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Zumba is Just Like Writing I used to be an avid runner, meaning I ran 5-6 days a week, for 2-3 miles per session. I was pretty fit. Not super skinny, not ultra healthy, but doing good. Then with lots of changes in life and location over the past few years, the gym went straight to the back burner somehow.

How I Unleash My Creativity I've been a creator all my life, from the first mini comics I drew full of stick figures on bits of scrap paper from my grandparents' attic, to the scripts, art and animation I've made for video games. One thing is certain when it comes to a creative life: There will be times when it's just harder to make the thing you want than others.

Write Better By Editing Later There is one nuance to writing and editing which can have an immediate impact on how and what you write. This seems self-evident at first glance, but too often people will labor and stress over their sentence construction and diction before they've even finished piecing something together.

How Dr. Seuss Can Help You Become A Better Writer Today in English class, our English teacher decided to do something that wasn't received with a lot of enthusiasm. She decided to read us a Doctor Seuss book… a kindergarten book. Even some of the book nerds in the class weren't satisfied with the decision.

The Complete Guide to Working as an Author: Part Three Welcome to Part Three of the Complete Guide to Working as an Author. If you missed Part One or Part Two, you can catch them here:. Part One: to Traditionally Publish or to Self-Publish. Part Two: How to Traditionally Publish.

What the Age of Content Marketing Means for Writers You might feel like you've spent a lifetime learning grammatical rules, sharpening your storytelling skills, perfecting how to conduct an interview, and battling your way through the competition in order to land that journalist position.

William Zinsser's Top 10 Tips On Writing Well Readers want the person who is talking to them to sound genuine. Relax. Writers are obviously at their most natural when they write in the first person. Writing is an intimate transaction between two people, conducted on paper. Even when "I" isn't permitted, it's possible to convey a sense of I-ness.

Top Books I Want To Read This Summer! The top 5 books I want to read this summer! Challenging myself to read 5 non-fantasy books this season!! Books mentioned: Little Fires Everywhere Rich People…

Creating a Book Review Blog Made Me a Better Reader and Writer I'm a writer, and so, by default, I'm a big reader. I've always loved reading. There's something so comforting about getting lost in a fictional world. I love Goodreads and how you can track what you're reading, but I found that I kept forgetting about books I'd read there.

Bookexpo 2019 Haul I had a ton of fun hanging out with so many amazing people at BookExpo and BookCon, but I also managed to snag over 30 fantastic books and samplers that I am…

Congratulations to Elizabeth Acevedo, the first writer of color to win the Carnegie medal! Since 1936, the Carnegie medal has celebrated excellence in children’s literature. Past recipients include the likes of C.S. Lewis and Neil Gaiman. And now, for the first time in 83 years, a writer of color has won the UK’s most prestigious children’s book award.

Cathy Newman and Jeffery Deaver Cathy Newman and Jeffery Deaver discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

How to be Funny Without Parenthesis I began writing at the tender age of seven or eight, first in journals, then in Word, and finally, in a column of my high school newspaper. During these years of pure, solitary creation, I learned how purposeful and funny the use of parentheses was.

Episode 33 - Taffy Brodesser-Akner and The New Me In this episode, Abbe reviews The New Me by Halle Butler, and the book's relatable, albeit unlikeable, protagonist. Then, she sits down with author and journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner about her novel, Fleishman is in Trouble, marriage, and Bradley Cooper.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for June 18th, 2019 The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

How to Write Comedy for All Occasions Nate Dern is a writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He is the author of the book Not Quite a Genius, a collection of comedy essays and stories that the New York Times called "very thoughtful, smart and funny." His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Outside Magazine, The Atlantic, New York Magazine and elsewhere.

Amazing Biographies that Read Like Fiction Have you ever read a biography that was gripping enough to keep you turning pages long after you should've been asleep? If not, then maybe you're not reading the right books. We culled the best of the best from over a half dozen sources, and still can't capture all the great biographies worth reading.

IndieView with Ty'Sean Judd, author of Tales of a Dignified Hoodrat I don't want to say too much but I plan to start locally and expand. Anywhere from libraries to community centers are potential targets. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? We all did this with no blueprint, don't be fearful.

The True Story Behind GHOST CAT by Kevan Atteberry Will Move You GHOST CAT all began because, well, I have a ghost cat in my house. I never really see it-just darts and blurs out of my peripheral vision. There may be any number of logical explanations for this phenomena but I'm going with the ghost cat explanation.

Embrace Discomfort It took me a couple of years to work up the guts to write my first article. And it was pretty horrible. However, it's fun for me to read that first story now because it's a great reminder of the growth I've experienced as a writer.

7 Books about What Happens when Your Identity Falls Apart I like to think that I've become more whole having written my first novel If I Had Two Lives. After moving to the United States at twelve years old, I've not lived anywhere for longer than five years, moving from one state to another.

WSIRN Ep 188: Books, plants, and literal bibliotherapy In Episode 187, we met Hannah Christmas, a reader with a long-term dream of running a children's bookshop. Today, we meet Michelle Moreno, who I hope will inspire Hannah, and anyone else out there who wants to make their bookstore dreams a reality.

How "Hadestown" Turned an Ancient Story Into This Year's Best Musical The sets changed, as did the staging-from theater in the round to proscenium style-and Chavkin and Mitchell strove to strengthen the story's connective tissue-a challenging attempt for Mitchell, who was encouraged by Chavkin to encourage the audience's comprehension of the story by writing it into the text.

A Queer Albanian Refugee Creates a New Self in Every City The plot of Pajtim Statovci's latest novel Crossing is set in motion when a young man and his friend flee war-torn Albania by sea for refuge in Italy. There the two explore what it means to live in a place that doesn't want them.

5 YA Books for Star Wars Fans Perhaps similar questions are filling your mind as you wonder what to do with the Millennium Falcon-shaped hole in your life as you wait for the newest and final chapter. One delicious solution is to fill your time with a few YA books for Star Wars fans.

Books About Introverts and Introversion In fiction, I like Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell, a young adult coming of age story that shows introversion and extroversion in the same family, and how even our siblings can become alien to us if they're extroverted. It reminds me a bit of Jacqueline Wilson's Double Act, which I read in the mid-1990s and which has stayed with me ever since.

20 Horror Books by Authors of Color And of course I still want to read some of horror's "classics" regardless of who wrote them, but prioritizing marginalized authors has led me to some fantastic sounding horror books by authors of color.

How 5 Quotes From WOMEN AT WORK Spoke To My New Beginning A writer and reader shares quotes from WOMEN AT WORK that directly addressed moments and aspects of her office and creative lives.

9 of the Best LGBTQ Middle Grade Novels for Pride We're getting more great queer kidlit, and the brilliantly-written and relatable stories in these LGBTQ middle grade novels will steal your heart.

How Thomas Hardy Helped Me Process Trauma A reader on discovering TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES while processing sexual assault, and how reading the book became a cathartic, relatable experience.

Romance Books for Every Extroverted Myers-Briggs Type Here are 8 romance books for every Extroverted Myers-Briggs Type. Paige Taylor has been in love with Alec Wright since forever. However, despite their chemistry, their timing is just wrong. Approaching her 30th birthday, Paige starts to despair about finding her happy ending.

Do Crime Like an Edwardian: 11 Nonfiction Recommendations The Victorians were more famous for their love of all things ghastly-and I did a list of nonfiction recs about Victorian crime over here-but crime didn't suddenly cease to fascinate the minute Queen Victoria croaked. The Edwardian era had plenty of its own sensational trials, gruesome murders, and fascinating criminals.

How THE WITCHES Made Me the Reader and Writer I am Today A reader remembers encountering Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES for the first time, and how the book guided their early reading and writing experiences.

5 Books About Losing a Child That Have Wrecked Me "No one had warned me that with a child comes death," wrote author Claudia Dey in The Paris Review, in a piece that resonated deeply. "Death slinks into your mind. It circles your growing body, and once your child has left it, death circles him too." But as much as books like this rip my heart to shreds, I find that I can't stop reading them.

Get Your Bleed On: 5 Important Books About Periods Whether you're a seasoned menstruator, a young menstruator, or a parent of a soon-to-be menstruator, you need books about periods to help guide you through the whole bloody process, physically and emotionally. We've got you covered. First thing first: No shame.

Cover Reveal: REALM OF ASH By Tasha Suri Take a look at the cover for Tasha Suri's REALM OF ASH, and take another trip to the Mughal India-inspired world introduced through EMPIRE OF SAND!

Lit Hub Daily: June 18, 2019 "You get to the point where there is no God, no past, no future, just now and the next millisecond." Robert Macfarlane on deep water cave-diving and the lure of the void. - Lit Hub "Her only real crime was that she was a better poet than me." On the lessons of a writing nemesis.

Librarian's Research Helps Identify Cold Case Victims: Critical Linking, June 18, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by Libro.fm. "Rebekah Heath is a research librarian by day, amateur detective by night.

What is it like being a refugee? with Pajtim Statovci and Dina Nayeri - books podcast For Refugee Week, two writers discuss their experiences as asylum seekers and the challenges facing refugees around the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Seek The Truth, But Give It Time By Ammi-joan Paquette When Laurie Ann Thompson and I do school visit presentations based on our TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE book series, one of the things we like to start with is reading our author bios, as printed in the first book in the series, Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!

Why Are We Driven to Explore the Very Depths of This Earthly Abyss? The Timavo River is only one of many starless rivers and flooded underlands to have beckoned people into them, sometimes fatally. “A peak can exercise the same irresistible power of attraction as an abyss, ” wrote Théophile Gautier in 1868, and the reverse is also true.

What My Writing Nemesis Taught Me About Myself After years, it finally happened: I was published in a literary magazine alongside Diane, my ultimate writing enemy. The worst part was that her poem was genuinely good, short and elegant and totally over my head.

How the Adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird Failed Scout Finch When publishers first decided to print Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, they only ordered a conservative first printing of 5,000 copies.

On the Intoxicating Power of Forgetting Where You Came From Larry Rosenberg, a dharma teacher from the Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massa­chusetts, tells of the time he was in New York City with a free afternoon and his wife suggested that they visit the Tenement Museum, on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

What Anne Sexton Taught Me About… Self-Promotion A few years ago, when I was checking in at a writer's conference in Kentucky, the organizer noticed that I was from California. "We were curious about you," she said. "We don't get many people from the West Coast." Even though I knew the woman was being friendly, her statement set off my anxiety.

Franz Kafka” the Brand, Alive and Well in Prague On a crisp, spring afternoon in Prague, I stood in front of the massive, mirrored face of Franz Kafka.

Why Does a Language Die? I was in Gapun to try to answer a specific question, namely: Why does a language die? It took me a long time to realize that that is the wrong question to ask. Or it is to ask a question that has an obvious answer: a language dies because people stop speaking it.

How a New Generation of Nigerian Writers Are Salvaging Tradition from Colonial Erasure "Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter," Chinua Achebe wrote in Things Fall Apart.

The Porpoise They enter the city proper at Cripplegate and walk south down Little Wood Street. It seems to George like any other London day. The Walloons are sitting in a semicircle waiting to be shaved at the sign of the Pheasant. A dirty ragamuffin with a tame squirrel sitting on his shoulder is begging for money.

Kara Ritzheimer, "'Trash,' Censorship, and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Germany" Convinced that sexual immorality and unstable gender norms were endangering national recovery after World War One, German lawmakers drafted a constitution in 1919 legalizing the censorship of movies and pulp fiction, and prioritizing social rights over individual rights.

What It Really Means to Kill Your Darlings When we write, we work under the assumption that we're releasing something the world has been waiting for. Something they need for their very survival, even. The world needs us! And those people deserve to get our best.

Worldbuilding - Not Just For Fantasy Writers When people talk about world building my first thought is Game of Thrones. My next thought is Harry Potter, then Star Wars, then probably Lord of the Rings. After that, the DC and Marvel comic book universes. These epic fantasy franchises are behemoths in bookstores, on television, and at the box office.

How to Write When You Have Too Much Time If you're anything like me, what usually comes next looks like anything but writing - whether that's tidying up my desk space, checking email and social media, keeping tabs on the other blogs and writers I like to follow, or doing the dishes I left in the sink.

Everyone on Book Twitter is recommending their favorite short story collections Do you love short stories? Reading ’em, writing ’em, defending ’em against those who would dare dismiss them as a lesser literary form. You do? Well, good news! It would appear that you are very much not alone.

Why did I resist Scrivener for so long? I've been writing for twenty years. I've published one personal development book, have two unpublished novels and several years of blogging under my belt and I've done all that in good old Microsoft Word. I suppose I've been a bit sniffy about writing tools because I've seen people procrastinate about what they need in order to start writing.

Looking for Groups Writers' groups aren't for everyone. Those who have found a good group recognize the value it brings to their writers' toolkit. But how do you find a good writers' group? The short answer is trial and error. I've been a part of many groups over the years.

Rob Spillman with greetings from an 1,800-mile, poetry-fueled road trip. The 1,800-mile Poetry to the People Tour is off to a rollicking start, giving out books to underserved communities between Brooklyn and New Orleans via House of SpeakEasy‘s mobile book truck.

'Migration Necessitates Narration': An Interview with Aleksandar Hemon One of the first memories he describes in an early chapter of This Does Not Belong to You is the feeling of cold water being poured over his face after falling into a deep ditch filled with cow excrement.

Vote for the Winner of the Summer Writing Contest And then, I'm inviting you to vote on your favorite to win the Readers' Choice Award. Our entrants have put their all into writing stories they love, and we want to help them get their writing into the hands of excited readers. Not only that, but as you read through the entries and pick your favorite, you'll get a taste of the editor's life.

Books I Read In May. 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!

Animals, Injuries, & Lots of Book Mail - Weekly Vlog - May 8th-14th Welcome to another weekly vlog! Check out my last vlog if you want to hear more about Leia's injury and since I didn't let you know fully in this vlog: she's doing…

Amazon Book Review The new SF and fantasy books of June range far and wide. Also releasing this month are the second-to-last book in the current Shannara timeline from Terry Brooks, Neal Stephenson's in-depth novel that plumbs the possibilities of cryogenics, and a unique take on alien invasion and colonization.

Suzanne Collins is publishing a prequel to The Hunger Games next year You may have thought the games were over-and well, they are. But today, Scholastic announced that next year, they will publish a prequel to Suzanne Collins’ mega-bestselling Hunger Games series, set 64 years before the events of the first book.

Suzanne Collins Announces Hunger Games Prequel for 2020 According to The Associated Press, author Suzanne Collins has announced a prequel to her bestselling Hunger Games trilogy. Currently, the new novel is set to release on May 19, 2020. There is no word yet on what the title will be.

Skyward - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Skyward by Brandon Sanderson… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood Interested in buying…

Reading "Good Omens" at the End of the World Good Omens is not about the world ending through man-made climate change, though environmental concerns are always present in the book. It is more directly focused on the angel Aziraphale, the demon Crowley, and the final battle between Heaven and Hell-which is to be brought about by Adam Young, the Antichrist.

Why Khaled Khalifa Chose to Stay in Syria I got to speak with Khaled Khalifa via email about the aesthetics of absurd literature, the role of the writer during times of geopolitical crisis, the brutality of the ongoing Syrian war, and his day-to-day life as a writer in Damascus.

A Mother With Grown Children Is a Controlled Experiment "Night of the Living" and "Taxonomy," two poems by Susan Leslie Moore.

5 Things I Want to See in the TALENTED MR. RIPLEY TV Series Ripley TV series is in the works, and I for one have a lot of feelings about that. I mean, there have been a few Ripley movie adaptations, but this is different. It's meant to cover the whole Ripliad, the five-book series by Patricia Highsmith depicting everyone's favorite scheming American abroad.

YA Horror Short Stories: Get Your Scares In These Anthologies and Collections These YA horror short stories will satisfying any reader looking for things that go bump in the night. Prepare your freezers.

25 Third Person Omniscient Books To Expand Your POV Here are 25 must-read examples of third person omniscient books. Did you even have a childhood if you didn't read at least one book about Frog and Toad? "To live will be an awfully big adventure." This modern classic is narrated by Death. It tells the story of Leisal Meminger, a girl living in Holocaust-era Munich who discovers the power of books.

The Subtle Magic of Reading on an Airplane Do you find the reading experience improved in-flight? Here's one reader on why reading on an airplane is such a pleasurable experience.

6 Books About Queer Princesses for Readers of All Ages From picture books to comics to adult novels, indulge in your fantasies with six fantastic contemporary and fantasy books about queer princesses!

The Joys of a Spontaneous Two-Person Book Club Spontaneous two-person book clubs are likely to pop up anytime readers talk. Here are some joys of casual one-on-one book convos.

50 Must-Read Books by YouTubers Her first cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul, offering 100 vegan recipes that riff on Southern cooking in surprising and delicious ways, beautifully illustrated with full-color photography." Channel: Fit Men Cook.

The 7 Most Important Umbrellas of SFF It's just a delightfully pink, flowered umbrella. Nothing suspicious here. Those were not sparks coming out of it. Don't worry about it. Dumbledore says it's fine.

Romance Books for Every Introverted Myers-Briggs Type Here are 8 romance books for every Introverted Myers-Briggs Type. ISTJs need pragmatism in their lives. They take their tasks very seriously and inevitably roll their eyes at clichés or any other thing that is not facts or figures. The Vow is a nonfiction book about two married people who had to start their lives all over again.

10 Delightful Personalized Books for Siblings However, these personalized books for siblings can help ease the transition into a larger family. A personalized book is always a special treat for a child! Sold by Sketch My Storybook on Etsy, this personalized book is a unique gift for your kids!

Canadian Giveaway: THE WEDDING PARTY by Jasmine Guillory Enter to win THE WEDDING PARTY by Jasmine Guillory!

Lit Hub Daily: June 17, 2019 Lili Anolik and Geoff Dyer discuss reverence vs. love, Harrison Ford's sexual stamina, and writing about movies. - Lit Hub In defense of soap operas: Nicholas Mancusi on the plot and inventiveness…

Have You Explored Deep Bookstagram? Critical Linking, June 17, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by Libro.fm.

AI and Writing: What Jobs Are Staying? In this Industrial Revolution 4.0 era, robots, automation, and Artificial Intelligence have invaded various industries, taking over our jobs - including creative and writing jobs. Yes, automation is coming our way, not merely in the manufacturing and logistics industries.

5 Ways to Earn Your Audience's Loyalty Today, I want to take a look five examples from this climactic installment, demonstrating what Marvel did to earn and keep its fanbase's appreciation and what you, too, can learn about how to earn your audience's loyalty. Here's a secret about storytelling that isn't always obvious: cool stuff actually isn't cool at all in isolation.

Ep 282: Climate Fiction This week, we wrap up our Spring Forward season by diving into a new genre called climate fiction, or cli-fi. Matter published a collection of cli fi pieces in response to a Margaret Atwood essay wondering if fiction centered on climate change could change people's thinking or even spur action.

"I Like Your Hair Better Down": An Examination of YA Male Protagonists and Their Obsession With The Way Females Wear Their Hair by Janine Quimby In the second half of the Victorian dramatic monologue "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning, the speaker of the poem, allegedly so overcome with Porphyria's goodness and virginal beauty, commits the following act: "A thing to do, and all her hair/ In one long yellow string I wound /Three times her little throat around,/ And strangled her".

Writer's Block Is a Gift. Here's Why. You're intimately familiar with your writer's block, right? In this guest post, creativity coach Julia Roberts helps you clarify and solve the real issue.

Liu Cixin's War of the Worlds Everything he says is reduced to the simplest possible formulation." Liu's fellow sci-fi writers in China call him Da Liu-Big Liu-but he is small, with an unusually round head, which seems too large for his slight, wiry physique. He has the unassuming presence, belying an unflappable intelligence, of an operative posing as an accountant.

Where Are All the Books About Menopause? If, in the presence of others, a woman grew red and perspired heavily, then she was a witch…. Failing to find common ground in the human world, Steinke turns to the natural one. She takes an immediate interest in pilot whales and orcas, the only other animals known to undergo menopause.

Mary Grimm on the Rituals and Stories of Summer Deborah Treisman interviews Mary Grimm about “Back Then, ” her short story from the June 24, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Peony” I am ready for the next thing: rows and rows of wings lifting off the earth and telling me to stay. The sky wriggles with life and still, the air is gray like any rock above a grave. So let me have this now before the blossoms take my absence from the yard.

Back Then” In our private mythology, this meant that something wonderful was going to happen, that there would be a marvel, if we were ready to see it. One summer, when my sister was little, still a baby but beginning to walk and making sounds that were like words, our grandmother came with us to the cottage.

Because” Because there'd been too many people and then there was no one. Only. this small creature-her tiny cry no bigger than a sequin. Because I'd been pushing too many hours. Even with her soft skull plates shifting,. the collar of my bones too slender. When I reached down.

20 “Perfect Summer Books” for This and Every Year You’d like to pick up a “summer book.” But which summer book is best? Is there a perfect summer book? Why, yes, dear reader, there is. In fact, there are several.

The Natural Wine Movement is About More Than Just Wine Twelve years ago, when I took a detour from my work as a fiction film director to make Mondovino, a documentary about the anthropology of the wine world, I saw wine above all as a cultural expression rather than as an urban commodity.

Jayson Greene on the Risks of Writing About Grief It's a cool Friday afternoon in Fort Greene, New York, and Jayson Greene, the author of Once More We Saw Stars, is sitting at a small table in a coffee shop, working industriously on his laptop with enormous headphones.

In Defense of My Family Business: The Soap Opera Storyteller We all know what a cultural critic means when they say that something is like a soap opera: they mean that it relies too heavily on plot for its impact, that it's all twist and no substance, or that the limits of credulity are stretched to breaking in the service of a cliffhanger.

On Movies and How to Write About Them Lili Anolik and Geoff Dyer got together to discuss old movies and new books. Lili Anolik: In 1941, Preston Sturges made Sullivan's Travels, about John S. Sullivan, a wildly successful director of comedies, the most successful being Ants in Your Pants of 1939.

How Lakshmi Shankar Became the Voice Behind the Epic Gandhi Fifty-five-year-old Lakshmi Shankar is sitting in an unremarkable London movie theater. All around her there is the buzz of conversation. She starts to feel butterflies in her stomach, a feeling that, although familiar, she never quite got used to even after spending more than 40 years on stage, first as a dancer and then as a singer.

Discovering America’s Heavenly Kingdom of Oil Patillo Higgins sensed oil's arrival before setting eyes on it. Tired after a day of trading timber and fighting a January wind, he prodded his old horse along, eager to settle into the ease of home. As the weary duo made their way through the Gulf Coast town of Beaumont, Texas, Patillo heard someone frantically calling his name.

The Paper Wasp I wore red capris on the plane. After I'd resolved to go to you, I couldn't imagine wearing anything else. The red made me feel bold, like a matador. I hadn't been able to sleep the night before, and it was still dark when I'd risen from bed and stuffed my suitcase with summer clothing.

Sharon Kirsch, "Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoric" Of Rhetoric at SUNY Geneseo - interviews Dr. Sharon Kirsch - Associate Prof. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices.

Snag Book Publicity with a Roundup Article If you're like many authors, you've seen a "roundup" article that made you think, "My book should have been included in that." A roundup article shares the best, worst, most, least, newest, top, funniest, etc. products related to a specific category or theme.

A Little History of Bond Novels and a Wesley Britton Review of a New One Wesley Britton is the author of The Beta Earth Chronicles and reviews for BookPleasures.com and this blog among others.

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2019 Best book you've read so far in 2019. Best sequel you've read so far in 2019. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.

Clockwork Angel - Bookmarked Book Club Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Zoë, Hailey, and Hannah.

How to Create a Page-Turner It is all too easy to say, "I'm just going to stick in this page of character description and history, or otherwise the reader won't understand the importance of the action." But the fact is, the reader will put up with a lot of suspense, as long as the action is engaging and the character is beginning to take relatable form.

My Biggest Writing Fears I first started writing when I was seven. I'd just gotten into Nancy Drew Books, and everything looked like a mystery. I spent a year either purchasing or chasing down every Nancy Drew book that I could find at my favorite used bookstore or my tiny sixty person elementary school library.

Take “It” Away: You Will Be A Better Writer It is the killer of clarity, and the mark of an underdeveloped writer. It asks the reader to make assumptions to fill in the gaps in the author's imagination. What is it, you ask? Exactly! I'm referring to the word "it," which ranks # 10 in frequency among all the words in the English dictionary.

The Organized Writer's Six Rules Are you trying to get organized, so you have more time to write? Here are six rules guaranteed to make you more productive and more organized when you add them to your life.

Open Book: Carolina Setterwall, Re-reading and what it offers, Shadowplay reviewed, Ahmad Danny Ramadan Carolina Setterwall and the pleasures of re-reading. With Mariella Frostrup.

How To Let Go Of A Client As A Freelance Writer There's nothing quite as annoying as a bad client. One who consistently delays payments, calls you up at all hours of the day asking for updates, piles work on you like you're a laundry basket, gives you 'bulk' work on random topics and expects high-quality writing for lousy payment.

Summerland by Michael Chabon REVIEW The first time I read this, it was summer, and most of the time I was lying the grass of Monza Park. That was wrong. Fiction like this is only allowed to reverberate…

New Independent Bookstores In Old Homes A reader keeps up with the indie bookstore scenes in the places where she used to live, and talks about some favorite spots.

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How Drawing Makes Me a Better Reader Not only does the act of drawing help to emphasize and reinforce the actual function of an adjective's definition, but it also encourages me to pay greater attention to those small details. Especially if I'm creating my own fan art, I need to make a more conscious effort to be aware of physical descriptions.

4 Books to Read While Waiting for CRYING IN H MART Excited as I am about Michelle Zauner's upcoming memoir? Here are 4 food culture books to read while waiting for CRYING IN H MART to come out.

An Interactive Map of Odysseus' Journey: Critical Linking, June 16, 2019 Daily round-up of bookish news and links.

My Father's Things, and My Own Every once in a while, a fragment of my father rises unbidden-I see him dropping off a basket of dark, shining eggplant and ripe tomatoes on the porch, or wading into the cornfield to pick a dozen ears for dinner-and I imagine such fragments must be authentic for being spontaneous.

Sunday Reading: The Electrifying Critical Mind of Pauline Kael From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Pauline Kael on cinematic masterpieces: Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" and "GoodFellas," Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde," Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane," George Lucas's "Star Wars," and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather."

My Strange Literary Fellowship "Thank you!" he exclaimed. Soon after the sessions began, a few of us started gathering after class, in the hall or in front of the building, to talk about what was going on. The neighborhood was crowded with warehouses that had been converted into art studios; during the day, it was noisy with construction.

Blogs for Self-Publishers - June 8 - 14, 2019 - The Book Designer Blogs for Self-Publishers, June 8 - 14, 2019 including John Doppler, Dan Blank, Robert Bolick, Timothy Egan, James Navé and Allegra Huston.

Books I've DNF'ed So Far This Year - Lauren and the Books Here I am talking about the books that I have abandoned this year so far. Books mentioned: The Secret Barrister on Audible:…

What's the Difference Between Surprise and Suspense? Surprise and suspense perform two different functions in fiction. You can use both to reap readers' attention. They work in different ways so you need to know the difference, as well as how and when to add each to your story. Master storyteller Alfred Hitchcock knew them well and used both.

READING VLOG: Back in the USA and New YA Angsty Fav! 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

When Doubt Stops You Dead Doubt is an ugly friend, one who makes you feel like a failure before you even begin. Or, worse, tries to convince you don't even have a shot after you have already begun. Doubt is the kind of troubled associate who claims they just want to play devil's advocate when in fact they are actively trying to bring you to your knees.

Say Yes to Opportunities You Think You'll Hate Last night I was invited to a bar to sing karaoke. As a rule, I say no to Karaoke. No-one wants to hear me sing. But my partner and his friends are musicians and so I decided to say yes. When we arrived there was no karaoke.

BEA and Bookcon Experience - 2019 In which I talk about my BEA and BookCon experience… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood Interested in buying any of these books?

Serial Inspiration. Maybe you've noticed it while browsing Medium publications in the hope of finding a good home for your latest literary brainchild. A heading titled "Serial Fiction." Or, as the literary publication Lit Up puts it, "Tales in Parts." In my case I'd come up with an idea for a piece of satirical short fiction.

How to Avoid the "American Idol" Syndrome in Your Writing Career We've all seen the cringe-worthy American Idol videos of people who seem to exhibit an excessive amount of confidence in their singing abilities only to be brutally shut down and their singing dreams quickly erased by a sarcastically harsh Simon Cowell one-liner.

Lit Hub Weekly: June 10 – 14, 2019 Kelly and separating art from the artist - Ellena Savage on the complicated past, present, and future of pools - Five books with complex and credible child narrators - Elliot Ackerman travels to a refugee camp on the Syrian border in 2015, after the story's "gone elsewhere" - Aleksandar Hemon on the preoccupations of his 10-year-old self - What...

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. My reading life has suffered lately, largely because of my looming deadline. Isn't it ironic that writing books hasn't been great for my reading life?

Celebrate Pride with the Poetry of Sappho Has reminded me now of Anactoria who is not here;. I would much prefer to see the lovely way she walks and the radiant glance of her face than the war-chariots of the Lydians or their foot soldiers in arms. That man to me seems equal to the gods, the man who sits opposite you and close by listens to your sweet voice.

10 Incredible, Eggciting Picture Books Egg lovers of all ages, rejoice! We've got a list of some delightful and informative picture books about eggs to read with the little ones.

5 Emerging Irish Writers to Watch Looking for fiction and nonfiction by writers in Ireland? Add these emerging Irish writers and their work - from essays to dystopian fiction - to your TBR.

Giveaway: Bundle of 10 Audiobooks We have 10 bundles each of 10 audiobooks to give away to 10 Riot readers! Just complete the form below to enter. This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States. Entries will be accepted until 11:45pm, June 22nd, 2019. Winner will be randomly selected.

Dog Man to The Rescue: How Book Access Saved My Third Grade Student by Renee Bowman Teachers, you already know the student I am about to describe. The one who arrives halfway through the year from out of state, with a mother unsure of which grade her son was in just last week. The 9 year-old who carries a chip on his shoulder as if he were 29.

Book Haul - What I Borrowed from the Library PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Are My References Reliable? As a professional writer, understanding the validity of your references is key to the quality of your works, especially in non-fiction. Whether you write corporate blogs about what motivates people to keep their online habits or magazine articles on various lesser-known vocations, you'll need to use references to back up your arguments.

BookExpo & BookCon 2019 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.

May Wrap Up - 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.

Pairing Books With Disney Films! This video contains a paid promotion with Disney Book Group and is in celebration for the release of ESCAPE FROM THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa De La…

Your Favorite Reads: this week’s most clicked-on books at Book Marks. Hello from Book Marks, Lit Hub's "rotten tomatoes for books!" How It Works: Every day, our staff scours the most important and active outlets of literary journalism-from established national broadsheets to regional weeklies and alternative litblogs-and logs their book reviews.

Ling Ma Wins the 2019 Young Lions Fiction Award Congratulations to Ling Ma, whose 2018 dystopian novel, Severance, took home the 2019 Young Lions Fiction Award at a ceremony at the New York Public Library last night. Established in 2001, the award is a $10,000 prize given each spring to a young writer for a novel or a collection of short stories.

Elmore Leonard - Swag BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Naomi Wolf’s book release is postponed over errors and “new questions” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is postponing the publication of Naomi Wolf’s book Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love, several weeks after Wolf discovered during an interview with the BBC’s Matthew Sweet that she had misinterpreted some of the foundational research for it.

The Invention of the "Beach Read" Authors do not necessarily love the category. "Books for Idle Hours," a new history by the academic Donna Harrington-Lueker, unpacks both the constructedness of "summer reading" and its gravitational pull.

Your weekly deal memo: Melissa Broder, exciting debuts & writers on Lolita My personal form of astrology is to anxiously trawl Publishers Marketplace every week. No, wait, hear me out: it's how I can tell the only future that matters: which books I will be reading a year and a half from now. Also, it's a nice reminder that publishing isn't dead after all.

How to Research Your Genre to Write Better Stories Think of it this way: Good writing is a lot like giving a tour. Readers buy books to take the tour. If I hire a tour guide to take me around Paris, I expect to see Paris. Not London. Not Berlin. While those are lovely places, that is not where the tour guide said we were going, and it isn't what I paid for.

5 Creative Exercises to Build Your Writing Muscles Writing is like a muscle; you have to exercise it regularly to develop and keep it in shape. As anyone who has ever worked out regularly knows, you have to vary your routine in order to keep your muscles developing.

MOON! by Stacy McAnulty & Stevie Lewis Beams Brightly Last week I texted Stacy McAnulty because I heard the most amazing news! Stacy, I just learned your new book MOON! will be on Elon Musk's next SpaceX rocket. How did you arrange to be the first picture book in space?! Ha! Wouldn't that be something. I love seeing my books in stores and in libraries.

What to Read After Watching "Fleabag" From the moment that Phoebe Waller-Bridge's gaze first penetrates the camera, it's evident that Fleabag will be one emotional gut-punch after another.

A Gay High School "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" Featuring Kurt Cobain By turns, Hamburger is tender and provocative in his examinations of sexual abuse, racial strife in '90s Detroit, and the way that discovering Nirvana changes everything about Ari's world. The complexities of this novel are deftly handled by Hamburger, whose sensitive and observant prose is a pure joy to read on every page.

The New Generation of Latinx Literature Will Have Room for Everyone Fajardo-Anstine goes past the surface of her characters and digs deeper, pulling all the complexities, aches, doubts, and struggles, both internal and external, to the forefront. There's no sense of hindrance in the way that Fajardo-Anstine writes so relentlessly raw, especially through the voices of the Latinas she's manifested.

June Currently Reading - 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!

Upcoming Marvel Movies: Predictions for MCU Fans Will this include a duet about friendship between Rocket and Groot? An "I want" song from Nebula? A melancholy song about being the Never-Christmas-Always-Winter Soldier by Bucky? A song-and-dance number by Carol and Kamala about being the Marvelous Marvels?

Eat First: More Romances That Will Make You Hungry Grab a snack because you're going to need one while reading these delicious books featuring sumptuous dishes and an extra serving of love.

London’s Feminist Bookshops I recently had a chance to stop by The Second Shelf, a tiny little shopfront near Piccadilly, which opened in November 2018 and offers a range of rare and antiquarian books as well as modern first editions and rediscovered works by women. The topics range widely, but the gist is the same: all women, all the time.

13 Fascinating and Readable History Books Below are 13 readable history books. From Europe's natural history to women pirates and from Chinese Canadian restaurants to the iconography and metaphor of the heart symbol, there's a topic to interest everyone!. Brox's latest book takes on a compelling but overlooked topic: silence.

Books are Like Time Machines: Remembering Life Through Books Certain books are like time travel machines for me. Just thinking of them transports me back to where I was and what I was doing when I read them. The older I get, the more I find myself remembering my life through books. I have yet to figure out a pattern for which books will have this effect on me.

Spotted at BookExpo: Upcoming Titles by YA Authors of Color This year at BookExpo, I had one question: Which novels by YA authors of color will I want to tear into next? I'd marked my calendar to attend sessions about YA, new adult, and diversity topics. I'd made a list of titles that had gotten buzz beforehand.

8 Books to Read After You Finish DAISY JONES AND THE SIX If you devoured it immediately upon buying and are now thinking what the heck you're going to read for the rest of summer, the below list of books like Daisy Jones and the Six might satisfy your need to keep reading about those groovy tunes.

What BBC's His Dark Materials Adaptation Needs to Get Right A reader goes over the key components of Philip Pullman's HIS DARK MATERIALS in anticipation of the upcoming BBC miniseries adaptation.

10 Magical Children's Books About Fairies A selection of children's books about fairies for young readers of different ages. Including books of poems, picture books, and fantasy books.

Thanks, Dad, For All the Sci-Fi So on this Father's Day, I want to take the time to acknowledge what my Dad gifted me, and say I love you, Dad, and thanks for all the science fiction!

Canadian Giveaway: The Woman In The White Kimono By Ana Johns Enter to win THE WOMAN IN THE WHITE KIMONO by Ana Johns!

8 Funny Books Featuring Queer Adult Women: The List List #353 Your weekly roundup of bookish links from around the web.

Lit Hub Daily: June 14, 2019 "I had the bizarre but enlightening experience of learning from a poem that my father had committed suicide." John James on the hard work of acknowledging terrible truths. - Lit Hub "Would Harry feel comfortable being so near Jurassic Park?" On bringing the world of Harry Potter to life in magical…Orlando.

The Hero We Need: Keanu Reeves is Demolishing All Our Dumb Stereotypes I don’t have a Keanu story. Not that kind. But I have a story adjacent to Keanu, maybe the same kind of story a lot of us have, and it starts with a Paula Abdul music video from 1991. A boy meets girl story, barely complicated by the girl already having a boyfriend who is Not Keanu and therefore should just get out of the way and die.

On Bringing the World of Harry Potter to Life in… Florida Just as orphaned Harry Potter found himself at Hogwarts Academy, so did the Universal Orlando Resort, forever considered an also-ran to Disney, find itself with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Fighting to Save the Real-Life Pharmacy from James Joyce’s Ulysses In the fifth episode of Ulysses, "The Lotus Eaters," Leopold Bloom stops in to Sweny's Pharmacy for some face cream for his wife Molly, and, after a sniff, adds a bar of lemon soap to his purchase.

A Brief Literary History of Absolutely Terrible Dads I think about it often, and it makes me laugh every time I do: poor, dumb Isaac coming around to the notion that Something Might Be Up. It was on the third day of travel, as he and Abraham made their lonesome summit of Mount Moriah.

Red Sox Great Luis Tiant on Reuniting with His Father After 14 Years On August 12, 1961, Maria del Refugio Navarro and I were married in Mexico City. It was just me and her and her family, since my parents and the rest of my relatives were back in Cuba. We planned to go there in September so she could meet them. We'd celebrate with my family, and then honeymoon off the southern coast on Island de Pinos.

Remembering My Father, Jacques Lacan When I was born, my father was already no longer there. I could even say that when I was conceived, he was already elsewhere, he no longer really lived with my mother. A meeting in the country between husband and wife, after everything was already over, marks the origin of my birth.

Writing During Naptime, a Parent’s Practice I spent my twenties in no rush to get pregnant. I had parlayed my college internship at People magazine into a job, and when our bureau closed, I hustled to make a freelance income. I worked while earning my MFA, and one of my freelance clients eventually offered me a salaried position.

Learning of My Father’s Suicide From My Grandmother’s Poetry At the age of 24, I had the bizarre but enlightening experience of learning from a poem that my father had committed suicide. In a sense, I'd known this for a long time.

Lit Hub Recommends: Love Island, Ocean Vuong, and L.A. Noir Because it's June and therefore it's illegal to be straight, I've been listening to Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album Dedicated, and nothing else, nonstop since it dropped last month-a time period that a historian might call the Long Pride Month. Dedicated is a perfect pop album; it's fun, dramatic, sickeningly catchy.

A Dr. Bob Rich Review of "I Am Malala" Bob Rich is a professional grandfather, with hundreds of grankids all over Earth. Anyone under 25 qualifies: they only need to apply. Everything he does, including his 18 published books, is designed to work for a survivable future for young people, and a future worth surviving in.

How to Make Your Writing More Gender-Inclusive Language matters, words can signal inclusion or exclusion. And most writers are not keen on potentially alienating half of their audience by not being up to speed on gender-inclusive writing. Using the generic masculine is lazy writing and has been dated for decades by now.

How to Write a Killer Character: 5 Ways to Improve Character Development Creating a convincing character is a fundamental part of how you set out to tell your story. It's important to remember to let your characters do some of the telling as well, as you set out to craft an incredible piece. I've been guilty of allowing my description of the scene to take over the entire plot, leaving my characters on the back burner.

Chunder, Blunder, Plunder, Thunder and Wonder! Do not get out of the flow. Do not stop to add research or look up supporting facts. Do not correct your grammar. Do not go back and pick a font. Under no circumstances try and format anything. Right now you have one purpose. Chunder. When you are in this flow state, the words will come.

Win A Kindle Oasis! Early Bird Books, your resource for free and discount ebooks in your favorite genres, is teaming up with Book Riot to get a brand-new Kindle Oasis into the hands of one lucky winner! To be entered to win, simply fill in the form below. This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States.

I Wanted to Be a Novelist; I Accidentally Became a Writer. Most of us who dream of being writers imagine that we will publish novels. We picture sitting behind the desk at an author signing with long lines of fans queuing out the door, our beautifully designed books stacked up beside us.

Seth: Clyde Fans A stunning graphic novel by one of the medium’s greatest creators, Seth’s Clyde Fans is about people living in a memory fog, and the strange reverie that life takes on when one grows older.

Too Much Synopsis Can Affect Your Book Sales As an author, you might not realize how much the synopsis of your book can influence someone into buying it or not. As a reader, you fully realize it. Yet when we step into author shoes, we tend to forget what the reader is looking at. You need a synopsis that is just right.

"No One's Going to Read My Story" Isn't an Excuse to Stop Writing A few practices to help you finish that story. Embarking on a new writing journey can be a bit frightening at times, especially when the idea seems a bit too extensive and you're left wondering whether it's even worth the execution in the first place.

Top 5 Books I Read This Spring!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Why Neil Gaiman keeps a rubber ball and a Groucho Marx statue in his writing room Over at Variety, Neil Gaiman has opened the door to his office, which he uses as one of his two main writing spaces. He goes there when he needs real peace and quiet, but here, he says, he can write “surrounded by my books and my things.”.

3 Things I Learned About Writing From The Final Season of Game of Thrones More than 19.3 million people tuned in to watch Sunday's finale of Game of Thrones. If you were one of them, what did you think? Whether you were thrilled that your unlikely pick for the Iron Throne ended up as king or disappointed with your favorite character's ultimate fate, you likely have some opinions about the fantasy series' last episode.

Book Expo And Bookcon Haul 2019. Book Expo and BookCon is literally my favorite time of year and I'm so happy to have experienced yet another successful convention! Stay tuned for my Book Expo…

Keats on Depression and the Mightiest Consolation for a Heavy Heart I am now so depressed I have not an Idea to put to paper — my hand feels like lead — and yet it is an unpleasant numbness it does not take away the pain of existence…”.

"The Westing Game," a Tribute to Labor That Became a Dark Comedy of American Capitalism Strange!" So "The Westing Game" begins. Sunset Towers, we soon learn, is a "glittery, glassy" five-story apartment building on an empty stretch of shore on Lake Michigan, and it's vacant, but a mysterious salesman named Barney Northrup has baited a carefully chosen set of families into moving in.

BIG BOOK HAUL - June 2019 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

Nicholas Sparks tried to prevent a “gay club” at the Christian school he founded. Nicholas Sparks, the bestselling author of a lot of books about white women falling in love with white men, apparently tried to ban an LGBT club at the Epiphany School, a Christian academy he co-founded.

Gryffindor Books - Hogwarts House Recommendations 4 - #booktubesff A real life Gryffindor comes to my rescue and helps me pick out amazing science fiction and fantasy for all you brave lions out there. Changeling fae knights who…

In praise of a good editor "I could never change my writing just because someone else doesn't like it. That wouldn't be my writing anymore." The underlying assumption in both these cases is that the relationship between editor and writer is antagonistic. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Five things you should know about the ongoing investigation into Biggie Smalls’ murder. On March 9, 1997, Christopher Wallace-aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G., a man who still holds a claim on the title of greatest rapper of all-time-was shot and killed on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue, in Los Angeles.

In Mark Haddon's "The Porpoise," Storytelling Is an Instrument of Violence and Solace Haddon, who is also the author of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," declines to resolve such ambiguities. He is working from rich, if messy, source material.

When You Are Ready To Improve You're not likely to do that for the pieces you write on Medium, but if you are interested in upping the ante on your writing, consider writing a short e-book. Something that requires you to dig deeper than the pieces you typically write. Then, take some time and edit your writing.

Eileen Myles: Chelsea Girls was the documentary I wanted to make. Apart from the fact of trying to figure out if Chelsea Girls is a novel or a memoir or a collection of stories I think I mainly want to tell you that in the time of the writing of Chelsea Girls-which was long: 1980 to 1993 was the actual time of the composition of the thing-I mainly needed to say what I thought was real.

4 authors that take you to plot school Readers, I love a good mystery, and a recent conversation has me thinking about the mysteries I love-those books that are so ingeniously put together that when you get to the big reveal, you take a deep breath and ask yourself, How did the author DO that?

How Stonewall Liberated Young Adult Literature She once wrote that she wanted the category to move out of "bad books for good children" and toward "good books for bad children." Herself a lesbian, Nordstrom had a penchant for hiring queer writers like Donovan, even when they weren't open about their sexualities.

Maria Kuznetsova Thinks You Should Go Ahead and Be Weird My teacher Ethan Canin often talks about how every story should have only one "emotional question." It can have as many characters, settings, plots, and subplots as you want, but the story should only be actively investigating one thing, which can be as direct as "Why do people die?," to hang together.

Anne Shirley Was the Best Friend a Queer Brown Boy Could Have I connected instantly with the cover art for Anne: it was the famous 1942 edition with the young protagonist propped atop a heap of wood, enclosed in an oblong iris, which was in turn enclosed by rows of green and white abstractions that ably and efficiently suggested gables.

All of the DC Ink and Zoom Comics Announced So Far Get caught up on all of the DC Ink and Zoom comics announced at this year's Book Con, and take a look at the diversity stats of these releases.

20 Books for People Without a Father If Father's Day gets you down each year and you're looking that speak to the absence of a parent, consider these books for people without a father.

How to Make Book Flowers Well, here is your handy guide on how to make book flowers yourself. First thing's first; you've got to cut yourself some petals. There is no template for this, just cut out petal shapes in small, medium, and large sizes. You will need about 20 or so petals for each flower.

Further Reading After Watching Ava DuVernay's WHEN THEY SEE US If what you saw in When They See Us moved you to know more about police corruption, brutality, and the prison industrial complex, then look no further. These books are great for either those just wading into the topic or seasoned readers looking for more information.

Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Everyday Idioms In Fantasy Worlds Where are all the animals in fantasy worlds? And if they don't exist, can I still describe my broody love interest as a 'dark horse' or 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'?

Can You Pass the Hardest Shakespeare Quiz? Test your knowledge of the Bard by answering questions about Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry in the world's hardest Shakespeare quiz ever.

Over 500 Unique Literary Baby Names for Bookish Parents-to-Be Ramona, Henry, Beezus or Beatrice. Matilda, Violet, Veruca, and Charlie, all from Roald Dahl's books. Marilla. There are so many literary baby names inspired by mythology and fairy tales! Let's start with Arthurian legend.

10 Good Books About Bad Information Call it misinformation, alternative facts, or fake news, it's all the same. Arm yourself against it with these ten books about bad information!

Any Time Can Be Storytime with Kanopy Kids To get you started, here are a few storytimes I've developed using animated storybooks available on Kanopy Kids right now. Each storytime is between 30 and 45 minutes long. To recreate these playlists, all you have to do is search the titles, then click the plus symbol to add it to your Watchlist.

Uncovering Stories of Japanese Internment for A PLACE TO BELONG A PLACE TO BELONG author Cynthia Kadohata on researching Japanese internment and the effects of WWII on the Japanese community in America.

Quiz: What is Your Perfect Long Summer Read? Some of these books are longer than others, but all are at least 400 pages long and all will spirit you away to another time or place while you read them. Fatima is the only remaining Circassian concubine to the sultan.

Book Fetish: Volume 358 Bookish gear for your literary lifestyle!

Lit Hub Daily: June 13, 2019 Elliot Ackerman on visiting a refugee camp on the Syrian border after the story's "gone elsewhere." - Lit Hub Your Father's Day book recommendations for dads who don't read. - Lit Hub Sex, violence, and Jerry Lewis: Aleksandar Hemon on the preoccupations of his 10-year-old self.

Library Archivists Catalog 200 Years of Crime: Critical Linking, June 13, 2019 "Margaret Cotte is accused of causing the death of one Martha Johnson by witchcraft, "being seduced by diabolical instigation out of premeditated malice she did certain wickednesses and diabolical magical arts"." And more from a fascinating archive from the Isle of Ely that sheds light on 200 years of crime.

The Librarian Is LIVE This week we take you back to our first-ever live show, recorded in Frank's very own Jefferson Market Library! Gwen and Frank talk to Eric Klinenberg, sociologist and author of a new book about libraries and social infrastructure. Plus: the audience offers an invaluable assist during the guessing game.

What Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" Tells Us Now I had not remembered, until I reread "Slaughterhouse-Five," that that famous phrase "So it goes" is used only and always as a comment on death. Sometimes a phrase from a novel or a play or a film can catch the imagination so powerfully-even when misquoted-that it lifts off from the page and acquires an independent life of its own.

Sex, Violence, and Jerry Lewis: Aleksandar Hemon on the Preoccupations of His 10-Year-Old Self Teta-Štefica enjoyed murder and death. She would slurp coffee with Lućano’s mother and exchange stories like the one about the woman whose son slit her throat so thoroughly that her head was hanging on a strip of neck skin.

How the West is Destroying Itself Through Its Fear of Migrants The Populists’ False Narrative. The West is being destroyed, not by migrants, but by the fear of migrants.

What the 39,933 Items on Peter Matthiessen’s Computer Mean for the Art of Biography Sometime during the 1990s, Peter Matthiessen, the novelist, naturalist, and Zen roshi, swallowed his doubts and bought a personal computer.

In Pablo Picasso’s Studio During the Nazi Occupation of Paris I went to a little village called Fontès, near Montpellier, which was then in the Free Zone-not occupied by the Germans-to spend my vacation with Geneviève. While I was there, I passed through one of those crises young people sometimes experience in the process of growing up.

Podcasting Pro-Tips and Jonny Diamond on Creating Lit Hub Radio In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan share how they started the podcast, and offer podcasting tips with help from friends who host their own shows.

Anna Merlan on Fake News and Conspiracy Theories This week on The Maris Review, Maris Kreizman is joined by Anna Merlan, author of Republic of Lies, to talk about conspiracy theories. How social media spreads conspiracy theories. Maris Kreizman: You mentioned that women were being burned at the stake in Salem centuries ago, so conspiracy theories aren’t new; there are just new tools.

Why France Bizot Uses Books as the Canvas for Her Art Readers often refrain from marking up their books, to maintain a certain reverence for their contents and authorship. The artist France Bizot takes a disruptive approach to the book's implicit sanctity-her work reconfirms its objecthood. It's…paper.

10 Books to Give to Dads Who Don’t Read This weekend, as you may have noticed from all the attendant internet content and television commercials, is Father’s Day, a day to celebrate your Dad for being exactly who he is-or to secretly try to mold him to become more like you. After all, hasn’t he been doing that to you basically your entire life?

Literary Disco‘s Summer Reading 2k19! This week, Rider and Tod take turns talking about their summer books pile: what they're reading, what they're planning to read, and what they think you should read. Books discussed:. Anthony McCann, Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff.

14 Content Ideas for Author Newsletters I have been publishing my newsletter for about three years now, and in that time my biggest stumbling block has been content.

How to Boost Your Resistance to Writer's Block Exercise, particularly jogging, does wonders for me when I'm up against my most insidious professional hazard: writer's block. As I race across dusty trails, running up that hill and barreling down, words return. Then sentences, followed by paragraphs.

Top 8 Best Books on How to Overcome Anxiety If not, then keep reading. Duff's book offers honest, plain-spoken advice on how to overcome anxiety, mixed in with a lot of colorful language. And, even though Duff does have his Ph.D., he writes the book more from the perspective of a friend than a lecturer.

Essential Queer Books for Your Pride Month Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

Why You Should Start Writing Everything Down It cements the words born from your mind right into the heart of the universe. It ingrains these tiny marks, these little pieces of you, into the fabric of life. It converts the energy of your brain into tangible, cosmic molecules - particles of ink on paper.

PEN America calls for the New York Times to bring back political cartoons. For all the good that it’s done, the New York Times sometimes makes decisions that stoke the anger or disappointment of its readers. The announcement on Monday that the Times‘s international edition will no longer publish daily political cartoons, thus cutting ties with two contracted cartoonists, seems to have done both.

Emily Ruskovich’s Idaho, nominated by a single library in Bruges, wins €100,000 prize Emily Ruskovich has won the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award for her novel Idaho. The award comes with €100,000, making it world's largest prize for a single novel published in English.

Relativity, the Absolute, the Human Search for Truth: Nobel Laureate and Quantum Theory Originator Max Planck on Science and Mystery Planck held at the center of his credo the conviction that the pinnacle of scientific progress is the discovery of a new mystery just when all the fundamentals are assumed to be known.

Write Now with Emma Bojukyan It all started when I joined a literature circle at school. I discovered books and writers - people who stay behind the scenes and speak through their characters. I wanted to be like them.

The Prescient Anger of Arundhati Roy Samanth Subramanian writes about “My Seditious Heart, ” a book of essays by Arundhati Roy, the author of the novels “The God of Small Things” and “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.”.

Twitter apparently suspended a journalist’s social media account over this book cover. Journalist David Neiwert said Tuesday that Twitter has suspended his account for displaying a cover image from his book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, which Verso Books published in 2017. Here’s the image:.

How Characters Change in Stories People don't like change, but in order to make your story believeable and satisfying, your characters must change. Here's how characters change.

Mary Wellesley: 'This place is pryson' Mary Wellesley looks inside the cell of a medieval anchorite, and considers why so many women shut themselves away to devote themselves to prayer and contemplation, and what their lives were like. Read Mary Wellesley in the LRB: lrb.me/wellesleypod Sign up to the LRB newsletter: lrb.me/acast.

The A to Z of Queer Lit 3.0 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.

IndieView with Becky Kueker, author of A Classic in Clown Shoes Finding humor every painful step of the way as she learns how to walk again, A Classic in Clown Shoes is a roller coaster ride of emotions resonating with honesty. What is the book about?

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman Richard Feynman built a lot of things in a lab he built at his home in Far Rockaway, on the outskirts of New York. He enjoyed listening to radios so much that he bought radios at garage sales. He bought old, broken second-hand radios and he would try to repair them.

Writing tips: Unlearn Everything You Learned about Writing in School The endurance of this format, writes Steven Lynn in his textbook Rhetoric and Composition, "certainly owes something to its reassuring simplicity: 'Just follow this neat blueprint; just get some materials and put them in place.'" That's fine for the classroom.

BookNet Fest - Event, Schedule, and Speaker Announcements In which I talk about all of the things we have planned for BookNet Fest 2019! booknetfest.com twitter: @BooknetFest Donate to the GoFundMe:…

Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Hannah Peel Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Hannah Peel share the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Loving Your Parents Is a Trap He did want to touch the babysitter's breasts, and he did want to do… something with that neighborhood boy, but even these things he wanted vaguely, indifferently-he wouldn't give up anything to have them. Or was it that he had nothing to give up? That there was nothing in life he valued?

8 Books That Explore What It Means to Be Biracial An upcoming collection of poetry and stories, Mixed Feelings is the result of Avan Jorgia asking himself and other writers "what does it mean to be mixed?" Mixed Feelings is a peek into several perspectives of being multicultural and the possibility that we're much more similar than we are different.

Vivek Shraya's "Death Threat" Turns Online Hatred Into Art A series of cryptic and chilling emails form the foundation of Vivek Shraya's latest book, Death Threat, a graphic novel made in collaboration with artist and illustrator Ness Lee.

Summer TBR - 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

6 Dysfunctional Literary Sisterhoods This piece on the dysfunctional literary sisterhoods is sponsored by The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery.Twin sisters Sunshine and Margot are as different as chalk and cheese, bu.

Famous Sisters: Rebels, Rivals, and Revelry Born into privilege, obscurity, and even slavery, from the Soong sisters to the Dionne quintuplets, these sisters left their mark on history. Famous advice columnists Ann Landers and "Dear Abby" Abigail Van Buren were actually twin sisters called Eppie and Popo Friedman.

Manga Sisterhoods to Get Excited About And I'm not going to lie. There's something delightful in seeing Pariya's consternation when she compares herself to Amir. Don't all little sisters feel dismayed at how they'll never compare to their perfect older sister? Because let's be real, Amir can seemingly do everything!

The Enneagram Types of the March Sisters Think you know the March sisters? Expand your understanding of the sister of LITTLE WOMEN by way of the Enneagram approach.

Quiz: Which Literary Sister Pair Are You? Are you and your sister a Jo and an Amy, or a Celie and Nettie, or a Beezus and Ramona? Or another literary sister pair? Take this quiz to find out.

Sisters in Superhero Comics Sisters in superhero comics are strangely few and far between, but we've rounded up some of the best superhero sisterhoods.

Strained Relations: 7 Horrible Sisters in Fiction And that's what makes them so much fun. Let us know your favorite evil sisters in the comments! In the first book in the Dublin Murder Squad series, the detectives are sent to solve the murder of a 12-year-old girl named Katy. She has an older sister named Rosalind, who is a piece.

Get to Know the Schuyler Sisters of HAMILTON and History Learn more about the Schuyler sisters through their HAMILTON characters, their letters, and works of both fiction and nonfiction.

10 Memorable Sisters in Young Adult Fiction There's nothing like a great sister relationship in a novel to give you all the feels. A sister relationship is pretty powerful, and the sibling dynamic is often so memorable that even those of us without sisters can't help but be drawn to these stories.

8 Middle Grade Books About More Than Two Sisters We can all name sister pairs in fiction, but what about sister teams of more than two? Get to know these families of sisters from middle grade fiction.

3 on a YA Theme: YA Books About Interracial Couples to Commemorate Loving vs Virginia It could also become her executioner. Read Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King. Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Loving vs Virginia, which found that the state of Virginia's law against interracial marriage violated the 14th Amendment.

101 Literary Tattoos! Critical Linking, June 12, 2019 "The renewed attention to Fairstein's role in the case comes following the release of Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary series about the Central Park jogger case, When They See Us, although advocates had been criticizing Fairstein and the case's prosecutor for years.

Lit Hub Daily: June 12, 2019 Dan Albert looks at the history and consequences of one of the great abuses of police power in contemporary life: the traffic stop. - Lit Hub How to eulogize an animal: Gabrielle Bellot on Pablo Ne…

We're Celebrating Sisters Day! That means magical sisters, evil sisters, real life sisters of nonfiction, and more as sisters take over the site. So get your full day of sororal content here:.

Indiana in July: Beginner and Advanced Workshops for Writers In late July, I'll be returning to my home state of Indiana to offer two workshops. As part of the Midwest Writers Workshop, I'm offering a 6-hour intensive session for published authors. Professional authors always have one thing in common: they seek an audience for their work, and almost always a bigger audience.

How to Eulogize an Animal My first dog arrived by sea, tired and bedraggled on his journey from Barbados to Dominica. I was a kid when the German Shepherd showed up in the garage one yellow afternoon, lying on the stone floor, exhausted from his voyage, looking for all the world like a brown-black wolf from some winter woodland.

Jim DeRogatis: Consuming the Art of a Predator is Always a Moral Choice In 2014, Inga Saffron, a three-time finalist, at long last claimed the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism she richly deserved. The veteran architecture critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Saffron didn't start out in that role. "I was a reporter long before I became a critic," she wrote in an essay entitled "Critics don't need to report?

The Swimming Pool: Fascist Blue Rectangle or Immersive Democratic Space? I learned to swim in a windowless indoor pool in the underground car park of an Ex-Servicemen's Club. The smell of chlorine was rich and the water bath-warm. After swimming lessons, I was sometimes taken to the club for a counter meal: bangers and mash or a slice of meat pie with chips and gravy.

The Traffic Stop: One of the Great Abuses of Police Power in Contemporary Life In the summer of 2016, Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled over African-American motorist Philando Castile in a quiet suburb of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Castile’s 20-year-old Oldsmobile had a broken taillight but that was a pretext for the stop.

On the Fine Art of Researching For Fiction The first time I considered the relationship between fiction and research was during a writing workshop-my first-while I watched the professor eviscerate some poor kid's story about World War II. And yeah, the story was bad. I remember the protagonist being told to "take cover" and then performing several combat rolls to do so.

Kathryn Scanlan on the Origins of Aug 9-Fog Kathryn Scanlan is the guest on this week’s Otherppl. Her new book, Aug 9-Fog, is available from MCD Books. Scanlan lives in Los Angeles. Her stories have appeared in NOON, Fence, American Short Fiction, Tin House, Caketrain, and The Iowa Review, among other publications.

City Lights: A Young Cree Boy Journeys to Edmonton This is what the city looks like? Wide sidewalks on both sides of the smooth paved street; swarms of people bustling by, looking straight ahead with expressions ranging from serious to glum.

Inside the Great Bookstores of Paris The following are selections from Nichole Robertson’s photographic tour of literary Paris. Click to enlarge and view the slideshow. "Paris is a veritable ocean. Take as many soundings as you like, you'll never know the depths.

Five Books with Complex and Credible Child Narrators I've never met a child narrator I didn't like. I'm certain they do exist, somewhere out there, but the ones I've encountered over the years are up there with some of my favorite and most memorable reads. I can remember these children of fiction in ways I often can't remember adults.

Namwali Serpell on Her New Novel, The Old Drift This week on Reading Women, Autumn and Kendra talk with Namwali Serpell about her new book The Old Drift, which is out now from Hogarth Books.

Tsering Döndrup, "The Handsome Monk and Other Stories" A series of stories ranging from two-page narrative excerpts to 90+ page novellas, The Handsome Monk and Other Stories, translated by Columbia PhD student Christopher Peacock, with a contribution from Lauran Hartley, masterfully introduces the work of contemporary Tibetan author Tsering Döndrup.

Episode 35: All About Buddy Reads We’re talking all about buddy reads today! What makes a good buddy read, some of our favorite buddy reads, the difference between a book club and a buddy read, the benefits and the pitfalls of buddy reads, advice on how to find someone to buddy read with, and generally what makes them so great.

Interview with Namwali Serpell Autumn and Kendra talk with Namwali Serpell about her new book The Old Drift, which is out now from Hogarth Books. Find the show notes of this episode, including a transcript, on our website.Thank you to our sponsor HelloFresh.

June Pride TBR - BuzzwordAThon & SummerAThon! Thanks so much for watching! Be sure to check out all the readathon info linked down below, and I hope that some of you will participate along with me. Have a…

How to Know What Resume Format You Should Use There are a few different formats to choose from. But format really depends on what your career goals are and what industry you're in. Below are descriptions of resume formats to help you determine which format will work best for your unique situation.

The first photo from Little Fires Everywhere is your 90s fashion fantasy Today, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington released the first photo from the set of Little Fires Everywhere, their adaptation of Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestselling novel, which will premiere on Hulu in 2020-and I have to say that the looks are on point.

Why Context Matters In Lead Generation In my time as a digital marketer and consultant, I've had to help execute or evaluate many digital lead generation campaigns across a variety of verticles. I've had to oversee lead acquisition campaigns for travel agencies, law firms, financial services and more.

Booktubers being chaotic for 5 minutes straight Aka my bookexpo and bookcon 2019 bloopers lolll have fun!!! l i n k s and c o d e s: ▷Check out my Book Outlet Vlogger Friend page:…

Scotland Vlog Part 2!! 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

5 Signs You're a UX Writer in Disguise The UX writer is an elusive creature, found in the wild at tech companies large and small. We deal with words in context. We help users get where they're going. You'll often find us living symbiotically alongside product designers, user researchers, and product managers.

New Books Tuesday: Your weekly guide to what's publishing today, fiction and nonfiction. Every week, a new crop of great new books hit the shelves. If we could read them all, we would, but since time is finite and so is the human capacity for page-turning, here are a few of the ones we'll be starting with. What are you reading this week? Mona Awad, Bunny.

Episode 147: Summer Reading 2019 This week, Rider and Tod take turns talking about their summer reading: what they’re reading, what they’re planning to read, and what they think you should read. Some of the books include Anthony McCann's Shadowlands, Ursula K.

When To Use a Semicolon The semicolon in this sentence connects the two independent thoughts without bringing the narrative to a full stop in the way that a period would. A comma is completely inappropriate here because that would lead to a comma splice, and as we have previously discussed, comma splices are evil.

Should You Ever Do Work For Free As A Freelance Writer? If you're considering a career in freelance writing, you're probably wondering one or all of the following:. These sources of uncertainty naturally beg the question of whether or not you should do work for free. You'll also probably find a lot of conflicting advice out there.

Badlands - Terrence Malick FILM REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Agent Interview: Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media Group If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that I recommend kidlit writers secure an agent. Literary agents provide many crucial services that go far beyond selling manuscripts. A good agent guides you through every step of your career-the ups, the downs, the slumps, the triumphs.

Don't Be Arrogant. Earn Your Readers. Undoubtedly, you work hard, you write, paint, or sculpture for hours - every single day. And you understandably feel that your art should be cherished. But I'm sorry, you're wrong. If the above description aptly mirrors your innermost feelings, you're not alone.

A Stutterer's Guide to Writing Fiction "I'm-I'm-I'm, J-J-J-Jake," he mimicked, "andI'macrybabywhocriesallthetime." I was a crybaby who cried all the time, but the voice thing was news to me-the way Jake sputtered and spit, the words gaining momentum until he released them in a flood of syllables.

7 Books About Returning to Nature And so my first novel, the Ash Family, begins with a kind of fantasy I had for myself: the narrator, Berie, meets a friendly man who invites her to his home, an off-the-grid commune in the Appalachian mountains.

The Cambodian American Writers Who Are Reimagining Cambodian Literature When I was a kid, the school librarian chased me down the hall with a book in her hand: First They Killed My Father, a memoir by Loung Ung. Like many Cambodian Americans of the 1.5 and second generation, I read survival literature to piece together my history.

Netflix Should Adapt These Dark Horse Comics Netflix just found a new partner in Dark Horse Entertainment, the TV and movie arm of Dark Horse comics. The success of The Umbrella Academy on the streaming service motivated Netflix into signing an exclusive first - look deal with Dark Horse.

Getting Started With Goodreads Suddenly, a Goodreads account made sense. I mostly began one for a wonderful opportunity with Tailored Book Recommendations.

Why the GAME OF THRONES Finale was Frustrating for Disabled Fans Especially with a cultural juggernaut like Game of Thrones, the depiction of marginalized people can impact our treatment in the real world. As a longtime Game of Thrones fan with a mobility disability, I feel ambivalent about the whole episode.

10 Books By Asians That Should be Adapted for the Big Screen With the success of both TATBILB and CRAZY RICH ASIANS, we're looking at the film industry for more adaptions of books by Asians, and we've got suggestions.

Coming Back to YA as an Older Reader A reader on returning to YA books - what that reading experience looks like as an adult and parent, and the books that pulled her back in.

4 Inclusive Publishers of Translations with Diverse Catalogs of Work Fortunately, there are inclusive publishers of translations with diverse catalogs out there. But hey, what exactly am I getting at with terms like "diverse catalogs" and "inclusive publishers"? Am I talking about racial diversity? Well, yes. But that's a qualified yes, because how can I decide what's diverse enough to be diverse?

Beyond Hope and Whimsy: Complex Themes in KidLit Recently Mitali Perkins tweeted about the breadth of her books:. With all these heavy subjects, it's understandable that children's books will enlist a young person's sense of hope. Writing for that perspective means writing to children and young adults who need to see their place in society, and need to dream a future in it.

Romance Tropetonite: Royals in…SITUATIONS If you have royal families and romance on the mind, try one of these romances about royals finding their way out of sticky situations and toward an HEA.

5 True Crime Books to Read With Your Book Club A list of jaw-dropping books to read with your true crime book club. Including dinosaur fraud, serial killers, Agatha Christie and data hacking.

Books on Beauty and What it Means to be Beautiful Every day, we receive signals related to beauty standards. These nonfiction books about beauty confront, diversify, and disrupt the conversation.

9 Celebrity Authors Who Wowed at BookExpo and BookCon Middle school is hard, even for a passionate young activist. Milano's new book was created to inspire youngsters to make a big difference, even when they feel small. Actress Evangeline Lilly has been charming viewers since Lost. More recently, she's been winning hearts as the superhero Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

10 Recent Nonfiction Books About Feminism If you're trying to deepen your feminism, make it more intersectional, get more involved in feminist activism, or simply learn more about it, books are here for you. Books are always here for you! Below are ten recent nonfiction books about feminism, including memoirs, essay anthologies, guidebooks, and works of sociology and history.

Lit Hub Daily: June 11, 2019 The beachiest, buzziest, bookiest list of them all: the ultimate books of summer 2019 preview. - Lit Hub.

Book Riot Has Avada Kedavra-ed the Comments Section As of today, Book Riot's comment section is no more. With Disqus introducing ads above the comments feed, a significant uptick in bot comments, heavy moderation of com.

Book Cluthers by Megan Frazer Blakemore At the beginning of the school year, in preparation for an upcoming book club, I had the book York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby on display at the circulation desk. One of my fifth graders passed by and gave the book a gentle pat. Another child gave a Mercy Watson book a squeeze before sliding it into the book drop.

David Epstein on the Genius of the Self-Taught Musician Jack Cecchini can thank two stumbles, one metaphorical and one literal, for making him one of the rare musicians who is world class in both jazz and classical. The first was in 1950 in Chicago, when he was 13 and stumbled across a guitar resting on his landlord's couch.

5 Audiobooks with Complicated Parent-Child Relationships "Great relationships make for bad stories," writes Leslie Jamison in the new anthology What My Mother and I Don't Talk About. Or as Tolstoy wrote, all happy families are the same, and who the hell wants to read about them? But all parents, good or bad, are potentially fascinating.

How Beyoncé Revolutionized the American Political Landscape I was settling into bed at midnight on Friday, December 13, 2013-the exact moment Beyoncé bent the entire music industry to her will. I grabbed my phone from the nightstand to check social media one last time, and as I clicked on Instagram, the first post was from Beyoncé and read simply, "Surprise!" My eyes went wide.

On the Rise of the Feminist Internet The Revolution will be posted. At the height of the backlash against feminism in 1989, an Australian woman who thought American teen magazines were all "preserved in aspic," started a new magazine, Sassy.

The Ultimate Summer Books Preview of 2019 How’s your summer reading list shaping up? Maybe you’ve already got it on lock, in which case, more power to you. Or maybe, like some of us in the Literary Hub office, you have been totally overwhelmed by the waves of Most Anticipated Summer Books lists, and can’t figure out which to prioritize.

What, to the Writer, Are Dreams? Dream is the personalized myth, myth the depersonalized dream.”-Joseph Campbell. One morning, when I was younger, I gave a detailed description of my previous night’s dream to my mother. When I finished, she said, “I’m going to tell you something.

What David Bowie Borrowed From William Burroughs Born David Jones in Brixton, UK, in January 1947, David Bowie always knew he wanted to be an artist. Early years were spent playing the recorder and listening to American rhythm and blues like Little Richard and his all-time favorite, Elvis Presley.

Nicole Dennis-Benn, Domenica Ruta, and More Take the LitHub Questionnaire The Lit Hub Author Questionnaire is a monthly interview featuring seven questions for five authors with new books. This month we talk to:. Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Nicole Dennis-Benn. Ryan Leigh Dostie. Nicholas Mancusi. Domenica Ruta. Without summarizing it in any way, what would you say your book is about?

On Alabama’s Dark History of Brutalizing Black Women’s Bodies This May, the state legislature of Alabama approved what will be one of the most restrictive women's reproductive rights laws in the nation, criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases.

Brian Cremins, "Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia" Brian Cremins' book Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia explores the history of Billy Batson, a boy who met a wizard that allowed him to transform into a superhero. When Billy says, “Shazam!” he becomes Captain Marvel. Cremins explores the history of artist C.C.

Women's prize winner Tayari Jones and Sandra Newman - books podcast On this week's show, we meet the author of An American Marriage fresh from her win, and speak to Newman about her time-travelling novel The Heavens. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Literary Friction - Pain with Sinéad Gleeson From Virginia Woolf to Susan Sontag, writers have grappled with how difficult it is to both describe and understand the pain of others. This month we're going to examine that phenomenon, but also look at some of the writers who have captured the experience of pain in a unique and interesting way.

To be or not to be a 'Jack of All Trades' Writer? I was thinking about my own personal writing, and I started to ask myself the above question. It may seem rather silly, but keep reading to find out why I've pondered this question. It all begins with the fact that I write for money, aka freelance writing.

Alexander Chee's Lovely Letter to Children About How Books Save Us "A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us," Franz Kafka wrote to his childhood best friend.

What Stephen King Can Teach You About Writing Great Characters The photo above of the terracotta soldiers presents a wall of faces, rank upon rank, each one different. Or so it seems, at first glance. But, look a little closer. Some of the faces have the same eyes and brows. Some have the same noses and mouths, or the same mustache.

No. Do Not Publish Every Day. Because you read it in some pompous self-help manifesto by some self-appointed writing guru who said that that is what Good Writers do. In order to form a habit. To build muscle memory. To get more followers. No. Write when you are inspired. Write when you feel like it.

Do You Own Their Story, Too? I write a lot about addiction and the corresponding dysfunction it has created within my family. Most of these pieces are short and confined to situations involving only the immediate members. They are aware of what I am writing and why: I tell our story because addicted families thrive on secrecy and denial.

The Career-Making Importance of Storytelling in Non-Fiction If the purpose of nonfiction writing is to teach you about the world using facts, you could be forgiven for assuming that it shouldn't matter how these facts are presented. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

Playing Poker and Writing Well I know I can't play full, traditional poker tournaments. I don't have the patience. The pay off is big but so too is the risk of losing money, and, more detrimental to me, my time. I can't sit still. I can play smart for only so long. Soon enough, I get restless and make hasty decisions.

Bookexpo & bookcon 2019! My bookexpo and bookcon vlog is finally here ahhhh! this video took me 84 years to edit so I hope you all enjoy! ~ f r i e n d s ~ - Hailey:…

How Language Determines Your Audience Language determines the audience. The bigger the words, the smaller the audience. The opposite is true too. Writing that can be understood by a seventh-grader can be understood by a massive audience. This rule of thumb isn't inherently negative. Many popular works are written for academic, higher-educated audiences.

The Secret Rebellion of Amelia Bedelia, the Bartleby of Domestic Work Sarah Blackwood writes on the “Amelia Bedelia” book series, by Peggy Parish, and how it illuminates and captures the feeling of the often invisible realm of women’s work.

How to Throw a Successful Book Launch Party Book parties are not your usual parties. Yes, they are and should be a celebration. You've worked long and hard on your manuscript and now it is being published and offered up to the world. It is a real thing. But a party is a party. Don't forget that.

Episode 32 - Dani Shapiro and Next Year in Havana In this episode, Abbe tells us about a work of historical fiction with a dual narrative, Next Year in Havana. Then, she sits down with author Dani Shapiro about her latest memoir, Inheritance, and the power of secrets. Finally, Abbe teams back up with Emma to try and guess celebrity audiobook narrators.

Natasha Tynes is suing Rare Bird Books for $13 million over dropped book deal Natasha Tynes, whose book distribution deal was canceled after she posted, then quickly deleted, a tweet shaming a black D.C. metro employee for eating on the train, is suing her publisher for $13 million.

Rejected Book: 3 Reasons Editors Reject Manuscripts As I've worked with editors, I've learned a few things about what they look for in a manuscript. Today I'm sharing three of the top deal breakers-those things editors hate to see-and giving you some ideas about how to avoid getting that rejection letter.

People Are Still Getting Married, and This Book Is Here to Help "Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together," a warm and companionable volume by Belinda Luscombe, does not really question the notion of marriage as the societal default. As such, the book arrives in the world already feeling like an artifact.

William Godwin's Stunning 1794 Advice to a Young Activist on How to Confront the Status Quo with Self-Possession, Dignity, and Persuasive Conviction In the autumn of 1793, the thirty-year-old West Indian political reformer Joseph Gerrald set out for Edinburgh as a delegate for a convention of British reformers gathering there to advance the then-radical causes of universal suffrage and annual parliaments.

Read stories from Lauren Beukes and Nalo Hopkinson in this new ocean-themed anthology To coincide with World Oceans Day, XPRIZE-which is a nonprofit organization that manages competitions to encourage technological innovation and “radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity”-has published Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology online.

Top 10 Short Humor Writing Mistakes: Advice From an Editor I've been an editor of Medium's humor and satire publication, Slackjaw, for about a year now. In that time I've read and accepted, or, more often, rejected-hundreds upon hundreds of short humor pieces. "Funny" may be hard to define, but good and bad humor writing has clear patterns.

Austin Kleon's Top 13 Writing Tips They've put in the years of hard work required to become an overnight success. While researching this mysterious Austin Kleon fellow, I quickly discovered that he had written a small but powerful book called Steal Like An Artist that became a New York Times bestseller.

Editing Your Language Quirks Recently struggling to polish my prose, an outline emerged from the word salad, a problem. I was repeatedly creating sentences which sounded good to me but were lousy English. These bastards finished with all the action, the accent, the "oomph" at their tail ends.

May Wrap Up - 2019 In which I discuss the books I read in May… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from…

"Build Yourself a Boat" Explores the Heartbreak of Black Womanhood Camonghne Felix's debut poetry collection, Build Yourself a Boat, is about the trauma and pain of black womanhood. Felix explores what it means, politically to be a black woman in a world of Trump and personally, exploring the ways heartbreak and other points of pain change a person and their body.

Shitty Boyfriends of Western Literature: The Card Game In this game, you get to inhabit some of the most famous boyfriends of western literature, men like Cyrano, Mr. Darcy, and the Phantom of the Opera. Play-tested with the young women of the Viola Project, it's a way for people of all ages and genders to take the concepts of romance we've inherited from the classics out for a no-risks test drive.

7 Novels That Take You Inside Truly Messed-Up Minds Lauren Acampora, author of "The Paper Wasp," recommends darkly captivating narrators in fiction.

Why Mina Loveberry is the Red Flag in STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL Star vs The Forces of Evil is a Disney XD show that has been airing since 2016. It features Star Butterfly, a magical princess who gets booted to Earth when her parents realize she can't handle the responsibility of the Royal Wand without setting rainbows on fire.

5 of the Best Ways to Pick Your Next Book Should it be the award winner, the backlist book, the buzzy new release? If you're in a pickle about how to pick your next book, consider these methods.

I Stuck a Book in My Freezer: Resources for New Horror Readers Deep freeze that monster! It's a philosophy I'm going to keep in mind as I delve further into my new genre. I say new genre, but that is not entirely correct in my case. I used to be a horror reader, and then at some point I stopped.

24 Thoughtful And Inspirational Father's Day Poems Celebrate the father figure in your life by reading these beautiful, inspirational, and thoughtful Father's Day poems. Many poets reflect on their father's wisdom and hard-working nature. Others share their anticipation as they contemplate becoming a dad, or their sense of wonder and confusion as they work out what that means.

9 Buzzy 2019 Releases From BookCon and Book Expo If you didn't make it to Book Con or Book Expo this year, no worries - this attendee is here to update you on some buzzy 2019 releases seen at the events!

Books About the Cambodian Genocide That Helped Me Understand My Father On the nonfiction books that helped one reader labeled a “second-generation refugee” connect to his father, a Khmer who survived the Cambodian genocide.

An Interview With Sarah MacLean, Author of BRAZEN AND THE BEAST AC: As a fat woman, I'm used to seeing fat characters demeaned: and ridiculed both outright and in really insidious, quiet ways. In Brazen and the Beast, Hattie's fatness is one part of her, but does not define her completely, nor is it made into a reason to laugh at her.

Don’t Give Up!: 8 Picture Books To Promote Resilience Motivate the young people in your life with these eight motivating picture books about resilience, perseverance, and persistence.

Ep 281: J.G. Ballard, High Rise This week we're continuing our Spring Forward season by reading J.G. Ballard's 1973 novel High Rise, considered by many critics to be an under-appreciated gem. The book follows several characters as they deal with the breakdown of social order in a residential high-rise tower.

Episode 434 - The Screwfly Solution Episode 434 - The Screwfly Solution Listen on Patreon Listen in as we discuss The Screwfly Solution by Raccoona Sheldon! This author is actually Alice B. Sheldon, also known as James Tiptree, Jr. Check out her story on NPR. Attack of the Crab Monsters by Lawrence Raab.

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WEEKLY READING VLOG l camp @ the met, disappointing books, & beach days. Thanks for watching the conclusion to my May reading vlogs! I hope to do more weekly reading vlogs in the future xx Check out the previous vlogs! week one:…

5 Star TBR Predictions - 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.

June Lovely Chat - Lauren and the Books Here I am chatting about decorating, Spice Girl plans and reading one book at a time! Want to support me and be forever in my heart as one…

The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa REVIEW Fun how all great Italian novels sound absurdly lame with their titles translated in English. Even Foucault's…

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Inside the world of trauma cleaners - books podcast Sarah Krasnostein talks about her biography The Trauma Cleaner and we remember children's author Judith Kerr. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Running Dog by Don DeLillo REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Dirk Jongkind, "An Introduction to the Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge" Is the New Testament text reliable? What do we do with textual variants? How do I use the Greek New Testament?

Episode 146: The Man They Wanted Me To Be This week on Literary Disco, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss The Man They Wanted Me To Be, the new book out from Jared Yates Sexton about masculinity in America and masculinity in his own life.

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Ep 279: Ray Bradbury As we continue our Spring Forward season - in which we're reading forward-looking books, stories, and essays - this week we checked out four famous Ray Bradbury stories and talked about Bradbury's visions of the future.

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

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June TBR - June Eyre - Lauren and the Books Join me by reading books associated with Jane Eyre in a month I have renamed JUNE EYRE. Books mentioned: Jane Eyre:…

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Don Carpenter - Hard Rain Falling BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 29: Underrated Books Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Recent Reads #3! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Joyce at Cheltenham Literature Festival EXCLUSIVE - feast your ears on a never-heard-before podcast special from the Salon archives! Pour yourself a glass of wine and join us at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2017 with the brilliant Rachel Joyce.

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Book Haul - May 2019 Books mentioned: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell On a Sun Beam by Tillie Walden The Best We…

Richard Powers: The Overstory About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory.

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Book Haul - May 2019 - #booktubesff A haul of bookish treasures including assassins, dragons, queer ladies and dreaming AIs. The future looks damn fine. Things mentioned : The…

Jinhua Dai, "After the Post-Cold War: The Future of Chinese History" Although not all that well known to English-speaking audiences, cultural critic and Peking University professor Jinhua Dai’s incisive commentaries and critiques of contemporary Chinese life have elevated her to something akin to ‘rock star’ status in China itself.

DIY ASMR, Library-Style This episode is brought to you by our soon-to-be-rival podcast, dreamed up by YA librarian Crystal Chen—who's also this week's guest! All rights reserved by her! We talk musicals, poetry, what it really means to create a list of "best" books, and professional development for library staff members.

Series I Want To Read In which I discuss the series that I want to start/read… Sam: willreadforbooze.com LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin Interested in buying…

LGBTQ+ TBR - The Queer Lit Readathon ️‍ PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Anne A. Cheng, "Ornamentalism" In her original and thought-provoking book Ornamentalism, Anne A. Cheng illustrates the longstanding relationship between the ‘oriental’ and the ‘ornamental’.

Interview with Angie Kim Autumn and Kendra talk with Angie Kim about her new book Miracle Creek, which is out now from Sarah Crichton Books. Find the full show notes for this episode over on our website.A special thank you to Care/of for sponsoring this episode of Reading Women.

Poetry Vs. Community Vs. History For Asian American poets, what is the relationship between bearing witness to history and giving voice to marginalized communities? At the 2019 AWP Conference and Bookfair held in Portland in March, AAWW hosted a panel titled Poets vs. Community vs. History, moderated by Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello with E.J.

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25inFive Readathon - Weekly Vlog - April 23-29th Thanks for hanging out with me in this weekly vlog! I know you've all likely watched my April wrap up already and know how I rated books, but I hope it was still…

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Pokemon Book Tag!! 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 life of Alexander von Humboldt, plus foraging for food - books podcast On this week's show, Andrea Wulf shares her new graphic novel biography of Alexander von Humboldt and professional forager John Wright takes us on a hunt for wild food in London. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Mystery / Thriller Books You Need To Read. This video is sponsored by Skillshare. Be one of the first 500 to sign up using this link and get two months of Skillshare premium free!

Episode 29 - Minnie Darke and Something in the Water In this episode, Abbe tells us about the summer thriller she's been enjoying, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. Then, she sits down with author Minnie Darke about her novel, Star-Crossed, love, and astrology.

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Ep 278: Ecotopia, by Ernest Callenbach Since we're doing an entire season on future-looking books, stories, and essays, it seemed like it would be a real oversight to not consider at least one utopian novel. Ernest Callenbach wrote Ecotopia while living in Berkeley and working as an editor for the University of California Press.

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5 Star TBR Predictions - Wrap-Up About a year and a half ago I made a video predicting which 5 books I thought I would give 5/5 star reviews. Now here are my final thoughts and reviews for…

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Try A Chapter - Lauren and the Books Here I do something I haven't done in ages which I LOVED which was to read the first chapter of each of these fantastic five books and then pick which one I…

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

50 Facts About Me In which I discuss 50 facts about my in honor of reading 50k subscribers! BookNet Fest: booknetfest.com LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin…

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Huge Book Haul - May 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

May Currently Reading - Lauren and the Books Books mentioned: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Audible:…

Terrance Hayes: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin Seventy sonnets written in the first two hundred days of Trump's presidency, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, by Terrance Hayes, flies out of the cages of literary, cultural, and historical forms. Warning: Today's episode contains strong language that some listeners may find offensive.

Taking a Break / Goodbye 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.

My Favourite Audiobooks! 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.

Comfort Reads Gwen and Frank tackle one book that feels comforting and homey; one that's distinctly unsettling; and one that's somewhere in between. Plus: A stranger on the train helps us deconstruct the genius of J-Patt.

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5 Reasons to Read: "I Wish You All the Best & quot; by Mason Deaver A book about a non-binary character as written by a non-binary author! Here's a little bit about what this book meant to me and why you…

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The Seraph and the Zambesi - Muriel Spark - Literary Roadhouse Ep 159 Discussion Notes: The Seraph and the Zambesi This week's story: The Seraph and the Zambesi by Muriel Spark Next week's story: Poetry by Greg Jackson Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss Muriel Spark's celebrated short story "The Seraph and the Zambesi" which beat nearly 7,000 entrants to win a short story competition in The Observer…...

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

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

My Favorite SHORT Fantasy Books! Scared of fantasy because of the length? WELL FEAR NO FURTHER - today I am recommending my favorite short fantasy novels! Check out my instagram:…

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I Damaged My Book! - Reader Vlog I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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BOOKMARKED - Chapter 27: Q & A Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Buzzwordathon Round 4 Announcement 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 YA Summer 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

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

Books I Read In April. 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!

Library Book Sale + FanX 2019 - Weekly Vlog Welcome to a weekly vlog! The week of this vlog was mostly prepping for FanX with a little book sale time thrown in, so I hope you enjoy! This vlog takes place…

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To All The Books I've Lost Before This video contains a paid promotion with Disney book group and is inspired by the recent release of THE LOVELY AND THE LOST by Jennifer Lynn Barnes!

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May 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!

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5 Mini Book Reviews - Reading Wrap Up May Hi, my name is Rose Mannering. I'm a writer and a booktuber, check out the information below to learn more. Have a look at my last video:…

April Wrap-Up - 2019 May brought along another round of Tome Topple and a slew of exciting new reads. Have you read any of these books?

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May TBR - All the Short Books I'm reading short books in May. Here are some titles that are on my to read list! Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

April Wrap-Up Part 2 - 2019 April reading wrap up part 2: what I read for the last week of April. AKA: I read 8 things… how…. Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

Mother Figures - Top 5 Wednesday Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Bank Holiday Reading 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!

Asian Readathon TBR - May 2019 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 :)

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

Do I Have That Book? Challenge! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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Books With Hard Hitting Topics! Thanks to Penguin Random House for sponsoring this video!

Reading Vlogs are BACK! 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.

Muse of Nightmares - GUSH In which I discuss my spoiler filled thoughts on Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Abused Interested in buying…

Muse of Nightmares - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Abused Interested in buying…

Reading Wrap Up - April 2019 Books mentioned: Waterfalls of Stars by Rosanne Alexander And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness Moonstruck vol 1 by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Kate…

April Wrap-Up Part 1 - 2019 Welcome to a super divided part 1 wrap up! Everything in this wrap up I either absolutely hated or absolutely loved. Hope you're ready for some thoughts.

April Wrap Up - O.W.L.s Readathon & Tome Topple In which I discuss the books I read this month for the O.W.L.s Readathon and Tome Topple! LIPSTICK: Limecrime Velvetine in Jinx Interested in buying any…

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May 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

Avengers: Endgame - Review and MCU Discussion! Thanks to my patrons for choosing this as my April video! I'm super glad that Bryan and I got to sit down and talk for like 2 1/2 hours about this movie and this…

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May + Scallywagathon TBR 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.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 26: Reading Slumps Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

The End Of An Era - Exciting Unboxing! 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!

Getting Back Into The Reading Game - Reader Vlog I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Experiment - Not Rating Books For A Month 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.

Women' Prize for Fiction Shortlist Chat - Lauren and the Books Here I am chatting about the shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. Books mentioned: The Silence of the Girls:…

Giant Book Declutter 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.

April Favourites - Lauren and the Books Before we get onto my favourites, go follow me on instragram! @laurenandthebooks Books etc mentioned: Daisy Jones and the Six:…

Publishing Your Debut Novel - Author Interview ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

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

READING VLOG: 2 Fantasy Favs + NYC Event! 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

Asian Read-a-thon TBR May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Cindy from readwithcindy is organizing a read-a-thon to celebrate, so of course I'm doing it! Here are…

Bookish Things I've Changed My Mind About - Top 5 Wednesday In which I discuss bookish things I've changed my mind about… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood Interested in buying any of these…

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

Popular Books I'm Not Interested In Reading. 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!

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April Book Haul Yay 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.

Shelflove Crate Readathon TBR In which I discuss the books I will read for Shelflove Crate Readathon taking place May 13-27th. More info on Shelflove Crate: www.shelflovecrate.com…

April Owlcrate & Unplugged Book Box - 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.

Music I Listen To While Reading. 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!

ShelfLove Crate SFF Readathon TBR - 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 Time Travel - #booktubesff So you want to be a time traveller? A lesson on how to see the future according to science fiction. Special note: The best introduction to the many…

May TBR - Lauren and the Books What am I planning on reading in May I hear you ask? Books mentioned: Power to the Princess:…

Scythe - Bookmarked Book Club Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Zoë, Hailey, and Hannah.

April 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

My Rainbow Clothing Collection This video is super different from what I normally create, but I'm so proud of myself for going outside my comfort zone and making a video I'm…

April Wrap Up - Lauren and the Books The books I read in April, how LOVELY. Books mentioned: The Burning:…

April Book Haul - 2019 In which I discuss the books I got in April… More info on Owlcrate: owlcrate.com - Use code TOMES for 10% off your purchase LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid…

Anaïs Nin - Ladders to Fire BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Books I DNF'd in Q1 - a.k.a mini rant time! Books mentioned: Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli The Listeners by Leni Zumas Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips A Curse So Dark and…

I'm Going On Book Tour! 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!

In The Miso Soup - #yearofhorrorbookclub Timestamps - Book Club Updates and Announcements: 0:53 - Spoiler-Free Review: 4:05 - Spoiler Discussion: 8:44 The Year of Horror Book Club! Throughout…

How To Work In Publishing Hi, my name is Rose Mannering. I'm a writer and a booktuber, check out the information below to learn more. Have a look at my last video:…

Birthday weekend in brooklyn. A low quality vlog for a high-quality weekend xx Thanks to Michael and Kat for making my 23rd birthday so special Michael:…

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

April Favs + Spring 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

5 Reasons to Read: "In Other Lands & quot; by Sarah Rees Brennan I recently re-read one of my all-time favorite books, and today I'm here to give you five reasons to read this delightful piece of fantastical queer satire!

Rainy Day Reads - Top 5 Wednesday Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Book Haul - April 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

BIG MASSIVE Books on my Shelves - 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!

Trash My Tbr - The Update 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.

I Read Booktuber's Worst Books Of 2018! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Jason and the Argonauts by Apollonius of Rhodes REVIEW The edition I discuss in the video is the Penguin Classics edition translated by Aaron Poochigian, and with notes and an introduction by Benjamin…

Daisy Jones & The Six Reading Vlog Welcome to my first ever dedicated reading vlog! This is a spoilery video, but I'll let you know where I'm at page wise as I make it through the book and the first…

Vengeful - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Vengeful by V.E. Scwab… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Abused Interested in buying any of these…

What I'm Currently Reading - April 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Honest Thoughts About Booktube. Let's talk about why I love this community, why I sometimes don't like it, as well as it's strengths and cons! Original Tag:…

Big April 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

April Book Haul - Lauren and the Books Welcome to my April book haul, if you purchase any of the books mentioned in this video using the link below, I get a little bitta commision, LAVELY:…

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

Booktube Real Talk Tag Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Books I Want to Reread! 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.

10 Books Under 50 Pages PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

April Currently Reading - Lauren and the Books Still on holiday, still reading, still having a lovely time. Books mentioned: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on Audible:…

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

Answering Your Assumptions About Me! 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

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

March Wrap-Up - 2019 March was one hell of a reading month! To celebrate Women's History Month, I focused on reading female authors, and ya can't argue with the results.

Favorite SFF Booktubers - Top 5 Wednesday & BooktubeSFFAwards Book Babbles Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

April Lovely Chat - Lauren and the Books I'm on tour on holiday in Pembrokeshire in Wales and today I am chatting about all the things we have been to this week and what else we have planned.

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

How Odd Are My Book Opinions?! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Slayer - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Salyer by Kiersten White… LIPSTICK: ABH Liquid Lipstick in Crush and Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin mixed together…

3 Thriller Reviews - Upcoming Books Spoilers begin about 13 minutes in. Books featured: - I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney. Out April 23rd, kindly gifted by Flatiron. - The Missing Years by Lexie…

Books I Read In March. 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!

My Sustainable Period - Lauren and the Books Join me on my quest for the most sustainable of periods! Products mentioned: MoonCup:…

Social Media Detox Vlog - 4.7.19 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

My Top 10 Big Books Aaaah somehow I forgot to mention my 10th book but for those of you who are wondering it is A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray! The Books Italian…

Trash My Tbr - You Decide What I Keep 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.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 23: Romance in Books Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Favourite Stand Alone Books of All Time! 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.

My Biggest College Regret - Off Topic I have many, many feelings on my college experience. Lots of negatives, lots of positives. Here are just a few of my feelings, hopefully directed at some of the…

Holiday TBR - Lauren and the Books These are the books I plan to read on holiday. Books mentioned: The Scapegoat:…

READING VLOG: 500 Pages + Beautiful Weather! 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

Judging a Book By Its Cover Challenge! 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 Devoured. Today I'm talking about some books I DEVOURED a.k.a. books I just could not put down! This video contains a paid promotion by Disney Book Group.

We Ran Out of Room for Funko Pops?! - 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 Jokesters - Top 5 Wednesday Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BOOK HAUL - April 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

April At The Moment - Lauren and the Books All the BITS I've been doing in April! Film: The Princess and the Frog TV: Studio 6 on the Sunset Strip Books: A Ladder to the Sky:…

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

Buying Shout Outs From Book Characters. 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!

Nevernight - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Nevernight by Jay Kristoff… LIPSTICK: ABH Liquid Lipstick in Crush Interested in buying any of these books?

Book Shopping & Reading - 24 Hour Readathon VLOG PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

VLOG - Dewey's 24Hour 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.

Must Read Spring 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

Tome Topple Round 8 - Announcement & TBR Grab your 500+ page tomes and ready yourself for another two week round of Tome Topple! DATES: April 13th - April 26th.

Cosy Reading Night Vlog - Lauren and the Books We had such a lovely cosy night, and we hope you did too! Books mentioned: Bingo Love:…

March Wrap Up - 2019 In which I discuss the books I read in March… LIPSTICK: ABH Liquid Lipstick in Crush Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The Book…

12k Live Show - HIYAAAAA! 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!

If You Liked This, Then You'll Like This! 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.

Spring Cosy Reading Night TBR - Lauren and the Books Tonight is COSY READING NIGHT! 7pm-10pm BST Follow me on twitter and instagram and use #cosyreadingnight Me on twitter: @laurenthebooks Me on…

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

Anticipated Releases - April - June 2019 Books mentioned: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd Black Car Burning by Helen Mort The Fire Starters by Jan Carson Island Song by Madeleine Bunting Cygnet by…

Bloom Where You Are Planted - March Unplugged Unboxing Yes I filmed this pre-haircut and then uploaded it several days post haircut and post haircut videos. I'm just a mess like that. Use my promo code…

READING VLOG: Two Fantasy Favs! 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 Revise for Your Exams - Study Tips ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

The Biggest Unboxing 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.

April TBR - No YApril Am I going to be entertained by it for the forseeable future? Oh definitely. Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

Book Haul While Stretching. 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!

Hopeful Books - Starworld BookTube Tour As part of the Starworld BookTube Tour, I'm here to recommend some of my favorite hopeful books, including "Starworld" by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula…

March Wrap Up - 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.

Tome Topple Readathon Round 8 - Announcement & TBR In which I announce round 8 of Tome Topple happening April 13th - 26th. Follow @tome_topple for reading sprints! Co-hosts info: Sam…

March Wrap Up - Lauren and the Books Hurrah for the books I read in March! Booms mentioned: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on Audible:…

April 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

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

APRIL New Releases + TBR 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 March 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 Devoured! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Book Haul - Booktuber Meet Up 2019 Books mentioned: Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge and Joy San Moonstruck Volume 1 by Grace Eillis and Shae Beagle We Are Okay by Nina LaCour…

Trying Adult Romance?! - Reading Vlog: March 25-31 Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

March Favourites - Lauren and the Books Things mentioned: The Heart's Invisible Furies:…

Wicked Saints - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan… LIPSTICK: KVD Liquid Lipstick in Witches Interested in buying any of…