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What Math and Writing Have in Common They are on the shelves everywhere. Thick books. Whether Tolstoy and his "Anna Karenina" with over two thousand pages or a book by Stephen King. You can never imagine yourself writing something like that. And yes, if you took it all at once, you would probably stop after a few pages.

The Pulitzer Prize Board has postponed the announcement of the 2020 awards. Just when you thought the cruelest month couldn’t get any crueler, the Pulitzer Prize Board has only gone and decided to postpone the most anticipated announcement in American letters… by two weeks. Originally scheduled for Monday, April 20, the Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama, and Music now will be announced on Monday, May 4, at 3 p.m.

The Battle Plan for Writing And no doubt, creating good articles is hard, very hard. From the question of which topic to cover, to the problem of how to express yourself, the process of writing can be frustrating. I am not a good writer, nowhere near that. I don't have the talent, nor the experience to claim that.

Chelsea Bieker Found Joe Exotic Way Too Familiar On this episode of Sheltering, Chelsea Bieker speaks with Maris Kreizman about her new novel, Godshot, the story of a young girl growing up in a Central Valley town in the midst of a terrible drought that has everyone vulnerable to the charms of a charismatic cult leader.

How to Structure a Novel Writing a novel can be scary at first. You see these works with thousands of pages and ask yourself how you should manage such a project. However, writing a novel is always a modular principle and therefore not that difficult. In world literature, it is no different than in the many novels by the small self-publishers.

Joining Conversation: Coming to Terms With Life Without Sports This is Joining Conversation, The Virtual Book Channel’s special event roundtable. Mark Cannizzaro is a native of Fairfield, CT, and a graduate of Ithaca College, where he competed on its Division III soccer and tennis teams.

A newly discovered portrait of Mary Pearson reminds us that the Austens were total jerks about her. Long before Tinder, there was Jane Austen, warning your dates and their families that you looked nothing like your picture: in this instance, her subject was Mary Pearson, a portrait of whom has recently been discovered and acquired by Jane Austen's House museum.

Meet the dogs of Lit Hub! In our ongoing effort to lift your spirits during this incredibly fraught time, we thought it might be worth a shot to introduce you to the very good dogs of Literary Hub. If dogs make you happy, great, because there are a lot and they are all very cute.

Editors Explain: What Is the Relationship Between Editors And Writers? The internet has influenced every aspect of the publishing industry. Many positions are blurred and changing. How has all of this impacted the important relationship between editors, publishers and writers? Ryan, a self-published author and seasoned copywriter who also manages The Bigger Picture, joins us this week to discuss these changing roles.

7 Day Creative Writing Challenge How do you kickstart a habit, though? Well, one way is to focus on it for a short period of time, like seven days; get a group together, like this community; and make building the habit a fun challenge! So that's what we're going to do! I'm really excited to announce our 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge, which we're beginning next week!

Oprah has announced her April book club pick. On today’s CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey announced her April book club selection: Robert Kolker’s Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family.

11 new books to add to your quarantine TBR pile. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but today is Tuesday. The only way I know that today is Tuesday is because all these new books are coming out today! So get excited, stay inside, order any of these titles from Bookshop if you’re so inclined, and maybe #BuyGiftCards to support your local bookstores!

Poets dominate the shortlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize. Here is the shortlist for this year’s Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize. In its fifteenth year, the Dylan Thomas Prize is one of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, as well as the largest literary prize for young writers. Congratulations to the finalists!

FREE Books for Review with Another Hint for Getting Therm Stern's Tales2Inspire project was a kernel of an idea she started in 2012 which has grown to proportions even she didn't dare to envision. Her innate curiosity about potentially fascinating human interest stories was the spark that ignited her idea. But it was the confused state of traditional publishing that propelled her forward.

How to Discover Your Writing Voice Five steps to delve into your creative consciousness and discern your identity — and how to write it authentically.

Small Moments of Joy by Jenn Bishop For a brief moment, as I lie on the guest bed alongside my cat, a sunbeam catching each and every one of her glorious white furs, it disappears. The noise, the fear and anxiety, the static in my he…

Can Two Chinese American Orphans Find Home in the Wild West? At the opening of C Pam Zhang's How Much of These Hills Is Gold, we meet Lucy and Sam, newly orphaned siblings who must find a way to survive after their father's death. On a stolen horse, and with Ba's body secured in a chest, the two leave their small mining town for the open, wild, and often brutal landscape of the American West.

7 Surreal Books That Suddenly Seem Relatable But it also offers reprieve in the form of a pervasive humor in the face of oblivion: the interplanetary invaders, for example, have adopted a hilariously human version of English, which means they say things like "buncha loons" when watching revolutionaries die in the streets.

10 Manga Like DEATH NOTE To Completely Get Yourself Into This is because he doesn't have a shrine! He has no worshippers, so no one believes in him. Though he plans to change that by doing small tasks and favors for a small fee. He just wants to become a famous god who everyone knows. A run-in with a high-school girl is going to alter his plans.

Reading Tips for Parents To Help Beginning Readers Find yourself suddenly teaching a beginning reader? These reading tips for parents can give you a lifeline as you get started.

6 British Books Coming to the U.S. in April Watch out for these British books hitting the shelves in the U.S. this month.

20 Must-Read Novels From the 1990s So if you're feeling overwhelmed by the avalanche of new books, or if you're number 278 in line at the library for that buzzy new release, why not read one of these excellent novels from the 1990s instead? Paul Monette was one of the first queer authors I ever read.

Save Your Pages With Book Darts and Page Markers Enter: book darts and page markers. Book darts and page markers allow you to hold multiple pages and point to numerous lines within a book. They're either lightly sticky or they're magnetic. Some are simply like loose paperclips that won't leave a crease in your page where you leave it.

How Audiobooks are Getting Me Through COVID-19 Audiobooks have saved me. I don't know what it is about my brain that's allowing me to focus on audiobooks but not other forms of reading, but that's how it is right now. I listen while walking the dog, doing puzzles, and cooking. But I've also been curling up on the couch with a blanket and an audiobook.

Comforting Books for Hard Times: Soothing Reads in Every Genre Everyone has their own idea about what constitutes a comfort read. I've included two very different books for each genre, in the hope that this list will provide comforting books to the widest array of readers possible. If you're into space and science, this book is impossible to put down.

6 of the Best Audiobooks by Canadian Women Authors A few years ago when I thought of Canadian women writers, famous names like Margaret Atwood or Alice Munro came to mind, but more often than not, that would be it. When I realized how limited my experience with Canadian literature was, I began seeking out more books to broaden my perspective.

Quiz: Answer Fairytale Questions to Find Your Next YA Fantasy Read Consider some of your favorite classic fairy tales and take this quiz to find a YA fantasy book that puts a new spin on these familiar stories.

New Marvel Film Dates and CAPTAIN MARVEL Sequel! Critical Linking, April 7, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Quirk Books. "Today, The Walt Disney Company has announced the updated release dates for their new live-action Marvel Studios feature film slate following the delay of several titles.

Lit Hub Daily: April 7, 2020 THESE TIMES: Emily Temple wonders what the novel will look like in a post-pandemic world · Victoria James talks to Maris Kreizman on Sheltering · Libro.fm is hiring booksellers effected by coronavirus closings. - Life in a Pandemic A feminist critique of Murakami novels, with Mieko Kawakami, and… Murakami himself.

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Developing a Writing Practice, Part 2: Community So if you find yourself struggling to establish a regular writing practice, either because you're just starting out or because you've spent some time away from writing, don't feel like you have to go it alone-others are on the same journey, ready to offer encouragement when the going gets tough, and ready to applaud your hard-earned victories.

From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast Mathematician Adam Kucharski talks about how the concept of 'contagion' is rooted in our social lives and we share your reading tips for lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

What Will Happen to the Novel After This? It was only three days into our self-isolation that my husband turned to me and said: "Isn't it depressing that we already know Ben Lerner will write the best American novel about this?". "The real question is," said a novelist friend that night on FaceTime, "will anyone even be interested in reading about this once it's over?

A Feminist Critique of Murakami Novels, With Murakami Himself Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and he has been the recipient of a host of international awards and honours including the Franz Kafka Prize and the Jerusalem Prize.

The Case for Teaching Depressing Books "Are we ever gonna read happy books in here?" For over two decades, I've received some variation of this question teaching high school literature and composition. And it's a valid one. My response to bleary-eyed students is typically in the form of a counter-question:.

Falling in Love With the Library I moved to Philadelphia in August of 2019 and applied for every job the Free Library of Philadelphia posted until they hired me in February as their new Outreach Specialist. In my interview I remember exclaiming, the library is too good to be true! and then clarifying that I did not, in fact, have a library science degree.

The Best Political Putdowns Ever Captured on Video My book, The Art of the Political Putdown: The Greatest Comebacks, Ripostes, and Retorts in History, includes hundreds of putdowns over the last thousands of years. It has only been fairly recently that politicians had the courtesy to deliver their witticisms on video.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: On the Privilege of Knowing David Carr It's still odd, after all these years, for me to think of David Carr as a writer. The broader world knew him as a writer, of course, and an accomplished one.

How Having a Writing Community Stimulates Creativity Whether it's found in crowded rooms or email folders, Twitter threads or Facebook group chats, community is as deeply necessary to a writer as reading. It is a source of assistance, understanding, and camaraderie. It is an exchange of ideas, a wellspring of inspiration, and sometimes, quite literally, a lifeline.

Finding Permission to Fail inA Confederacy of Dunces In 1981, A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-a rare honor for a work of humor. That must have been about when my stepmother started reading the book. I was five years old, and didn't know how to read yet.

What Two Imaginary Cats Tell Us About Who We Are This is the story of two messy cats. One wore a hat and had no known permanent address, while the other lived alone in a cat-sized house in Japan. You might know the first cat from The Cat in the Hat by Doctor Seuss.

Amazon Book Review The Practice of Deceit by Elizabeth Benedict. When Eric Lavender gives up his perch as one of Manhattan's hippest and most eligible psychotherapists, it's to marry the sexy Colleen O'Brien Golden and he's so besotted he considers trading Manhattan for married life in the suburbs a bargain.

It's All NONSENSE! Lori Mortensen's New Book About Edward Gorey I pressed pause on the blog but realized-hey, now is the perfect time to be talking about books! We all need them, and thanks to much of the country being shut down, people need to learn about wonderful new ones. Last week, Lori Mortensen released her newest book and it's a wondrous NONSENSE!

Episode 166: The Baby-Sitters Club On this special episode, Julia, Rider, and Tod explore the novel that started it all, Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin, answering the question: Where would a now twenty-something be without the mistakes and life lessons of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey and co.?

How to Grow as a Writer Do you feel as if you're set in your ways as a writer? Has your initial enthusiasm for a writing project waned - or even disappeared altogether? It's easy to stick with what we know and follow the same ways of working, day in and day out. However, over time, you become stuck in a rut and this shows through in your writing.

How to Hire Professional Book Editors There is a right and wrong way to approach editing your book, and this step-by-step guide walks you through the process of hiring a book editor: from identifying the kind of editing you need, to choosing the perfect editor for your book, I'll cover it all.

Victoria James Uses Her Voice as a Defense Weapon On this episode of Sheltering, Victoria James speaks with Maris Kreizman about her recent memoir, Wine Girl, which chronicles the trials and tribulations of America’s youngest sommelier.

And the winner of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is… Congratulations to Chloe Aridjis, author of Sea Monsters, which has just been announced as the winner of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The PEN/Faulkner Award is the largest peer-juried prize for fiction in America. This year’s judges were Patricia Engel, Ru Freeman, and Porochista Khakpour.

How to Create Strong, Suspenseful Stories To create a suspenseful story that leaves a lasting impression on the reader, you must learn to pay attention to detail, learn your characters' behavior patterns, and include plot twists that maintain their roots in the overall story.

In the Lab Rupert Beale talks again to Thomas Jones about his work at the Francis Crick Institute, where he’s helping to set up a testing lab for Covid-19. He talks about the challenges of creating a scalable process, explains why a successful antibody test could be hard to achieve, and finds some reasons to be hopeful.

Libro.fm is hiring 10 booksellers laid off due to the coronavirus crisis. No matter how small, we’ll take the morsels of good news where we can get ’em these days, folks. Bookselling has, like pretty much every industry in America, been punched in the throat by the worsening coronavirus crisis, and many dedicated and passionate indie booksellers have recently found themselves furloughed or laid off.

James Patterson’s old book commercials are pure comic genius. Bestselling novelist, friend to booksellers, and America’s highest-paid author James Patterson is… kind of a kidder. Case in point: these increasingly ludicrous TV spots he has recorded to promote his books over the years. And yes, these originally aired on TV.

Here are the reality shows on which beloved literary characters would star. I don’t know about you, but my reality TV consumption has skyrocketed under quarantine. I think I’m craving formula, and drama of the extremely low-stakes variety. And while I’ve been escaping from reality with reality, I’ve had some thoughts on which shows would be the best venues for our beloved literary characters.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for April 6, 2020 The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

Upcoming Free Training, Workshops and Events For Writers ProWritingAid has always offered a range of free events for the writers in our community, but with everyone stuck at home, we approached some of our favorite writing teachers and asked them to donate their time and expertise. You can find all the events and register for free here.

Climax of a Story: Definition, Examples, and Writing Tips The climax in a story is the point, usually near the end of the third act, where the value of the story is tested to its highest degree. As such, it is also the moment in a story with the greatest amount of drama, action, and movement. All stories move.

Katrin Schumann: ‘Hate Makes You Loyal’ First Draft: A Dialogue of Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, nonfiction, essay writers, and poets, highlighting the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts.

5 common triggers for highly sensitive people, and 5 antidotes to help them survive social distancing My family of six is spending a lot of time together these days. We enjoy spending time together-and up till about five years ago, we homeschooled our four kids-but now, with social distancing orders in place, we are spending all our time under the same roof.

Let Nothing Come Between a Man and His Kite On the anointed day at the chosen hour, the wind coming out of the east was calm and incidental. This angered Bob and he lashed out at the woman he had hired to dance for him at the Days Inn. "Slower, goddamn you. Sensual. Do you know anything of burlesque, of the great French symposia," Bob said from the armchair.

Why We Turn to Jane Austen in Dark Times The stable, orderly world in which her characters spar and flirt seemed particularly suited to heal and soothe shattered minds. Twenty years later, the comfort she offered was just as appealing. Between 1939 and 1940, as Britain went to war again, sales of Pride and Prejudice tripled.

YA Comics and Graphic Novels Releasing April-June 2020 We're seeing way more original DC comic stories from standout YA writers, some excellent new standalone original works, and sequels to beloved series releasing in April-June of 2020. Get ready to preorder away! Now a junior at Samwell University, Eric Bittle has only two seasons of hockey left before he graduates.

How I, the Parson of a Humble English Murder Village, Am Practicing Safe Social Distancing Under normal circumstances I, the genial and deceptively doddering parson, would be at the train station to greet you and welcome you personally to our charming town. Alas, in the current climate, this letter will have to suffice. Brackford is a lovely village of 1,500 souls.

The Ultimate Guide To Spring 2020 YA Books For Your TBR Anna and her mother have moved hundreds of miles to put the past behind them. Anna hopes to make a fresh start and escape the harassment she's been subjected to.

3 Ways to Spend a Bookish Birthday During Quarantine Invite your siblings-be they two hours behind in Colorado, or worriedly quarantined on Cape Cod-to join you in streaming Emma while video chatting. Six of them will gladly accept the invite. Order the two who refuse to seek forgiveness by sending a check to you in the amount of 10,000 pounds.

Where to Find Free Poetry Resources for Kids Online Whether you're looking for free, printable short poems for kids, rhyming poems for kids, or funny children's poems, these dynamite websites have you covered. The Academy of American Poets has a ton of free children's poetry on its website, where you'll find more than 25 themed and curated collections of children's verse.

The Best Online Columns About North American English Here are a few fascinating internet series, columns, and blogs about the North American English language.

7 of the Best Homeschooling Books Right now, children all over the country are home from school, doing what I've seen people call "homeschooling." It really would be better described as "doing school at home," and I've even seen the term "crisis schooling" used, since it varies significantly from most typical homeschoolers' experiences-and that of the parents, as well.

Cover Reveal For Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy I could not have ever predicted that my next anthology, Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy, would become even more relevant, timely, and crucial amidst a global pandemic.

How to Host a Book Tasting for Adults at a Public Library It's an event where people come and "taste" different books and genres at tables as if they are sampling from a literary buffet. There are plenty of different ways to organize a book tasting. But the main point is to introduce people in a fun and quick way to new books they might not have discovered otherwise.

10 Irish Gothic Novels to Haunt You: Critical Linking, April 6, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by our giveaway of a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble! Enter here. "In his 1919 paper on the uncanny, Freud reckoned 'the frightening element is something that has been repressed and now returns'.

Lit Hub Daily: April 6, 2020 THESE TIMES: Andrà Aciman on how pandemics change us and the life to come · Coronavirus is a humanitarian crisis, not a war: Nathaniel Popkin on the consequences of male inferiority · Lauren Markham remembers the last train trip before everything changed · Shobha Rao on letting birdsong fill this new pandemic silence.

7 Ways Writing Saves Us When Life Is Hard Writing and stories have the power to help all of us-but especially writers. Here are some of the ways. Let's just get this one out of the way. Although I often get sniffy at the idea of "stories as just escapism," it's really the "just" I take exception to-because of course stories help us escape.

Ep 321: Micro-Memoirs and More! This week we're discussing a book of "micro-memoirs" by the poet and essayist Beth Ann Fennelly. Plus another dive into the NaNoWriMo forums, and we resurrect a segment from the early days of the show: Judge a Book By Its Cover. If you like the show, and would like more Book Fight in your life, please consider joining our Patreon.

André Aciman: Who Will We Be This Time Next Year? We don't know who we'll be by this time next year. We don't even know how many may no longer be around when this is over. Nor do we know when it will go away or how different our lives and lifestyles will be once the pandemic is finally behind us. Will it ever be behind us?

My Dystopian Fiction Longs for a Better World It has served me well in life-and in writing. I know things might not turn out well, so I focus on what I can control, which is the work itself. I have improved rapidly, as a result. I am a pessimist, and for the most part, I like it that way. Science fiction, my preferred genre in reading as in writing, is therefore a predictable match for me.

The Last Train Trip Before Everything Changed Toward the end of last year I found myself craving both snow and a slowing down of time. It had been a feverish few months crammed with work and deadlines and in which hardly a week passed without my boarding a plane, or five.

The Betrothed The plague that the Health Tribunal had feared might enter the Milan area with the German troops really did enter, as is well known. Just as it is well known that the plague did not stop there, but went on to invade and depopulate a good part of Italy.

Letting Birdsong Fill This New Pandemic Silence Overnight I witnessed the streets of San Francisco, where I live, go from bustling with traffic and pedestrians and café conversation and construction noise to near absolute, obliterating silence. The Covid-19 pandemic has halted almost every facet of life here, as it has in most places.

An Exhibition on Gabriel García Márquez’s Long Road to Becoming a Writer Gabriel García Márquez: The Making of a Global Writer, which was originally showing at the Harry Ransom Center until July 19th, 2020, is currently closed until at least May 1st because of COVID-19. Lance Richardson visited and wrote about the exhibition before its closing.

Meet Nancy Wake, the Most Incredible Woman You've Never Heard Of In the early winter of 1934, an intrepid young woman walked into the London headquarters of the Hearst Newspaper Group faced with two choices-return to Australia or get a job. She chose the latter and responded to an ad in the newspaper looking for freelance journalists.

Helen Hamilton Gardener’s Fight Against Sexist Science Not long after her arrival in Manhattan, Helen Hamilton Gardener tried to register for science classes at Columbia University, not far from her apartment on 82nd Street. But in the 1880s, women could enroll only in the special Collegiate Course for Women, not in the University's science classes.

A Pandemic is Not a War During shelter-in-place I've been reading Italian writer Elsa Morante's supremely adroit and quietly enthralling World War II novel History, that turning point in human civilization experienced on the subdued wartime streets of Rome.

Do This Not That: Book Promotion During a Pandemic How should authors promote themselves and their books during this time of crisis? How do we sell and market our work during a pandemic?

Standing on the Shoulders of Solitude: Newton, the Plague, and How Quarantine Fomented the Greatest Leap in Science In the 1650s, the penumbra of plague slowly began eclipsing Europe. Italy fell first, soon Spain, then Germany, then Holland. From across the slender cell wall of the Channel, England watched and trembled, then cautiously relaxed - for about a decade, some divine will seemed to be shielding the country.

How to Write Memorable Dialogues Dialogue in a novel or film script can add depth and value to a work of art, but it can also destroy your efforts. Choosing the better way can be exhausting and dialogue can only be successful with a lot of practice. Sometimes so successful that entire generations get stuck on the lips of a protagonist.

What Exactly Makes a Poem Powerful and Moving? And this misses the real point. Your poetry always has value if it helped you grow, if it pushed you to becoming a better version of yourself, and if it has went into the world and did similar for your audience. But truly memorable poetry, that lofty term, it's beyond us to define for our own work.

Lessons From My Debut Year In 2009, I fell in love with The West Wing, America, and writing, all at once. It was the beginning of a decade-long journey towards publication. During that decade, I moved to DC, got an MFA in Creative Writing, learned how to craft political speeches and literary journalism and translations of French poetry.

Revenant Movie and Book Review and Discussion Questions The Revenant movie, Lord Grizzly book blog post with some discussion questions. #South Dakota #DiscoverBlackHills #HughGlass.

Why do Writers Fall for This Self-Publishing Myth? Recently a woman posted in one of my author Facebook groups wanting advice on a self-publishing partner that was cheating her out of her royalties. She wanted to get her rights back and find a traditional publisher who would publish her memoir, which she was sure would sell well since it contained themes similar to a recent best-selling memoir.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for April 5, 2020 The best deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

5 New Memoirs That Will Make You Laugh and Cry Looking for a book to make you laugh, cry, and grow? Check out these 2020 new memoirs and personal essays that will take you on an emotional journey.

The Best Fiction Podcasts You Need to Listen To Trom the spine-tingling to the rib-tickling, these are some of the best fiction podcasts you should get in your ears right now.

TIGER KING and a Bloody Mary Are Getting These Authors Through Lockdown: Critical Linking, April 5, 2020 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by our giveaway of a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble! Enter here.

Blogs for Self-Publishers, March 27 - April 2, 2020 - The Book Designer Blogs for Self-Publishers, March 27 - April 2, 2020 including Nathan Bransford, Dan Wagstaff, Barbara Linn Probst, Sandra Beckwith and C. Lakin.

How to Find Characters for Your Novel A story is always the collection of the actions of its protagonists. There can be no story without them. Of course, you can describe nature for hours, but in the end, there can be no action without an agent. The creation of these characters is difficult.

April TBR! Trying To Read Everything Basically lol 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

3 Quotes by Tom Clancy to Make You a Better Writer Bestselling author Tom Clancy is most famous for his Jack Ryan novels, which include Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Hunt for Red October, all of which became blockbuster films. Here are three quotes Clancy shared over the years that will help you with your writing!

34 - 'The Widow Ranter, or, the History of Bacon in Virginia' by Aphra Behn Best wishes to everyone dealing with pandemic bs. The righteous Levellers and "delegating and quot; the power of the people. Behn makes Bacon an Indian lover and not hater. Semernia and Cockacoeske. Bacon not a populist. The drunk colonial judiciary.

Extra Time? Here are 3 Original Exercises to Help Your Writing Pop. I am now writing to you from a closet in my apartment, in a small town one hour south of Oslo, Norway. It's weird times. These days I do all my work and writing from this claustrophobic closet-office. On the flip side, the social distancing gives us writers around the world an opportunity to delve deeper into our craft.

9 Words Really Smart People Get Wrong But every once in a while, someone I know who is super-duper marvelously smart busts out a malaprop or a catachresis or some other such eggcorn - and I'll be if it doesn't just grill my goose! I'm mostly kidding. I do care about words, but I'm not that pedantically prickly.

Books I Might Finally Read Because I'm Stuck Inside Anyways! 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.

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

How to Write and Sell Articles to the Religious and Inspirational Markets You don't need to be a devout believer to write for the religious and inspirational markets. But you do need to be honest, sincere, and sympathetic. To write and sell inspirational work, you don't need faith - although it helps! - but you do need sincerity.

Lit Hub Weekly: March 30 – April 3, 2020 - The songwriting couple behind country music's biggest hits - Breyten Breytenbach on exile as a home in itself - The operatic rise and fall of Tiger Woods - How to write a collaborative essay - Yoko Tawada in conversation with Madeleine Thien - Nick Flynn on making collages from found ephemera - Phil Christman examines the irresistible dream of...

A Period Day Reading List They're those days when your period knocks you out, when you're exhausted and aching and have cramps or a backache or whatever other nonsense your body decides to throw at you. Even with drugs and a hot water bottle, I often find myself craving comfort on period days.

5 Books in Which Space Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be Space isn't all it's cracked up to be.

It’s the Online Literary Happy Hour! The second episode of Literary Happy Hour features readings by-and conversation with-Charles Yu, Mary King-Arnold, Amina Cain. The livestream of this event begins at 8:30pm EST. Order these books from your local indie bookstore… and if you can’t, try Bookshop.org.

A Good Read: Nazir Afzal and Maggie Gee Books worth reading chosen by Nazir Afzal and Maggie Gee.

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

Virginia Woolf on Finding Beauty in the Uncertainty of Time, Space, and Being "How should we like it were stars to burn with a passion for us we could not return?" asked W.H. In one of the most ravishing passages from her 1927 masterwork To the Lighthouse - the most autobiographical of her novels - Woolf writes:.

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

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in history. It is 100 years since Agatha Christie published her first novel, the droll Hercule Poirot whodunit The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

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

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

Clare Beams on Being Surprised by Your Own Book On this episode of Sheltering, Clare Beams speaks with Maris Kreizman about her recent novel, The Illness Lesson, published on February 11.

Email Newsletters for Authors: Get Started Guide Note from Jane: On Wednesday, April 8, I'm offering an online class on Email Newsletters for Authors. The following post, originally from 2015, has been updated and expanded.

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

Recent Reads #8 - Two New Faves! 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

IndieView with Victoria Simpson, author of Eating I Forget IndieView with Victoria Simpson, author of Eating I Forget.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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