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6 Essential Writing Tips From Literary Geniuses Read anything and everything. News articles. Blogs. Books. Research journals. Magazines. Even the backs of cereal boxes or children's fairytales. Reading is crucial to grasping the art of literature. Why? It's fundamental that exposure to brilliant writing inspires us to write better.

A Letter to My Students as We Face the Pandemic It's all happening so fast. Paula has what we are hoping is just a bad cold, and I am doing a lot of inept caregiving. Our dogs can feel that something weird is going on. But I guess what I'm trying to say is that the world is like a sleeping tiger and we tend to live our lives there on its back.

When is the Right Time to Hire a Book Editor? Consider honing your skills first. Read "Elements of Style" and "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." If you're writing fiction, "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers" is a great book too. Hone your book as best as you can.

How to Read 30 Poems in 30 days It might seem like a small enough challenge, poems tend to be shorter, and a quicker read. But that isn't what this is about, this is about reading poetry with real purpose, looking for something, going deeper, seeing how it can grow us as poets and writers ourselves.

Personal Space: Sue William Silverman on Being Fascinated with the Thing You Fear Most On the debut episode of Personal Space: The Memoir Show, Sari Botton talks to Sue William Silverman about her seventh book, How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences, a memoir in essays published by the University of Nebraska Press on March 1st.

Mission Creek Underground: Garth Greenwell on Ordinary Happiness Because we can't be together for Creek Week celebrating music, literature, and community, we are sharing six virtual performances from Mission Creek artists in a series we're calling Mission Creek Underground.

Research Your Writing Like A Pro You don't wake up every day with an amazingly mind-blowing idea to write about. It happened to most of us at least a couple of times. Or maybe more. And it's ok. Sometimes you need to push yourself to write and find that fruitful thread of thought that will shape your vision.

Literary Echoes of the Last Great Depression More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment this week. Like everything else we've experienced recently, it is impossible to express all the sadness and pain wrapped inside that unprecedented statistic.

Why Does Writing Matter? Why You Should Write When You Worry it Doesn't Ever wonder why does writing matter? Or worse, does writing matter? Here are three reasons writing matters. To put it more boldly, here are three reasons your writing matters right now. Remembering the past can be comforting, painful, and every emotion in between.

Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores. James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year.

Writers, Please Don't Buy Into the FOMO Bait As a writer and social media strategist, I like to think my clickbait meter is pretty accurate. I even had a manager once who changed every single blog headline I wrote to something that was undeniably clickbait. It drove me nuts and made me embarrassed to share my work.

Links I love Hey friends, I hope you have a lovely-and safe-weekend ahead of you. I'm sharing some good reads to get you started, including this great news: the ebook for my book I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life is on sale right now for 99 cents.

"Little Fires Everywhere" Asks Whether Art-Or Parenthood-Is Theft For these reasons, the series approach is a benefit for the Hulu adaptation of Celeste Ng's New York Times best-selling Little Fires Everywhere, which is very much about those creative reiterations and alterations.

7 Books About Women in the Desert A desert is a place with little rain, a dry place where plants struggle, where animals struggle, and only those creatures who have adapted themselves to the harsh winds and sun can survive. A desert is extremely hot, but it can also be stunningly cold, like Antarctica-a desert of ice and snow.

These Artists Are Making Free Coloring Pages For You To Enjoy These coloring sheets by beloved artists are freebies and will keep you busy for hours getting creative.

15 Dragon Books for Kids: Picture Books, Early Readers, & Chapter Books All dragons are terrible. Obviously. But the dragon in this story is especially naughty. He scribbles in books, steals candy from baby unicorns, and even throws toilet paper on the castle. The king offers a reward to whoever can tame the dragon.

3 New Bookish Podcasts Created for Life in Quarantine Samin Nosrat, author of the bestselling Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, and Hrishikesh Hirway, podcaster extraordinaire behind such hits as Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly, team up to answer listener questions about how to make the most of what's in our cupboards and fridges during quarantine.

15 Great New LGBTQ Middle Grade Books In 2017 I wrote Book Riot's second round-up of LGBTQ middle grade in response to the first LGBTQ middle grade list in 2016. It was really exciting to see three years ago how much queer and trans content was picking up in books for this age group.

The 7 Kinds of Books You Read During a Global Pandemic Next classic in the queue? The Master and the Margarita, because Lit Hub told me to and because I'm self-isolating with a roommate who said, and I quote, "The Master and the Margarita is…my book." Turns out my motivation to read classic literature skyrockets when I'm stuck inside with someone who I can force to discuss it with me.

All This Energy Callin' Me: Cleveland Haunts! Some of my friend at work have heard about my quest to graphic novelize the haunted history of the United States and are aiding my noble endeavor by helping me find appropriate locations within driving distance of Pittsburgh. Some of which we're considering going to check out in person.

Con Love: Romantic Stories Set at Cons I'm sure we all do at this point. But I've been living vicariously through a few people who are living their best lives at the fake or real cons of their choice, and realized there are a bunch of books that I've really liked that take place at cons or have a strong con component.

Books Like Animal Crossing to Broaden Your New Horizons However, there comes a time when your little villager self has to head to bed, so while they sleep or wait for the store to open, here are some books that evoke that sweet Animal Crossing goodness to check out!

6 Books Like IN THE DREAM HOUSE for Your Reading Pleasure Looking for more books like In the Dream House? There are some gems on this list of queer audiobook memoirs. If it's the experimental nature of some of these books that you love, check out this great list of books that play with text and genre. If it's unusual formats you're looking for, we've got you covered there, too.

A Reading List for Bookish Girls Beyond LITTLE WOMEN: The List List #394 Your weekly roundup of literary links around the web!

Why 2020 Will Be A Great Year for Graphic Novels: Critical Linking, April 3, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by our giveaway of a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble! Enter here. "Craig Thompson's story of his high-school love, Blankets, still resonates beyond the college crowd it captivated back in 2003.

Lit Hub Daily: April 3, 2020 THESE TIMES: Some practical advice on how to set up your new home office • More personalized book recommendations to make quarantine more bearable. - Lit Hub "Nature is a problem we can't engineer our way out of. But, like the beavers, we might engineer our way back into it." What the beaver can teach us about innovative conservation.

The Reporter Who Exposed the Opioid Crisis Has a New Book, but No Job What is big is its reputation for fight. The paper's unofficial motto is "Sustained Outrage," and, in West Virginia, there is plenty to be outraged about. Underdogs are everywhere. At the Gazette-Mail, Eyre's career has been the stuff of quiet legend.

Writing from the Bottom Rung: How to Sustain Your Creativity During a Pandemic I stare at my computer screen and wonder what the hell is wrong. I mean, I wrote through Lyme disease, even on the days when my brain barely worked. Quarantine day three. I scribble in my notebook. There are no words even though I feel so full of words I might explode.

Our Personalized Quarantine Book Recommendations, Round 3 Two weeks ago, we put out a call asking that those of you who need something good to read in this trying, frightening time, might send us a few of your favorite books so we could recommend a good book for you to read. And turns out quite a lot of you are looking for something new to read!

Days Without Name: On Time in the Time of Coronavirus A few weeks ago, while I awaited results from a Covid-19 test after a significant uptick in my asthma and a general feeling of sickness, I quarantined myself in a friend's studio apartment for eight days. How lucky I was to have gotten a test -and to ultimately receive negative results.

What the Beaver Can Teach Us About Innovative Conservation The man appeared suddenly, out of the darkness and around the bend. He was standing to the side of the asphalt, near the edge of the floodlights illuminating a barricade of orange traffic barrels and, beyond, a great pile of dirt disappearing into the night.

Once Upon a Time, the NRA Stood Up to the Gun Industry During the presidential election of 1936, which would end in an overwhelming victory for the incumbent, Franklin D. Roosevelt, an unsigned editorial appeared in the NRA organ, the American Rifleman, that is worth quoting at length:. This is a political year.

Meet Zimmy, the Quarantine Dog The new puppy is named Zimmerman. He looks like a project abandoned by a kindergarten class. They assembled him from scraps, began coloring with a black marker, got bored and started daubing at his body, then quit altogether. He's half Australian cattle dog and half chihuahua.

How to Organize Your Home Office Life breeds paperwork-bills, bank state­ments, receipts and subscriptions that accu­mulate with the years. The I.R.S. requires you to keep tax returns for several years, and some documents indefinitely. Homes have paper trails, too, with warranties, mortgage documents and insurance poli­cies.

The Time Giuseppe Verdi and Battled Actual Censorship The issue of defining free speech has arisen each year that I have lived in Italy. For me, it goes straight to my heart. Sometimes it touches an identity pertaining to country, sometimes it centers on denial, on censorship and its array of meanings to an individual.

Lakewood They told Lena that to maintain privacy, all buildings were disguised as part of Great Lakes Shipping Company. The closest intake office to Lena was only a mile and a half walk from her dorm-she recognized the address when they said it.

Cosy Reading Night TBR - Stay at Home Club II - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Introducing Copper Canyon’s Launch Party Livestream To the first of Copper Canyon Press’s weekly series of free livestreaming book launch readings in the month of April. The Launch Party Livestream series will introduce you to twelve brilliant…

Mary Poppins is launching a children’s book podcast. There are no shortage of celebrities who’ve been using social media to read to children and fundraise for some of the kids most affected by the impact of COVID-19.

Little Women pulled a Game of Thrones. With all this time on our hands, we can approach new books and other media with great care, taking note of things we might have otherwise missed. The most attentive among us have already proven up to the task.

Rekindled: Andrew Altschul in Conversation With Ellen Meeropol On this episode of Rekindled, Andrew Altschul is in conversation with Ellen Meeropol. Andrew Altschul's third novel, The Gringa, was published the day before the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic.

Harry Dodge: My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing Harry Dodge’s My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing shifts its scale from the cosmos to viruses.

Episode 494 - Smoke Ghost Episode 494 - Smoke Ghost Listen on Patreon A month of puttin' on the Fritz Leiber blazes up with Smoke Ghost! Support our sponsor: The Thornclaw Manor Illustrated Poker Deck and Art Book! Special thanks to our reader Mike Mason of Chaosium! Next up: Terror from the Depths!

How to Spin a Single Topic into a Dozen Different Articles As a content writer or freelance journalist, a little learning can go a very long way. In the course of your career, you may become quite expert in a particular topic, perhaps because of a job you once had, or because you once had to do a lot of research or interviews in that area, or just through first-hand experience.

Emily St. John Mandel on ‘Predicting’ the Pandemic On this episode of Sheltering, Emily Saint John Mandel speaks with Maris Kreizman about her recently released novel, The Glass Hotel.

It's Raining Books! - Book Storm #7 I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

This livestream of a bird library is perfect quarantine viewing for you and a cat. What is a bird library, you may ask? It’s a library for birds. It’s in Virginia. It has a tiny chair and a bookshelf and there are seeds all over the floor. Don’t overthink it. Here is the bird library.

Brick Wall Book Haul. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Baking, Reading & Watching At Home - Vlog I'm a writer and reader who loves to travel. To learn more about me and my writing, please go to www.rosemannering.com. F

How to Writing More Every Day Most successful writers will tell you that the key to success is writing more - preferably putting out a new article every day, but very few will tell you how to achieve that.

READING VLOG: 500+ Pages & A New Fav Book! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

2020 International Booker Prize Shortlist Announced Honoring the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, the International Booker Prize has announced its 2020 shortlist. This year's shortlist features titles translated from five languages: Spanish, German, Dutch, Farsi, and Japanese, with authors who hail from six countries.

Take this quiz to find out which fictional character’s personality matches yours. Perhaps you would be interested in knowing which fictional character you most resemble. I know, I know, you’ve heard this before, but let me tell you: this is no slapdash BuzzFeed personality quiz.

The Isolation Journals is the push you need to write right now. You told yourself that you were going to use this extra down time to Actually Sit Down and Write Something. And instead, you find yourself falling asleep on the couch night after night, drifting through several hours of Love Island and Say Yes to the Dress.

Books I Want to Read in April! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

April TBR - YOU Pick my TBR - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Write Where You Are I have a pretty good idea where you are. It's the same place I am. At home. In lockdown or quarantine. Maybe you're feeling confined. Longing to write, but thinking you don't have anything to write about. I beg to differ. There's plenty of writing material within the four walls of your home.

7 favorite independent bookstores that are doing great things I love visiting independent bookstores. I'm a regular at my local store, and visit new ones every opportunity I get. One of the reasons I was so excited about heading out on the road for Don't Overthink It is I'd get to experience so many old favorites and new-to-me shops.

The 2020 International Booker Prize Shortlist is mostly women. Today, the Booker Prize committee announced the shortlist for this year’s International Booker Prize-awarded annually to the best book written in any language, translated into English, and published in the UK or Ireland. The prize, £50,000, will be split evenly between author and translator of the winning book.

Why Every Writer Should Invest in Their Workspace How often do you go to a coffee shop, enjoy the soothing ambiance, and write like your hair is on fire? Is it because it's so pretty? Is it that you're working in an area that isn't cluttered? After all, there are actually scientific reasons for why we magically turn into productivity machines when we're at a coffee shop.

I Can't Write About the Pandemic, But I Can't Write About Anything Else I have a few different book projects I've been thinking about. I was trying to figure out which one to start first when COVID-19 happened. Now I really don't know what to do. None of the projects I want to write seem important, considering all that could happen.

Free or Cheap Resources for Emerging Writers For emerging writers, getting published for the first time can seem like a tremendous undertaking. Either you don't know where to start, or no one wants to take a chance on publishing a newcomer. There is where you might ask, well, then how do you get published?

8 of the Most Comforting Comics for Trying Times - Book Riot However you cope, there's a comic to take your mind off the drama…unless, of course, drama is your jam… Pieces of a dead god scattered around the world with the potential to be used as horrific super weapons? No problem. There's a former Batman sidekick for that.

Postcards Of Kindness is What We Need Right Now - Make Them Bookish Postcards of Kindness is a UK initiative to get postcards to people in nursing homes. Here's how on school librarian turned it into a bookish project.

5 Haunted House Stories Creaky floorboards and cold spots? Is the threat of the supernatural enough to qualify an abode as haunted? I'm inclined to say no. I think all a house needs to be haunted is a lot of unresolved personal dilemmas and a very large, very threatening elephant in the room.

20 Great Writing Prompts for Kids, and Kids' Books About Writing These writing prompts for kids will keep them entertained for hours, and these kids' books about writing are here to encourage your budding author.

10 of the Best Ownvoices Autism Books for Autism Acceptance Month It's Autism Acceptance Month and these fiction and nonfiction autism books are here to help you expand your understanding of autism.

Bee Bookish: Literary Gifts for Bee Fanatics These literary gifts featuring bees will set your heart buzzing.

7 Books About Magic Schools for Every Reader Though Harry Potter might be one of the most easily recognizable books about magic schools, the sub-genre is an essential pocket of the fantasy genre, and there are many of them beyond Hogwarts. And lucky for you, we have a list of magic schools where anyone might want to go to to learn magic.

Best Comics We Read January-March 2020 We asked our contributors to share the best comic book, graphic novel, or webcomic that they read from January to March, including new, old, and upcoming. So prepare for a great list of comics you'll also want to read because there's a cookbook, an unbeatable squirrel, women wrestling, '90s nostalgia, travelogue / memoir, and more!

Tales of a Library Unicorn: In Which the Children Resist Structure One day, I promise to tell you all about the ways my children break and mend my heart with their generosity, their compassion, their creativity, their radical acceptance. But goddexxes above, their resistance is incredibly funny. So today, I'm telling you about that.

Book Fetish: Volume 399 Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 399, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, accessories, reading tools, and more from around the web! Cat Book Ends: These rotund cats make me very happy and I just know they'd look adorable on my shelves. The White Way of Delight Enamel Pin: Celebrate Anne Shirley's marvelous imagination with this lovely pin!

6 of the Best YA Series About Dragons for Your TBR - Book Riot Here are six YA series about dragons. Number of Books Published: 3. Start With: Prophecy. In the Seven Kingdoms, the most powerful warrior is a girl with unsetting yellow eyes. As the only female in the army, Kira is an outcast who is despised by almost everyone in her home of Hansong, despite being a talented demon slayer.

Featured Trailer: Batman: Last Knight On Earth Watch this week's featured trailer: BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo!

Samuel L. Jackson Reads STAY THE F - AT HOME: Critical Linking, April 2, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by our giveaway of a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble! Enter here. "Samuel L. Jackson has a clear message for those who still aren't adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Lit Hub Daily: April 2, 2020 THESE TIMES: An improbably true parable for the pandemic age: Paul Auster on the wolves of Stanislav · What does your go-to quarantine read say about you? · Here's how you can help out during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wolves of Stanislav: An Improbably True Parable for the Pandemic Age Does an event have to be true in order to be accepted as true, or does belief in the truth of an event already make it true, even if the thing that supposedly happened did not happen?

What Your Go-To Quarantine Read Says About You As I write this, more than 250 million people have been ordered to stay at home in attempt to slow the coronavirus pandemic. For many of those those lucky enough to be simply quarantined and not sick, the days have been filled with stress baking, worrying, stress cleaning, worrying, and reading.

Surveillance Capitalism and the Internet of Things On a September night in 2017, New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and his wife were getting ready to sleep when a blood-curdling shriek arose from the bedside. It was Alexa. "The voice assistant began to wail, like a child screaming in a horror-movie dream," Manjoo later recalled.

Finding, Hiding, Hoarding: On Making Art From Trash For a few years I was looking for a place to be-unsettled, wandering years. Whenever I'd find myself in a new city, I'd give myself a task: to gather three pieces of ephemera, which I could then use, at some later point in the day, to make a collage. This ephemera was usually paper.

Women in War: On Great Correspondents Past and Present In the opening scene of Bearing Witness, the 2005 documentary by Barbara Kopple that examines the work of women war correspondents in Iraq during the Second Gulf War, Al Jazeera journalist May Ying Welsh explains why she was at a dangerous flashpoint in international conflict.

Foxed, Fuddled, Swallowed a Hare, and Other Words for “Drunk” First published in 1785, A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is one of the first lexicons of English slang, compiled by the artist, militia captain, and antiquarian Francis Grose.

The Writing Conference That Ended in a Russian Police Station I'm drunk and on the Nevsky Prospekt, the street that carves Saint Petersburg in half, tugging at the sleeves of strangers. I'm trying to explain what a wallet is without using any word in Russian that means anything close to wallet.

The Irresistible Dream of a Prepper’s Life It is no exaggeration to say that the inegalitarianism of the past 40 years-the results of which were also distributed unequally to different populations, with the result that some of the relatively unfortunate blamed their problems on the more unfortunate-resulted in Trump.

Oh Wonder” It's the garden spider who eats her mistakes at the end of day so she can billow in the lung of night, dangling from an insecure branch. or caught on the coral spur of a dove's foot and sleep, her spinnerets trailing radials like ungathered hair. It's a million-pound cumulus.

A Wasta, a Wetta, an Etta, a Moon” "I just want Lorna now," Ray said, and he moved her to the buckboard on the front lawn and twiddled the lens of his Hasselblad until a lean woman showed up clearly, and unexpectedly smiled for him.

C. Baker and P. Phongpaichit, "From the Fifty Jātaka: Selections from the Thai Paññāsa Jātaka" The Jātaka tales, or stories of the Buddha's previous lives as a bodhisatta, are included in the Pāli Canon and have for centuries been a rich source of inspiration in Theravada Buddhism.

4 Elements to Craft Your Author Bio How do you talk about yourself? You just finished writing hundreds of pages. Now it's time to write about yourself: the author bio. An author bio or biography is usually one to two paragraphs about the author. Readers expect to learn something about you.

Stillness as a Form of Action: Tocqueville on Cataclysm as an Antidote to Cultural Complacency and a Catalyst for Growth Even when nothing is happening, something is happening. This is a difficult fact for the human animal to fathom - especially for us modern sapiens, who so ardently worship at the altar of productivity and so readily mistake busyness for effectiveness, for propulsion toward progress.

Tips for People Wanting to Self Publish While many people decide to publish the traditional way or through indie publishers, deciding to self publish is a very valid option. If you want to go this route, know that there are some unique considerations before you go through with the process. Having an idea what you're getting into before hand can help set you up for success.

Antibody: Starring Andrew Altschul, Rachel Lyon, and Michael J. Seidlinger This is episode two of The Antibody Reading Series, a weekly reading and Q and A hosted by Brian Gresko. Tonight’s guests are Andrew Altschul, Rachel Lyon, and Michael J. Seidlinger. You can buy their books from The Antibody's local indie, Greenlight Bookstore or from Bookshop.org:.

Here are the longlists for the Best Translated Book Awards. If you’re looking to read more literature in translation, look no further than the Best Translated Book Awards longlists, which were announced today. The Best Translated Book Awards celebrates the best translated work of fiction and poetry of the past year.

Should I get really into writing poetry during quarantine? Quarantine poetry: Cory Booker is doing it. Bob Dylan is doing it. Should you do it? That’s a question everyone must answer for themselves, but in honor of National Poetry Month, I created a flowchart to guide you as you wrestle with the question of These Times.

John Darnielle becomes the first rock star to judge the National Book Awards. Here he is tweeting about it:. To the best of my knowledge, this makes Darnielle the first ever bonafide rock star judge in the illustrious history of the National Book Awards. As well as being music world famous, Darnielle has in recent years also established himself as an accomplished novelist.

One Single Principle for Getting Started with Your Technical Writing My job as a scientist involves a lot of technical writing, such as scientific reports in academic journals, grant proposals to federal agencies, fellowship application evaluations for trainee committees, and operation procedures for research staff.

Katy Simpson Smith Has More Than a Little Sympathy for the Devil On this episode of Sheltering, Katy Simpson Smith speaks with Maris Kreizman about her recently released novel, The Everlasting.

Alice Notley and the Art of Not Giving a Damn Notley's latest collection, "For the Ride," a sprawling book-length poem, continues her trajectory into the unknown: "anything happens here / in the magic of one's chaos." With its mess of divergent voices, picture-poems, and eccentric locutions, the result is baffling, beautiful, and always fascinatingly Notley.

Some of the best of online poetry, as read by actual poets. Every year, April coughs up poetry month, only this will be a silent one, as far as readings go. I’m not going to pretend we all used to go to them groaning. If you’re reading this blog, a poem has tackled you at least once. Nothing, in my opinion, is more glad-making than a poem read beautifully; a poem said forcefully, with feeling.

If you have a book coming out in the next few months, don’t despair. Flann O’Brien knows your pain. To all the writers with books coming out in April, May, June…November…2021….???:. I know you’re worried. I know that one of the countless disheartening aspects of the COVID-19 shutdown is how little oxygen it leaves for other preoccupations, whether troubling or joyous.

EXCLUSIVE: new reading from You Will Be Safe Here In celebration of its paperback release, Damian Barr gives an exclusive new reading for Salonistas from his debut novel, You Will Be Safe Here. The book is a powerful and urgent novel of two connected South African stories, exploring how the past influences the present and what choices we have - or not - in influencing our destiny.

Wizarding World Introduces Harry Potter at Home Wizarding World, the franchise consisting of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts universe, announced on Twitter that a number of resources will be made available to fans of the series in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mission Creek Underground: A Performance by Elizabeth Moen While we can’t be together for Creek Week celebrating music, literature, and community, we’re happy to share six virtual performances from Mission Creek artists in a series we’re calling Mission Creek Underground.

How a Novel Can Create Suspense When writing a novel, it often happens that you write a good plot, develop extensive characters and also have a very nice writing style and ultimately you are not at all satisfied. This is mostly because you have completely lost sight of a novel's most important asset: suspense.

April Tbr A.k.a All The Readathons I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

How You Can Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic As the days march on and the only thing that feels certain is devastating uncertainty, my colleagues and I consider it both our mission and privilege to help keep readers’ spirits up and do whatever we can to see them through to the other side of this.

Can't Write During Coronavirus? These 4 Tips Will Help Right now, as if you didn't know, we have a bit of a pandemic situation. We're isolated, possibly out of a job, overwhelmed with advice about self-improvement, and probably grieving life as it was before COVID-19. But we're still writers and writers write.

J.K. Rowling is waging war on kids’ boredom with a new digital hub for Harry Potter fans. The real world isn’t looking so great right now, so here’s another option: escape into the Harry Potter universe for a bit with Harry Potter at Home, a digital hub for kids. Hosted at WizardingWorld.com, Harry Potter at Home has craft videos, articles, games, and more ways to engage Harry Potter fans as we pass our time in quarantine.

How to Use the 3×3 Writing Process to Defeat Writer's Block 9 steps to achieve writing flow.

Give money directly to writers through PEN America’s emergency fund. With unemployment skyrocketing in recent days due to the coronavirus pandemic, and writers particularly vulnerable to financial loss, PEN America has re-launched the Writers' Emergency Fund, a way to give money directly to those affected. PEN announced this week that it will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 to writers in acute financial crisis.

Write Now with Jen Manion I'm a professional historian based in Amherst, MA where I teach history at Amherst College. The majority of my writing is historical with an emphasis on the treatment of women in the criminal justice system. More recently, I have been writing about transgender issues, especially people who transed gender in the past.

March Favourites - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

LeVar Burton will read to you on Twitter three times a week. America’s favorite book spokesperson LeVar Burton is taking his talents to Twitter to give readers of all ages a little escapism in the form of a soothing story hour.

March Wrap-Up - 2020 Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

Writing as a Vocation: Lessons from Thomas Merton When you are a writer and you have an unrelated "day job," it can feel like you have a split personality. This could have been the case with Thomas Merton. At many points before, and then living out his vocation as a Catholic Trappist monk, Merton thought that he would have to give up his other calling as a writer.

Your Memory Is Fiction Jessica Andrews's debut novel, Saltwater, is composed in numbered fragments. Andrews explained to me that one of the reasons she wanted a non-chronological structure was very much to do with memory as shrapnel.

Comics Collected Editions To Stock Your Shelves If you decide to acquire this thing of incredible beauty, make sure you lift with your knees; it's massive.

5 Books About Horror to Help You Cope With Anxiety So, if you are curious about the genre, wanna know more about the brains behind it, or just want to know some fun facts about horror as a cultural staple, check these books out!

Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Personalities Matched With Food Romance Novels Are you all about Claire Saffitz? Maybe Priya Krishna is your fave Bon Appétit Test Kitchen personality. We've matched food romance novels with your faves.

Thoughts About Fairytales and Disability - Book Riot An analysis of disability in fairytales, from disability memoirs, THE WITCHER, and PET. Can disability stories in fairytales be used to transform society?

Free Books for Kids: Great Resources for Ebooks and Audiobooks The good news is there is already a decent amount of free books for kids available online, and now there has been an expansion of available resources in light of the virus.

What To Do If You CAN'T Read Right Now Can't read lately as a side effect of COVID-19 stress? Here are some way Book Rioters are embracing stories while they can't read during social-distancing.

April 2020 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations Welcome to Book Riot's April 2020 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations! In these uncertain times, you must look to the stars for advice, especially when it comes to new releases. Find your astrological sign below for your April horoscope, perfectly paired with a newly released book.

5 of the Best Crime Novels Where the Crime Is Beside the Point The point here is the wit. This is a fast-talking, sardonic, joke-stuffed novel where the audacious murder of an actor on stage is just the vehicle for clever dialogue. The ending is unsatisfying for people looking for definitive conclusions.

Beyond the Black Widow: A Quick-ish History of Russian Superheroes With the Black Widow movie swinging into theaters soon, this seems like a good time to take a brief look at the broader history of Russian superheroes in American comics. As far as I've seen, Russians didn't tend to show up in the 1930s and '40s. I can only think of two significant examples.

10 Books Like LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE To Read After The Show If you loved the book or are enjoying the series, you might want to check out these books like Little Fires Everywhere that share similar themes. Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are rookie cops and neighbours in a suburban town.

14 of the Best April 2020 YA Book Releases to TBR - Book Riot A beauty pageant, a boarding school, a trip to Paris, and more. Break out that TBR and get the best of April 2020 YA book releases!

20 Books For Kids To Travel The World: Critical Linking, April 1, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by our giveaway of a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble! Enter here. "Even if your family's spring break plans were canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, your kids can still travel the world-through books.

Lit Hub Daily: April 1, 2020 THESE TIMES: In Brazil, they take to their balconies each night in protest · Darin Strauss on how to survive being stuck at home with twin 12-year-olds · ON THE VBC: On Sheltering, Maris Kreizman talks to debut novelist Alexandra Chang · Librarian Stephen Schmidt talks to Douglas Stuart about his book Shuggie Bain, on Rekindled.

Pandemic in Brazil: Every Night We Take to Our Balconies in Protest While an invisible enemy ravaged Italy, and as people remained in their homes waiting for it to pass, they began to realize they were not alone. United by boredom and loneliness, by fear of the coronavirus, Italians went out to their balconies and started to sing to one another, playing drums and tambourines.

This is How You Write a Collaborative Essay I’ve been thinking recently about how we are suddenly so wary of contact and contagion, and wondering if perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic and preventative measures will bring into our foremost consciousness the oft-ignored fact that we rely on each other deeply.

How to Survive the Nightmare of Being Stuck at Home with Twin 12-Year-Olds If they’re reading this, let me say they have brought real joy to my life. If they’re not, let me say it’s been a kind of torture. Being stuck inside with 12-year-old boys who scream at each other about which one left the seat up, whose turn it is with my computer, about any-and-everything?!

Breyten Breytenbach Asks What if Exile Itself Were a Home? To be of the Middle World is to have broken away from the parochial, to have left "home" for good whilst carrying all of it with you and to have arrived on foreign shores feeling at ease there without ever being "at home". Sensing too, that one has now fatally lost the place you may have wanted to run back to.

The Astrology Book Club: What to Read This Month, Based on Your Sign With all the good books that come out each month, it can be hard to decide what to read. There are lots of good reasons to pick one book over another, but one we've never really explored before here at Lit Hub is… astrology.

Growing Up in One of America’s Legendary Restaurants All photos by Brigitte Lacombe. But at the moment, well into the third week of quarantine-or is it the fourth? Time passes so differently now-my perspective has shifted somewhat.

The Operatic Rise and Fall of Tiger Woods Greg Norman was the best player in the world when Tiger Woods turned pro, and no player had more power or charisma. Norman first met Tiger in the early 1990s, when Tiger was 14 or 15.

13 Books You Should Read in April Julia Alvarez, Afterlife. For years, the US has been battered by messages of anti-togetherness. Parts of our culture are indeed saturated with the notion that the stakes are too high, the prizes of survival and happiness too rich, to be fully shared. Some people are just going to have to be let go.

Yoko Tawada: ‘Language is a Living Thing’ Yoko Tawada was born in Tokyo and has lived in Germany since 1982. Her books have been widely celebrated in both Japan and Germany, receiving the Akutagawa Prize, the Adalbert-von-Chamisso Prize, the Goethe-Medal and the Kleist Prize, among many other honors.

Savage” Unless you knew what you were looking for, you would never see it in him. Even I, in full possession of the facts, had to observe him very closely that New Year's Day evening of 1820 when he arrived at Upper Seymour Street before I noticed something in the hair and lips and that slight tinge to his skin.

James Sale Reviews Classic Poetry Theresa Rodriguez is the author three books of poetry, including Longer Thoughts, which is being published by Shanti Arts in 2020.

Ep. 85 - Marriage Stories Things have been rough out in the world recently, so we have an EXTENDED episode for you today. For April's theme, Kendra, Sumaiyya, and Joce discuss Marriage Stories! Book Blind Date Sale: Get 15% off our hardback and paperback book blind dates! This episode is sponsored by Kobo Audiobooks.

Finding Your MFA We're time traveling to our 2016 Publishing Conference, listening to a panel titled "What I Wish I Knew Before I Got My MFA", featuring authors Naomi Jackson, Karim Dimechkie,, and Kaitlyn Greenidge. Together they speak on their MFA experiences in a conversation moderated by Brooklyn Rail Editor Joseph Salvatore.

A Master Plan for Revising Your Novel Revision is hard, messy, and long. Yet it is vital to your book's success: "The only kind of writing is rewriting," as Hemingway said. Yet what exactly does rewriting look like? First what it does not look like - fixing punctuation and tightening up sentences.

Online Bookstore for Indies Reaches a New Milestone Bookshop.org, the online store whose mission is "to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community", passed a major milestone today: they've raised $200,0oo for indies across the U.S. according to their website.

Rekindled: Douglas Stuart on the Hope Inherent in Struggle On this episode of Rekindled, Douglas Stuart talks to Stephen Schmidt from Greenwich Library about his debut novel, Shuggie Bain. Stuart’s novel, Shuggie Bain, is the story of a working-class family in Glasgow, centering on the relationship between the beautiful, unhappy matriarch, Agnes, and her youngest son, Shuggie.

Successful Paid Newsletters: 8 Writers Who Earn Money Through Substack Substack is an email list platform for writers. It helps you do everything other platforms do - accept subscribers, send emails, see analytics, manage an email list - plus, it facilitates a paid subscription model.

Authorpreneur: How This Word Can Help Your Author Career Authorpreneur is a word for serious authors. Even though this mash-up of the words 'author' and 'entrepreneur' isn't in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, understanding what it means could give your author career a huge boost.

Alexandra Chang on Fictionalizing Your Life On this episode of Sheltering, Alexandra Chang talks to Maris Kreizman about her book, Days of Distraction, published on March 31. Alexandra talks about the act of fictionalizing your own life, the nuanced difficulties of being in an interracial relationship, and the luck of being quarantined with someone who loves to cook.

Episode 125: Giants in the Earth by O. E. Rolvaag Miller is joined by Menachem Wecker to discuss O. Rolvaag's Giants in the Earth.

Use Mind Mapping to Improve Creativity The writing process isn't always a smooth road. Like any good story, it often contains a few twists and turns. Writer's block is a common antagonist for many writers, shielding you from your creative potential as it forms a mental barrier in your mind - one that can sometimes feel impossible to break down.

March Wrap Up! I Read 7 Books!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Dolly Parton Reading Children's Books During COVID-19 Pandemic Not to mention the exhausted parents trying to work from home and parent full-time, or the front-line workers who have isolated themselves from their children to protect their health.

Jenna Bush Hager has announced her April 2020 book club pick. This morning, TODAY Show co-host Jenna Bush Hager announced her book club pick for April 2020: Elizabeth Wetmore’s Valentine. Wetmore’s debut novel is set in Odessa, Texas, in 1976, and follows the aftermath of a horrific attack on fourteen-year-Gloria Ramírez in an oil field.

The first full trailer for Hulu’s Normal People is extremely sexy. Like you, here at Lit Hub, we’ve been waiting for Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People for some time now. We analyzed the first look images. We got excited over the first teaser trailer. And hey, if you’d like to know what it was like to be on set during filming, here’s a dispatch from an extra on the show.

Strunk & White's Top 13 Writing Tips White wrote the children's classics Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. But before his writing career began, White was a student in William Strunk's writing class at Cornell University. Strunk used his own 43-page writing manual to teach students proper grammar, prose, and punctuation.

Editors Explain: How Important is Reading? Many of us first started writing because of a love of reading. But when it's already difficult to make time for writing, where does reading come on the priority list? Do we need to read every day/week/month to be a successful writer? Here's what our editors and special guest think.

Cory Booker wrote a poem about coronavirus. Another day, another public figure releasing poetry in response to the coronavirus crisis. On Sunday, senator and former presidential candidate Cory Booker tweeted a short poem he wrote about… the indomitable human spirit, I think?

10 new books to look forward to in these dark days. The hero of Cesar Aira's new novel is obsessed with the magazine Art Forum, and over this 90 page novel, he finds a way to show us why without once becoming the boring guy at the cafe who has a thing or two he knows and wishes to tell you. Once again Aira proves certain laws of gravity just don't seem to apply to him.

Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast On this week's show we talk to Toby Ferris about his pursuit of the Dutch master and look at how the literary world is dealing with the pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Dolly Parton is going to read us all bedtime stories. Country music legend and goddamn national treasure Dolly Parton is going to be reading to us all starting this Thursday, April 2. As you can see below, the founder of the Imagination Library will be treating an isolated and beleaguered world to some bedtime children stories, the better to help us all get a good night's sleep.

NaPoWriMo Writer's Starter Guide Thinking about taking up a poem-a-day challenge for NaPoWriMo ? Having some tools and resources ready to go is a good place to start. If you've never undertaken a heavy writing load like this before, then a pinch of planning really is worth a pound of cure.

Tomie dePaola, beloved author and illustrator of Strega Nona, has died at 85. Tomie dePaola, celebrated author and illustrator who delighted millions of children with his warm and witty books, died on Monday in Lebanon, New Hampshire, from complications after surgery for a fall he had suffered last week. He was 85.

What Should I Read Next #229: Works of literary fabulousness– Modern Mrs. Darcy So, Mandy and I are picking apart the ingredients of her favorite and least favorite books to discover the subtle difference between a hard book that pays off in the end, and a hard book that's just… hard.

How To Use Dramatic Irony for More Than Shenanigans Welcome to Read Like a Writer, a new series that examines a different element of the craft of fiction writing in each installment, using examples from the Recommended Reading archives.

Ted Chiang Explains the Disaster Novel We All Suddenly Live In The esteemed science fiction author on how we may never go "back to normal"—and why that might be a good thing.

4 Fantasy Books Perfect for a Fairy Tale Graphic Novel Adaptation Fairytales aren't what they used to be. They're better. Do I still enjoy the tales of ye olden days? Sure. Then again, I've always been a bit macabre. Preferred the original version of The Little Mermaid. Cheered for Judith and rolled my eyes at Cinderella.

12 Books Like DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone To Read Next So you've read Nic Stone's YA novel Dear Martin and you're looking to read more books like it? Lucky for you, there are a few great books like Dear Martin out there in the world. Dear Martin is author Nic Stone's debut novel, one that she's said was inspired in part by the fact that she is a mother raising two Black sons in America.

A Disability Rights Perspective on Lisbeth Salander The intersecting systems of mental health, social services, and criminal justice have failed her in every way possible for her entire life. She can't call the police because she thinks they'd never believe her or even care. Her past acts of violence and her obviously illegal work as a hacker would also work against her.

Why Reading Pandemic Lit Gives Me Hope Pandemic lit has always been my favorite kind of reading. It's not because I have some sort of morbid fascination with death and disease.

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read January-March 2020 This book was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and Jaquette's translation brings Wannous's book about living with fear vividly to the page.

Little Free Libraries Turning Into Little Free Pantries Amid COVID-19 But the LFL community, owners, and patrons have identified an incredible way to give back to their neighbors and communities during uncertain times by turning their normal book-trading depots into small food pantries. Jessica McClard was ahead of the trend, starting her own pantry in her home state of Arkansas in 2016.

Genre Primer: Short Story Examples in Every Genre These are all free short stories online, and I've paired every story with a novel in case you need more of that genre right away. Please note that I will not cover larger categories here, so there is no YA as young adult fiction can be any genre. I have, however, made an effort to include stories from as many age categories as possible.

Your Complete Guide to Romance Tropes There are so many different romance tropes and sub-genres as we'll explore here, but typically the initial genres break down into either historical or contemporary. While that may seem like a very narrow field, it expands even more when you break those down into more specific subjects, although there is more of this in the contemporary field.

11 Literary Quotes That Speak to the COVID-19 Pandemic If there is a motto for the current situation, it must be "We are living in uncertain times." The media constantly bombards us with how unprecedented each new development is. This kind of language tempts us to think of ourselves as unique-in our personal experiences and in our moment in history.

5 of the Best Books About Writing By Writers - Book Riot If you're feeling a case of writer's block or just want to hear from those on the same writerly path, many writers, poets, and other artists have chronicled the methods and settings that have inspired them, as well as chronicling some of their best strategies for getting words on the page.

10 of the Best Middle Grade Books About Animals - Book Riot Sherman the one-legged pigeon arrives in Meadville, North Carolina, and flies right into Mutt Raynard's head. Despite that rocky introduction, Sherman manages to make friends with everyone in Meadville. Meanwhile, Mr. Mineo is missing one of his homing pigeons.

5 of the Best Food Memoir Audiobooks for Your TBR - Book Riot Whether you're a foodie, an amateur chef, or a pro in the kitchen, you'll find chefy inspiration in these great food memoir audiobooks by expert chefs.

Lit Hub Daily: March 31, 2020 THESE TIMES: In a pandemic, how do you make the case for an art emergency? · Nick Ripatrazone on trying to teach high school during a global pandemic. ON THE VBC: Deb Olin Unferth talks to Maris Kreizman on Sheltering · Breanne Fahs talks to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on the premiere of Rekindled.

Oh Hey, Hemingway Once Got Quarantined With His Wife And Mistress: Critical Linking, March 31, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Jimmy Patterson Books. "Last week, a letter supposedly written by F. Scott Fitzgerald-quarantined due to the Spanish Flu in 1920-made the social media rounds.

Within the Library Walls by Beth Kephart The coil chains of the backyard swing sang along with me: "Kum Ba Yah." "Chim Chim Cher-ee." That answer that was blowing in the wind. Singing and swinging, swinging and singing, I brushed the billowed clouds with the soles of my sneakered feet. I soared above the treetops.

Developing a Writing Practice, Part 1: Stepladders Often we're often told to focus on our big dream, our vision of the end result, as a motivating force for changing our behavior, but Young notes that numerous case studies actually indicate that we're better served by focusing on the small steps that will get us there, and the short-term goals we can celebrate along the way.

Beyond Little Women: A Reading List for Bookish Girls It's been a big year for Little Women's Jo March. Saoirse Ronan may have missed out on an Oscar for portraying her, but Greta Gerwig's film has only intensified the love for Louisa May Alcott's feisty heroine.

In a Pandemic, How Do You Make the Case for an Art Emergency? One of the less urgent, but more unnerving, effects of the coronavirus pandemic and our national state of isolation is the way that both have wrecked our sense of time.

Remembering Mark Strand: Lover of Voicemails, Roaster of Chickens, Writer of Poems Poetry Month is also the birth month of Mark Strand, the beloved poet, translator, and professor, about whom much has been written. A famously handsome poet laureate and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, his 80 years were amply and adoringly chronicled upon his passing in 2014.

The 14 Best Book Covers of March Another month of books, another month of book covers. Except that this month has been different: since our last installment, the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the world, disrupting life at every level. But books were still published in March, and we still need beauty in our lives.

Samantha Irby Absolutely Does Not Want Michelle Obama to Read Her Book Samantha Irby’s Wow, No Thank You is available now via Vintage. We asked her a few questions about how she write, and what she can’t live without. Who do you most wish would read your book?

Great Books: Amir Eshel on Paul Celan's Poetry Paul Celan's poetry marks the end of European modernism: he is the last poet of the era where the poetic "I" could center a subjective vision of the world through language.

This Is Chance: The Story of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake and the Remarkable Woman Who Magnetized People into Falling Together as Their World Fell Apart We might spend our lives trying to discern where we end and the rest of the world begins, but we save them by experiencing ourselves - our selves, each individual self - as "the still point of the turning world," to borrow T.S. Eliot's lovely phrase from one of the greatest poems ever written.

Applying Agile Methodology to Writing Being "agile" means you need to adopt a dynamic approach in planning and be adaptable to the changing needs of the new situation when it arises. The Agile environment appeals to quick action, fail quickly, evaluate and learn, then try again using a different approach or an improved method.

Soothe your troubled soul with the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. Nothing calms the nerves in anxious times like an eerie, upper-class English voice speaking to you from beyond the grave. Submitted for your approval, then, is this rare recording of Virginia Woolf.

Rekindled: Breanne Fahs on Women’s Rage and the Art of the Manifesto On this episode of Rekindled, Breanne Fahs talks to Roxane Ortiz-Dunbar about Fahs’s book Burn it Down, out now from Verso Books. Fahs is a professor of Women’s Studies at ASU and is also a practicing psychologist. Roxane Ortiz-Dunbar is a historian, activist, and author, most recently of An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.

How to Write a Book that Fails There are numerous articles on how to write a bestseller. In fact, you can never tell how a book will perform before it is published. Often a lot of luck plays a role. I published my first book two years ago. It was clear from the start that I wasn't writing a bestseller, but I dared to publicize the book.

Deb Olin Unferth on Personal Loss vs. Collective Grief On this episode of Sheltering, Maris Kreizman talks to Deb Olin Unferth about her novel Barn 8, released on March 3. Barn 8, an experimental novel about the US egg industry told from the point of view of a chicken, tells the story of two inspectors going rogue and releasing a farm’s worth of animals, roughly a million chickens.

How to Make Your Characters' Plans Fail It seems to be a part of almost every story that the characters' plans fail. It creates interesting twists and adds nail-biting tension. But the smarter the characters and the better the plans, the harder it is to make such a failure happen without disappointing the reader.

Thanks for Joining us for the Final Edition of Persist! That's it for the final edition of Persist, our feminist book club on Instagram! It was so great to chat with the many readers who showed up for discussion. We read and discussed We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, with over 500 people joining every week to chat about race, grief, and snark about going outside.

Four Hundred Years of Quarantine Erin Maglaque talks to Thomas Jones about the lockdown imposed by the city of Florence in January 1631 in response to a plague outbreak, the similarities with our current situation, and the differences.

Authors Push Back Against "National Emergency Library" While the site does have many titles that are either in the public domain or they have permission to distribute, there are still many current, in-copyright titles that the site has not acquired any license to distribute. This is not the first time the Authors Guild has objected to the IA's practices.

The £10,000 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses will be shared by the finalists. The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses celebrates the best fiction published by presses with fewer than five full-time employees every year. The 2020 winner is Fitzcarraldo Editions, a small publisher based in South-East London that also published Olga Tokarczuk before she won the Nobel Prize.

Powell's bookstore brings back laid-off workers to fulfill online orders. Powell's in Portland-one of the largest independent bookstores in the country-announced via Facebook on Friday that because of the surge in online book orders "we now have over 100 folks working at Powell's again-all full time with benefits." This is good news-100 more people with wages and benefits is good for any community.

Performing a script with friends on Zoom is an excellent quarantine activity. Here’s the thing about chatting with large groups of friends on Zoom: it bears very little relation to how large group hang-outs usually happen.

5 Writing Lessons I Learned From The Voice It's the same with writing. Readers read to feel something, to be stirred in some way. As writers, learning how to create those emotional moments is something worthy of our time and effort. One of the performers shared how she was a rock collector.

Barnes & Noble Closes over 400 Stores due to COVID-19 Bookselling giant Barnes and Noble began laying off employees this week as over 400 stores closed due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders.

Some useful vintage advertisements and posters that encourage social distancing. On Friday, Rebecca Makkai tweeted a 1918 advertisement that suggested readers could “escape the flu by spending the evenings in your own home” with a phonograph.

Episode 165: Coyote and the Shadow People Today, we discuss a classic of Native American storytelling, a story told by generations of the Nez Perce tribe entitled "Coyote and the Shadow People." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices.

Reading Challenge check-in: a book published the decade you were born Readers, it's time for a check-in. How is your 2020 Reading Challenge coming along? There's no need to fret if you're feeling behind. In fact, there is no such thing as being behind because here at Modern Mrs. Darcy, we care about quality way more than we care about quantity.

How to Cross the Final Draft Finish Line Refining and finalizing a draft can be a taxing process, but here are a few ways to hit all the boxes, and come out with a polished final product.

Here are the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. Today, the Cleveland Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the “only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and explores diversity.”. For the past 85 years, these awards have been vital in celebrating the voices that challenge us on important social justice issues.

Even If the Full-Blood Family Don't Claim Us Mixed I pray on my great GrandFather’s feathers —the ones you don’t respect— That you never dare call me Mixed when i have been a nigger anytime you felt like it. I’m from an army of glowing yellow / black princesses some of us indigenous. we know.

Queer Activists Take On the Most Homophobic Town in America In the face of an activist LGBTQ task force's arrival, two-year appointment, and mission to transform small-town bigots into bastions of queer acceptance, we land in the hearts and minds of a community wrestling itself, and by turns rejecting and welcoming newcomers who present a different way of life.

Baltimore Hauntings That Would Make Great Comics I may even have some creative teams in mind to bring those stories to life as comics… The Fell brothers arrived to the Baltimore area in 1700, choosing a forested area near a waterfront that would eventually bear their name.

10 of the Best Literary Podcasts for Stress Relief - Book Riot When you need some time away from the headlines, check out these literary podcasts for stress relief, with topics ranging from library chat to teen horror.

The Complex Trauma Bond at the Heart of MY DARK VANESSA Taking a close look at the trauma bond, depictions of sexual assault, and the victim of assault in Kate Elizabeth Russell’s MY DARK VANESSA.

How to Support Authors With Books Out During Social Isolation If you're looking for ways to help support your favorite authors while social distancing limits access to new releases, check out this guide.

10 Kid's Book Storage Ideas to Keep Books Cute and Off the Floor These kid's book storage ideas range from sleek design sollutions to adorable DIYs that will keep your kiddo's books organized and off the floor.

4 Scary Folklore Creatures to Use in Horror Movies Rather than W ndigos As a white person, I get it. They're scary and unfamiliar to us as a culture, as we tend to like to grab things and use them as our own, especially when it comes to folklore. But here's the thing: w*ndigos just aren't for us. They aren't a scary monster for us to use in our stories and claim as our own.

6 Spring 2020 Romance Novels to Brighten Your Season - Book Riot Looking for some lighter fare to add to your bookshelf this spring? These six compelling new romance novels are sure to fit the bill.

Quiz: Boy Band or Romantic Poet? Which of these lines were said by boy bands? Which by Romantic poets? You may not be able to tell!

16 New Picture Books By Caldecott Award Winners - Book Riot Find something special among these children's picture books by winners of the Caldecott Award, given each year to a “most distinguished illustrator.”.

Reading Time: The Importance of the Prison Library Despite this, the prison library is a crucial resource for real-life people who are incarcerated, offering the opportunity to carry out research around their cases, work on courses to develop skills, or read for pleasure and escape the often soul-crushing boredom of prison life.

Riot Recommendation: 9 of Your Favorite Books from Podcasts We love books, and we love podcasts. It's no surprise that we dig it when those two world collide! There are tons of podcasts out there that talk specifically about books, but what about books that come from podcasts? We asked you to tell us all about the best books born from your favorite pods, bookish or otherwise!

Lit Hub Daily: March 30, 2020 - Life in a Pandemic Commodifying our hot pink desire: A brief history of the acceptable high school T-shirts of the late 1980s. - Lit Hub Style "Building up community memory, humming these fight songs." Alli Warren translates five books into poems. - Lit Hub Can we actually teach artificial intelligence empathy?

Chris Evans Trades Sweater For Suit In New Mystery: Critical Linking, March 30, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by our $50 Barnes and Noble giveaway! Enter here!

8 Challenges When Writing From Home It's just part of my routine now. I never have to wonder what to cook or feel guilty for making do with a too-small breakfast or a less-than-healthy breakfast. Nor do I have to spend more than three minutes prepping it, since I always keep grated cheese in the fridge.

Ep 320: Tony the Tiger is a Snack This week we're discussing a short story recommended to us on Twitter as "feel-good literary fiction," though we're not sure that label is totally apt. "The Era," by Nana Kwame Adjei - Brenya, was first published in Guernica in April 2018. It's funny, and and strange, but "feel-good"?

A Few 19th-Century Parlor Games to Amuse You While You’re Stuck at Home It’s easy, now that I’ve been socially isolating in my apartment for more than two weeks, to realize, at the end of the day, that I’ve done nothing-nothing-but look at screens.

Bookstores Serve Ideas and People: In That Way They Are Essential Tillie Olsen's short story "I Stand Here Ironing" has served as a metaphor for pretty much every situation in my life. Not the content, necessarily, it so specific to motherhood, but, certainly, the emotions and fears conveyed. The story's title identifies a domestic act, performed primarily by women.

A Brief History of the Acceptable High School T-Shirts of the Late 1980s I circled the Vuarnet store in SoHo twice before entering, self-conscious for a variety of reasons: on one level, for instance, I knew I was too old to be shopping there.

Comfort Food in Uncomfortable Times You make us cry without hurting us. I have praised everything that exists, but to me, onion, you are more beautiful than a bird of dazzling feathers. -Pablo Neruda. On the road since mid-February, I returned as the coronavirus pandemic lockdown was upon my home state of Washington.

Can We Actually Teach Artificial Intelligence Empathy? I saw the same therapist for nearly seven years while living in Brooklyn. Her office was in an old brownstone that was about a ten-minute walk from the subway.

To Expand the Moral Imagination in the Confines of Quarantine Dear students, colleagues, friends, family,. As we head into our second full week of this quasi-quarantine, I wanted to connect with you in the hopes that it would provide some clarity and calm for all of us. I write not because I have the answers, but to gather myself together, the frayed edges of my thoughts.

Alli Warren Translates Five Books into Poems I am a writer because I am a reader. I read in order to secure a foothold in the world. Reading brings me out of myself, and I'm trying to remind myself of this during the quarantine. One thing I know how to do is hunker down with books.

On the Yoruba Tradition’s Complex Philosophical Heritage African knowledge systems have long provided a treasure trove of narrative for informing feminist ideas of knowledge. With the oldest civilizations in the world, Africa also has some of the oldest patriarchies, and so it is in the African continent that we find some of the oldest protofeminist narratives.

The Songwriters Behind Country Music’s Biggest Hits The Bryants rolled into Nashville on September 1, 1950, towing their seasoned but battered and road-weary trailer behind their new Buick.

Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy" Paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick. A magician's purpose is to create the appearance of impossibility, to pull a rabbit from an empty hat. Yet paradox doesn't require tangibles, like rabbits or hats. Paradox works in the abstract, with words and concepts and symbols, to create the illusion of contradiction.

E-Book Cover Design Awards, February 2020 Designed by Alicia Varela. : TP: The colors are very appealing and the designer has used a font that works on most covers. Given that this is an eBook, I would recommend to make the author name more prominent. Aaron A. Reed submitted Subcutanean designed by Aaron A.

How a Daily Run Can Make a Better Writer At first, running and writing have nothing to do with each other. Usually, you stay at your desk for writing and hardly move. In contrast, when you're running, you're in the fresh air and moving your entire body. If you look at it, you can hardly say that these two activities have something in common.

3 Quotes by Agatha Christie to Make You a Better Writer Famous mystery novelist Agatha Christie wrote such beloved classics as And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express. Here are three of her quotes to help your writing life! I've never written with a collaborator before, and I'm not sure if I ever will.

Things I'm Loving Right Now! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

You Need To Learn To Write Faster Writers tend to be a sentimental bunch. Some people teach that this is part of the process; that to make it as a writer, you need to be willing to spend hours upon hours over your notebook or keyboard, slaving away to find the right words. That attitude may work for some people, but it doesn't always work.

Maggie O'Farrell on her new novel, Hamnet Maggie O'Farrell Sophie Hannah and Reading in Isolation.

March Wrap Up II - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

10 Tips for Landing a Writing Job in Any Industry But banks also need computer science majors, someone's gotta manage the money at software companies, and… well… every company out there could benefit from a strong writer, whether they know it or not. Go ahead and search the listings of the companies you know have jobs for you.

IndieView with Robert Gomez, author of Society Girl The primary basis for Society Girl is inspired by the true life story of a distant relative, also named Annabelle, and focused on her time living in Chicago during the Great Depression.

Stream These Literary Movies Now With Early Releases Due To Coronavirus That's right: you can stream these literary movies now! The bookish movie night of your dreams is coming right up. The newest adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, and Miranda Hart, is a wonderfully scenic and spot-on production.

7 of the Best Disney Baby Books for Showers Let's check out our favorite Disney baby books. These books are perfect for newborns, baby showers, or any occasion!

Finished Watching SANDITON? Books Masterpiece Romance Fans Should Read Next Here's what to read if you love Masterpiece romances while you wait for the next season.

A Reading List for Your Quarter-Life Crisis: Critical Linking, March 29, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by our $50 Barnes and Noble giveaway! Enter here! "Being a 20-something woman these days can be overwhelming, to say the least.

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #114 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Name. Email. Website.

9 Cross-Training Exercises For Your Writing That Are Kinda Fun Communication is rooted in the spoken and the written word, and it's ok to sometimes not want to do either of them. Chances are though if you're reading this, you enjoy writing most of the time, and may even do it professionally.

The Writing Cooperative Feel like a fraud although you're a good writer? You're not alone. Impostor syndrome is stronger when your routine is disrupted, but you can stop it.

How to Support The Bookchemist Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

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9 Editing Tools in MS Word that Writers Overlook MS Word has built-in editing tools that are easy to use and personalize. Self-editing your book or document is made easy by customizing your MS Word settings.

Recommending Books to My Subscribers! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Books to Lose Yourself In - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Start A Writers Group Without Leaving Your Front Door One of the very best things I did to finally finish my book was start my own writing group but it happened pretty much by accident. Five years ago my company held a creative offsite.

Lit Hub Weekly: March 23 – 27, 2020 - Sommelier Victoria James on serving a $650 dollar bottle of wine to a racist idiot - Tishani Doshi on seclusion and life along the coast - Cai Emmons recommends nine thoroughly unabashed books about bodies - The story of one Utah county's decades-long struggle for the Native American vote - Abbie Greaves on the merits of silence - Bettye...

A Guide To Poems By Gwendolyn Brooks The power and the beauty of poems by Gwendolyn Brooks has been a constant companion of mine the many decades since that day of introduction. If you're a new reader, this is where to start. Simply put, Gwendolyn Brooks was one of the most influential and most recognized poet of the 20th century.

Stellar March Books Out in the UK With COVID-19 forcing people into self isolation and social distancing, now is the perfect time to catch up on some reading This eclectic, all-women list features a diverse range of March books out in the UK that will cater to all your literary needs.

Get Cozy With Bookish Pajamas and Loungewear Bonus: when you're back to working from an office or other place outside your home, you'll have an amazing loungewear collection for nights and weekends. All of these are bookish in some capacity, though I've included a few adorable sets of pajamas at the bottom that don't have a direct book link to them.

Literary Friction - Minisode Twelve How are you finding reading at the moment? Are you struggling to drag your eyes away from Twitter or endlessly scrolling news sites? What does escapism really mean? What's working, and what isn't working in these anxious times?

Ten Picture Books to Change Your Reading Life by Angie Moore I would never have thought five or six years ago that picture books would become such an essential part of my reading life. But my life changed four years ago when I decided to go back to college to get my teaching degree. I love to read, but with all of the additional schoolwork I was doing, I couldn't find the time.

Dr. Wesley Britton Explores StarWarsday for Starwars Fans The studios didn't want to invest too heavily in a science-fiction film as sci-fi hadn't been big box office for them. As it turned out, the British talent who worked on the films on the smallest of budgets and the tightest of schedules were just what the project needed, especially in terms of costumes, props, and sets.

Amazon Book Review If there's one consistently true thing about Harlan Coben's writing, it's that it makes each new book your favorite Harlan Coban book. Because each book is better than the last. And in typical fashion, The Boy from the Woods is my new favorite Harlan Coben novel.

It's All in the Details The knife thwacked on the bamboo board, the cut onion scent rising to his eyes. He jerked his sleeve across his face, annoyed by his body's physiological response. Intrigued? It's all in the details - as the saying goes. The character emerges, largely because of how he's cutting that onion and his irritation with his tearing eyes.

A college librarian and a doctor are 3-D printing protective equipment for hospital workers. It’s no secret to LitHub that librarians are heroes, but a Columbia University librarian is proving this yet again, in face of the supply shortages facing the New York City hospital workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

So Many Free Books From Simon Teen To Read Right Now! And the Simon Teen/Riveted team specifically decided to add more free reads so "even if you can't get to your local bookstore you can continue to read amazing books!" With books from the likes of Jenny Han, Cassandra Clare, and Sandhya Menon, it'd be hard not to find something for your quarantine reading.

10 Ways to Get Out of Your Photography Rut One is a picture a day for a year. Commit to a project like this and stick with it. Even if you don't make it through a year, it will force you to get out and decide what and where to shoot. You will get a photo in places you've never shot, like in your office or at the store.

Nobel laureate in literature releases 17 minute prose poem about JFK’s assassination. Nobel laureate in literature releases 17 minute prose poem about JFK’s assassination. Yes, I’m talking about Bob Dylan. Because Bob Dylan knows you’re bored. Or at least he thinks you’re bored enough to listen him tell you about the JFK assassination for 17 minutes.

Tier Ranking Book Characters! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

The 5 Stages of the Writing Cycle Some days you cannot get into the rhythm of writing. Everything you put down on the page looks terrible. To even write is tedious. You spend hours staring at an empty page. You clean your entire home; you do all the week's chores, anything to avoid doing your writing for the day.

Ludwig Bemelmans, beloved author of Madeline, once shot a man. Ludwig Bemelmans, the author and illustrator of the Madeline books and an artist whose paintings often appeared on covers of The New Yorker, did not begin a career in the arts until his 30s. Before the, he mostly worked in hotels, starting when he was a teenager in his native Austria.

Daisy Jones & The Six Casting Reaction Booktuber and grad student mildly obsessed with psychology and horror. I read across most genres and am always critical of what I read, so subscribe if you enjoy watching honest, in depth reviews and recommendations.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for March 27, 2020 The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

If I Have to Die on a Zoom Call, I’d Rather Be Talking About Books My dad likes to email me links from Yahoo News. What he likes best are what I call "wake the fuck up" lists.

How to Write and Sell Articles and Short Stories to the Juvenile Market Any children's editor will tell you in exasperated tones how frequently aspiring writers say they want to write for children because they think it will be easier than writing for adults. Nothing could be further from the truth. Writing for children and teens is at least as challenging as writing for any other demographic.

7 Novels About Multicultural Families Much of the inspiration for my novels comes from the idea of culture and how it impacts families. Perhaps this is because my own family history is deeply rooted in migration: my father moved during the Partition following India's independence, my mother's family migrated from India to Africa to set up an exporting business.

Modern-Day Iran, Through the Eyes of a Prisoner The novel Then The Fish Swallowed Him follows Yunus Turabi, a taciturn 25-year-old Iranian bus driver with a simple life: he loves high-quality black tea, has an obsessive love for the streets of the sprawling metropolis of Tehran, and has recently joined an underground reading group.

Listening Pathways: Ramon de Ocampo He has narrated over a hundred audiobooks, has been honored with numerous Earphones awards from Audiofile Magazine, and won an Audie in 2018 for his work on the full cast recording of Restart by Gordan Korman. He is well known as the voice of the long-running and much-beloved middle grade series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

5 Bookish Ways To Stay Connected Amidst Quarantine There are so many online book clubs to pick from including some great options on Goodreads like the Goodreads Choice Awards Book Club, Our Shared Shelf, and even Oprah's Book Club, where you can read along and join in on discussions with other readers.

Download Free Coloring Pages from Over 100 Museums and Libraries Worldwide Grab your coloring instruments and get your art on with these free coloring pages from over 100 museums and libraries worldwide.

Movies About Writers: 20 You Can Watch At Home Right Now These are the 20 best movies about writers, now available to watch at home. Because now seems like a good time to have a themed movie marathon in the comfort of your own home. And why not make that theme "Movies About Writers"? After all, writing is such a solitary profession, and those of us who do it could always use the extra attention.

7 Comic Books Like CALVIN AND HOBBES With That Same Feel If you're like me and need something else to turn to, I've collected seven comic books like Calvin and Hobbes here that convey the same simple, light hearted feelings and childhood nostalgia as Calvin and Hobbes. Let's go exploring with these comic books like Calvin and Hobbes.

13 Action-Packed Book Series for Middle Schoolers The book series for middle schoolers had a special edge, a promise that you'd see beloved, familiar characters in a new situation - like meeting up with old friends. Even at the ripe old age of 34, I still love reading books aimed at middle schoolers.

10 Queer Romance YA-Friendly Fantasy Books She would do anything to preserve her new life, but with the creatures determined to exact vengeance on those who've hurt her, no one is safe-not the family Xochi's chosen, nor the one she left behind." "Welcome to Andover, where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated.

It's Not Just a Costume: What Spider-Woman and Batgirl's Last Redesigns Say to Women The new Spider-Woman and Batgirl costume designs have a message for women, and it's not a good one.

16 Funny Short Stories and Books to Brighten Your Mood So, in the midst of researching and fact-checking news reports and washing your hands for at least 30 seconds, here is a list of 16 funny short stories and books to brighten your mood. What is funny to some may not be funny to others.

Exploring America Through Books While not travel guides, these books are all about traveling the United States, from different perspectives and different angles. The authors are on journeys that traverse different areas of the United States, as well as different personal journeys, too.

20 Feel-Good Ebooks Unlikely to Have Long Library Waitlists to Read While Social Distancing This one is full on hilarity. It's the queer historical romcom of my dreams. There are tropes all over the place. There is banter. There is a crotchety old aunt and a forced-proximity-in-a-manor-house situation. There is even sugar beet farming! Also, this is one of the most poignant depictions of queer family in historical romance I've ever read.

The Social Distance Mega List: The List List #393 In putting together this week's The List List, a weekly roundup of the best bookish lists, we found a whole lot of content related to reading during / about pandemics, quarantines, and self isolation. Rather than fight it, we went ahead and leaned into it.

Lit Hub Daily: March 27, 2020 SUBURBAN FRONT LAWN - DUSK: Treat yourself to a deleted scene from Get Out. - Lit Hub "The White Whale, as symbol of the blank senselessness of power… bears disturbing resemblance today to the nuclear bomb." Artist Gilbert Wilson on Moby Dick's powerful message for the atomic age.

Hello, I've Had This Library Book Since 1934: Critical Linking, March 27, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by our $50 Barnes and Noble giveaway! Enter here! "The retired languages teacher, originally from Maryhill, Glasgow, said: "I was in the study and for some reason I just picked up the book.

Nonfiction Man, Episode 2 by Anna and Steve Sheinkin If it's humanly possibly I appreciate teachers and librarians more than ever, now that I'm home all day with a fifth and an eighth grader. Well, at least my middle school daughter and I have a little more time to draw Nonfiction Man comics, our new series about a struggling superhero who sets out to spread a love of true stories.

That Hair My mother cut my hair for the first time when I was six months old. The hair, which according to several witnesses and a few photographs had been soft and straight, was reborn coiled and dry. I don't know if this sums up my still-short life. One could quite easily say just the opposite.

The Long Tradition of Writers Needing Ritual I am writing this at a writers' residency in the town of Ghent in Hudson Valley. I'll be here for a month, and my aim is to finish this book that I imagine you, dear reader, holding in your hands in the not-too-distant future. There are words to be put on the page, but the only way that is going to happen is if I stick to my rituals.

Our Personalized Quarantine Book Recommendations, Round 2 Last week, we put out a call asking that those of you who need something good to read in this trying, frightening time, might send us a few of your favorite books so we could recommend a good book for you to read. And turns out quite a lot of you are looking for something new to read!

Read a Deleted Scene From Get Out Behind them, an upscale white house with large windows comes into focus. Through the windows sits the SHAW family. Caucasian and warm-RICHARD, 34; NANCY, 30; JOSHUA, 6; and MAY, 4-eat dinner. Richard reads something on his tablet illuminating his face.

The Woman Who Fought for Sing Sing’s Early Female Prisoners The New York City prison, perhaps the purest example of 19th-century Egyptian revival architecture, was a majestic building. With a massive portico, upheld by enormous columns, it occupied the entire block between Franklin and Centre Streets. The polished floors of the corridors would not have soiled a lace handkerchief.

On Stella Nyanzi’s Fearless Political Poetry The poet and academic Stella Nyanzi was released from prison in February 2020, weeks after the publication of her poetry collection, No Roses From My Mouth. The following is taken from the book’s introduction.

Literary Drinking Show: Courtney Maum Christopher Hermelin virtually welcomes Courtney Maum to the Damn Bar from Mexico and explains how more drinks are a daquiri than you might think. Courtney talks about trying to offload books from her tour, working on writing in Mexico, and how she’s writing when she’s out of paper.

So Many Damn Books on Jenny Offill’s Weather Host Christopher and his wife Sarah are social distancing / self-isolating, so they record an episode about Jenny Offill’s oddly prophetic Weather. They discuss the grim, fascinating distance of Offill’s voice, and can’t stop drawing parallels from her muted disaster / emergency to our own.

The National Emergency Library Is a Gift to Readers Everywhere All this falls under fair use, at least for the duration, is the thinking here. As the copyright lawyer Kyle Courtney has pointed out, libraries have copyright superpowers that they can use in an emergency like this one. Other collections should follow Kahle's lead.

Why Applying the Bechdel Test to Your Fiction Should Be Second Nature A female lecturer friend of mine recently edited the opening chapters of my novel. She teaches creative writing at the University of East Anglia in the UK. After cringing at some of my female characters, she suggested I google the Bechdel Test. In 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel created the Bechdel Test to gauge gender bias in film.

Rebecca Solnit: Recollections of My Nonexistence Recollections of My Nonexistence is a personal, cultural, political, and journalistic hybrid narrative about the formative years in the life of Rebecca Solnit.

Romanian novelist and prominent anti-communist Paul Goma has died of coronavirus. Paul Goma, a Romanian author and vocal critic of the Socialist Republic of Romania throughout the 1970s and ’80s, died in Paris earlier this week at 84 as a result of complications caused by coronavirus, according to Goma’s biographer.

Hilary Leichter on Working Remotely In today’s episode, Maris Kreizman speaks with debut author Hilary Leichter about her recent novel, Temporary, the story of one woman’s struggle for steadiness and happiness under late capitalism, a subject more relevant than ever. From the episode:.

Homeschooling: Creativity & Story Ideas When I was a kid, creative writing was a way for me to finally be in charge. Kids are always being told what to do-by their parents, their teachers and other adults. But when they're writing a story, they can make anything happen! Creativity is not only good for story writing, it's good for the brain.

Why 500 Words a Day is the Perfect Goal for Writers with a Day Job It is likely not a surprise to anyone reading this that most writers are not living off their writing or writing full time. Most writers have a day job or otherwise have full-time responsibilities. Writing is something we working writers have to fit around our other responsibilities.

March Lovely Chat - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

The Best Adult Romance Books! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

This new online escape room is basically a Harry-Potter themed version of life in 2020. A children’s librarian from a Pittsburgh suburb has created a new Harry Potter-themed diversion for kids stuck at home: an online escape room.

Write On, with Confidence and Hope Through All Crises Early last Friday morning, I arrived home from France. With four other writers, I'd been staying in Ceret, a small town nestled in the Pyrenees near the Spanish border. We arrived at the beginning of March and intended to stay until the end of it.

Exposition: Definition and Examples of the Literary Term How do good stories start? In the middle of the action? With a slow buildup to the action? Exposition is a literary term that deals with how to start a story.

Sir Patrick Stewart is reading a Shakespeare sonnet a day on Instagram. The celebrity response to coronavirus has been a real mixed bag-lots of house tours, plenty of unsolicited songs, a soupçon of dangerous misinformation-but we’ve also seen some genuinely delightful cultural contributions.

Remember Annie’s anti-book-banning speech in Field of Dreams? If you’re disappointed about Opening Day, I highly recommend watching Field of Dreams. James Earl Jones as a delightfully grumpy recluse is very relatable right now. Also, Kevin Costner is a hoot. What does this have to do with books? you might ask.

5 Quotes by Lee Child to Make You a Better Writer Lee Child has written multiple thriller novels, his most famous being his Jack Reacher series, which is currently at 24 best-selling installments. Child has shared some fantastic wisdom about writing throughout the years. Here are five quotes I particularly love!

Announcing the 35th Annual Whiting Award Winners Established by the Whiting Foundation in 1985, the Whiting Awards are committed to gifting significant monetary support to emerging writers, based on early career achievements and their future literary potential. Each recipient receives $50,000 with the intention of encouraging full-time commitment to their work, and literary experimentation.

Natalie Diaz Unravels What It Means to Be American and Native Natalie Diaz's second poetry collection, Postcolonial Love Poem, explores the pain America has inflicted on indigenous people-and how desire and love are created or found despite that trauma. Postcolonial Love Poem also celebrates being Native American, while exploring-through desire or lackthereof-what the American part means.

"Teen Mom" Reality Entertainment Has Been Around for 600 Years When seventeen-year-old cheerleading captain Lexi performs at the first football game of her senior year on the opening episode of Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant's first season, her third-trimester baby bump is unmistakable under her red uniform. "I already feel judged," she says.

8 of the Best Magical Cities in YA Books Let these YA books transport you to magical cities where anything can happen and the streets are alive with enchantment.

10 of the Best SFF Books Set in New York City for Young Readers A bustling, fascinating city makes the perfect setting, or portal to, worlds of fantasy and imagination in these New York City SFF books for young readers.

6 of the Best Magical Cities of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Taking a look at some of the most magical cities in science fiction and fantasy books for your next trip across the page.

5 Urban Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels to Add to Your 2020 TBR Don't miss exploring the magical cities of these fantastic urban science fiction and fantasy books hitting the shelves this year.

All That Glitters: The Fantasy Cities You Don't Want to Live In When you think "magical city," do you dream of glittering, shimmering utopias, their streets pouring forth with esteemed and equitable witchcraft and wizardry? Well, this list ain't for you. "Magic" doesn't mean "perfect," and fantasy stories are littered with destinations as dark as they are wondrous.

8 of the Best Middle Grade Series About Magical Cities - Book Riot Who wouldn't want to be able to do magic? I would learn a spell that would stop time, so I could read for as long as I wanted without ever getting tired or hungry. Having magical abilities would rule! And living in a magical city would be even cooler.

In Defense of Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of GINGERBREAD Taking a close look at one fictional, shifty, fairytale region. Consider Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of Helen Oyeyemi's GINGERBREAD.

6 Magical Cities and Their Real World Inspirations Perhaps the most magical city on this list, Daevabad was created by Djinn, actual magical beings in Chakraborty's Daevabad trilogy.

Quiz: Which Magical City Should You Live In? In magical cities, everything is possible. Fantasy differs from realistic genres primarily through setting.

5 of the Most Frightening Magical Cities of Fantasy and Horror No, that's not fun, friends. Fun to read about, sure. Fun to live? Not so much. Don't we already have enough things to be paranoid about in our real lives without living in actual Castle Rock? You do realize Castle Rock is in very close proximity to Derry, Maine, right?

7 Captivating Magical Cities in Books You Would Be Afraid to Visit Fantasy novels must have a setting that has as much life as the characters. These 7 captivating magical cities in books are deadly beauties.

Book Fetish: Volume 398 Bookish gear for your literary lifestyle.

9 of the Best Reality TV Rom-Com Books - Book Riot If you're a fan of any type of reality TV show and want a break from watching TV, then pick up some of these reality TV romcom books! An #OwnVoices novel that takes place on the fictional reality show, The Dance Off, this book stars recurring dancer Gina Morales and her celebrity dance partner Stone Nielson.

Featured Trailer: THE ORACLE CODE by Marieke Nijkamp Watch this week's featured trailer: THE ORACLE CODE by Marieke Nijkamp!

Why Readers Turn to Romance in Dark Times: Critical Linking, March 26, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by our $50 Barnes and Noble giveaway! Enter here! "There's plenty of CDC-recommended advice for fighting the coronavirus, like keeping your hands clean and distancing yourself from others.

Lit Hub Daily: March 26, 2020 THESE TIMES: Aminatta Forna diverges from the homeschool lesson plan with Chinua Achebe · Will virtual book events lead to virtual sales? · Bill Hayes heads downtown to buy a book, just before the stores close. - Life in a Pandemic Today in alternate timelines: Bob Odenkirk came "within an inch" of playing Michael Scott on The Office.

Magical Cities in Literature Day Take a tour of the magical cities in literature as we explore these strange, frightening, and wonderful places on the page.

The Librarian Is In Frank and Rhonda practice social distancing together to discuss the books they've read this week. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Settle in for a bit and listen to your favorite librarians discuss what they like to read when they're stuck at home!

"The Glass Hotel" Is a Profound Study of Responsibility in Times of Crisis She plants her flag where the ordinary and the astonishing meet, where everyday people pause to wonder how, exactly, it came to this. She is our bard of waking up in the wrong time line.

The Hidden Life of Aesop's Fables by Ian Lendler The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg. The Lion and the Mouse. The Town Mouse and the Country. I'm sure that just by reading these titles, you could tell me the basic story, and even their moral. We all can. These are some of the better known of Aesop's Fables.

Aminatta Forna Diverges From the Homeschool Lesson Plan with Chinua Achebe Right off, and seeing what was in sight, I claimed literature, Spanish, music and history. I toss math to my husband, like a contaminate sample. He's a designer. They have to measure stuff and add up the numbers, don't they? I'm a writer. What good am I when it comes to maths?

Bob Odenkirk Almost Played Michael Scott on The Office Steve Carell had a turkey burger on a whole wheat bun for breakfast most days while filming The Office. John Krasinski liked scrambled egg whites with tomatoes, while Jenna Fischer opted for a small order of scrambled eggs and Rainn Wilson liked breakfast tacos with eggs and beans.

Will Online-Only Events Bring Book Sales? No One Knows Yet Last week, 103 people gathered on Crowdcast to watch writers Jessi Jezewska Stevens and Emily Mitchell chat about Stevens' debut novel, The Exhibition of Persephone Q.

My Book Hibearnation TBR - March 2020 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Reading Non-Stop For 3 Days Because Social Distancing I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

My Annual Gay Love Story Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

Reading to my Puppy, Charlie! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

First Book Haul of 2020! Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

One Unhaul To Rule Them All. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Interview with Emily St. John Mandel Kendra talks to Emily St. John Mandel, the author of The Glass Hotel, which is out now from Knopf. Book Blind Date Sale: Get 15% off our hardback and paperback book blind dates! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

We're back!! Since our last episode from October on poetry and disappearance in occupied Kashmir, a lot has happened. We've gotten through a long leadership transition and turned our focus inward, to care for AAWW. And earlier this year, we joyfully welcomed our new executive director, Jafreen Uddin.

A Good Read: Helen Lederer & Angela Barnes Helen Lederer and Angela Barnes nominate books they consider to be a good read.

Episode 124: Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare Miller is joined by Paul Cantor of the University of Virginia to discuss William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.

Great Books: Julie Carlson on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus when she was nineteen years old on a bet. The novel spawned two centuries of creatures that turn against their makers.

Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating - books podcast On this week's show we talk to the Northern Irish writer about his new novel and discuss how headlines can impact our appetite for certain books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Close Readings: The Hopkins Haecceity In the first episode in a new series of Close Readings, our ‘revolutionary… ’ podcast that considers the life and work of Anglophone poets from the long 20th century, through pieces written about them in the LRB archive, Seamus Perry and Mark Ford take on Gerard Manley Hopkins: Victorian literature’s only anti-modern proto-modernist...

Ep 319: The Infamous Bengal Ming This week we're discussing a story about a murderous tiger by Rajesh Parameswaran, which was first published in Granta and then appeared in his 2013 book I Am An Executioner. The story raises a number of questions, like: Do tigers have the mental ability to make choices?

Elizabeth A. Wheeler, "HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth" Throughout her new book, HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth, Elizabeth A. Wheeler uses a fictional place called HandiLand as a yardstick for measuring how far American society has progressed toward social justice and how much remains to be done.

Catch Up & Book Haul - March 2020 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Petina Gappah on her new book, Out of Darkness, Shining Light Plus Henry Porter on adventure writing and the joys of fictional journeys.

Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

NYC Work From Home + Reading Everything Vlog! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Books I Want to Read Soon! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

EXCLUSIVE: Damian Barr reads from Imagine A Country Damian Barr reads his piece from this brand new collection edited by Val McDermid and Jo Sharp. Imagine A Country: Ideas for a Better Future offers visions of a new future from an astonishing array of Scottish voices, from comedians to economists, writers to musicians.

Cosy Reading Night Vlog - Stay at Home Club I - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Bookish Box Unboxing Happy Dance I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Cosy Reading Night TBR - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Jessie Labov, "Transatlantic Central Europe: Contesting Geography and Redefining Culture beyond the Nation" While there are still occasional uses of it today, the term "Central Europe" carries little of the charge that it did in the 1980s and early 1990s, and as a political and intellectual project it has receded from the horizon.

Stephen Wright: Processed Cheese Stephen Wright’s Processed Cheese finds hilarity in the tragedy of contemporary life.

Read Chain Of Gold With Me L Reading Vlog. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

2020 Bookshelf Tour!! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Body Positivity - Shrinking Yourself When You Love Yourself - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Andrew Ollett, "Language of the Snakes" Rather, he claims, Prakrit was "invented" and theorized as a self-consciously literary language, opposed to Sanskrit, but yet still part of the Sanskrit cosmopolis and not a vernacular. His book draws on unpublished manuscripts, royal inscriptions, poetry, as well as literary and grammatical texts.

Episode 164: Gil Thorp In another short episode for the Pandemic, the Literary Disco trio are tackling another form of writing they've never covered before: the comic strip. Gil Thorp comes from cartoonists Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham - and Tod immediately regrets choosing this as his selection.

Episode 163: The Faux Pas In today's short episode, the Literary Disco trio will tackle a form of writing we have never done before: the YouTube comedy sketch! Today we're watching "The Faux Pas," posted by the comedy duo BriTANick. Welcome to the Pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices.

Stuck At Home Book Recommendations! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

My Top Tips for Working From Home! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Living With Discoid Lupus Booktuber and grad student mildly obsessed with psychology and horror. I read across most genres and am always critical of what I read, so subscribe if you enjoy watching honest, in depth reviews and recommendations.

Short Queer Books! Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

Comfort Film Recommendations - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

The Adaptables Podcast - Little Fires Everywhere, Episode 1 with R. Eric Thomas Listen to Read it Forward's newest podcast! There's nothing better than a book-to-screen adaptation. Except maybe dissecting the adaptation with your friends and debating whether or not it does the book justice! Enter The Adaptables, the podcast that dives into your favorite book-to-screen adaptations.

Ep. 84 - These Truths and The Warmth of Other Suns To close out our month on Women in History, Kendra and Jaclyn discuss These Truths by Jill Lepore and The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. This episode is sponsored by Book of the Month. Get your first month for just $9.99 with code READINGWOMEN.

13k Live Show PARTY - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Book Tropes & New Books! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

A Good Read:Sharleen Spiteri & Hugh Dennis Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri and actor Hugh Dennis choose favourite books.

Episode 123: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Miller is joined by Karen Swallow Prior of Liberty University to discuss Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

Literary Friction - Social Media with Kiley Reid Has anyone written a great social media novel yet? Is Twitter destroying our ability to read novels in the first place? How worried should we be about bookstagrammers? Why are you listening to this podcast instead of reading a book? What even is the point of podcasting??

Great Books: John Callahan on Ellison's "Invisible Man" Ralph Waldo Ellison's masterpiece Invisible Man tells the story of an African-American man who insists on his visibility, agency, and humanity in a country dead-set on not seeing him. Barring him from most opportunities, and denying his humanity.

Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland - books podcast On this week's podcast, we talk to Tsiolkas about his novel on the life of St Paul and the historian Holland explains what we know about the man. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

20 Things to Do When You Are Stuck at Home - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Reading a New Favourite Book?! - Weekly Reading Vlog Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Ep 318: Taco Bell Quarterly This week we check out the online literary magazine Taco Bell Quarterly, which recently put out its second issue. The journal began on something of a whim, according to its founding editor, and now publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction inspired or related to Taco Bell in one way or another.

Christos Tsiolkas, Mothers and Daughters in fiction, Nairobi books Christos Tsiolkas, Mothers and Daughters in fiction, Nairobi books.

Books You've Bought Because of ME - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Books I Don't Review Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Top Books I Want To Read This Spring!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

March Wrap Up I - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Wash Your Hands, Again Following his piece for the LRB about Covid-19, Rupert Beale talks to Thomas Jones about what the novel coronavirus is, how well countries are dealing with it, and what hopes there are for stopping the contagion.

Carl W. Ernst, "Hallaj: Poems of a Sufi Martyr" "I am the Real," is the ecstatic statement often associated with the early Sufi poet Mansur al-Hallaj. In popular narratives about Hallaj this declaration of absolute unity with God is what led to his execution in Abbasid Baghdad.

Jenny Offill: Weather Jenny Offill’s Weather is a book about people living very much in our times.

2020 Reads So Far, and also… Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

5 Mini Book Reviews - Reading Wrap Up March I'm a writer and reader who loves to travel. To learn more about me and my writing, please go to www.rosemannering.com. F

READING VLOG: Reading BookTube's Most Anticipated Release! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

A Unhaul! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Machines Like Me? Monsters Like You! Frank and Rhonda discuss their non-125 list book picks this week!

Getting Back to Reading - Weekly Reading Vlog Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Richard Lloyd Parry: Akihito and the Sorrows of Japan Akihito, who abdicated in April, was a paradoxical figure: a hereditary monarch, the son of the wartime emperor, Hirohito, strictly barred from political utterance, who even so stood out against the historical revisionism of the nationalist right.

DYINGGG over "Cemetery Boys" - Reading Vlog Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

Andrew Milner, "Again, Dangerous Visions: Essays in Cultural Materialism​" Again, Dangerous Visions: Essays in Cultural Materialism brings together twenty-six essays charting the development of Andrew Milner's distinctively Orwellian version of cultural materialism between 1981 and 2015.

Interview with Abi Daré Kendra talks to Abi Daré, the author of The Girl with the Louding Voice, which is out now from Dutton. Many thanks to today's sponsors: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi and Writers and Lovers by Lily King! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

Episode 122: 'The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila' Miller is joined by Carlos Eire of Yale University to discuss 'The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila.'

First 2020 Book Haul - The Book Life Hello I'm Sarah-Jane, welcome to my channel! I read a lot of books, drink a lot of tea, have a Slytherin heart and I have a cat called Luna Fluffgood. I mostly read fantasy, but occasionally I like to shake it up and read a contemporary.

Spring Book Haul & Unboxing!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Henry Normal & Bobby Seagull Harriett Gilbert talks to Henry Normal and Bobby Seagull about their favourite books.

Great Books: Hillary Chute on Art Spiegelman's "Maus" Art Spiegelman's Maus is the story of an American cartoonist's efforts to uncover and record his father's story of survival of the Holocaust. It is also a cartoon, where the Jews are mice, the Nazis cats, the Poles dogs, and the French, well, you'll have to read it.

'What if Gandalf joined The Sweeney?': Ben Aaronovitch on Rivers of London - books podcast On this week's show, the bestselling fantasy author talks about how he came to invent a magical branch of the Met, and we discuss Hilary Mantel's new novel The Mirror and The Light. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Bookshelf Reorganization! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Ep 317: Dorothy Parker It's the final episode of our Winter of Wayback season, and we couldn't leave the twenties behind without talking about Dorothy Parker. Like a lot of people these days, both of us knew Parker only from her many famous quips, so we wanted to see what her actual writing was like.

Reading for 24 HOURS in One Weekend - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Women's Prize 2020 Longlist - Chat I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

LONDON TRAVEL VLOG 002 l emmmatravels. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Kiley Reid on her debut novel, Such a Fun Age Kiley Reid, Lucy Foley and Abir Mukherjee, Peter Swanson.

Episode 490 - Good Lady Ducayne Episode 490 - Good Lady Ducayne Listen on Patreon MARCH IS FOR DRACULAS! Join us as we slurp up Good Lady Ducayne by Mary Elizabeth Braddon! Special thanks to our reader Kristyna Baczynski - check out her excellent comics and illustrations! And don't forget to tune into the new episode of Quiet & Bold: THE INNSMOUTH BRIDE!

Episode 162: Your House Will Pay On today's episode, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss Steph Cha's 2019 novel Your House Will Pay, a book set in Los Angeles that follows two families on opposite sides of a racially charged shooting. They ask the question: is this the greatest novel about Los Angeles in the last twenty-five years?

Adrian Wisnicki, "Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature" Adrian Wisnicki talks about the British expeditionary literature of the late 1800s. Reading between the lines of Victorian travel accounts, Wisnicki sees outlines of a bigger story - local peoples, landscapes, and ways of life.

Steven Sater: Alice By Heart Steven Sater’s Alice By Heart wants to reaffirm the power of the imagination, and inspire readers to reignite the wonder in themselves.

Bookshelf Purge! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

March TBR! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

March TBR I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Reader Problems Book Tag - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

What You Didn't Know About The Shining Booktuber and grad student mildly obsessed with psychology and horror. I read across most genres and am always critical of what I read, so subscribe if you enjoy watching honest, in depth reviews and recommendations.

February Wrap-Up - 2020 Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

Ep. 83 - Women in History! For March's theme, Kendra, Jaclyn, and Bree discuss book about women in history. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews!

Literary Friction - Minisode Eleven However you feel about Brexit, there's no denying that it's going to change the relationship that people in the UK have with the European Union and the twenty-seven countries that make it up. But we are not here to dwell in the misery of all that!

10 Things To Do in 10 Months - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Reading Wrap Up - February 2020 - Part 2 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Illumicrate February Unboxing - Sparks Fly - The Book Life Hello I'm Sarah-Jane, welcome to my channel! I read a lot of books, drink a lot of tea, have a Slytherin heart and I have a cat called Luna Fluffgood. I mostly read fantasy, but occasionally I like to shake it up and read a contemporary.

Womens Prize Long List 2020 Live Reaction - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Alternate Book Title Challenge Ft. @maureenkeavy I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

February Wrap Up!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Recent Reads! - #7 Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

March Book Haul - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

March TBR - Irish Readathon and Women's Prize Long List - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

How To Start A Book Club I'm a writer and reader who loves to travel. To learn more about me and my writing, please go to www.rosemannering.com. F

Everything You Need To Know About Chain Of Gold. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Book Haul - February 2020 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Most Intimidating Books on my TBR!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

My Reading Essentials. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

5 Reasons to Read: "The Deep" by Rivers Solomon Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

Things I’m loving + Spring Try-On Haul!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Reading Wrap Up - February 2020 - Part 1 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Setting Up My Library! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

READING VLOG: Cozy Tiny House Reading Weekend + 600+ Pages Read! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Why I Love Booktube. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Reading For 24 Hours Straight! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

BOOK HAUL and….Goodbye Book of the Month? Booktuber and grad student mildly obsessed with psychology and horror. I read across most genres and am always critical of what I read, so subscribe if you enjoy watching honest, in depth reviews and recommendations.

Books I Want to Re-Read in 2020!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Fantasy Readathon TBR - #FemmeFanTale PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Vlog - Contemporaryathon My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

December Book Haul Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

5 Reasons to Read: "Slay" by Brittney Morris Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

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February Mid-Month Reading Wrap-Up & Reviews - 2020 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Books I Recently Read #1. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Recent DNFs - January 2020 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

My Favorite Romance Books! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Most Anticipated Queer Releases of 2020 - January-March Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Unread Books - My Entire Physical TBR Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BIG BOOK HAUL - February 2020 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

READING VLOG: Re-Reading A Book I Didn't Like & Not Leaving My Couch! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Pornografia - Witold Gombrowicz BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

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Climate Change & the Environment - Book Recommendations - ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Reading Your Recommendations…Again My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Black-a-thon Book Tag Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

My Most Hated Romance Tropes Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Book Haul & Unboxing!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

The 10 Shortest Books On My TBR PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Book Pick Up Lines Yikes - Book Storm #6 I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Huge Book Unhaul - The Book Life Hello I'm Sarah-Jane, welcome to my channel! I read a lot of books, drink a lot of tea, have a Slytherin heart and I have a cat called Luna Fluffgood. I mostly read fantasy, but occasionally I like to shake it up and read a contemporary.

February TBR! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Part 2: A Conversation with Stephen Chbosky - 20 Years of Perks, Rent, Dear Evan Hansen, Directing Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

Gods of Jade and Shadow - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

My Favourite Audiobooks My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Contemporary-A-Thon TBR - 2020 Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Reading wrapup - January 2020 Hello lovely humans! I'm Elizabeth and I make videos about books in general and the books I love to read in particular. Sometimes it's about whatever I'm reading, sometimes there's discussion and educational stuff, sometimes there are even costumes.

January Illumicrate Unboxing - The Book Life Hello I'm Sarah-Jane, welcome to my channel! I read a lot of books, drink a lot of tea, have a Slytherin heart and I have a cat called Luna Fluffgood. I mostly read fantasy, but occasionally I like to shake it up and read a contemporary.

READING VLOG: Reading the Oldest Book on my TBR!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

A Wintery-mystery Reading Vlog. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Reading Check In - Feb 2020 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

January Wrap Up - 2020 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

An Actual Scot Reads Highlander Romances PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

February TBR - Blackathon, TBR Jar, + New Releases Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

My Biggest Book Haul Ever?! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

Books I Read in January - Wrap Up Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

These Are My MOST READ Authors - Plus Favourite Books PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Book Recommendations Based on Emojis My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Most Anticipated Books Of 2020. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

February TBR!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Emerald City by Brian Birnbaum REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas - Fernando Flores BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

January Wrap-Up - 2020 Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

Favorite New to Me Authors Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Reading 5 Authors Whose Books Are All Over My Shelves - Vlog Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Bookish Painting Challenge w/ Taran Matharu! Hello Everybody! My name is Sasha and I am a book-o-holic (and proud). I talk about every aspect of reading on my channel from book/movie reviews and tags to sketches and event vlogs! I also love to fangirl so if you need a friend to just freak out about a book or movie with, I got you!

Reading Wrap Up - January 2020 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

House Tour, House Haul, and New Bookshelves! - The Last Moving Vlog Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

We Hunt the Flame - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Book Haul - February 2020 - Second Hand & Library Books PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

FEBRUARY TBR - Contemporaryathon + ARCs My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Books I Read in January My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Bloopers - 2019 Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

January Reading Wrap-up & Reviews - 2020 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Least Favorite Books Of 2019 Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

First Book Haul Of 2020 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Havoc - Tom Kristensen BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

2019 Releases: Ranked & Reviewed Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

January Book Haul - 2020 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Another Booktuber Picks My Book Haul - ep. 4 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Top 10 To Read in 2020 - Best Books of the Last Decade Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Well Met - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

December Tales of Trickery - Owlcrate Unboxing Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Reading Booktuber Favourite Books Of 2019 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

December Unplugged Book Box - Double Unboxing Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Sorcery of Thorns Live Discussion - HOUSE SALT BOOK CLUB Join us to discuss Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson…

Tome Topple Readathon Announcement & TBR - ROUND 10 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Readathon Announcement - #FemmeFanTale Round Three PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Disneyland Vlog 2019 Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

The Literally Dead Book Club My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Shadow And Bone Cast Update Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

René's Flesh - Virgilio Piñera BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Book Haul - January 2020 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Sorcery of Thorns - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Beat the January Blues - Book Tag PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Reading & Watching Little Women My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Winter Magical Readathon 2019 - READING VLOG Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Mid Month Wrap-up & Reviews - January 2020 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

My 5 Favorite Books of 2019 Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Hauls, Holiday Parties, and Harry Potter Advent Calendars - December Weekly Vlog Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Reading the Best Books of 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Stargirl Trailer Reaction & Chat My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Same Book Tag, 4 Years Apart My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Favorite Books Of 2019 Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Favorite & Least Favorite Book Couples of 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

December Wrap Up + January TBR Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Things I Want to Read MORE of in Books PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Royal Assassin - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BOOKS INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE - Overly Specific Book Recommendations My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Favorite Books of 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

The 10 Books Top of My Wishlist - Help Me Choose! PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

2019 Reading Goals Wrap Up & 2020 Reading Goals Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Reading Wrap-up & Reviews - December 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

One Day in December - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

30 Book to Movie Adaptations Coming 2020 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Reading Goals 2020 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Most Disappointing Books of 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

My First Book Haul of the Year - January 2020 - ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

A decade of books, booktube, and life My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Reading Year in Review - 2019 Bookish Stats My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

December Wrap Up - 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Top 10 Books Of 2019 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

My Year in Books - 2019 Reading Stats PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Books I Read in December My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Amberlough - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

The Worst Books I Read in 2019 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

The Best Books of 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Books from 2001 - Re-reading 6th Grade Favourites My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

December Book Haul - 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

2019 Reading Survey My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

2020 Reading Goals Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Quarterly Stats + 5 Recent Favourite Reads My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Christmas Day Book Haul My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

November Book Haul - 2019 Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

20 Things I Want to Do in 2020 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Denis Johnson - The Largesse of the Sea Maiden BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Empire of Sand GUSH - 12 DAYS OF VLOGMAS DAY 10 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

2020 Reading Plans - Books I Already Own My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

READING VLOG: Longest Vlog Ever, Book Shopping, 600+ Pages Read! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Things I Learned This Decade - 12 DAYS OF VLOGMAS DAY 5 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Reading Recs: Books To Defeat Your Reading Slump!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

10 Year Challenge Book Tag - 12 DAYS OF VLOGMAS DAY 4 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

The Wicked King GUSH - 12 DAYS OF VLOGMAS DAY 3 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

The Wicked King REVIEW - 12 DAYS OF VLOGMAS DAY 3 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

READING VLOG: Our Anniversary + 5 Star Reads!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Guide to A.S. King My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Winter Cozy Reads - 12 DAYS OF VLOGMAS DAY 1 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

December Mid Month Wrap Up - Vlogmas Day 13 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Books I Wish I Read In 2019! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

I Read The 10 Best Thrillers of 2019 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Vlogmas Lovely Chat - Vlogmas Day 12 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Binge Worthy Reads for the End of the Year Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Vlogmas At The Moment - Vlogmas Day 11 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

READING WORK WEEK VLOG: Festive NYC + 2 Amazing Books Read! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Taste Testing Vegan and Vegetarian Sandwiches - Vlogmas Day 10 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

VLOGMAS Week 1 Vlog - Vlogmas Day 8 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

December TBR! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Most Anticipated Winter Releases - 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Christmas Cook Off - Vlogmas Day 7 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Christmas Gift Guide - #ad - Vlogmas Day 6 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

Christmas Cosy Reading Night - Vlogmas Day 5 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

5-Star Book Predictions - 2020 Edition My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

November Wrap Up! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

November Wrap Up - 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Birthday Bookish Haul - Vlogmas Day 4 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

November Reading Wrap Up - Vlogmas Day 3 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

The Book of Strange New Things - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

December TBR - Vlogmas Day 2 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

December Reading Plans My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Books I Read in November My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Huge Black Friday / November Book Haul!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

November Favourites - Vlogmas Day 1 - Lauren and the Books Hello! And welcome to my booktube blurb from me Lauren, from Lauren and the Books. On my channel I chat about all things books, I vlog, I talk about food, I feature my boyfriend and our fluffy cat Minnie and I generally have a lovely time, join me!

November Book Haul - 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Vlog - Buzzword Readathon My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Are these books REALLY similar to…? Ep.1 The Cruel Prince PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Tome Topple Readathon - Reading Vlog Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Must Read Winter Book Recommendations!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World