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End of Act One. 3 Ways to Turn. Turning points are usually one of three types of incident.

Copyright, Plagiarism, Libel, Taxation, and Contracts for the Freelance Writer To sell articles consistently and build a successful freelance writing career, it's vital to understand the basic legal aspects affecting your work. I know how daunting this can be from personal experience. We're creatives, not accountants or lawyers.

Should You Ever Use a Pen Name? Secret pseudonyms have been with writers for hundreds of years. Even today, some of some of the most successful and prolific writers hide behind lesser-known pen names like Paul French, Mary Westmacott, Richard Bachman and Robert Galbraith. So are pen names a good thing?

Emerging Forms of Writing to Try in 2020 Chat stories are a growing area of fiction. This means it could boom or it could burst. You'll have to decide where you want to be when it takes a turn for the better or the worse. Paid writing opportunities for chat stories are currently sparse. The following companies do offer publishing opportunities to writers:.

5 Smooth Tricks to Make Your Writing Flow So how do you make your writing flow? As writers, we spend a lot of time trying to get our words just right. We learn how to put together effective sentences and arrange them in paragraphs. We learn how to construct a scene with all the necessary elements to hold a reader's attention.

How to See Your Word Count in Google Docs As You're Writing Word count matters for book writers, too. How many words in a novel? Did you know novels should be at least 50,000 words? And that memoirs should be under 100,000 words, but biographies can be up to 200,000 words? As a writer, do you compose drafts in Google Docs?

When - and When Not - to Insert Punctuation at the End of a Bullet Point Regardless of the type of writing you do, refreshing your grammatical skills on a regular basis can contribute to your ability to impress your readers. Learning the ins and outs of grammar can truly help you write - and revise - with more confidence and strengthen any writing you do, making it more clear, consistent, and compelling.

BookView with Feyisayo Anjorin, author of The Stuff of Love Songs It is about a woman who has once lived a dream love life and gets a second chance to have the stuff of love songs with a man who is equally looking for something real. When did you start writing the book? I started writing it in November 2019 when my wife and my daughter went on a holiday and I had a quiet house to myself.

Four Quick Strategies for Titling Short Stories Take a deep breath because the good news is that titling a short story is a lot more low stakes game than titling a novel.

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.

"Marriage Story" Shows Us the Pitfalls of Seeing Stories Through Men's Eyes Taffy Brodesser-Akner's Fleishman Is in Trouble and Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies both take on the same challenge as Marriage Story-depicting a collapsing relationship through a deliberate and thoughtful exploration of multiple perspectives.

10 of the Best Musicals Adapted From Books It's not unlikely that some of your favorite musicals are based on books. Prepare for a song and dance number with these musicals adapted from books.

Discovering a Love of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Recent Favorites As I read more and more, though, I'm also noticing that my way of reading has changed with SFF. When I read general fiction, I always know what's going on in the narrative arc, I can follow everything, and it's pretty much straightforward.

Anthony Bourdain Books To Experience - Book Riot Whether you loved him from his start or are just discovering his work, these Anthony Bourdain books will introduce you to a world of food and travel.

Check the Books: Reading About OCD - Book Riot One reader with newly-diagnosed OCD looks at how OCD is represented in books, and what more she'd like to see in representations.

Take a Look at these Reading Rainbow Gifts - Book Riot Complete this lyric, "Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high, take a look, it's in a book, a Reading ________." If you were a PBS watching kid in the '80s and '90s, then you just belted out "Rainbow." Reading Rainbow was the book lover's dream show.

Characters Shouldn't Need to Kiss to Be Queer Books can help show that by allowing characters to be queer and then telling readers to just believe they are-no evidence needed. If I'd had books like these when I was 12, maybe I would have known about bisexuality and pansexuality.

Know Your History: 5 Underrated Books for Black History Month If you're searching for some challenging but informative books to read this Black History Month, here's a collection of ten underrated books to add to your TBR:.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before Makeup Kits At Sephora Love Lara Jean, Peter, Josh, John Ambrose, Kitty, Margot, and the rest of the incredible cast of characters in Jenny Han's mega-bestselling To All The Boys I've Loved Before series? You can take that love and passion even further.

16 Toni Morrison Quotes About Every Facet Of Life Take some words from the wise and find compelling perspectives on every aspect of life with these powerful Toni Morrison quotes.

6 Audiobook Narrators I Need to Record More Books ASAP Here are six narrators, who, as of this writing, have each recorded less than five audiobooks. They are all so good that as soon as I finished listening to one book they narrated, I wanted more immediately. I can only hope they're all planning on recording lots more, because their vocal talents are a gift to the world.

A Day in the Life of a Librarian for a Public Library I also like to update our whiteboard easel with a message of welcome, the date, and the schedule of programs for the day. Ideally, all of this is done before we open to the public at 9:30 AM, except on Sundays when we open at 1:00 PM.

Judy Blume's 40 Year Censorship Fight: Critical Linking, February 17, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Random House.

Ep 314: Fire!! This week we're continuing our trip through the 1920s by reading a couple stories from the short-lived literary magazine Fire!!, founded in 1926 by a group of black writers and artists that included Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Subscription Marketing for Authors: A Primer You’ve got something that corporate brands don’t—yourself. Nurture a relationship with your readers, and they’ll do the marketing for you.

Thoughts on How to Be Critical of Stories in a Way That Makes a Difference It might just add to the noise. The Dalai Lama is quoted as saying:. Take what you've learned about your reactions to this story and apply it to your own writing. Identifying why a story offended you on a such a deep level tells you more about yourself than it does about the offending story.

Behind the Mic: On Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon, Read by Ramón de Ocampo Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile's editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. In a story that shifts through time, Ramón de Ocampo is a welcome guide, and his narration is as lush and mesmerizing as the prose itself.

Abigail Shinn, "Conversion Narratives in Early Modern England: Tales of Turning" Why did early modern people change their religious affiliation? And how did they represent that change in writing?

Make Your Book’s Press Release Work Harder - The Book Designer Here are eight ways to make your book announcement press release work harder for you. Don't take my word for it - I often receive both printed and digital review copies from publishers, publicists, and authors. They always include a book announcement press release.

Marcus Aurelius in Love: The Future Stoic Philosopher and Roman Emperor's Passionate Teenage Love Letters to His Tutor "Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love," a trio of psychologists wrote in their wonderful inquiry into limbic revision and how love rewires the brain. But whom we love equally depends on who we are and who we want to become. Love, like time, is as much a function of us as we are a function of it.

Top Reasons Why Agents Pass on Your Novel Trying to get a literary agent can be one of the most stressful and difficult parts of trying to get your novel published. Lit agents gets hundreds and hundreds if not thousands of query's every month. So many so, they often have a person on staff who's sole job it is to go through and reject the unworthy submissions.

Be Something Else Before You Become A Writer Writers often receive little or nothing for their work. They love the craft, but the kind of writing they do for money is often different from the writing that brings them joy. They take jobs as product reviewers, SEO optimizers, and generic tweeters.

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 :)

Creative Collaboration With Imaginary Friends Last week a conversation erupted on social media regarding inner dialogue - specifically, that some people reportedly don't have one. The concept seemed very alien to a lot of people, but it's not a new idea by any means.

5 Ways to Better Your Novel Today Whether you're on your first draft or fifteenth, these tips will be priceless with helping polish that next draft ready for publication. There are dozens of things you need to do before you can even think about submitting your novel to an agent or editor, but not all of them can be as clear as you think.

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

Isabel Allende Isabel Allende, Magic Realism, The Foundling.

How to Make Your Article Submissions Shine Having worked as a sub-editor on a small magazine, I can tell you from first-hand experience that most submissions go unread. But that's not because editors are evil. They're not. They're desperate for good work. It's because so many submissions are inappropriate, don't follow the guidelines, or are sent to the wrong person.

Connect with Book Bloggers to Promote Your Book Now that you've written and published your book, you're excited to let the world know so you can make sales. Book bloggers can help you spread the word about your book, but there are a few things you should know before contacting book bloggers that can help make the process more successful for you.

New Picture Books About Parental Love Even A Grumpy Cynic Will Enjoy When you become a parent, it seems like those are the kinds of books that you are bombarded with, and there are approximately a squillion picture books and board books out there about parental love. How much mothers love their babies, how much daddies love their babies, how much babies are loved by various other family members.

Do-It-Yourself: OUTLANDER Style Dive into your passion for OUTLANDER and get crafty with these patterns for knitting, stitchery, and more.

That Time I Went on a Dogsledding Adventure and Was Awkward at an Superstar Mushing Author One reader on an awkward - but memorable - encounter with a dogsledding author.

Start Your Work Day with Poetry: Critical Linking, February 16, 2020 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web sponsored by Book Marks: A Reading Tracker. "Reading poetry is a willful act. Making sense of strange groupings of words requires an agile form of listening-one that can bridge ambiguity and keep pace with a poet's linguistic leaps.

Blogs for Self-Publishers, February 7 - 13, 2020 - The Book Designer This is especially true for prescriptive nonfiction books, however it's also true for other nonfiction genres." WORD SLINGERS: The Story of Self-Publishing : Photo: Pixabay.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment.

Analyzing Your Writing Process is Essential to Your Writing Progress What makes writing a very different kind of experience for one writer than it does for another is that some of these writing stages are so very different. No writer loves them all equally. And no two writers feel exactly the same about the stages. That's what makes every writer unique!

How Thinking Visually Can Improve Your Writing I love the sounds they make when you say them. I love admiring the way great writers combine them. I even have my favorite words. And I'm sure most writers are just like me. But contrary to popular belief, writing isn't all about words.

How to Use Music to Boost Your Productivity When you work alone, silence can be loud. Small distractions, like a neighbour cutting their lawn, the washing machine beeping, or a siren in the distance can stop you working. Using background music is often suggested as a simple way to maintain focus whilst writing.

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.

My 10-Month Journey From Concept to Launch With My First Children's Book As I write this I am less than three weeks out from the official book launch party for my very first children's book, Opossum Opposites. Things are heating up as I deal with a few small, last minute glitches, but we're still on track to have hundreds and hundreds of books delivered to my door just in time for the party.

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

How to Use Backstory in Your Novel Backstory is what happened in characters' lives before the beginning of the story. Think of it as their personal history. Long ago - or maybe just last week - something happened that impacted your character. Backstory helps you, the author, understand your character's fears and motivations.

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

What I've been reading lately: the new and the notable Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet reviews of what we've been reading lately on the 15th of the month. I've been reading a lot this past month, vetting plentiful potential Summer Reading Guide titles and striving to keep my "currently reading" list in balance by carefully choosing backlist titles for my nightstand.

The Complete Guide to Market Research for Freelance Writers Selling articles to magazines, newspapers, and commercial blogs is the easiest entry-point into a tough industry. I've been in this game for a long time now, but it wasn't until I learned the power of market research and how to wield it that I started to earn serious money from my craft.

Read Player One: Books That Would Make Great Video Games However, my favourite book adaptation avenue is the video game, because it allows the player to be at the heart of the narrative they love, and see familiar sights with a new, interactive perspective.

12 Books From My Backlist I Swear I'll Read in 2020 I am challenging myself to read at least one book from my backlist each month for a total of 12 backlist books this year. And just to make myself really stick to it, I'm listing my choices publicly. This is sort of a cheat because I already read this in January.

Lit Hub Weekly: February 10 – 14, 2020 Get away with it for so long? - Remembering Harry Matthews, poet and friend - In renouncing the myths of old California, did Joan Didion deflect responsibility for her family's relationship to the land? - Happy Valentine’s Day-a holiday you can blame on Geoffrey Chaucer and his poem about horny birds!

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.

What to Do When You Are Facing Writer's Boredom You have done the hard work and put in the hours to get your articles done. After proof-reading them a number of times, sending them over to a colleague to give his/her opinion on your work and making the necessary edits, you feel satisfied with what you have accomplished.

The Secret of Successful Writers Now that's a scary thought when you first start. Writing every day takes up time. It takes brainpower and perseverance that could scare most people away at first glance. Just like building any habit, there's a painful uphill climb before you even begin to see results.

As Trump sends the border inland, a museum exhibit celebrates immigrant and refugee writing. Who says that two opposing impulses can’t be true, or that a country can’t be simultaneously defined by its patterns of inclusion and exclusion? Today, as The New York Times reports, the Trump administration is sending border patrol agents to sanctuary cities across the US in a crackdown effort against undocumented immigrants.

Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan is free of charges accusing her of terrorist involvement. In Istanbul on Friday, the Turkish novelist and journalist Aslı Erdoğan was acquitted of multiple charges against her, including accusations of involvement with a terrorist organization and “undermining national unity.” Another charge that blamed Erdoğan for spreading “terrorist propaganda” was dropped altogether.

How to Really See Your Writing Google Maps and Zillow are both apps on my phone that I use regularly, both for their intended purposes and for fictional gain. With both being free to use, they are great resources to put in your writing tool belt.

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

Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy is about to become a ballet. You really have to admire the vision / insanity of someone who looks at Margaret Atwood’s trilogy of nightmarish cli-fi novels-Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam-and thinks to himself: this would make a hell of a ballet.

How to Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Write More Efficiently I discovered four ways to help me become a more productive and creative writer.

Storystorm 2020 Grand Prize Winners! Here is the news you've been awaiting! These are the Grand Prize Winners and the agents with whom they've been paired! They'll receive feedback on their best 5 story ideas… Michele Meleen → Erin Murphy. Michelle Kashinsky → Jennifer March Soloway.

Why Lord of the Rings is the Greatest Love Story of the Age Two Christmases ago, I called up my brother to wish him a happy holiday. As we hung up, I accidentally said 'I love you.'. It was a Freudian slip, one of those things you say without thinking. There was a long, awkward pause as he, clearly stunned, didn't know what to say, and I, realizing I'd stumbled into no-man's land, was likewise tongue-tied.

Get Your Spook On With This Year's Slate of Summer Scares Reads Selections This year's 2020 Summer Scares picks are here! Get ready to enjoy chills and thrills with excellent vetted horror novels for every type of reader.

Shocking truth about Donald Trump revealed in new book: He's really into badgers. Well this is weird: our vain and demented grifter president is obsessed with badgers. According to Trump's first chief of staff, Reince Priebus, the president would ask things like, "Are they mean?

Character Development: Create Characters That Readers Love You'll remember the characters for the rest of your life. How do you do that? How do you create great characters? The short answer is character development, but what is character development and how can you use it to create characters readers love? That's what we're going to talk about in this article.

The NYPL was founded 125 years ago. Here are their 125 favorite books published since then. The New York Public Library is marking its 125th birthday this year-in part with this list of their favorite books written for adults from the past 125 years, which they hope will “inspire a lifelong love of reading.” The list is full of classics, of course, but it’s also got a few refreshing surprises in there.

Harrison Ford talking about libraries is your Valentine. As we all know, there is only one Valentine and it is every book. Luckily, Harrison Ford talking about how great libraries are is an acceptable human Valentine proxy for all books. Why-besides the fact that you can’t spell”Harrison Ford, you irascible Jedi” without “Library”-is Ford making PSAs for the American Library Association?

3 Quick Tips to Improve Your Query Letter If you're interested in traditional publishing for a novel, then you're going to need to craft a query letter. Once your manuscript is written and re-written and polished, it's time to try to get an agent. But how to do so? Why, with a query letter, of course!

Story Ideas: This 5-Step Process Will Help You Develop Good Ones A five-element story idea generator that will rarely fail you. Here's how to come up with good story ideas. A story cannot take place without creating complex characters. The character might be a chair, but it has to be there. If you don't have a specific idea for a character, make one up randomly.

The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction Announced The 2020 Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction were announced on February 14th. Here is a look at the new awards and the inagural winners.

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

Live A Little To Create A Lot If you're reading this there's a good chance you spend a lot of time in front of screens. It's not an insult. It probably just means you're intellectually curious. Ideas play a big role in your life, and probably influence the degree to which you're happy.

8 Contemporary Romantic Novels For Valentine's Day Owen Nicholls, author of "Love, Unscripted," recommends books that will make you believe love is possible.

7 Books for People Who Like Speed By speed, I also mean mobility, instant gratification, impulsivity, all those things you might read ironically in a self-help book about "sensation-seeking" in your twenties and then less ironically in your thirties when you sign up for a "recovery" course with British comedian, Russell Brand.

Friday Fund Day: Drop Some Dollars and Help Some Classrooms Book Riot readers have helped fund hundreds of classrooms over the last few years, and we'll help bring funds to hundreds more. Each Friday, we'll highlight two classrooms or other literacy-focused, important projects in hopes you'll help them reach their goals to bring literature, advocacy, and education to others.

10 Bookish Goods To Celebrate Pantone's 2020 Color Of The Year And maybe these book accessories in hues close to Classic Blue will inspire your own tranquility and peace in 2020.

Expanding the Universe: Diverse Green Lanterns from DC Kids and Young Animal Not only do these new books bring new formats and genres to the Green Lantern franchise, they both feature protagonists of color from creators of color-something that I hope is part of a fundamental shift in the way Green Lantern books overall approach diversity.

20 Must-Read Audiobooks Narrated by Black Women This list is all about audiobooks narrated by Black women, but Rioters have also made great lists featuring Native, First Nations and Indigenous narrators and own voices narrators from a variety of identities. There are hundreds and hundreds of incredible audiobooks narrated by Black women.

Hating Popular Books Does Not Make You Superior: A Lesson Learned It took me a long time to learn that hating popular things was not an admirable personality trait nor something that made me cooler than everyone else. Even to this day, I struggle to allow myself to read a popular book or see a popular movie until the hype has died down.

Why Do I Fall Asleep When I Read? Why do we sometimes fall asleep while reading, even when we're interested in the book? And how do we stop it? via GIPHY.

15 of the Best Personal Growth Books That Match This Moment Get ready to get happier with these recommendations for self help, motivation, meditation, and more. With people living Insta-perfect lives on social media, it's no surprise that may of us feel less than satisfied, like we can't measure up.

15 Of The Best Audible Escape Books To Get In Your Ears Dear Reader, do you know about their add on romance package, Audible Escape? We cover some of the best Audible Escape books to get started with. Audible Escape is a monthly subscription service from Audible that gives you unlimited access to all romance titles labeled as part of the "Escape" package.

8 of the Swooniest Fantasy Romances: The List List #387 At Tor.com: 8 of the Swooniest Fantasy Romances.

Four Valentine's Day Romance Novellas To Fall In Love With The commercially created holiday that draws think pieces about love, marriage, and romance novels. But we're not going to talk about that. Instead, let's talk about my new favorite trend: holiday romances. For so long, "holiday romances" were about Christmas.

Lit Hub Daily: February 14, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day-a holiday you can blame on Geoffrey Chaucer and his poem about horny birds! - Lit Hub What can the artist do in dark times? On the life and legacy of Käthe Kollwitz. - Lit Hub History In renouncing the myths of old California, did Joan Didion deflect responsibility for her family's relationship to the land?

Bookshop Donates to Trans Children's Charity for Every J.K. Rowling Title Sold: Critical Linking, February 14, 2020 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web sponsored by Random House. "The bookshop, which has proudly spelled out its support for trans and non-binary people in the past, announced its plans in a February 12 tweet.

You Can Blame Geoffrey Chaucer for Valentine’s Day It’s Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as the worst night of the year to go out to dinner, the day of awkward lower school politics, “amateur day for assholes, ” Big Candy Christmas, and, this year, Friday the 13th.

The Student Movements That Went Toe-to-Toe With Nike The shoes that Nguyen Thi Thu Phuong died making were designed at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The plans for the shoes were then relayed by satellite to a computer-aided manufacturing desk in Taiwan, where prototypes were developed and tested.

In Praise of Weird Literary Romances Have you ever walked around on Valentine's Day feeling like a mutant? It can make a person think, if this is how humans are expected to express love for each other, perhaps I am in fact something different. I feel this way on Valentine's Day whether I am single or coupled.

In Renouncing the Myths of Old California, Did Joan Didion Deflect Responsibility? Joan Didion gave the valedictorian speech at her eighth-grade graduation. From the beginning, she seems to have always commanded the speaker's position.

What Can the Artist Do in Dark Times? On a Sunday morning in January, on my way to visit the grave of the artist Käthe Kollwitz, I passed through the people who had gathered at the Memorial to the Socialists in the Friedrichsfelde cemetery in eastern Berlin.

The Word ‘Anthropocene’ is Failing Us The term “Anthropocene” is profoundly unsatisfying. As many scholars have by now argued, it treats “humanity” as a single entity that somehow dominates the entire planet. It obscures and depoliticizes profound differences between people with vastly different impacts and claims.

Goldfish Bowl” Two hours before I tell him it's over, a man I'm dating holds the holy water above the goldfish bowl. He says, "What happens-ha-ha-if I pour this in?" I say, "Shut up." It's a game we play. He says anything and I'm rude to him. In its bowl, the goldfish already looks dead, its fins losing their color.

S. Bergès, E. Hunt Botting, A. Coffee, "The Wollstonecraftian Mind" The Wollstonecraftian Mind is an extensive compendium of Mary Wollstonecraft as a writer, as an interlocutor, as a philosopher and political theorist, and as a feminist thinker.

4 Ways to Handle Writer's Rejection Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer receiving rejection letters through the mail. They may even have to walk down to a dark and dusty mailroom to ensure you receive the aforementioned letter in a timely fashion. How they don't have a breakdown from the stress of it all is beyond me!

Hitting The Wall Let's talk about The Wall. The one you eventually hit when you're a creator. Or a parent. Or just adulting. If you've hit it, you know what I'm talking about. Or maybe you haven't hit it yet, but you've sensed it looming ahead? Sometimes you hit a wall in one part of your life and then it spreads to the others.

Tobias Wolff: This Boy’s Life One of the first books within a huge movement that restored respectability to memoirs, This Boy’s Life celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, and Tobias Wolff celebrates thirty years since being on Bookworm.

53 U.S. senators should go to a D.C. library and read these books by black authors. Today, on a much lighter note, the DCPL released information about the most popular books by black authors that have been checked out since February 2019. Some of the findings don’t come as much of a surprise. But other results were pleasantly surprising.

Series I've Stalled - 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.

When the Words Dry Up, Switch Gears See if this has ever happened to you before: You're rolling along, typing words a mile a minute, the keyboard is damned near on fire and then boom. Everything stops. The words, the ideas, the inspiration. The muse goes silent. What do you do?

To face climate disaster, the protagonist of Jenny Offill’s new book recommends hoarding friends. The protagonist of Jenny Offill’s new novel, Weather, is Lizzie Benson, a graduate school dropout turned college librarian who is armed with random information and really good at suggesting ways to survive an impending apocalypse.

4 Powerful Writing Styles that Help You Find Courage My parents divorced when I was 6. In that same year, I began writing in a personal journal. I seemed to understand, even as a child, the power of writing down my thoughts and feelings. The link between writing and healing has been studied and practiced for years.

RWA’s entire board resigns, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The whole board of the Romance Writers of America has resigned. Treasurer Nan Dixon, along with directors-at-large Hanna Rhys Barnes, Kate McMurray, Maria Powers, Mellanie Szereto, and Eliana West, announced they would leave their positions in a statement on Wednesday.

The Desiring Self It's the most minute observation, and from it Freud recognizes psychoanalysis's most powerful observation of all: the death drive-our strange drive toward repetition, the inclination we harbor to greet our worst traumas over and over again, and thus also reiterate the possibility of facing that trauma, and so heal.

Got Writer's Block? Or Just Stalled? I teach writing workshops regularly with an array of amazing students. My favorite thing is when I learn something new from one of them. That happened recently - and what I learned is a great system for organizing your thoughts around a piece of writing.

50 engrossing and adorable rom com books and movies for your Valentine's weekend With the help of some romance-novel-loving friends, I've put together this huge list of rom-com pairings-one movie and one book that follow the same romance tropes or feature similar elements and themes. I haven't seen or read all of these, but have enjoyed quite a few, and many more are on my to-watch and to-read lists!

NFL-quality quarterback Colin Kaepernick is starting his own publishing company. Notably blacklisted NFL-quality quarterback Colin Kaepernick is starting his own publishing company.

WE'RE BAAAAAAAACK! Thanks for joining us on the new season of The Librarian Is In. Our good pal Frank joins us again and welcomes our new co-host Rhonda Evans. Longtime listeners will remember Rhonda from her guest appearance on a previous episode!

Dev Patel is a smoldering Sir Gawain in this slick adaptation of the 14th century poem. Did you know that Dev Patel is not only appearing on film as Charles Dickens this year, but also as the reckless and adorable Sir Gawain? Because I did not.

How Your Writing Style Can Sell More Articles It's important to understand how to develop your writing style if you want a successful career as a freelance writer. Your style is the way you express ideas in writing. Your word choice and sentence structure both contribute to your personal writing style.

Maybe vs. May Be: The Simple Trick to Always Keep Them Straight If you're wondering when to use maybe vs maybe, don't worry. You're in the right place. See my simple trick to always get may be vs maybe right below. If you're in a hurry, he's the quick rule for maybe vs may be:. If you're interested in knowing WHY this is true, read on!

How to Write an Effective Ending To write those initial words on the page, opening a scene for your audience and establishing the beginning hook, is only half the battle for any writer. The real struggle comes at the ending of a novel or short story, where you attempt to leave the reader with a sense of satisfaction and finality.

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.

How to Write an Ending that is Surprising Yet Inevitable 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.

What if Aliens Destroyed Humanity by Solving All Our Problems? In Chana Porter's "The Seep," a gentle alien invasion makes humans healthy, happy, and compassionate.

Captain America…Commie Smasher What was a Nazi fighter to do with no Nazis to fight? Cap and his faithful sidekick, Bucky, limped along for a few years, fighting the expected slew of gangsters and goofy supervillains, and repeatedly saving Cap's not-girlfriend, a government investigator named-wait for it-Betsy Ross.

Books Like CBS's EVIL for Fans Who Can't Wait for Season 2 EVIL Season 2 might be a long way away, but these horror books like CBS's EVIL will make the time go by devilishly fast for fans.

25 of My Favorite Percy Jackson Quotes From Riordan's Universe From the first book in the series, The Lightning Thief, to the most recent additions to the universe, Blood of Olympus, I went through and picked some of my favorite Percy Jackson quotes: the funny ones, the family ones, and the ones that just mean something a little different after growing up.

7 Books We Judged By Their Covers It doesn't matter how often we're told not to make assumptions about books based on what they look like. Covers matter. They tell us what to expect from a book - they're a kind of an unspoken contract between reader and writer.

Why Did The New York Times Bestsellers List Become THE List? As for the Best Seller list, that was created in the 1930s. It has evolved over time and as technology has changed, new lists have been added. One example are the audiobook lists. Notably, the list doesn't focus on the books with the best reviews-the focus is on sales.

3 Underrated Memoirs by Black Women That Changed My Life These incisive memoirs by Black women cover everything from diet culture and beauty standards to marriage and motherhood, and more.

Beth's Death in LITTLE WOMEN Made Me Anxious About My Health I was always a nervous kid. I didn't jump off buildings, didn't climb trees, treated Bic lighters like they were explosive detonators, and was afraid to plug in electric cords-and that's just the tip of the anxiety iceberg. My childhood was spent reading, playing video games, and playing outside with the occasional stick.

How to Raise a Reader You can also find tips and books on how to raise readers, and books about the benefits of reading to your children, like Mem Fox's Reading Magic, The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon, Raising Readers by Megan Daly, and the aptly named How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo.

8 Great Contemporary Romance Audiobooks Want more great contemporary romance audiobooks? Check out this list of 2018 Romance Audiobooks.

Book Fetish: Volume 392 To help expand your literary horizons, the journal also includes a section of recommended reading lists compiled by Book Riot. Use Book Marks to jot down what you're currently reading, what's on your nightstand, your favorite quotes, new vocabulary words, memorable characters, your reviews of recent reads, and more.

10 Feminist Historical Fiction Titles To Add To Your TBR Get a feminist perspective on Ethiopian history, the Kuala Lampur race riots, and more with these feminist historical fiction books.

Featured Trailer: STAY WOKE by Michael Williams Whether you've tried meditation but it never sticks, or you've heard about it but never gave it a shot, Justin Michael Williams guides you step by step in creating a custom meditation ritual that fits in with your busy modern life.

5 Interesting Things Found in Old Books: Critical Linking, February 13, 2020 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by Amazon Publishing and Don't Look Down by Hilary Davidson. "If you've ever purchased a used book or cracked open a library title, chances are you've seen something unexpectedly falling from inside its pages.

Lit Hub Daily: February 13, 2020 "Obama-the-writer came before Obama-the-candidate." How the president's reading shaped his writing. - Lit Hub Andrea Bernstein on the Trumps, the Kushners, and a family tradition of corruption and grift. - Lit Hub Politics An intimate view into medically assisted death: Diane Rehm attends to her friend, Bill, in his last months.

How Did Louis C.K. Get Away With It For So Long? Recently admitted, in the wake of some accusations that were part of the #MeToo movement, that he had exposed himself to, and masturbated in front of, women. These women were in his industry and the settings were often work-related-either offices or hotel rooms after the gig was finished and the bars were shut.

Few Were As Devoted to Poetry and Friendship as Harry Mathews Poet, novelist, and essayist Harry Mathews died in 2017 at the age of 86. Literary Hub spoke with author Arlo Haskell, a longtime friend of Mathews’, on the occasion of the release of Mathews’ Collected Poems, 1946-2016. Read two poems from the collection, here.

How Obama's Reading Shaped His Writing Josh Kalven loved walking through Hyde Park. Sometimes he explored the University of Chicago's campus. Sometimes he headed straight to his job at 57th Street Books, a store that belonged to the neighborhood's Seminary Co-op. One day, in the spring of 1996, Kalven walked past a yard sign on Lake Park Avenue.

Corruption, Inc. Andrea Bernstein on the Trumps, the Kushners, and the Age of the Oligarchs In February 2018, the WNYC investigative reporters Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz started the Trump, Inc. podcast, which explored the corruption in the Trump Administration and the Trump businesses.

R. Eric Thomas: ‘Don’t Bleed All Over the Congregation’ This week on The Maris Review, R. Eric Thomas joins Maris Kreizman to discuss his new book, Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America. On choosing the moments that go into a memoir:. Maris Kreizman: Your memoir collection is very much about figuring out who you are and being comfortable with who you are.

Coronavirus and Contagion: Laurie Chen and Richard Preston on Writing About the Spread of Disease In this episode, South China Morning Post reporter Laurie Chen and bestselling science writer Richard Preston talk about the global panic over coronavirus, China's response, and how societies defend themselves against viral outbreaks like Ebola. Chen talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V.

An Intimate Look a Medically Assisted Death Bill Roberts was my high school sweetheart. We "went steady" in our senior year, were voted "the cutest couple in the class," and attended our senior prom together. He was president of our graduating class and earned a scholarship to American University.

Please Take a Moment to Meet Some of Hollywood’s Legendary Leading Canines The following dog film stars are featured in Wendy Mitchell’s new book, Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies. LoboThe Clash of the Wolves, 1925 Breed: German Shepherd. Rin Tin Tin is a Hollywood legend for good reason-he was an exceptional performer with an exceptional biography.

Indelicacy I thought that being in the country would help me write, with its fields and its horses, but I don't think I was meant for that. For the country, or for help. Out in the street, candles light every window. When I can't get my thoughts down, I look at them.

Two Poems by Harry Mathews But how choose the appropriate sticking point to start at? Who wants to write a poem without the letter e, Especially for Thee, where the flourished vowel lends such panache to yourcarnet de bal? The alphabet's such a hornOf plenty, why cork up its treasure?

Carol Zaleski, "The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings" Starting in the early 1930s, a small group of academics and writers met weekly in a pub in Oxford, England to discuss literature, religion, and ideas. Known as the Inklings, it was in part from their companionship that some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature were produced.

Book Promotion: Do This Not That - February 2020 Authors need to stay current, pay attention and research book sales and marketing today and not depend upon OLD research.

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.

The Poetics of Outer Toughness and Inner Tenderness: Gorgeous 19th-Century Engravings of Cacti A succulent serenade to the elegant geometry of spiny splendor.

An Invitation to Oprah Winfrey from #DignidadLiteraria As you must be aware, #DignidadLiteraria is a growing social movement arising in the wake of Flatiron's publication of ​American Dirt ​and your selection of the title for Oprah's Book Club.

Transitioning from Pantser to Plotter For many writers, outlining is only a vague memory from middle and high school of something thrown together last minute for the teacher to look at and be like, "Okay, you tried, A+." Many don't see the benefit to outlining and others just don't know where to begin, so they fall under the pantser category.

5 Quotes by Tim Burton to Make You a Better Writer Tim Burton is one of the most gifted and visionary directors of all time. His incredible films include Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Ed Wood, and Big Eyes. Here are five amazing quotes he has shared over the years about the creative process!

Get Paid to Write Readers' Letters As a new freelance writer, there's nothing more encouraging then seeing your name in print and getting your first paycheck. One of the quickest and easiest ways of getting paid and published is to research, write, and send "Readers' Letters" to magazines that pay for them.

Anne Gilchrist on Inner Wholeness, Our Greatest Obstacle to Happiness, and the Body as the Seedbed of a Flourishing Soul That is what Anne Gilchrist - a woman Walt Whitman cherished as "a sort of human miracle," whose "vision went on and on" and who "belonged to the times yet to come" - returns to again and again, each time quarrying new strata of insight, in the forgotten treasure The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman.

A happy thing on the mid-week internet: Kids celebrating Hair Love. After this week’s Oscar win for Karen Rupert Toliver and Matthew A. Cherry’s animated short “Hair Love, ” the story of a young black father trying to style his daughter’s natural hair, kids are turning back to the book that the film inspired-and they are all extremely cute.

Here is a 3,252-track playlist from DJ Haruki Murakami’s vinyl collection. Haruki Murakami is a man of many interests-writing, ultramarathons, solitude, talking cats, and of course, music. Not only is Murakami a noted one-night DJ, he also founded a jazz club when he was 15, and has a collection of more than 10,000 records.

10 Things NOT to Do When Applying for an MFA in Creative Writing So you've decided to do something insane, something so unthinkable to most people that, when you tell them, they stare at you like you've said pigs are now flying. And honestly, pigs flying might seem more feasible than some of the options you're considering.

Olivia Colman will star in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s adaptation of Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter. Just when you thought Ferrante fever-which spread through literary Europe in the early 2000s before moving stateside in a Europa Editions book crate and consuming the New World-was under control, here comes Maggie Gyllenhaal to foster another devastating outbreak.

Write Now with Lauren Sapala I write in two wildly different genres. I write nonfiction self-help books geared toward creative highly sensitive introverts that focus on writing, marketing for writers, and personal growth, and then I also write autobiographical transgressive fiction books that focus on alcoholism, addiction, trauma and loss, and the dark side of society.

Scientific proof that the book is almost always better than the movie. My dad used to say that most movies are better than most books, and a bad movie is better than a bad book, but with the very best books, no movie could even come close. Especially not if it’s the adaptation of that book. “But where’s the data?” is something I did not say to my father at the tender age of ten.

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.

Colin Burrow: Fiction and the Age of Lies The line between making a fiction and telling a lie has been blurry at least since Homer, and liars – from Odysseus and Iago to Austen’s Wickham and beyond – have often played central parts within fictions.

Perspective: How to Succeed at Writing, a Day Job, and Marriage Writers always seem to be fighting for time, don't we? How do you choose between your job, your writing and the people you love? Deciding there is a high priority in your life does not mean you must give up everything else. It means when the options are presented, you choose what is most important to you.

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

Looking for a Book Editor? Here's How Much You Should Expect to Pay What does a book editor do? Not all editing is created equal. Here are a few different kinds of editing:. Developmental editing costs more than copyediting, and copyediting costs more than proofreading. Book editors for hire typically charge by word count or page count.

Inspiration for Letters from Cuba by Ruth Behar Though my new middle-grade novel takes place in the Cuban countryside in the late 1930s, Letters from Cuba is my heart's response to the current news of deportations, immigrant travel bans, and international refugee crises. How, I wondered, could I talk back to the cruel anti-immigrant climate of our era?

Faking Catholic To Attract a Hot Gay Man Peter Kispert is a funny writer, but he's also ready to sucker punch you with feeling. At its heart, "In the Palm of his Hand" is asking us to examine the many facades we live behind. What does it mean to be queer? To be Catholic? To show friendship? Love?

How To Create Novel Ideas From Your Own Life When casting about for ideas there are many methods to choose from. When they say take inspiration from your own life it could be tricky to identify which aspects of yourself you could choose. If you're a working mum wanting to write about intergalactic space travel, for example, how do you write from experience?

10 Books About Black Appalachia These poems, both historical and personal, address race, family, a sense of place, identity and social justice. Walker is a native of Danville, Kentucky and has won a Lannan Literary Fellowship and an NAACP Image Award for his poetry. He is currently writing a novel and is a professor of creative writing and English at the University of Kentucky.

Spotlight On: Superman Smashes The Klan That's the Superman we get in Superman Smashes the Klan. Clark is struggling at the beginning of the story, having strange dreams, striking out with Lois every which way. He's angry at his parents, certain they've hidden things about his past from him but not sure he wants to know.

6 of the Best Horror Books for Valentine’s Day - Book Riot So, if you're too nervous to go out on that date, or want a thrilling ride to kick your confidence into gear, get your pulse raising and blood pumping this Valentine's day with some blood-soaked horror books instead!

15 Gorgeous Lord Of The Rings Earrings A selection of Lord of the Rings earrings for your wearing pleasure. Celebrate Tolkien's classic work with earrings that evoke all things Middle-earth.

Here's Why You Should Participate in Read Alouds - Book Riot Reading aloud isn't just for kids' storytime - it's for everyone. Here's why this reader thinks we should all participate in read alouds.

Heroic Librarians: Unexpected Roles and Amazing Feats of Librarianship Talking about some of the unexpected and incredible acts of courage, smarts, and community taken on by heroic librarians throughout history.

4 of the Best Latinx Memoirs For Your TBR - Book Riot The way in which Castillo writes will leave you feeling all sorts of ways about DACA, immigrants, and how we treat immigrants here in the United States. Being from the border myself, I could relate wholeheartedly with Castillo. I remember attending school with kids whose parents were undocumented and how hard it was for them to stay lowkey.

What Was Up With the Body Swapping Trend? A reader on a '90s book series for young readers that shone a new and ableist light on the body swapping trend in books and other media.

15 of the Best Harry Potter Quotes About Love That Will Always Resonate A roundup of some of the best Harry Potter quotes about love for your crush, partner, or your Valentine's Day card to yourself.

3 Comic Book Roles Perfect for Gina Carano While the breakout star of The Mandalorian was definitely The Child, I think we can all agree that Gina Carano as Cara Dune also captured our hearts, especially once we found out she was Carasynthia Dune of Alderaan.

That's Sic: The Perfect T-Shirts for Writers and Editors These t-shirts for writers and editors are the perfect writing day uniform.

YA Books With Hearts in the Title Inspired by bullet journaling, Book Marks offers ideas for setting up a multitude of book tracking pages with a mix of fill-in prompts, charts, lists, and plenty of dot-grid pages to customize. To help expand your literary horizons, the journal also includes a section of recommended reading lists compiled by Book Riot.

Giveaway: Black History Month Book Bundle We're giving away five bundles of 20 books by Black authors to five lucky Riot readers! This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States. Entries will be accepted until 11:45 PM, February 18, 2020. Winner will be randomly selected. Complete rules and eligibility requirements available here.

Best Independent Bookstores in Paris: Critical Linking, February 12, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Get Booked: The Handsell. "If you're a book lover, a trip to Paris might seem like the perfect opportunity to pick up a couple of good novels, collections of poetry, or even an antique volume or two for your treasured collection.

Lit Hub Daily: February 12, 2020 "Does a country fall into fascism the way a person falls in love? Or, more accurately, in hate?" Arundhati Roy on the role of the writer in a time of rising nationalism. - Lit Hub Politics "If we came back from the Black Plague, it seems like we could come back from anything." Amber Sparks on escaping into books about the Middle Ages.

Escaping Into Books About the Middle Ages is My Self-Therapy As a miserable middle-school kid, I did what any oddball 12-year-old would: I read everything I could find about Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War. I was, I am quite positive, the only person in my infertility clinic who read books about the Black Plague in the waiting room.

The Graveyard Talks Back: Arundhati Roy on Fiction in the Time of Fake News Below is the text of the 2020 Clark Lecture in English Literature instituted by Trinity College, Cambridge. Thank you for inviting me to deliver this, the Clark Lecture, now in its 132nd year.

An Incomplete But Amusing Survey of Judy Blume References in Pop Culture Today, Judy Blume, everyone’s favorite literary puberty shepherd, turns 82. And also periods. So today, as a tribute, I have made a list of all of the Judy Blume cameos, mentions, and starring roles that I could remember in film, television, and elsewhere.

What the Obamas’ Portraits Reveal About the Changing American Art Canon On February 12th, 2018, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery unveiled the portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The White House and the museum had worked together to commission the paintings, and, in many ways, the lead-up to the ceremony had followed tradition.

Keep Calm and Read These 7 Books of Extremely British Satire My new novel, House of Trelawney, is a story about old money, new money and no money. Set in Cornwall, it's a love story and satire about a family of impoverished aristocrats, an unprincipled American financier, and an amoral beauty who meet during the financial crash of 2008.

Booksellers! Apply for an International Bookselling Fellowship Bookselling Without Borders is a global partnership of independent publishers that supports travel to international book fairs and residencies for booksellers. It is currently accepting applications for 2020 fellowships. BWB connects booksellers to the international book community through all-expenses-paid trips to the world's premier book fairs.

Kiley Reid on What’s Magical About the Number Three This week on the Reading Women podcast, Kiley Reid joins Kendra Winchester to discuss his debut novel, Such a Fun Age, out now from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. From the episode:. Kendra: I was so thrilled to be able to talk to Kiley Reid about her debut novel, Such a Fun Age.

The Bear The last two were a girl and her father who lived along the old eastern range on the side of a mountain they called the mountain that stands alone. The man had come there with a woman when they were young and built a house out of timber, stones pulled from the ground, and mortar they made with a mix of mud and sand.

Interview with Kiley Reid Kendra talks to Kiley Reid about her debut novel, Such a Fun Age, which is out now from Putnam. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

Can a Book Publicist Help Me? I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dani, owner of Wildfire Marketing Solutions, who has spent her whole corporate life in public relations and marketing. She works with both self-published and traditionally published authors in a variety of genres.

How I Wrote a Book Based on My Psychotic Episode I suffered a psychotic episode fifteen years ago at twenty. While most twenty-somethings usually went out, drinking and partying, I stayed at home questioning my reality in the form of writing poetry. Honing my craft painstakingly tormented me because my writing failed to resemble my waking dream, a lurid phantasma.

'Perhaps Utopias Have to be Temporary': An Interview with McKenzie Wark Have all been game-changers in their respective fields, and the 2015 release of I'm Very Into You, Wark's correspondence with famed writer and artist Kathy Acker, caused a collective swoon amongst Wark and Acker fans alike.

The Triad Approach - How To Create A Compelling How-To Book Or Course There was no one driving the car. Instead, there was just one passenger, a dog. It turns out that the owner of the car got out and shut the door with his dog, Max, inside. His canine friend then accidentally hit the gear shift causing the car to reverse.

Dozens of authors are protesting sudden leadership cuts at Wayne State University Press. After three managers at Wayne State University Press, including its editor-in-chief, were fired without much explanation on Friday, nearly 60 authors who have worked with the publisher wrote an open letter calling for their reinstatement.

This database of old book illustrations is the Good Internet. So many internet rabbit holes are exercises in impotent rage and/or envy, so it’s a real delight to come upon a method of wasting many hours that’s actually good.

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

Trump 2021 Budget Seeks To Eliminate Library Funding "For more than 50 years, the NEA has expanded access to the arts for all Americans, awarding grants in every Congressional district throughout all 50 states and U.S. territories, particularly benefiting communities that have fewer opportunities to experience the arts," said CEO Robert L.

Here’s the cover for Elena Ferrante’s next novel. Today, EW revealed the cover of Elena Ferrante’s next novel, The Lying Life of Adults, which will be published in the US on June 9th by Europa. Designer Emanuele Ragnisco described it as “a close collaboration between the author, the publisher, and the designer.”.

Did Amazon Throttle My Sales After I Criticized Them in the New York Times? My mom was so proud: I was quoted in The New York Times. The article by David Streitfeld ran under the headline, "In Amazon's Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich." Streitfeld had noticed my How To Resist Amazon and Why zine and interviewed me for an anti-Amazon perspective.

The Tip That Completely Changed My Copywriting Methodology You see it in blue text every time you perform a Google search. You see it in promoted social media ads on your feed, on billboards as you drive down the highway, and in places you might not even suspect, like plastered on the front of your shopping cart at the grocery store.

Sarah Phelps & Dane Baptiste Sarah Phelps and Dane Baptiste talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love.

In case you missed it, here’s Margaret Atwood on an electric scooter. Beloved literary titan Margaret Atwood is currently in New Zealand to promote the release of The Testaments, her Booker Prize-winning sequel to the 1985 dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale.

Again, a proposed federal budget would stop funding libraries, and again, it probably won’t happen. For the fourth time, President Trump’s proposed 2021 budget would eliminate all federal funding for libraries, a move that Congress has rejected in the past and that is unlikely to succeed this time around-even as leaders in the humanities caution against complacency.

GO TELL IT! by Andrea Davis Pinkney It's time to pull up a chair. Sit on down. Kick back. And listen. Welcome to my family's front porch, where "go-tell-it" stories flow like gold dripping from a honeycomb. Uh-huh, that's how my people roll. We talk.

I found the most boring headline on the Internet. And here it is: Canadian Book-Buying Habits Haven't Changed Much in the Last Year. In case you're still reading, for some reason Forbes is reporting that Canadians aren't taking to audiobooks in quite the same way their cousins to the south are.

10 new books we’re excited about this week. Every week, the TBR pile grows a little bit more. It's getting precarious. It's taking up your whole nightstand. It's threatening to crush you in your sleep. Well, what are you waiting for? Get cracking. What are you reading this week? Jenny Offill, Weather.

If You Don't Play, You Can't Win When trying to get a book published, most writers think about agents and publishers. This is an excellent strategy. But there's another, sometimes overlooked path: contests and competitions. Many writing contests offer publication as the prize.

Reviewer IndieView with Rosie Amber I never 'trash' a book on my blog, but some reviews contain constructive criticism, however, not all authors will agree with what has been said, so I don't 'expect' thanks, but it is lovely when they do. My advice to authors on getting a 'bad' review is to take what you can from it and move on.

A Bad Decision Supercharged My Writing Career Writing always seemed whimsical to me, more of a hobby than a viable career option. Anytime I tried giving it real consideration, I told myself that writing was as about plausible as becoming a pop star or a wizard. But that changed in October of 2013.

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.

Jenny Offill Is a Climate Change Doomer As she plunges deeper into the research hole, Lizzie becomes obsessed with doomsday survivalist tips such as using a can of tuna can be a source of light and starting a fire with a gum wrapper and battery. The big picture is not the only thing on poor Lizzie's mind.

How Love Turns You Into a God In eight fast-paced sections, Kahn guides her speaker toward a bold new understanding of love not as a loss of control, but as a stepping stone on the way to divine power. Kahn is not the only contemporary writer to emphasize control and authority as strategies for overcoming restrictive or harmful ideas about romance.

5 Fantastic Comics Like SAGA for Your Reading Pleasure Looking for more comics like Saga? Nicole put together a great list.

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Book Club Questions + Reading Guide Looking for The Underground Railroad book club questions and a reading guide for your next meeting? Look no further. But first, what's this book about and why should we read it? The Underground Railroad is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel and New York Times best seller.

Get Dapper With These 20 Literary Bow Ties 20 fabulous literary bow ties, from whimsical Harry Potter and Alice In Wonderland designs to classy bow ties patterned with antique books.

A Year of Mourning and Reading My grandmother was the last living grandparent I had. At the age of 38, I knew I was lucky to have any grandparents left. But when she died on January 30, 2019, I wasn't prepared for the devastation that snuck in-gradually, and then very suddenly. Grief can be decimating.

23 Books Authors Are Reading On Instagram this Winter Into that broken heart poured sudden instructions from the divine: She was given to understand that actively combatting White Supremacy was now her life's work. Layla immediately sat down and began creating a workbook called ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY-a free educational resource, intended to teach white people all about White Supremacy.

How is the Value of a Book Determined? If, however, you happen have a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with the young unidentified wizard on the back and a bunch of typos, your book probably does have some value. The condition of your book also matters. You will find a lot of listings for books in 'Fair' or 'Good' condition.

Spring New Releases: 100 Books Hitting Shelves March-May 2020 While not comprehensive, this list includes some of the most buzz-worthy and highly anticipated books hitting shelves in March, April, and May of 2020. Book descriptions come from Amazon, and those marked with an asterisk are part of a series. Enjoy! Katherine O'Dell is an Irish theater legend.

8 Great Meta Romance Reads: Romance Novels About Romance Do you love romance so much that you want to read romance novels about romance? Well you're in luck. These eight meta romance books are about romance writers, romance readers, romance bookstore owners, and other romance-related stuff. Enjoy! Gavin Scott is a professional baseball player, but unlike his career, his marriage is not going well.

Understanding My Child's Needs Through Books This Rioter finally figured out that the books her toddler is choosing to read with her reflect his current interests and his emotional needs, too.

15 of the Best 2020 Queer YA Audiobooks To Listen To Here are 15 queer YA audiobooks coming out in the first half of this year. This is the first of a new duology from the author of the Timekeeper series and it is a genderbent retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo.

Introducing BOOK MARKS: A Reading Tracker from Book Riot We've created Book Marks, a new reading journal to help you track all things literary in your life. Note what you're reading, what you want to read, favorite quotes, new vocabulary words, and more. Book Marks also includes a variety of charts and lists, reading recommendations, and a handy punch-out bookmark.

Audiobook Quirks: An Ideal Marriage of Audiobooks and Physical Books What are your audiobook quirks? Here's one reader on the joys of having a physical copy on hand while listening to an audiobook.

Lit Hub Daily: February 11, 2020 "Reading Jenny Offill's work feels like taking flight." Kristin Iversen talks to the author of Weather. - Lit Hub Daniel Mallory Ortberg on coming to terms with his trans identity, and with the end of Golden Girls.

Pants Used To Be a Bad Word: Critical Linking, February 11, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Get Booked: The Handsell. "Another bad word around that time was…"pants." Read points to numerous newspaper articles referring to trousers with words like "unmentionables" or "inexpressables." In one 1848 account, "Mr.

What Should I Read Next #222– Modern Mrs. Darcy Today we'll be listening in on my recent event in Huntsville, Alabama in collaboration with Snail On the Wall and the Rocket City Moms Book Club.

Sophie Hannah on the recipe for a perfect crime novel - books podcast The crime writer joins us to discuss the mechanics of mystery novels, plus Margaret Atwood at the Hay festival in Cartagena. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

We Are All Just Living in Jenny Offill’s World The end of a year is already a microclimate of anxiety, unmet expectations, and misplaced nostalgia for all that hasn't happened and probably never will, but when the end of a year is also the end of a disaster-filled decade, well, that microclimate grows even more acute.

Vivian Gornick on the Solace and Revelation of Natalia Ginzburg Tolstoy once said that if he was asked to write on social or political questions, he would not waste one word on the subject, but if asked to write a book which twenty years from the time it was written would make people laugh and cry and love life more, to this he would bend all his efforts.

Upon Realizing The Golden Girls Was Coming to an End I Sat Down and Wept The first time I actively sought out the company of trans people came after I gave up on the idea that I was going to solve the problem of wanting things by sitting alone in my room trying as hard as I could not to want anything.

Lit Hub Asks: 5 Authors, 7 Questions, No Wrong Answers The Lit Hub Author Questionnaire is a monthly interview featuring seven questions for five authors with new books. This month we talk to:. Christopher Bollen. Amy Bonnaffons. Emily Nemens. Charles Yu. Michael Zapata. Without summarizing it in any way, what would you say your book is about?

Of Womb-Furie, Hysteria, and Other Misnomers of the Feminine Condition Sometimes the strange actions of the body in question are taken for a name. The Dancing Plague, for instance, in which 400 people, in the streets of Strasbourg, in 1518, danced to the point of exhaustion and sometimes to death.

What to Leave In, What to Leave Out: My Conversations with David Foster Wallace When you're writing a memoir, you find that you're obliged to confront your own ideas about the nature of memory. In Gore Vidal's own splendid memoir Palimpsest, he suggests that when we remember an event, we don't remember it as it actually happened, but rather that we remember our memory of the event.

A Novel That Celebrates-and Mourns-Pre-Revolutionary Iran "Why was this country handed over to mullahs? In exchange for what? No one knows… Because, starting in 1979, they have been far less free, their lives more difficult than before." In the 1980s, when I was a girl, my family drove to the Caspian Sea on holiday.

Leila Aboulela: Novels About the Soul Come in Disguise Literary novels about the needs and mysteries of the soul do not announce themselves. They do not flaunt their credentials. Instead they come disguised.

Failsafe Reading Recommendations for Your Non-Reader Friend in Need The following is from $9 Therapy: Semi-Capitalist Solutions to Your Emotional Problems. The average American man reads one book or less a year. Yet another reason we're considering moving to New Zealand. Reading is great because you look cute doing it, you can do it for free, and even if it's not always self-improving, it's at least entertaining.

Great Books: Benjamin Reiss on Thoreau's "Walden" America's "environmental prophet," Henry David Thoreau, set out for a simpler, more mindful, and more deeply lived life on Walden Pond on July 4th, 1845. How to live deliberately, being mindful of the things that truly matter and not let ourselves be distracted by what everyone else seems to expect and want from us.

Episode 161: Literary Disco Is Not Listening When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices.

33 - 'The History of Colonel Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion' by Ebenezer Cook This is the free Literary Hangover feed. To support the show and access the premium episodes on George Orwell, become a Patron at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover Alex and I return with another poem from the poet laureat of colonial Maryland, Ebenezer Cook, this time his narrative of Bacon's Rebellion.

How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer Can you make a living as a freelance writer? The short answer is, yes, you can. I've been paying my way by writing for many years now. There's no reason why you shouldn't make a living selling words, too.

As aWriter, Part-Time Daycare for My Kids Wasn't a Good Solution I'm a 35-year-old mother of two little girls under age three. I've been trying to work as a paid writer for about six months now, and goodness, have I been on some adventures trying to find affordable childcare! Any chance you're a parent or guardian who is struggling with affordable options?

It’s just a really good day on the queer book internet! There was life before we saw Janelle Monáe in high-waisted tuxedo pants singing with Billy Porter in a gold cape, and it was a worse one. This morning-in the dawn of a new week and a world in which we know what that looks like-the queer book internet seemed like an even better place to be than usual.

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

Death Note Volumes #3 & #4 - Manga Monday Book Club I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

3 Steps to Get Your Guest Post Pitch Accepted If you have just launched your website or blog, you must make guest blogging a part of your SEO strategies. The goal should be to overtake the competitors with the quality and quantity of your backlinks. It is a long-distance race that needs a lot of effort, and at the end of the day, you will be able to bring your business to the peak of success.

William Godwin on the Advantages of the Multilingual Mind Language is not the content of thought but the vessel that carries thought, the vessel into which we pour the ambivalences and contradictions of our thinking in order to anneal our understanding of the world. The more spacious the vessel, the more latitude we have to clarify our own thoughts, to reach farther horizons on the waves of the mind.

How I Went from Being a Lousy Writer to a Better One I wished I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say they'd be a writer if only they knew how to write better. I'd be a millionaire by now. I used to think that writing was a talent - something you either did or did not have. I had bought the notion that writers were born not made.

Amazon Book Review No doubt about it: 2019 Novel Coronovirus is scary. And unfortunately, the "novel" part of the name doesn't mean it's fiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019 Novel Coronovirus comes from the same large group of coronaviruses that include the common cold and other mild illnesses, as well as SARS and MERS.

Does Bong Joon-Ho's Historic Oscar Win Signal Real Change for the Academy Awards? During last night's Academy Award ceremony, the unthinkable happened: the South Korean film Parasite won Best Picture, making it the first non-English speaking film to win the prize.

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.

How to Use Fan Fiction to Spark Your Creative Juices Why fiction writers should take advantage of the creative writing exercises provided by fan fiction.

A writer is honoring the lives of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper with a mural. When tourism meets true crime, the results are bound to make you queasy, and the Whitechapel district of London, with its ghoulish Jack the Ripper tours, is no exception.

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.

DIY MFA Gives You a Grad-Level Writing Education for Less Than $500 We asked one of our writers to review the DIY MFA 101 course. She looks at what's included, who it's for, and whether it's worth the investment.

A Writer's Guide To Passive Income A 2019 survey shows most freelance writers earn $10 or less per hour. Many writers feel defeated by the "freelance trap." We want to be our own boss, we save up and take the leap, only to discover it's tough to cover basics like rent and food with abysmal, per-article rates.

Book Reviews Rock - Plus Hint #Eleven for Getting Them UCLA Extension Writers' Program. I taught there for nearly a decade and highly recommend it! Love Literature? Visit Carolyn's "Back To Literature" Column at MyShelf Imagine! A column that covers everthing from free speech issues to Molly Ivins' contributions to journalism and the example set by Nobel Winner Naguib Mahfouz.

Pedro Almodóvar is adapting Lucia Berlin's A Manual For Cleaning Women and I am nervous. When I heard that Pedro Almodóvar was adapting A Manual For Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin, I yelled holy shit in my empty apartment, freaking out my cat and likely spooking the downstairs neighbor.

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

How to Write a Book in 100 Days I should have known how to write a book by now. I didn't. It took two writing friends calling me out for me to finally realize I needed to take drastic measures. And so I wrote a check for $1,000 to the presidential candidate I disliked the most, and gave it to a friend with orders to send the check if I missed my deadline.

10 giftable books to share with friends on Galentine's Day Today we're celebrating lady friends bibliophile-style with ten recommendations for giftable books, tailored for the girlfriends who make our lives better with their nurturing, their enthusiasm, and their quick wit.

It's Okay To Take a Year to Write Your Novel I see how-to articles on Medium and on other sites all the time with titles like "How To Publish Your Novel In 6 Months" or "How to Write Six Books a Year." I immediately go to Amazon and type in that writer's name to see what types of books they are writing or how well their books are doing.

My Boyfriend Tells The Most Beautiful Lies The boarding school in Surrey where Luke taught science gave him the worst bullies to tame. I guess they figured his height gave him authority, while his gentle demeanor proved a bloke could be manly without being mean. Luke had the befuddled aura of an absent-minded professor but his grip could crush you and he was fierce on the squash court.

Cover Reveal: Once Upon Another Time Today we're revealing the cover for ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME, illustrated in bright, bold colors and soft edges by Andrés F. Landazábal. It immediately takes me back to another time in picture books! The tale, co-written by Charles Ghigna and Matt Forrest Esenwine, came to be via a blog post and a subsequent comment.

7 Books to Read in Freezing Weather My novel The Mercies imagines what took place in the time between two traumatic events in a Norwegian fishing village in the 1600s: a storm that killed most of the male population, and three years later, witch trials that murdered many women. It is about suspicion, and friendship, fear, and love.

Go Cosmic With This Geeky Tarot Art You don't have to be a believer to appreciate the artistry of these comic book inspired tarot prints and drawings.

The Best Courtney Milan Books: Your Guide Looking for where to start with the best Courtney Milan books? I was recently looking for the very same thing, and had trouble finding a guide. There are so many books, from various series, and it can be hard to figure out what to read. Here I have assembled a list of every Courtney Milan book, both series and standalones.

The Best YA Book Quotes About Friendship So there's no surprise that these books offer fantastic YA quotes about friendship that will resonate with teens and anyone who has ever experienced the highs, lows, and in-betweens of that kind of relationship. Find below 27 of the most powerful and real YA quotes about friendship.

6 Books Like Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine If you, like so many, were enchanted by this buzzy book and want more, check out these books like ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE.

The Painful Process of Getting Rid of Books A reader on the painful process of giving away books, including figuring out which books have to go, and realizations about book acquisition habits.

The Journey of a Reader: 900 Books Later Having completed the Goodreads challenge for a sixth year, and having read more than 900 books, this reader takes a moment to reflect on the journey.

7 Bestselling Authors Who Used to be Educators Some bestselling authors were teachers or professors of different subjects. Not surprisingly though, it seems like English and writing were among the most frequently taught. Riordan was a middle school teacher before writing popular books like Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Magnus Chase series, to name a few.

Toward a Philosophy on Book Collecting Most readers without unlimited space or superhuman self control must develop a philosophy on book collecting. My method has evolved over the course of my life, and it's sure to continue changing. As we approach spring cleaning season, it's an especially good time to shore up your thoughts about your personal library.

DRACULA Themed Gifts for Your Favorite Stoker Fan So why not celebrate by compiling a massive list of Dracula themed gifts for the Stoker fan in your life?. According to the product description, this cover is from the 1927 Grosset and Dunlap StagePlay edition, and I would just like to say: Not Okay. Not okay, Grosset and Dunlap.

7 of the 2010 New York Times Fiction Bestsellers - Book Riot Take a journey back in time to the beginning of our most recent bygone decade with this list of New York Times fiction bestsellers.

The Importance of Diversity in School Libraries The stories he writes today are a reflection of that experience. As part of his role, Reynolds will be recording interviews with students from around the U.S. to create a story archive of America's children.

Love Advice From 43 BC Roman Poet: Critical Linking, February 10, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Get Booked: The Handsell. "From smuggling love letters in bras and the sexiest bedroom poses, to concealing stretch marks and saggy breasts.

Ep 313: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Welcome back to our Winter of Wayback series, in which we dig into the literary scene of the 1920s. This week: a novel about a conniving flapper who bends men to her will. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, by Anita Loos, is the source material for the 1954 Marilyn Monroe/Jane Russel movie.

Writing Legal Fiction: 4 Research Tips Whether you choose to write a legal mystery, suspense, thriller, or even a more literary novel, it's imperative you understand how the justice system works, what settings you're going to be using, and how your characters would conduct themselves in real life.

The Fraught Task of Describing Life with David Foster Wallace My first encounter with David Foster Wallace came via a copy of his 1997 essay collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, which I pulled off a bookstore's display table a couple of weeks before my college graduation in the spring of 2009.

The Freedom Artist It is written in the oldest legends that all are born in prison. This prison is all they know. Literature describes life in it. Religion hints at redemption from it. Having lived here all their lives, humans have ceased to see it as a prison.

Vivian Gornick and the Revolution That Won’t End For the past four decades, Seventh Avenue in lower Manhattan has been a thoroughfare of American essayists. In the late 1990s, I'd often pass Daniel Mendelsohn there, enjoying his afternoon stroll amidst other men-a circuit he later described in his memoir, The Elusive Embrace.

Poverty, Anxiety, and Gender in Scottish Working-Class Literature I grew up in a house without books, which was not unusual for the time or the place. The working men who surrounded me bent steel for a living, they built fine ships, or traveled miles into the earth to hack away at coalfaces. We sons took after our fathers.

Lit Hub Daily: February 10, 2020 Vivian Gornick and the revolution that won't end: John Freeman profiles the author of Unfinished Business. - Lit Hub "What are we to do with the art of profoundly compromised men?" Zan Romanoff on Adrienne Miller’s memoir of life with literary men, including David Foster Wallace.

There is No Specific Noun for a Parent Who Has Lost a Child I'll not be writing about death, but about an altered condition of life. The experience that not only preoccupied but occupied me was of living in suddenly arrested time: that acute sensation of being cut off from any temporal flow that can grip you after the sudden death of your child.

The Maggie Nelson Test for Lesbian Dating Success "What books should I read?" A asked. I sat on the floor of the blank but bougie living room of a house she miraculously owned, playing with her small dog. She was paging through a catalog for blinds, in the process of redecorating on a level far beyond my means.

We Didn’t Always Pair Poets to Presidents: How Robert Frost Ended Up at JFK’s Inauguration On January 20th, 1961 a poet read for the first time during a presidential inauguration. The idea to invite Robert Frost to “say” a poem during the ceremony originated not with John F. Kennedy himself but with Stewart L.

What You Need to Know Before Translating Books - The Book Designer There may be more money to be earned from indie books translated into foreign languages and selling in foreign markets than in your original ones. Managing foreign rights and getting exposure to overseas readers once was a privilege reserved for only major trade publishers.

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.

Hold Tight! Grand Prize Winners Coming Soon! I was planning to announce the Storystorm Grand Prize Winners today, but I was unable to get to it. This gives you more time to polish your ideas, though! I'm posting this so no one thinks they missed it! The Grand Prize will be announced later this week instead.

How to Stick to Your Book Writing Plan Whereas planning your book is the "what" and might include things like an outline, notecards, maps, timelines, and character descriptions, your book writing plan is the "how". The how includes the steps to get the work done. It is not just a case of saying, "I will write a book this year." A plan should be more detailed.

How to use the rainbow editing method When I came face-to-face with editing my first "first draft" I didn't do well. I had no idea what to look for when it came to giving my novel a thorough edit. Anything I found to change, add, or fix, I made a quick note of it and moved on. In the end, my novel was proofread.

A Beginner's Guide to SEO Figure out what words or phrases in your article people search for most often. You can search using key phrases from your article and see what comes up. In the top results, you are likely to see listicles, but also traditional articles with power words like essential, complete, and ultimate.

Methods for Reading Like a Masterful Writer Whether it be a book, short story, or article, every piece of writing is a living creature operating within its own logic. Once you look inside of them and understand what makes them tick, you can apply the strengths you've identified to your own writing.

100 Novels; Love and Romance with Marian Keyes, David Nicholls, Sara Collins 100 Novels; Love and Romance with Marian Keyes, David Nicholls, Sara Collins.

Eight Reasons Why I Built My Own Book Tour There are many reasons not to build-your-own book tour. But when Mango Publishing released my running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, my first book, I chose to create one anyway.

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.

Get Rid of Writer's Block A lot of people wonder: is writer's block is a real thing? They go to search the topic on Google, and get told that it's simply procrastination if they jump to the wrong website. It's not procrastination, and it's not laziness. There's a reason writer's block happens.

3 Plots I Predict for the Disney Plus HOCUS POCUS Reboot Some conjecturing on what the HOCUS POCUS Disney Plus reboot might look like.

13 Fun and Adorable Literary Gifts for Galentine's Day Here are 13 cute literary gifts for Galentine's Day. Note: there is also Palentine's Day, which is a more gender neutral and inclusive version of the same idea. Eva Marie Taylor's adorable card book Galentine's Day: 20 Hand-Drawn Cards to Tear, Color and Share with Your Favorite Ladies are perfect for coloring and sharing with your besties.

Literary Tourism: Grand Rapids, Michigan Now, as an adult, I still consume a lot of content from the library or from mass-market channels, but I can also say that I've discovered a lot of truly wonderful indie stores that offer a variety of bookish things, coffee and snacks, and community. Here are a few of my favorites.

When Life Gets Heavy, Get a Prescription for Books: Critical Linking, February 9, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Get Booked: The Handsell. "My bibliotherapist was Germaine Leece, an ex-book editor and current specialist counsellor at Sydney Women's Counselling Centre.

Blogs for Self-Publishers, February 1 - 6, 2020 - The Book Designer Most books are simply never seen by readers, as there are now so many on Amazon." Photo: BigStockPhoto. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Name. Email. Website.

Valerie Allen Offers Valentine's Anthology for the Big Day! Valerie Allen pens a Valentine gift just in time! Whew! #ValentineCard #ValentineGift #TheNewBookReview.

Last-Minute Christmas Gift E-book Free for Amazon Kindle Members Subscribe to Sharing with Writers at www.howtodoitfrugally.com. There is a sign-up window in the upper right corner of every page of the blog. You'll get a free e-copy of my booklet Great First Impression Book Proposals and tons of marketing tips, craft tips, how-to articles, and publishing news in every issue.

Appellate Attorney Pens Western Romance, Earns Five Stars Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. She now considers herself a Hoosier. Wyle's childhood ambition was to be the youngest ever published novelist.

Magic Bullets to Getting Book Reviews Visit Carolyn's "Back To Literature" Column at MyShelf Imagine! A column that covers everthing from free speech issues to Molly Ivins' contributions to journalism and the example set by Nobel Winner Naguib Mahfouz.

Use These 7 Strategies to Launch Your Writing Habit Is this the year you want to get serious about writing? Maybe you've cut back on certain commitments and carved out a regular time to write. Perhaps you love ideas and stories. Great! This is the first step. But where do you start? How do writers dive in and keep going?

Why This is a Writer's Most Powerful Tool As writers, we're word warriors. We battle thorny plot problems, wrestle with wordy introductions, square off with scene transitions. We rise to the occasion and emerge victorious because our willingness to mind bend a problem and navigate uncharted territory is fueled by the wondrous 'what if'?

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

How to Craft Your Own Writing Vision Statement A personal vision statement for your writing career is a simple line that distills your values and ambitions into a practical mantra you can live and work by. Every big business has a mission statement that defines its vision and purpose in a brief, simple statement that the whole organization can get behind.

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.

Storytelling Is Undervalued As far as genres go, self-help seems to account for more than half of what's published today. Between listicles and confessionals, tales of early morning meditation and depressive episodes, there's probably nothing that hasn't been written over the past few years.

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

Lit Hub Weekly: February 3 – 7, 2020 Janine Barchas on Jane Austen, gritty educational reformer of the working class - The risk, and reward, of turning from memoir to fiction: Amy Jo Burns drives into the unknown - Can we know our own faces in a tech-dominated society?

Tips for Aspiring Sportswriters If you want to build a portfolio of sports-related articles and content, you are going to have to be ready to slog it out. Sportswriting is no easy task. Take note that being a die-hard sports fan or avid athlete does not automatically qualify you as someone who has the potential to become a sportswriter.

5 Great British Books Coming to the U.S. in February Add these British books coming to the US this month to your TBR.

20 of the Best Twitter Responses to "Novelists Writing About Growing Up" The best Twitter responses to "Novelists Writing About Growing Up." Get ready to snort-laugh.

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.

Bullet Points Target Attention Shakespeare's famous advice, "Brevity is the soul of wit," challenges all who use words. But copywriters, more than writers of any other genre, need to heed his challenge. A copywriter's job is to get the reader to consume text on a page and to respond to a call to action.

5 Quotes by Danny Boyle to Make You a Better Writer Danny Boyle is one of our most talented and versatile filmmakers. He made Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, and he won the Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire. Here are five quotes he has shared over the years that will help you with your writing! Danny Boyle is oh so right about this one.

A new law aimed at the gig economy is affecting writers. Lawmakers are trying to change it. California runs on tech-driven gig labor, and its creepy, dehumanizing effects are everywhere, from lawsuits over working conditions at ride-share companies and horror stories about an algorithm-based work system to the literary lens of writers whose recent books have set readers squarely in the hellscape of tech-brainwashed San Francisco.

Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care Rowe had the initial inspiration for this book. She wrote three stories for it which included one about her mother who was adopted from an orphan train. She adopted a child through Catholic Charities and so that is one of her other stories.

Pre-writing Strategies to Gather Ideas Before Writing For many, writing creates apprehension and uncertainty. The first stage of the writing process reduces negative emotions as it provides strategies that encourage writers to begin the journey to a completed piece of writing.

Storystorm 2020 Agents & Winner's Badge Over 800 of you have signed the Storystorm Pledge affirming you have at least 30 new ideas to write into stories! Congratulations! Download your Winner's Badge and proudly display it anywhere fine badges are displayed!

Want to Build an Email List? 8 Newsletter Platforms to Choose From If you're tuned in to your inbox all the time, you know how powerful email is - even after all these years - for connecting people around the globe. And if you're not reaching out to your readers via email, you're missing out on a valuable opportunity to connect with and build your audience.

Stephen Colbert thinks The Hobbit is only okay. Stephen Colbert’s Tolkien fandom is well-established, but on last night’s Late Night, the host revealed that while he loves the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he thinks The Hobbit is a baby book for babies.

When Good TV Goes Bad Without meaning to, we writers often consume media with a critical eye - forget the forest, we can't help noticing all the sickly-looking trees. This isn't to say writers can't enjoy media any longer, just that miscues are more noticeable. Or, put another way, our tolerance for crap is much lower.

Here’s the longlist for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has just announced the longlist for their 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the award, which “honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year, ” PEN/Faulkner is releasing a longlist of ten titles instead of the usual five finalists.

Black Sunday How to Be a Stupid Girl in Lagos Bibike 1996. There were many easy ways to be a stupid girl in Lagos. We were not stupid girls. We were bright with borrowed wisdom. We never paid full fare to drivers of yellow city cabs before we arrived at the final stop.

A new prize will award $150,000 to a female novelist every year. Here’s some welcome news on this dreary Friday morn: starting in 2022, the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, a new annual prize named after the beloved and prolific novelist who died in 2003, will award a whopping $150,000 for a work of fiction published in the previous year by a woman or nonbinary person.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for February 7, 2020 The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

How Octavia Butler’s radical vision of femininity inspired The OA. In today’s New York Times, filmmaker Brit Marling reflects on the problems with Strong Female Characters in our stories-which, while better than the weak, disposable female characters that so often populate film and literature, are still reflective of a society that values masculine strength over feminine strength.

Links I love Here in Louisville we're waking up to our first winter snow. Sounds like reading weather to me: I have two books in progress and hope to finish both by Monday morning. Wish me luck? I hope you have a lovely weekend in store. Here are some good reads and fun things to get you started.

This is How to Squash the Urge to Perfect Everything You Write Here are a few ways to help you eliminate the urge to perfect everything you write by improving how you tackle the editing process.

5 Exercises for the Nonfiction Writer There are numerous writing prompts and exercises for fiction writers, but finding quality creative nonfiction prompts can be difficult. When I teach creative writing, the non-fiction unit produces the most initial resistance. It is hard to share and sometimes even more challenging to know where to begin.

How to Help Prisoners Get Books Casiano herself became involved in NYC Books Through Bars through Black and Pink, which supports LGTBQ prisoners as well as those living with HIV, and Tenacious, a zine of art and writing by incarcerated women.

9 Books That Should Be Adapted as Video Games With the success of Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher, viewers are scrambling to read Andrzej Sapkowski's series of Witcher books and play CD Projekt Red's series of Witcher games. As an avid reader, avid gamer, practicing witch, and huge nerd, this is all very relevant to my interests.

Children's Star Wars Books I watch the movies often, have put out children's Star Wars books for him since he was a baby, and he even wears Star Wars shirts and pajamas. But it's only now that he truly appreciates it and points to the characters and identifies them.

Spotlight On: DC Graphic Novels for Kids and Young Adults They're still here and producing great content, they're just doing it under new names: DC Graphic Novels for Young Readers and DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults.

3 #OwnVoices Books About Immigrants The renewed interest in books about undocumented immigrants and their experiences compels me to recommend a few title that grapple with these stories directly and personally.

The Best Bookish Games For Your Interests I grew up playing and loving word games, with a smattering of Dungeons and Dragons as a teen, but it's only as an adult that I've discovered bookish boardgames and card games that fall squarely in my wheelhouse. Let's dive in, shall we? I don't know where my love of books featuring diseases came from, but it's here and it's real.

Indie Press Round-Up: February New Releases and More These indie press books hitting shelves in February will more than earn their spots on your towering TBR.

5 M/F Romances That Are Queer As Hell This novel also contains one of the most swoon-worthy queer families I've come across in romance, a badass heroine who refuses to compromise on what she wants, hot sex, great banter, and just the right amount of tension. What more could you want?

Listening Pathways: Bahni Turpin Audiobooks She's likely best known for her incredible performance of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which won her an Audie award in 2018. While I can attest to the the brilliance of her narration in that book, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

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.

Fanny Howe: Love and I Love and I, poems by Fanny Howe, about love, the failure of love, and the transformation of love over the years.

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.

Episode 486 - In the Court of the Dragon Episode 486 - In the Court of the Dragon Listen on Patreon All hail The King in Yellow! We're kicking off this month with a super-sized episode on In the Court of the Dragon, and we're joined by special guest Robin D. Laws! Check out Robin's new RPG The Yellow King at Pelgrane Press!

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.

Abdullah Qodiriy, "Bygone Days" Mark Reese's recent translation of Abdullah Qodiriy's 1920s novel O'tkan Kunlar brings an exemplary piece of modern Uzbek literature to English-speaking audiences.

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.

Ep. 81 - Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism For February's theme, Kendra, Sachi, and new Reading Women contributor Bezi discuss Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism! Get 20% off of our book blind dates over in our store! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

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!

A Good Read: Syima Aslam & Stig Abell Harriett Gilbert talks to Syima Aslam and Stig Abell about books they love - all classics.

Adam Rutherford on how to tackle racist pseudoscience - books podcast The geneticist explains why science offers no support for prejudice. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

D. J. Taylor, "The Lost Girls: Love and Literature in Wartime London" All coming from broken or failed Upper-middle Class families; the Lost Girls were all chic, glamorous, and bohemian, as likely to be found living in a rat-haunted maisonette as dining at the Ritz, Lys Lubbock, Sonia Brownell, Barbara Skelton, and Janetta Parlade cut a swath through English literary and artistic life at the height of World War II.

Minisode Ten For the first minisode of 2020, we're wading into the gossipy world of TS Eliot's love life: this year marks the publication of his romantic letters to Emily Hale, fifty years after their deaths. If you missed the story in the press, let's just say it's not one in which he covered himself in glory.

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.

Ep 312: 1924 This week we're celebrating 1924 by reading one of the most popular short stories of all time, "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell. Even if you've never read the story, you'll probably recognize the basic plot, which has inspired everything from a Simpsons episode to the Van Damme movie Hard Target.

January 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

January 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!

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.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

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.

Reading 'The Sot-Weed Factor' by Ebenezer Cook This is the free Literary Hangover feed. To support the show and access the premium episodes on George Orwell, become a Patron at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover Here's my reading of the satirical poem, The Sot-weed Factor: or, A Voyage to Maryland, by Ebenezer Cook, as discussed in episode 32.

Garth Greenwell: Cleanness Garth Greenwell discusses seeking human truths by writing into an abyss, and his new novel Cleanness.

1920s Bookish Get Ready With Us - #DivinersClub. 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!

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.

READING VLOG: Reading A Book That Has Been on my TBR for YEARS! 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

Big Book Haul 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

All of My Unread 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.

I Tried Reading "INFINITY SON" - 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.

January Reading Wrap Up - 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!

Catherine A. Stewart, "Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project" Stewart is the author of Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2016. Long Past Slavery examines the history behind the collection of more than 2,300 narratives from formerly enslaved people, as part of the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project.

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.

Tome Topple Round 10 - 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.

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.

Interview with Tishani Doshi Kendra talks to Tishani Doshi about her latest novel, Small Days and Nights, which is out now from W.W. Norton. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

Episode 116: Natural History by Pliny the Elder Miller is joined by Daisy Dunn to discuss Pliny the Elder's Natural History.

Best & Worst Horror Movies Of 2019 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.

A Good Read: Nick Hornby & Carlo Rovelli Nick Hornby and Carlo Rovelli tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love the most.

Episode 160: The Overstory On this today's episode, we discuss The Overstory by Richard Powers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning from 2018 that centers trees in a variety of context as the focus of its storytelling. Can a book about trees actually captivate us for hundreds of pages? Today's episode is sponsored by HelloFresh, America's number one meal kit.

Jonathan Coe and Sara Collins on their Costa-winning novels - books podcast We welcome not one but two Costa winners, as the victors in the novel and the debut fiction categories join us in the studio. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Great Books: Catherine Stimpson on de Beauvior's "The Second Sex" "Woman is not born but made." This is only one of the powerful sentences in Simone de Beauvoir's magisterial The Second Sex. It means that there's nothing natural about the fact that 50% of humanity has been oppressed by the other half for millennia.

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.

Lowest Rated Books on My TBR 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 :)

Books I've Read Recently! - #22 I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

My Hero Academia Volume #2 - Manga Monday Book Club I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Moving Vlog #2: Unpacking! 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.

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

Ep 311: 1923! This week we're discussing Jean Toomer's 1923 book CANE, a genre-bending mix of prose and poetry written after the author spent several months working as a substitute principal in Georgia.

Keri Holt, "Reading These United States: Federal Literacy in the Early Republic, 1776-1830" Keri Holt is the author of Reading These United States: Federal Literacy in the Early Republic, 1776-1830, published by the University of Georgia Press in 2019. Reading These United States explores how Americans read, saw, and understood the federal structure of the country in its early years.

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Eoin Colfer reads from 'Highfire' We're so excited about the much anticipated first adult fantasy novel from Eoin Colfer, the New York Times bestselling author of Artemis Fowl, and we're thrilled to feature him as a Salon Exclusive!

Bookish Academy Awards! 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

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.

Jeanine Cummins on American Dirt, and forgotten classic The Street with Tayari Jones Jeanine Cummins on American Dirt, and forgotten classic The Street with Tayari Jones.

Winter Cosy Reading Night Vlog - 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 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…

Book Outlet Book Haul! 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.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Tome Topple Round 10 - Announcement &TBR 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.

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.

The Effluent Engine - N. K. Jemisin - Literary Roadhouse Ep 174 Discussion Notes: The Effluent Engine This week's story: The Effluent Engine by N.K. Jemisin Next week's story: The Wreck at Goat's Head by Alexandra Manglis Rated: Clean This week we welcome Carina Saxon to the podcast to discuss "The Effluent Engine" by N.

READING VLOG: A Magical Fantasy Filled Reading Weekend! 500+ 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

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.

Book Haul - January 2020 - #booktubeSFF 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.

Daniel Mendelsohn: Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones Daniel Mendelsohn’s Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

Winter 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!

How To Read More Books! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

An American Marriage, Sabriel, Things Fall Apart, Flatshare & The Awakening - 5 Mini Book Reviews 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

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.

Life Update - Moving, Puppies, Book Writing & More! 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.

Bad Books Gotta Go! Bookshelf Clear Out I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Disappointing Reads 2019 - 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.

Things I am 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

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

Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt The novelist explains her sudden decision to write her controversial thriller, and we hail TS Eliot prize winner Roger Robinson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Ep. 80 - Most Anticipated Books of 2020 Pt. 1 Kendra and Joce talk about their most anticipated books for the first half of 2020. 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!

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

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

Favorite & Least Favorite Books Of 2019 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.

Episode 115: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding Miller is joined by Karen Swallow Prior of Liberty University to discuss Henry Fielding's Tom Jones.

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.

Great Books: Rich Blint on James Baldwin's "Another Country" Rich Blint is a scholar, writer and curator who teaches at the New School in New York City, and the author of a forthcoming book on Baldwin who has published, curated events, and participated in key academic events on Baldwin's unceasing relevance over the past several years.

Literary Friction - New Beginnings With An Yu Our first show of the year is all about New Beginnings: from Virginia Woolf's novels to memoirs like Amy Liptrot's The Outrun, we'll look at books that feature rejuvenation, and think about why it's such fertile ground for storytelling. Joining us is author An Yu, whose thoughtful and surreal debut novel Braised Pork inspired the theme.

Bad Book Concepts & Retitling Books! - Book Storm #5 I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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.

Ep 310: 1922 Since we're doing an entire season about the 1920s, at some point we had to read Zane Grey, one of the decade's best-selling authors.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, "The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games" Ebony Elizabeth Thomas has written a beautiful, captivating, and thoughtful book about the idea of our imaginations, especially our cultural imaginations, and the images and concepts that we all consume, especially as young readers and audience members.

Atmospheric~ 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

Deepa Anappara on her debut novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Deepa Anappara and Rob Doyle on their new novels; Helen Fielding's book she'd never lend.

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.

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.

Library 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!

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.

Best Books of 2019! 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 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.

Favorite Books Of 2019. 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!

Jonathan Blum: The Usual Uncertainties Jonathan Blum wrote characters with open destinies, in stories with open endings, for his new book of short stories, The Usual Uncertainties.

Authors I'd Like to Read for the First Time in 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 Anticipated 2020 Ya Book Releases! 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

January At the Moment - 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 Chat with Melinda Gates! I am SO excited to share with you a video I filmed with Melinda Gates about her book The Moment of Lift!

My Top 5 Reads of 2019 - #booktubeSFF 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.

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.

Enid & Floyd & the Moon - Jeanne Shoemaker - Literary Roadhouse Ep 173 Discussion Notes: Enid & Floyd & the Moon This week's story: Enid & Floyd & the Moon by Jeanne Shoemaker Next week's story: The Effluent Engine by N.K. Jemisin Rated: Clean This week we welcome Caitlin Hamilton Summie to the podcast to discuss a story she recommends: "Enid & Floyd & the Moon" by Jeanne Shoemaker.

Eileen Botting, "The Wollstonecraftian Mind" Eileen Hunt Botting is Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame and co-editor with Sandrine Berges and Alan Coffee of the anthology The Wollstonecraftian Mind.

Interview with Jami Attenberg Kendra talks to Jami Attenberg about her latest novel, All This Could Be Yours, which is out now from HMH. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

Faebruary Reads Announcement - 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.

Best Books of the Past 5 Years - 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 Goals For 2020! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

READING VLOG: Crying Over Books & 500+ 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

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.

Episode 114: Moby Dick by Herman Melville Miller is joined by Dwight Lindley of Hillsdale College to continue their discussion of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

Great Books: Carol Gilligan on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter tells the dramatic story of a woman cast out of society for adultery and condemned to wear a badge of shame in Puritan New England.

Samantha Harvey on her year without sleep - books podcast On this week's show, the novelist explains how she came to write about her insomnia and we consider why indie bookshops are booming in the UK and Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Episode 159: The Odyssey of Literary Disco In our first episode of 2020, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss Madeline Miller's novel Circe, which retells some of the most infamous Greek myths from the point of view of Circe, a witch who most famously appears in The Odyssey who turns Odysseus's men into pigs.

Ep 309: 1921 This week, we're continuing our exploration of the 1920s with Robert Keable's Simon Called Peter, a mostly-forgotten novel about an Anglican priest who goes off to war and falls in love with a lady who isn't his fiancee.

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32 - 'The Sot-Weed Factor: Or, A Voyage To Maryland' by Ebenezer Cook This is the free Literary Hangover feed. To support the show and access the premium episodes on George Orwell, become a Patron at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover Alex and I discuss Ebenezer Cook's 1708 poem "The Sot-Weed Factor." The scant documentation we have for Cook's life.

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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.

Ep 172: Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor Discussion Notes: Good Country People This week's story: Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor Next week's story: Enid & Floyd & the Moon by Jeanne Shoemaker Rated: Explicit Language "Good Country People" centers around a mother and daughter, and their neighbors who are also their farm staff.

December Wrap-Up - 2019 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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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.

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

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Cosy festive readalong 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.

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Christmas Cosy Reading Night Vlog - Vlogmas Day 20 - 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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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