HALLOWEEN

The Halloween IQ Test: How Many Lines From Classic Spooky Reads Can You Identify?

The Halloween IQ Test: How Many Lines From Classic Spooky Reads Can You Identify?

From Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat, you’ve got a range of Halloween reads to choose from today—containing more than a few unforgettable lines. Think you’re well versed in the spooky stuff? […]

by × October 31, 2013 ×

STEPHEN KING

5 Reasons to Read Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s Sequel to The Shining

5 Reasons to Read Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s Sequel to The Shining

Way back in 1977, Stephen King’s third novel and horrific tour de force, The Shining, was published. It tells the story of Jack Torrance, an alcoholic caretaker who descends into madness one winter and attempts to kill his wife, Wendy, […]

by × October 17, 2013 ×

MOVIES

6 Reasons The Book Is (Almost Always) Better Than The Movie

6 Reasons The Book Is (Almost Always) Better Than The Movie

It’s undeniable that a book original usually blasts its movie version out of the water. But why is that so? Below, six reasons books almost always take the cake. Filmmakers, consider this your cheat sheet for bringing book-based movies more […]

by × October 2, 2013 ×