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Writers, Use These Instagram Hashtags to Be Seen Social media can help us connect with other writers. Instagram, in particular, is helpful for this connection. Instagram is a video and photo-sharing application for your phone. The app launched in 2010. Facebook bought it in 2012. Around the world, over one billion people use Instagram every month.

Literary Tourism: Long Island, NY There's a little something for everyone in this store-there's a significant children's section, the occasional Friday night music event, a well-attended book club, and plenty of new releases.

5 Bookish Activities to Pair with Watching VITA AND VIRGINIA Going to watch it and dreading it? If the film bums you out, you can have some fun, bookish, adequately queer activities on deck to cheer yourself up. You don't necessarily even have to wait until it's over. You can, of course, read The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf.

The 7 Best Books to Inspire Your Next Vacation Grab your ticket to the Napa Valley, book a wine tasting course, and relive Hannah's journey all on your own after racing through to the last page of this intoxicating read. As a staff columnist for the Travel section of The New York Times, Stephanie was used to traveling the world.

Reading Vlog - The Queer Lit Readathon 2019 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Blogs for Self-Publishers, Nov. 29 - Dec. 5, 2019 - The Book Designer Allen's Blog… with Ruth HarrisCommenting on Blogs: The Easy Way for New Writers to Build Platform: "I've seen a steep decline in the number of people commenting on blogs over the past few years. I'm not sure why that is.

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!

If the Words Aren't Flowing, You May Be Pushing the Wrong Buttons Horse trainers have an interesting term for well-trained horses - they call them push-button horses. The horse knows everything the rider needs him to know; the rider only has to be taught the cues - or "buttons" to push. Your writing brain is push-button as well.

Expressing Yourself Might Be Easier Than You Think You spend hours changing your wording, editing your sentence length or rewriting the entire sentence altogether, but the sentence doesn't click. You think about giving up and moving on, but the thought of doing so bothers you. You don't want your writing to be dull and uninspiring.

Recommending Short Books - Let's Reach Those Goodreads 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.

Books I Gave Up On in 2019! 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.

A Beginner's Guide to Em Dashes, En Dashes, and Hyphens Before I became a copyeditor, I never gave much thought to dashes, whether on my keyboard or on a printed page. I knew that sometimes the longer ones looked better for certain jobs, but it never occurred to me that each type of dash was a particular length and served a particular purpose.

Books I've Read Recently - #21 I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

How To Declutter Your Closet Space It's a daunting prospect to purge a closet. Garages and basements are the same. If you have them, they will invariably collect clutter over time. But it's really only the thought of tackling the task to un-clutter that makes it seem so insurmountable.

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

How to Pitch Your Book to an Agent It's that time, you have finished your book, done with editing and now it is time to pitch your book to a literary agent. It is important to understand what a literary agent is looking for. You need to do some research to ensure you are pitching an agent who is interested in your type of book.

IndieView with S.B. Goncarova, author of Harnessing Light In this enduring love story, Harnessing Light is the journey of one woman trekking across the world in a search to find home, peace, purpose and love. In a quest that transcends physical limitations, Harnessing Light beckons us to our own, to discover what the true search really is.

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

Lit Hub Weekly: December 2 – 6, 2019 Here are the Lit Hub staff’s 50 favorite books of 2019 - What was the first book you fell in love with?

Four Contemporary Collections to Make You a Believer in the Short Story These short story collections are irresistible.

Giveaway: EYE FOR EYE by J.K. Franko As a successful reporter, Susie Cruise was used to reporting the news not becoming it, but when a careless driver mows down her little girl that is exactly what happened. Grief-stricken, Susie and her husband, Roy, turn to the law for justice, but when the system fails them, grief soon turns to hate.

Reviewer's Take: Karen A. Wyle's Romance Heals Hearts Historical romance, Karen A. Wyle, romance, The New Book Review The New Book Review Named to Online Universities' 101 Book Blogs You Need to Read.

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!

What Happened to "Old BookTube?" Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

Why I Turned Down a $150,000 Hollywood Payday About three years ago, I was in about as enviable a position as any aspiring Hollywood screenwriter could hope for. My screenplay Jane by the Sea, which had been on the market for over 10 years and optioned on four separate occasions, finally had a solid financing production company behind it and a director attached.

5 Quotes by Darren Aronofsky to Make You a Better Writer Darren Aronofsky has made some wonderful films, like Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. Here are five quotes he has shared over the years that will absolutely inspire your writing! Such is the same for your writing. I've been writing fiction seriously for ten years now.

And the Pulitzer Prize in Podcasting goes to… Something to look forward to in 2020: the Pulitzer Prize Board has announced a new experimental category, Audio Reporting. "The renaissance of audio journalism in recent years has given rise to an extraordinary array of non-fiction storytelling, ” says Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy.

"I prefer toilet paper to your empty and ignorant questions." The Peter Handke drama rolls on. Today saw two new developments in the ongoing Peter Handke controversy, which has set the literary world ablaze since October 10 when the Swedish Academy announced the Austrian writer / Slobodan Miloševic eulogist as the joint winner of the 2019 Prize.

Boost Your Writing Traffic in 3 Simple Ways Is your blog not gaining a lot of traffic? Use these 3 simple techniques to increase your blog’s traffic quickly.

The Fate of Fausto: Oliver Jeffers's Lovely Painted Fable About the Absurdity of Greed and the Existential Triumph of Enoughness, Inspired by Vonnegut Inspired by Vonnegut's poem, which appears on the final page of the book, the story follows a greedy suited man named Fausto, who decides he wants to own the whole world - from the littlest flower to the vastest ocean.

Here are the finalists for the 2019 John Leonard Prize. The National Books Critics Circle has just announced the seven finalists for the 2019 John Leonard Prize for Best First Book published in the last year.

The Year in Video Gaming What were we obsessed with, invested in and plagued by in 2019? Hazlitt's writers reflect on the issues, big and small. I am fantastical-and I don't mean to enrich myself with the positive connotations of such an adjective in naming myself as such, but rather I mean to say that I am one who conjures fantasies, a mesmer of a man, illusionist.

How to Write Despite Crippling Anxiety It seems there are writers who can just sit down and bash out article after article, story upon story, and a novel a month without the slightest strain; without a moment of doubt; without a shiver of anxiety. So - if you read the many writing blogs, how-to-write books, and listen to podcasts - it seems.

Rituals, Hacking, Truman Capote, and Nicolas Cage: the week in book deals. My personal form of astrology is to anxiously trawl Publishers Marketplace every week. No, wait, hear me out: it's how I can tell the only future that matters: which books I will be reading a year and a half from now. Also, it's a nice reminder that publishing isn't dead.

How to Write Movie Reviews Like Roger Ebert If Netflix can't release movies fast enough to keep up with your demand, and writing is your passion, you've probably thought at one point or another to become a film critic. Maybe you even gave it a shot, as I did, but you weren't too happy with the results.

Write the Perfect Personal Essay Pitch With Our Handy Chart The topic you were born to write about is hidden in the letters of your name.

Literary-Inspired Decoration Ideas for a Horrifying White House Christmas If you liked the "hallway from 'The Shining'" theme or last year's Angela Carter nightmare, you'll love what comes next.

Why We're Seeing More Adaptations Between the Graphic and Prose Mediums What was even happening!? Of course, comic adaptations are nothing new. There are comics based upon classic novels. Comics inspired by your favorite childhood franchises. Movies and TV shows based on popular comics. But suddenly, it seemed these comic-to-prose-to-comic adaptations were everywhere I looked.

30 Tiny Lessons From 30 Memoirs, 2019 Edition Family, healing, and finding your voices are among the biggest lessons one reader found in thirty memoirs this year.

10 of the Best Genre Blending Young Adult Novels of the Year Read your way into ten of the best 2019 YA books that blend genres.

Don't Miss Out On These 5 Excellent Graphic Memoirs From 2019 Part teaching memoir, part philosophy of art and comics, part comic exercises for instruction, this is a densely packed comic book that took me a week to get through, and I wasn't even attempting any of the exercises.

FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: Glorious, Subversive Trash Turns 40 Why does FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC remain such a secretively pleasurable read for young people?

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

Beautiful Collector's Editions of Your Favorite YA Books This year, there are a number of really special collector's editions of YA books that fans of long-running or best-selling series would find to be outstanding additions to their bookshelves. Find below a number of those special books, with notes about what makes them just that much more special for the recipient.

Gabriel García Márquez Books: A Brief Look at the Master of Magical Realism These are some more Gabriel García Márquez books to read. García Márquez's first novel, In Evil Hour depicts an unnamed Colombian village in turmoil. Someone is leaving pamphlets containing townsfolks' secrets about the village, which is first dismissed as a small nuisance.

5 Books Like TRUST EXERCISE That F with Narrative It's just something to reflect on as we examine these out-of-the-ordinary reads. Prepare to have your mind blown, or to just be temporarily confused. Ágota Kristóf fled to Switzerland as a Hungarian refugee in the 1950s and eventually began writing in French.

Read Harder: Read A Mystery Where The Victim Is Not A Woman We're talking about gendered violence and rounding up mystery books where a woman isn't the victim for this task of the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Giveaway: The Trylle and Hidden Kingdom Trilogies We're giving away five copies of not one, but two trilogies to five lucky Riot readers: the Trylle and Hidden Kingdom trilogies! This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States. Entries will be accepted until 11:45pm, December 12, 2019. Winner will be randomly selected.

7 London Novels by Writers of Color: The List List #378 The List List, a weekly roundup of the best bookish lists, is sponsored by Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, with Fierce Reads. Proclaimed a best book of the year by BuzzFeed, Bustle, NPR, and Paste, Tomi Adeyemi's #1 New York Times-bestselling novel Children of Blood and Bone has taken the world by storm.

Lit Hub Daily: December 6, 2019 From Ophelia to Otessa: Angela Qian charts the progression of the lonely literary woman. - Lit Hub John F. Callahan looks at what decades of Ralph Ellison's correspondence reveal about the literary giant. - Lit Hub What happened to rock and roll after Altamont?

Humans Invented Writing Four Separate Times: Critical Linking, December 6, 2019 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by Talion Publishing LLC, publishers of the thrilling Talion Series by J.K. Franko.

Top 10 Ways to Be a Literacy Leader by Liz Garden Whether you are a teacher leader or you are a leader of a school, you have the ability to lead with reading. All of our students need us to be literacy leaders. We want our students to become readers. We want them to fall in love with reading. We want them to get excited about what books and reading can do for them.

Ophelia and After: Inventing the Lonely Literary Woman The lonely woman has not fared well in the history of literature. Ophelia is the first character to whom Shakespeare applies the word “loneliness, ” at the time a neologism to the English language. The scholar Amelia Worsley argues that in contrast to Hamlet, “‘loneliness’ is more apt to describe Ophelia… because she remains silent.

What Happened to Rock and Roll After Altamont? Fifty years ago, in December 1969, the groovy 60s came to an end, both literally and figuratively. Of the eight songs on Workingman's Dead the origin story for "New Speedway Boogie" is the best known and one of the few explicitly topical songs the Grateful Dead ever recorded.

Bohumil Hrabal, the Writing Machine Who Couldn’t Stop Until the age of 20 I had no idea what writing was, what literature was. So what suffering? From Bohumil Hrabal’s Why I Write?. Used with the permission of the publisher, Karolinum Press. Translation copyright 2019 by David Short.

The Letters of Ralph Ellison: On the Making of a Literary Giant Ralph Ellison's life comes close to spanning the 20th century, though as the years go by he casts a glance back to the Civil War and Reconstruction of the 19th century and ahead to the fast-approaching digital age of the 21st.

How Journalism Made a Poet Out of Me Just three years after the publication of Tom Wolfe's The New Journalism, a landmark, incendiary anthology that declared journalists using fictional technique had erased the novel as literature's dominant form-I was fresh out of college and had just landed my first job as a journalist.

Five Books You May Have Missed in November All of us who write about books say the same thing at this time of year: "Books make the best gifts." I wrote it myself in another piece just this week. But the best books to give, in my opinion, are those that introduce recipients to something new: A perspective, an event, a place.

The Unapologetic Politics of Howard Fast In 1950, Joseph McCarthy tried to silence Howard Fast. It was a fool's errand. Called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Fast refused to name names, served three months in prison for contempt of Congress, and had to resort for some time to a pseudonym to survive the blacklist.

Creating Literary Community for Writers Raising Children On November 12, at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon in Lower Manhattan, I hear author Jimin Han say something I've never heard a writer admit before. "I didn't really commit to being a writer until I had children," Han says to a room of 20 or so writers, all of whom are parents.

Jacobin Editor Bhaskar Sunkara Makes His Case for Socialism In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor and publisher of Jacobin and publisher of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy and Tribune, about capitalism versus socialism, how capitalism started by accident, and what the future holds.

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!

Guest Speaking for New Authors: This is What to Talk About If you're a newly published author, you've undoubtedly heard and read guest speaking is highly beneficial for advancing your career. Engaging and building your audience, building 'street cred' for yourself and future publishing opportunities, and promoting and selling your work are just a few of those benefits.

Writing a Press Release? Don't Make These Mistakes. His PR software and coaching service helps ecommerce and small businesses build genuine relationships with journalists vs spam hundreds of journalists at a time and as a result get featured in the press more frequently.

Lawrence Weschler: And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks by Lawrence Weschler is a book that can only be itself.

How Reading Your Work Aloud Improves Your Writing I always read my work aloud - to myself, my family, my partner, and to an audience of strangers. There are a number of reasons why reading your work out loud is beneficial as a writer. After you've written your draft and edited it a few times, reading your work out loud can help you hear what you've been missing with your eyes.

Let's Talk About Wayward Son… Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

NYC schools from pre-K to eighth grade are still teaching mostly white authors. Today in unacceptable news: a report from the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice shows that New York City public school students from 3-K and pre-K to eighth grade are reading a disproportionately large percentage of white authors.

Books I Wish I Read in 2019! 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.

EVERYBODY'S EVERYTHING FILM REVIEW l lil peep documentary. 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!

Dostoyevsky, Just After His Death Sentence Was Repealed, on the Meaning of Life "I mean to work tremendously hard," the young Fyodor Dostoyevsky resolved in contemplating his literary future, beseeching his impoverished mother to buy him books. At the age of twenty-seven, he was arrested for belonging to a literary society that circulated books deemed dangerous by the tsarist regime.

My Blueprint for Writing Data Stories For example in my article titled Interpreting 135 Nights of Sleep with Data, Anomaly Detection, and Time Series I'm using my Fitbit's sleep data to learn about my sleep patterns, while in another one, I'm making sense of Puerto Rico's tweets written during their last protests.

Julie Andrews’ reading life is exactly as soothing as you think it is. Take a break from impeachment hearings, climate disaster, and Twitter threads about what everyone has accomplished this year to bask in the world of Julie Andrews’ bookshelf: a world kinder than our own, where we may momentarily forget the chaos and sense of collective doom that characterizes life in 2019.

A new book suggests Albert Camus was assassinated, but is speculation a good idea? For almost a decade now, Italian author and academic Giovanni Catelli has been researching and writing about the untimely death of Albert Camus, the French author who died in 1960, at age 46, when a car driven by his publisher swerved off-road and crashed into a tree.

The Year in Naps What were we obsessed with, invested in and plagued by in 2019? Hazlitt's writers reflect on the issues, big and small. I'll only be alive a short time, feels like I ought to hit it hard. That being said, this year I took a lot of naps. My day job was at a petrochemical plant, welding, heavy rigging, and repairing machinery.

Story Starts with Character Instead, I bet you'd tell me about a character, or several. "There was this funny bookseller who found a dead body and figured out the murder," you might say.

Wrapup - November 2019 - #booktubeSFF Hello lovely humans! I'm Elizabeth and I make videos about books in general and the books I love to read in particular. Sometimes it's about whatever I'm reading, sometimes there's discussion and educational stuff, sometimes there are even costumes.

Worldbuilding 101: Cultivating a Culture Worldbuilding is an aspect of storytelling that writers either love or hate. For me, I love the idea of creating new races, religions, places, cultures, and people. But I also understand how frustrating it can be. There's a lot of detail that needs to be managed, a lot of nuance and content that readers will probably never see.

The Academy of American Poets Announces Their 12 Poem-a-Day Editors for 2020. The Academy of American Poets has announced their twelve Poem-a-Day guest editors who will each curate a month of poems in 2020. The twelve guest editors are:. January: Meg Day. February: Roger Reeves. March: Dana Levin. April: Joy Harjo. May: Monica Youn.

A Fantasy Novel That Forces Us to Face Reality Kacen Callender’s "Queen of the Conquered" faces issues of oppression, privilege, and complicity head on.

Shopping For a Boy? Give Him a Book About a Girl If reading books about someone other than ourselves is important for building social-cognitive skills, we should more readily embrace the books meant for teenage girls, even make them the centerpiece of the young adult reading experience. And, perhaps, the adult reading experience too.

9 Unmissable Translated Novels First Published in English This Year The National Book Foundation's Translated Literature Award, in its second year of existence, boasted a stellar longlist in 2019 while the Man Booker International Booker Prize, continues to introduce the world's most incredible and experimental writing original published in languages other than English.

5 Graphic Novels for Kids That Tackle Tough Issues Graphic novels can be a powerful teaching tool, especially for kids who feel all the feelings but don't know quite how to express them yet.

Why We Need NOUGHTS AND CROSSES and Its Upcoming Adaptation With the first TV adaptation of NOUGHTS AND CROSSES coming up, this Rioter looks at how readers need it just as much today as when the series began.

A Reluctant Spy, Lady Sherlock, and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers While it focuses on Weinstein's story-along with a few other predators-the book shows that no one operates alone and how systems and our culture not only enable but protect this kind of behavior.

Taking From The Vulnerable: JPay, States Charge Incarcerated For Free Ebooks JPay made ebooks from Project Gutenberg free to incarcerated people who have their tablets last month. But…where did the money they collected for all of those Project Gutenberg books go?

How to Read in Another Language Want to read in another language, but think you have to learn it first? These workarounds get you reading what you want now.

On Failing the Goodreads Challenge A reader on failing the Goodreads Challenge and coming to terms with the fact that life can and will get in the way of reading time.

20 of the Best Harry Potter Earrings Christmas is right around the corner, so consider gifting the Potterhead in your life some of these gorgeous Harry Potter earrings, or find even more Harry Potter gift suggestions here. It's become an acceptable icebreaker at parties: are you a Gryffindor or a Slytherin?

12 of the Best Kids' Cookbooks Having my own cookbook gave me confidence in the kitchen. I cooked with my mom and grandma all the time, but only as their helper. With my own cookbook, I got to be head chef for a day. The kids' cookbooks below are newer and brighter.

Want a Geeky Home? Craft your Perfect Comics Cavern You're damn right I have the America's Ass lip balm. And it smells like freedom. Actually, it smells like cherry apple vanilla pie, which is even better. Amanda crafts candles, lip balms, fragrance oils, and perfume sticks, as well as oil diffusers and themed jewelry, that are spot on scent interpretations of all your favorite heroes and villains.

Read Harder: Fairytale Retellings by Authors of Color Read Harder Challenge participants, we've got your recommendations for the fairy tale retellings by authors of color task.

Quiz: What Should Be My Next Twisty Read? Take this short quiz to find out which book should be your next twisty book! Between psychological thrillers and detective stories, we've got you covered.

Book Fetish: Volume 381 Bookish gear for your literary lifestyle.

Look to Romance Novels for Portrayals of Consent: Critical Linking, December 5, 2019 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by Talion Publishing LLC, publishers of the thrilling Talion Series by J.K. Franko. "In the early age of bodice rippers-1970s-era romance novels that helped to reignite the genre-consent was dubious at best.

Lit Hub Daily: December 5, 2019 The Academy of American Poets has announced their 12 Poem-a-Day editors for 2020. - Lit Hub "I was not French. I wasn't Italian anymore either. So I was nothing." On Inès Cagnati, the French novelist who wrote powerfully about the immigrant experience.

The Book of Science and Antiquities At the time of the discovery of the astonishingly ancient Learned Man, some decades back, my friend Peter Jorgensen, a scientist from Melbourne, was testing dried lake basins and their sediments for records of ancient rainfall oscillations.

Joan Smokes There are bombs in the desert, she'd read. She is moving toward the light. Need to be blasted, need heat, to bare skin to scorching. Need to radiate the piled-on pain of 33 years. Need the heat in order to need less, to melt herself down. Fingers on the wheel.

Charles Wright’s Resistance Against Certainty When asked in his Paris Review interview what he looks for in the poems he reads by younger poets, Charles Wright answered:.

Inès Cagnati: The Insider Who Always Felt Like an Outsider How do you learn the stories of people who are too impoverished, powerless, or uneducated to write their stories themselves?

Our 50 Favorite Books of the Year Some of the Literary Hub staff’s favorite things of 2019: the books below. *Not all staff members co-sign all items listed. Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House.

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer On Classic Fantasy, Fearsome Ducks, and Dead Astronauts In this episode, taped live at the Miami Book Fair, writer Jeff VanderMeer and editor Ann VanderMeer talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V.

On the Ambitious Beginnings of China’s Influential Soong Sisters When she was five years old, in 1894, Charlie Soong-wealthy Shanghai merchant and missionary-and his wife sent Ei-ling, their first child, to McTyeire School, the Methodist boarding school founded by Doctor Allen and named after Bishop McTyeire.

Reading the Unpublished Novel My Mother Took 30 Years to Write My grandmother read one novel in her life. She told me that fact on more than one occasion and I rather suspect that she enjoyed shocking me with it. Imagine: one single book in 88 years!

"After Reading Wang Wei, I Go Outside to the Full Moon" A Poem by Charles Wright Back here, old snow like lace cakes, Candescent and brittle now and then through the tall grass.Remorse, remorse, the dark drones. The body's the affliction, No resting place in the black pews of the winter trees, No resting place in the clouds.

Eleanor Parker, "Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England" For all of their prominence in the popular imagination today, the historical record of the Viking presence in England is limited, with much of what we know about them dependent upon the literary accounts attached to it.

Clean Up Your Newsletter's Subscriber List If you have been following along at home, you should now have a growing mailing list and should be sending out newsletters on a regular basis, and now is the time to raise the question of maintenance. To put it another way, how and when should you delete email addresses from your mailing list?

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.

The Fear of the Pitch There are good reasons you might be afraid of pitching, particularly if you're just starting out as a freelance writer. Putting ideas out into the world is scary. The way we think and the opinions we have are an integral part of our identity so any criticism of them can feel like a criticism of us as a person.

What Is an Epilogue? And Is It Okay to Use One in YOUR Book? Or just write "The End" after the last chapter? It was a tough decision, and I hope I chose right. The good news is that readers seem to love the ending and the reviews have been incredibly positive. So what is an epilogue, what is an afterword, and how should you end your book?

An Interview with Jim Butcher Sometime in 2020, good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll stroll into my local bookstore, and there it'll be: Peace Talks, the sixteenth novel in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. If the worst later happens - if my dog dies, or there is war with Russia, or I run out of raisin bran - it won't matter: I'll have a new Harry Dresden book to read.

A Seattle man is memorizing Finnegans Wake for some reason. As reported by Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger earlier today, a pianist in the city is in the process of memorizing one of the most notoriously unreadable books of the 20th century: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Why would anyone do this, you ask?

Here’s a way to help a bookseller in need. We talk a lot on these parts about supporting indie bookstores, but this story from The Washington Post adds an extra layer of of urgency: Patrick Darby, who worked as a bookseller at big chain stores for many years before starting his own shop, Novel Books, is in dire straits.

Top 5 Books of the Decade! Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

Get More Freelance Writing Work Over my career as a business writer and editor, I've repeatedly been asked to hire other freelance writers on behalf of my clients. Usually this was to handle a temporary bump in the workload, but the project-based work often had the potential to turn into a long-term or repeat gig.

Reacting To Book Hot Takes! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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

Using SMIT to Improve your Writing Life And, if you're a writer trying to build a platform and grow your audience, the sheer amount of to-do's on your list can seem like a monumental wall to scale. A well-know productivity hack can help. And, with a slight tweak, it can provide strong footholds that will let you climb that writer's wall.

The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

The Hero's Journey: How to Write the Return With the Elixir The Return With the Elixir is the final stage of the Hero's Journey. The hero returns to their community to bring healing and wholeness to society.

Write Now with Gloria Squitiro I am a mother, a wife, a doula, an entrepreneur, and an American First Lady who overcame incredible adversity and negativity from my husband's time in office. In 2006 I became his accidental campaign manager, leading a grassroots campaign that earned him the title of Mayor in Kansas City.

The Year in Mysterious West Virginia The algorithm knew he lived in West Virginia, but not I, apparently. YouTube had suggested Mysterious WV, a channel about unsolved cases-disappearances and murders, mostly-in our state. It felt thrilling to watch the first few episodes. I've been obsessed with true crime shows, and cold cases in particular, for the better part of my life.

Why Writing Matters as an Engineering Student There's a common misconception that writing and argument facilitation are themes only addressed in Arts subjects, but this isn't true.

15 great gifts to give and receive – Modern Mrs. Darcy I love to give and receive tea from my favorites, Rishi Tea and Harney and Sons, and maybe an adorable kettle. A FabFitFun box. These quarterly boxes surprise and delight with their premium full-size beauty, fitness, wellness, and home products. They're a great value for the giver and feel like a luxurious gift for the receiver.

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

All You Have To Do Is Kill Her Off Fans of Lynn Coady's "Someone is Recording," one of our most read short stories of 2018, already know what they can expect from Coady's writing: it will be bracing, humorous, and at least a little bit twisted. "The Drain," a workplace comedy about the tension between art and commerce and between gender and authority, does not disappoint.

The 3 Hard-to-Swallow Lessons on Writing Learned from Bread Outside my writing career and raising three kids, I've been learning to bake. It became a matter of preserving a dying legacy and a "not-writing" activity to give my word-riddled brain a rest. I settled into a rhythm quickly. After a few tries, my loaves were tasty, fluffy, and predictable.

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

How I Learned to Embrace Jamaican Patois, the Language of My Youth Because of my parents' disdain for patois, for a long time I carried the language with me like a weighted stone, easily discarded in favor of the standard English my parents wanted to hear their children speak.

"HoodWitch" Celebrates the Power of Black Femme Witchcraft Readers get an experience that is personal yet universal. Hicks's poems are about giving their child up for adoption, mourning their fiancé, and embracing the nonbinary femme body through a miasma of language and imagery that conjures Christian, Afrofuturist, and Voodoo mysticism; it's all beautifully visceral and real.

Robert Pattinson and More Bat Casting for THE BATMAN Movie Just when I thought it was safe to quit Batman, Matt Reeves pulls me back in by assembling a stellar cast…

The Romance Books That Restored My Hope in the Modern Dating World Authors have created a new genre of romance by developing characters who accept one another for who they are within. In Rainbow Rowell's Attachments, Lincoln, hired to monitor employee emails, falls in love with Beth Fremont after one of her email exchanges with coworker Jennifer Scribner-Snyder is flagged for review.

CAIN'S JAWBONE, or How to Solve a Puzzle Novel A reader considers puzzle novels - one in particular, CAIN'S JAWBONE, is a thing of legend and has been given new life by a crowdfunded book in cards.

4 Graphic Novel Adaptations of Shakespeare Want to experience the bard as they were meant to be enjoyed without being pelted in the head with rotten vegetables by the haters? We got you.

The Best Gifts For Readers Under $20 In 2019 Every year, I pull together a list of the best gifts for readers under $20. These gifts are ones that you can give to your best friend, pop into a stocking, or make for a great give for the person you kind of know and want to give something to but may not know, say, the perfect book for them.

Tips + Tricks: How to Store Books Properly and Safely How to store books that are valuable, how to organize books for a small space, how to store books for long periods in a storage unit, and more.

How Many Books Should You Read At Once? How many books to read at once… A question for the ages. Is it as many as possible, one at a time, none at all? Discuss.

Introducing the 2020 Reading Log! If you love tracking your reading or if keeping track of the books you read is a resolution for 2020, this new 2020 reading log is for you.

December 2019 YA Releases This list of December 2019 YA books is sponsored by our giveaway of a Kindle Paperwhite. To enter, just click here and sign up for our Daily Deals newsletter and get notified about the best book sales, every day. It's nearly the end of 2019, and publishing is slowing down for the holidays.

8 Great Second Books That You Should Know About These second book and sophomore novels need to be on your radar. Some are oldies and some are brand new. Check out these great YA second books.

Read Harder: Read a YA Nonfiction Book Read Harder Challenge participants, and anyone looking for broader reading horizons, we've got your recommendations for the YA nonfiction book task.

Giveaway: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING by Kate Murphy We're giving away 25 advanced reader copies of You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy! This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States. Entries will be accepted until 11:45 pm, December 10, 2019. Winner will be randomly selected. Complete rules and eligibility requirements available here.

Penguin Hotline Recs Books For Your Gift List: Critical Linking, December 4, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot. "Penguin's book gift-giving hotline returns this year for its sixth season.

Lit Hub Daily: December 4, 2019 Actually, cheaters often prosper: J.M. Fenster examines the motivations of rule-breakers. - Lit Hub "Critics still don't entirely know what to do with us." The Impostor Poets of Iceland issue a manifesto. - Lit Hub Elaine Stritch's never-ending quest to get her due: On Alexandra Jacobs’ biography of an icon.

Beware of Similes or Metaphors That Leave Readers Unaffected There was a lion right there. In the room, on the other side of the table. Just what I'd been warned about but hadn't believed. I tried not to move. Maybe he'd ignore me. No such luck. His shoulder muscles bunched and his eyes blazed red as he looked at me.

Elaine Stritch’s Never-Ending Search to Get Her Due Despite a stunning five-foot-ten figure consisting mostly of a pair of impossibly long legs and perfectly coiffed sunflower hair, Elaine Stritch was never really leading lady material.

Michael Schur on Peter Singer’s Moral Challenge to the Rest of Us I first came across Peter Singer in 2006, via an article he wrote in the New York Times Magazine. Rockefeller, put together." Singer posed some simple questions: What should a billionaire give to charity? What should we give? And how do we calculate these numbers?

Sean Brock on the Ingenuity, Soul, and Care that Created ‘Southern Cuisine’ Born and raised in rural Virginia, Sean Brock helped to grow everything his family ate, cooking, preserving, and learning a deep respect for the cultivation of flavor at its most basic roots alongside his parents and grandparents and neighbors.

The Impostor Poets of Iceland Issue a Manifesto Translated by Larissa Kyzer. We're on Flatey, a small island in an archipelago in West Iceland. There are birds everywhere. There are six of us: Þórdís Helgadóttir, Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir, Sunna Dís Másdóttir, Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir, Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, and Fríða Ísberg.

What Your Draft Says About You When our writing resists us-when it refuses to do as we hope-we often respond with ever more force, pushing it to bend to our will. We ask a friend to tell us which "darlings" to murder. We go through with a red pencil, slashing words. But what if we looked at our early drafts differently?

Telling the Story of Zimbabwe’s Subversive Creatives Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Zimbabwean independence, which came after nine decades of colonial rule, 15 years of a white segregationist government, and 13 years of war. Through it all, the country's writers never stopped. But in order to continue working, they had to get creative.

Why Do People Cheat? When I set out to study cheating, I naturally told everyone I met about my new project and soon found that some people blushed red at the very sound of the word. Then I would blush, it being obvious that the other person had just inadvertently confessed something very intimate.

Announcing the Winners of Reading Women’s 2019 Award! Autumn Privett: So I guess now it’s time to announce the winners! Kendra Winchester: Yes! So let’s go through the shortlist of this year’s Reading Women Award for Nonfiction titles. So we have The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun Wang. And this is out from Graywolf.

The Sacrament He had committed a crime. While they were knitting he had allowed his mind to wander. He liked to let his thoughts drift to distant places, where there was no sadness and the nights were filled with pleasant dreams.

Ep. 79 - 2019 Reading Women Award Winners! Kendra and Autumn announce the winners of the 2019 Reading Women Award! You can find the complete show notes and transcript for this episode over on our website. Learn More about the 2020 Reading Women Challenge! Find out more about the Reading Women Award!

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!

The Shortest Day: A Lyrical Illustrated Invitation to Presence with the Passage of Time, Our Ancient Relationship with the Sun, and the Cycles of Life "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives," Annie Dillard wrote in her timely exhortation for presence over productivity. It may be an elemental feature of our condition that the more scarce something is, the more precious it becomes.

7 Ways Freelance Writers Can Use LinkedIn to Attract New Clients If you only have time for one social marketing platform, here's a tip: Make it LinkedIn. It's the only social-media platform where you can say, "Hey, do you know anyone who needs a writer?" without getting blocked or banned. Everyone is on LinkedIn to do business networking, so it's cool.

Let's Talk About IMAGINARY FRIEND by Stephen Chbosky Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Writing Both as Yourself and Under a Pen Name I am also a passionate woman. And sometimes these two things do not "publish" well together. This fact is especially true when teenage students secretly love to Google their teachers' names just to see what juicy stuff pops up: arrest records, ugly pictures, and any other incriminating facts or photos.

Winter Book & Movie Wrap-Up! 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.

Jeff VanderMeer’s “Borne” universe set to become a TV show. Jeff VanderMeer’s “Borne” universe set to become a TV show. It was announced today that Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne universe novels have been optioned for development by AMC.

Amazon Book Review This year I've seen cookbooks for nearly everything you can imagine. Keto and Instant Pot cookbooks are as popular as ever, but I've seen fewer vegan titles this year, and a lot more focusing on meat. Recipes for foods of the world have crossed my desk, and 2019 has been a year packed with inspiring chef memoirs and fascinating food writing.

4 Easy Ways To Combat Distractions As A Writer In this article, you'll find four ways to prevent distractions along with actionable tips that will increase your writing time. So, let's jump in. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is… nothing at all. Really, Step away from the writing to get some perspective.

Here are the 10 books you should read this week. Every week, the TBR pile grows a little bit more. It's getting precarious. It's taking up your whole nightstand. It's threatening to crush you in your sleep. Well, what are you waiting for? Get cracking. Jeff VanderMeer, Dead Astronauts.

This class on ‘adulting’ at a Virginia library looks ridiculous and I want to take it. I won’t lie to you: I originally set out to mock this “Adulting 101” class that a library in Norfolk, Virginia is offering, and now I can’t bring myself to, if only because its description is so guileless as to be comforting.

Top 10 Books of 2019! 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.

Margaret Atwood and her late husband Graeme Gibson reminisce about the intense literary scene of 1970s Toronto. I highly recommend listening to this special House of Anansi podcast on the occasion of the venerable press' 50th birthday. Founded by poet Dennis Lee and writer Dave Godfrey, HoA coalesced out of an artistically vibrant Toronto counterculture that desperately wanted to break free of the stodgy old conservatism of British Canada.

Turn Ideas Into Published Work It doesn't have to be the headline you plan to use when publishing your piece. You need something short that lets you know which idea the card represents. Each card also has a description field. This field is where you can add more details about your idea.

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

The Year in Canine Curatives What were we obsessed with, invested in and plagued by in 2019? Hazlitt's writers reflect on the issues, big and small. I fell apart in February.

Milan Kundera’s Czech citizenship has been restored, and he feels fine about it. Some good news out of the Czech Republic this morning: officials there have restored citizenship for Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, more than four decades after revoking it for political reasons.

The Buddy System Applies In Comedy, Too In the early 00s when I first started comedy, I was one of the few girls hanging around the open mics. Not to say there were no others, but we were the minority by a long shot.

How I Wrote Four Books in One Year and How You Can Too I wrote 289,755 words in the last 365 days. A good business book is around 60,000 words, which means that in the last year I managed to write four books. Here's the catch - I did this by committing to only one easy and simple action each and every day.

How To Trick A Christmas Elf By Sue Fliess My book HOW TO TRAP A LEPRECHAUN is doing really well, so my publisher approached me to write more like it. They wanted one for Easter and Christmas. But they asked me if I would write more 'trap' books. When you put trapping with bunnies and elves, well, you can see the issue with that right away.

This year's Bad Sex Writing award split between two men and I refuse to make any jokes about it. Here's Decoin, from his novel The Office of Gardens and Ponds:. "Katsuro moaned as a bulge formed beneath the material of his kimono, a bulge that Miyuki seized, kneaded, massaged, squashed and crushed. With the fondling, Katsuro's penis and testicles became one single mound that rolled around beneath the grip of her hand.

The Brutal Truth About Making a Living as a Writer I can't remember the exact day it happened, but I know I was 21 years old and in college. I was going to school for business and failing miserably. The reason? I just wasn't interested in the subject. My roommate and I were sitting on the front porch of our college house one afternoon, soaking in our college kid freedoms.

Queer Pleasure Is a Form of Resistance Cantoras follows five Uruguayan queer women, exploring their friendships with one other, their personal trials and traumas, and their romantic and sexual selves. The novel is primarily set during the dictatorship years, 1973-85, a time marked by violence, torture, and severely restricted personal freedoms.

Help an Independent Literary Magazine Thrive in a Hostile Climate But on this Giving Tuesday, we're coming to you with a special request: Electric Lit is aiming for 1,000 members by 2020, and we want you to be one of them.

The 25 Best Comic Books According to Goodreads I perused Goodreads for the top comics, which for us means the comic has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars with 10,000 ratings or more. This was by no means a statistically sound process because I made it a point to avoid Statistics in school.

22 Of The Very Best First Lines Of Books These are some of our favorite first lines of books, with explanations why they rank among the very best. From Beloved by Toni Morrison. "I read this book for the first time in my high school senior spring, and it took a lot to get my attention, but this one did.

How to Become a Librarian If you want to become a librarian because you disdain technology in favor of books, then I have terrible news for you: library work is all about computers. In large part, this is because patrons who can't afford home wifi rely on the free internet access they can get at the library.

20 Ways to Read More Books in 2020 The best way to make sure you keep your reading resolution through the whole year is to integrate reading time into your regular routine. Wake up a little earlier each day and read while you drink your coffee, dedicate the half hour before bedtime to reading, or spend your lunch breaks with a book.

Make A Difference With DonorsChoose Giving Match Today! Incresae your impact with DonorsChoose today, as all donations are matched at 50%. Here are some great classrooms to support.

What to Do When Gifted a Book You Don't Want One reader's advice on how to navigate the social awkwardness of receiving a book you don't want this holiday season.

Bookish Bullet Journal Supplies for Readers Go wild with adding stickers to your bullet journal. This is honestly one of my favorite bullet journal supplies. Nowadays, you really can't talk about bullet journaling without talking about washi tape. They come in an infinite variety of colors and patterns and are easier to remove than other tapes.

3 Romance Book Apps Designed for Romance Readers There are so many apps for readers out there, and we're taking a look at some romance book apps, including features and pricing.

14 of the Best Spooky Reads to Close Out Autumn Close out the season with these spooky reads from 2019.

Cover Reveal: SAY YES TO THE DUKE By Eloisa James Say yes to the next book in Eloisa James' Wildes of Lindow series! Take a look at the cover for Say Yes to the Duke, out May 2020. And check out the synopsis below:. A shy wallflower meets her dream man-or does she?-in the next book in New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James' Wildes of Lindow series.

9 Inspirational Children's Books to Give Your Kids This Christmas You may want to add them to your own child's wish list. I've ended up with a very cautious child, possibly because I'm a neurotic helicopter mom who's always telling her to be careful. But this sweet board book about facing your fears has my daughter declaring that she's no longer afraid of anything.

Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge We're excited to embark on this annual reading journey once more, and hope you find your way to some wonderful reads through Book Riot's challenge. Once again, Read Harder has 24 tasks designed to help you break out of your reading bubble and expand your worldview through books.

How Libraries Are Getting Members To Return: Critical Linking, December 3, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot.

Lit Hub Daily: December 3, 2019 Some of our favorite writers pick the books from the last decade they wish more people would read. - Lit Hub Film True tales of a literary bartender: Nick Petrulakis builds cocktails from books. - Lit Hub Naja Marie Aidt talks to John Freeman about creating meaning from the meaninglessness of grief.

Book gifts for your hardest-to-buy-for loved ones This episode is specially geared toward the people many WSIRN listeners consider the hardest to buy for - your nonfiction readers, true crime lovers, political thriller fanatics, and doorstop history book deep-divers.

When imagining our future, what can sci-fi teach us? - books podcast On this week's show, we talk to Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the two authors who published as James SA Corey and the space opera The Expanse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Naja Marie Aidt on Creating Meaning from the Meaninglessness of Grief Naja Marie Aidt's When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back is a lamentation, it's a dirge, it's a celebration. It's the story of the death of the author's son Carl at age 25.

The True Tales of a Literary Bartender It's a writerly dream come true: a cocktail based on your book, prepared by a dedicated bookseller who has pored over your pages for references to alcohol or even flavors and scents he can interpret to concoct the drink. Nick Petrulakis of Booksmith in Brookline is the literary bartender in this scenario.

On Brian Doyle’s Mystical, Genre-Exploding Work My great friend Brian Doyle-”BD” to me for a quarter century, so pardon my addiction to calling him that still-was always an unusually fast and proficient writer. But from the 2010 publication of his first novel, Mink River, until his fatal brain-tumor diagnosis late in 2016, he caught fire.

26 Books From the Last Decade that More People Should Read With the end of anything comes reflection. We’ve been doing quite a bit of it here at Literary Hub, as you may have noticed, but even we haven’t read everything.

At the Heart of Werner Herzog’s Brilliance, an Uncomfortable Relationship with Truth If you are in luck at Sundance, you'll catch a glimpse of Werner Herzog walking up Main Street. Against the half-swept snow, his beautiful Siberian wife on his arm, he looks like a visitor from a more civilized Grand Hotel world. But this is an illusion.

Mitch Albom Reads From His New Memoir Finding Chika Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today's literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.

Eve Ensler on How Writing The Apology Lifted the Curse of an Abusive Father This week on The Literary Life, live audio of Mitchell Kaplan sitting down with Eve Ensler, Tony Award-winning playwright, activist, and author of The Vagina Monologues, at the 2019 Miami Book Fair to discuss her new autobiography The Apology. "There's no justification for what my father did or any perpetrator does.

On the Eve of WWII: Three Days Before the Bombing of Paris In France, nobody believed war was approaching. I breathed in the air of the capital. Very swiftly, I allowed myself to be won over by the general feeling of confidence. I found myself hopeful of an imminent departure and of being reunited with my family.

Sacred Scripture Lives and Evolves, is Never Fixed In about 1500 BCE, small bands of pastoralists left the Caucasian steppes and began to travel southwards through Afghanistan, settling finally in the Punjab in what is now Pakistan. This migration was neither a mass movement nor a military invasion but probably a continuous infiltration of various Aryan groups over centuries.

John L. Brooke, "'There Is a North': Fugitive Slaves, Political Crisis, and Cultural Transformation in the Coming of the Civil War" How does political change take hold? In the 1850s, politicians and abolitionists despaired, complaining that the "North, the poor timid, mercenary, driveling North" offered no forceful opposition to the power of the slaveholding South. And yet, as John L.

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!

How to Write on the Go I'm travelling a lot lately. So much so I sometimes end up commuting more than working. Using travel time as wisely as I can is proving vital in keeping my curiosity and alertness alive. Ok, sometimes tiredness gets the best of me, but I've come up with some methods to keep it at bay.

Please Stop Telling Me To "Write What You Know" "So what are you doing with yourself" I'm asked by a relative I haven't seen all year. We're sitting down to Christmas lunch. The Australia Sun is beating down on us as we eat a selection of cold meats, washing it down with chilled white wine. "I'm working, but I've also been writing a lot.

5 Quotes by Paul Thomas Anderson to Make You a Better Writer Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation. Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, and Phantom Thread are five of my favorite films of all time. And lucky us, because he's provided great quotes over the years to inspire your writing!

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

The Three Secrets to Storytelling Success In my last screenwriting class, as soon as it commenced, before even uttering a word about any subject, the professor wrote on board exactly as the title said. He provided some evidence of his to us and even mentioned a famed screenwriter, I believe, that has inspired him and others whose works were influenced by that rule.

The Apostrophe Protection Society is dead, and we killed it. Well, we’ve done it now. Our collective “laziness and ignorance” has killed the 18-year-old Apostrophe Protection Society, a group dedicated to “preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English Language.”.

Reading 2 Hours Every Day for a Week Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

How to Hone Your Writing by Discovering Your Hidden Niche Then try to see what sorts of topics you think a lot about, but don't necessarily bring up in conversation, use them to add the seasoning to your topics and give yourself a voice.

Join Us for Persist: A Feminist Book Club on Instagram Join us for the next edition of Persist, a feminist book club on Instagram, and check out our winter book pick!

Two of the people brought in to clean up the Nobel committee's act have quit in frustration. The most prestigious prize in literature continues to feel as if it's being run like a corrupt county fair bake-off.

The Year in Martinis What were we obsessed with, invested in and plagued by in 2019? Hazlitt's writers reflect on the issues, big and small. I drank martinis during a revolution. I drank martinis stirred by a be-suited barman in a Buenos Aires speakeasy.

'This Is The Best Freelance Writing Proposal I've Ever Seen' If you want to grow a serious writing business, you need to write proposals that showcase all that you can offer clients. The trick is. selling results, not actions. Sell views, clicks, downloads, conversions, and profit - not writing or editing.

Children who own books more likely to be good readers, reveals obvious study. A UK study has confirmed something we all kind of know: children who have books "of their own" at home are much more likely to read above the expected level for their age.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Talk Fake News, Gutsy Women, and Standing Up to Donald Trump In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton join Roxanne Coady to discuss their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women, out now from Simon and Schuster. On their definition of what is a gutsy woman:.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for December 2nd, 2019 Sponsored by Feminist Book Club Box + Podcast.These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot!Today's Featured DealsDread Nation by Ju.

20 riveting wilderness mystery and suspense novels There's no pleasure like wading into a new genre to find an unexpected favorite-and right now I have one of my new favorite genres on the brain. When I picked up The River by Peter Heller this spring, its premise brought to mind an adventure article in Outside magazine.

What to Do When a Trope Pisses You Off You know what really grinds my gears? What salts my apples? What unbutters my biscuits and toothpastes my orange juice? Okay, I swear I sound like a crazy whenever I try to describe it, partly because, nowadays, anything you can't find on the first page of Google doesn't exist in real life.

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

How Pedro Almodóvar Turns Self-Plagiarism Into an Art Form In every instance, he gave his scenes new depth. And no selection of films shows this more clearly than the journey from Law of Desire to Pain and Glory, which anchored their plots in Almodóvar's autobiography.

7 London Novels by Writers of Color In Small Island, Levy tells the stories of Jamaicans, Gilbert and Hortense, as well as those of Queenie and Bernard, a white couple with whom they become entangled. Set in 1948, the novel moves between the characters, back to World War II, and across the world to India, and back to London with a twist at its end.

A Poem About Wigs You'll Want Toupee Your Respects To Wigs Everywhere The brown squirrel, coiled and clinging to the guardrail of my balcony, is a wig. I stepped out of the shower to dry my feet on a damp wig. You can fold a wig in a certain way that it becomes a cup from which you can swig water or juice or wigskey,…

A Reader's Life, Starting With a Middle Grade Book About Death How had this book-so thin, so unassuming-become a Goliath in my consciousness? I was surprised to find a yellow sticky note tucked into the front cover. Scrawled in black ink was a note from a worried mother. Following is an excerpt of that note-the name has been changed.

Have a Spooky Holiday With Christmas Ghost Stories Christmas ghost stories were part of celebrations in Victorian England. These spooky tales are perfect to bring this tradition into the 21st century.

50 YA Paperback Books for Winter 2019-2020 Here's a look at some of the most exciting YA paperbacks hitting shelves this winter. As always, publication dates can shift, so these are as current as can be expected. Some of these books are paperback originals-meaning they'll only ever release in paperback-while others are YA reissues.

December 2019 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations Welcome to Book Riot's December 2019 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations! As the year wraps up, what new book should you add to your TBR? Let the stars be your guide! Find your astrological sign below for your December horoscope, perfectly paired with a newly released book.

My Library Card, My Constant Friend What does a library card symbolize to you? Here's one reader on how a library card can become as cherished as a best friend.

Bookish White Elephant Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank Here are some fun, bookish, low-cost white elephant gifts for your coworkers or vague acquaintances. They're sincere enough to make it look like you care, but generic enough that they'll work for anyone. Who doesn't love a good candle? They're the very best bookish white elephant gift.

How to Not Get Everyone Books As Gifts Books as gifts are the best! It's foolproof. That is, until people start asking questions. Can it possibly be that the members of your family are tired of receiving bookish gifts? Is that a note of disdain you detect in their voices? It is possible that you have reached book-gifting capacity.

The Many Facets of Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Interview with KELLY THOMPSON There have been many reboots of Sabrina the Teenage Witch in comics and television shows. We explore with Kelly Thompson her version of Sabrina.

12 Inspirational Books to Get You in the Christmas Spirit William Bennett imagines how a disciple of Jesus, Simon, an ordinary spice merchant and a Jew without deeply felt religious beliefs, begins his lifelong journey as one of the first new Christians as his life intersects with Jesus at the major milestones of his life and ministry.

Best Books of 2019 Get ready to lose control of your TBR and to catch up with some of this year's finest because we've rounded up the best books of 2019!

Canadian Giveaway: Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line We're giving away 10 advanced reader copies of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara! This sweepstakes is open to residents of Canada. Entries will be accepted until 11:45pm, December 8th, 2019. Winner will be randomly selected from entrants who successfully completed a skill-testing question as part of their entry.

Enter to Win a Kindle Paperwhite! To win a new Kindle Paperwhite ereader, just sign up for Daily Deals, our newsletter that rounds-up the best books that have gone on sale every day. Enter below! We're giving away one Kindle Paperwhite to one lucky Riot reader! This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States.

JAY-Z Sues Over Picture Book: Critical Linking, December 2, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot. "The Little Homie is an online retailer that sells products inspired by pop culture figures.

Lit Hub Daily: December 2, 2019 What was the first book you fell in love with? The Center for Fiction's 2019 First Novel Prize authors weigh in. - Lit Hub "Disagree with my argument, beliefs, and my politics, but hands off my syntax!" Lore Segal's love letter to editors.

Ep 305: Multiple Points of View This week, we're discussing stories told from multiple points of view. It can be difficult enough to successfully capture a single character's consciousness on the page, which makes our first story pick especially impressive: "The Casual Car Pool," by Katherine Bell, which originally appeared in the fall 2005 issue of Ploughshares.

17 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Writers This Christmas Check out this roundup of fun suggestions for writing - and book-themed goodies that are mindful and eco-friendly gifts for writers and book lovers.

On The Sewers That Transformed Paris The sewers of Paris have occupied an infamous place in the nation's history and literature. And in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, set in the period 1815-32, the principal protagonist, Jean Valjean, makes his escape from the villainous police inspector Javert through them, along with his wounded friend Marius.

What Was the First Book You Fell in Love With? We asked this year's Center for Fiction First Novel Prize finalists about their earliest love affairs with reading. Meet them all at the Finalist Reading and Fête on December 9 at The Center for Fiction. Chia-Chia Lin, author of The Unpassing onThe Elves and the Shoemaker, Fran Hunia and illustrated by John Dyke.

Lore Segal: A Love Letter to Editors My day begins by re-reading what I wrote the day before; when I finish the last sentence of the last chapter, I will have another go at the first sentence of the first.

Larry Brown’s Long and Tortured Struggle to Make Himself Into a Writer Larry hated me telling this story. But Larry also understood that the most natural place to begin is at the beginning, and this was ours. Late in 1992 I was sitting at the upstairs bar at the City Grocery in Oxford, Mississippi, when a man approached me.

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 reason we've never really explored before here at Lit Hub is… astrology.

Walking Through the House Where Louisa May Alcott Wrote Little Women Most girls fancied one of the Little Women growing up. Which one is the reigning feminine litmus test, perhaps not for the kind of girl you are but for the kind of woman you'd like to become.

Lane Moore on Privilege, Trauma, and What Men Really Want on Dating Apps This week on The Maris Review, Lane Moore joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her memoir, How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’t, now available from Atria Books. On the difficulty of writing about personal trauma:. Maris Kreizman: Your book How to Be Alone sounds like it could be a self-help book, but it is not-but it is.

Sleep” My wife hears the noises and she wakes me in the night. The dream I've been having is not a good one. There is a huge black cow with long white horns chasing me, its breath right on my neck. I don't know what it means, but I'm frightened when I awake.

Claudia Moscovici, "Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films" Claudia Moscovici's recent book, Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films, is intended for educators and politicians to draw attention to and educate people about the Never Again Education Act. Moscovici: "Nearly eighty years have passed since the Holocaust.

Stop Guessing: Split Test Your Cover with PickFu I think you'll find it interesting. "Don't judge a book by its cover." Raise your hand if you've heard that said before. I'll assume you're sitting behind your computer with your hand raised. As much as we want to believe this as fact, it couldn't be farther from the truth.

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!

Past, Present, and Future by Donalyn Miller This Thanksgiving, we were blessed with fifteen dinner guests-spanning four generations of family and friends. Although my mother and aunts have passed the bulk of holiday meal preparation to younger family members, they still hold sway over details like meal times, dress codes, and the menu.

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.

The Book of Delights: Poet and Gardener Ross Gay's Yearlong Experiment in Willful Gladness What emerges is not a ledger of delights passively logged but a radiant lens actively searching for and magnifying them, not just with the mind but with the body as an instrument of wonder-stricken presence - the living-gladness counterpart to Tolstoy's kindred-spirited but wholly cerebral Calendar of Wisdom.

Never Run Out of Topics to Write About with This One Simple Trick My issue has always been having too much to say and not being able to write about all the ideas that pop into my head. I've also been writing professionally for 20 years, so I have a treasure trove of ideas I've stockpiled over the years, ready to pull from any time I need to write a new article.

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.

Women in the Writers Room While attending the screenwriting conference at the Austin Film Festival this year, I had the privilege of listening to five incredible, accomplished women talk about what it's like to be a female writer in a male-dominated industry.

Can You Hear Me? All writers get a little stuck sometimes. We feel stale - like all our ideas are stupid, or worse, completely draw blanks. Topped off beverage of choice in hand, you open a blank word document or take out a fresh sheet of paper and… summon the muse.

3 Characteristics Your Content Needs Want to stand out from the rest of the competition? Implement these 3 characteristics your content needs.

Quitting Goodreads & Books I Need To Read Before 2020! - Books In Bed I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

What I Want to Read in December! 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.

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

How to Succeed or Fail at Writing a Twist Ending There are going to be spoilers in this article. Lots of them, and for lots and lots of things. The full list:. The purpose of this article is to look at how to use twists. To start, I should define a twist. For our article, a twist is a new piece of information presented to the audience that reframes the story in a significant way.

The King of Audiobooks Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for December 1st, 2019 The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

When You're Wrestling with 'Writer's Doubt' After all, we're simply placing words next to each other, hopefully in an order than on-one has done before and in a way that actually makes good reading. How hard can it be? But this is exactly like trying to tell a golfer that his game consists only of hitting a ball into a hole with a stick.

IndieView with Angeline Walsh, author of Memento Mortale IndieView with Angeline Walsh, author of Memento Mortale.

20+ Adaptations Worth Streaming During Your Holiday Vacay If you choose your adaptations wisely, then you may find yourself preferring the TV adaptation over the source material. Gasp!*.

BongHive Reads: 4 Books for Fans of the Movie PARASITE Can't get enough of Bong Joon-ho's latest? Between treks to the theater for repeat viewings, check out these books for fans of the movie Parasite.

The History Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL It took less than a week for Dickens to change his mind and alter his course in bringing the outrages to the public's notice. Instead, he would write a novel and have his characters embody all that he had seen at The Raggedy School. Scrooge represented unchecked greed and the severe loneliness of a man isolated from humanity.

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

Blogs for Self-Publishers, November 22 - 28, 2019 - The Book Designer Blogs for Self-Publishers, November 22 - 28, 2019 including Ruth Harris, Lee Purcell, Mike Shatzkin, Dan Brotzel, and Joseph Perry.

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!

Treat Your Writing Like It Is Yours Anything you love, anything you want to achieve in life, anything you are willing to sacrifice other things to get has your love wrapped all over it. It's love or nothing. Without love, you will walk into your garden and not realize weeds are taking control of your garden.

To Become a Successful Writer, Write Less and Write Poorly When I first started to write, I didn't know there existed such a thing as a 'writer's block'. It was only after a few articles on writing that I kept on seeing this term pop up over and over again. It seemed as though everybody had it. So I thought that if I didn't have it, it probably makes me a bad writer.

Why and How to Make Your Writing Reader-Focused Whatever kind of writing you do, your best pieces - those most likely to be read, to sell, to be shared - are those which concentrate on your readership rather than yourself.

30 - 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller Today, Alex, Grace, and Matt talk about Arthur Miller's 1953 play 'The Crucible' and its Salem Witch Trial and McCarthyite contexts. Miller in 1992 on why the market is failing theater and why the state needs to sponsor it. Arthur Miller, fellow-travelling and the House Un-American Activities Committee.

5 Quotes by J.J. Abrams to Make You a Better Writer Screenwriter and director J.J. Abrams has made some wonderful films over the years, including Super 8, as well as two Star Trek films and two Star Wars films. He also created some amazing television shows, including Felicity, Alias, and Lost. Here are five quotes he has shared over the years that I find hugely inspiring!

Match.com: Helping Older Students Fall in Love With Reading by Nicole Kronzer I teach a lot of twelfth grade. Newly adults, they are often in one of two places: ready to graduate yesterday, or clinging to their swiftly dwindling childhoods. Sometimes, they're in both of these places on the same day. I love seniors.

How to Publish an Insta Novel Using Instagram Stories to tell your story.

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

Lit Hub Weekly: November 25 – 27, 2019 Greenidge on how William Monroe Trotter mobilized black Americans across class lines - On the storytelling legacies of Jay-Z and Rakim - The outsize impact of textiles on world history - Leila Taylor and M.

Two Great Books To Fight Stigma Around Autism in Tweens & Teens Schools play a crucial role in fighting the stigma around autism and making autistic children's experiences less stressful. The library plays a vital role in this by providing a safe, quiet space for everyone and ensuring the correct literature gets into the hands of students and staff members to combat preconceived notions around autism.

Shop Less, Give More: 4 Ways to Give Bookish Experiences as Gifts This Holiday Season Four ways to give memorable bookish experiences this holiday season.

French Artist Paul Sougy's Stunning Mid-Century Scientific Illustrations of Plants, Animals, and the Human Body Today, all that is remembered of Sougy is the tiny 270-meter street in Orléans named for him, as his gorgeous drawings - his life's work - perish out of print, to be chanced upon by young twenty-first-century mothers at flea markets.

How to Write Powerful Poetry: Focus on Progress Full disclaimer, I've written bad poetry before. I mean bury it in the back yard and hope it doesn't pull a Pet Semetary and finds the scalpel bad. But hey, that's part of the journey, right? You can't write really amazing pieces till you've mucked around in the manure a while first.

Reel Advice: 7 Writing Tips from Films When You Need Real Inspiration It won't be long before we turn the page on another year - and the writing goals and anxieties that brings. Writers in movies have more dramatic issues than, say, computer crashes or poor Wi-Fi connections, but they also grapple with creative writing problems that feel awfully familiar.

Coming Out as a Writer: How To Beat Your Excuses and Finally Get That First Paid Writing Gig After years of wanting to become one, last month I finally made the jump from writing for myself to writing for clients. And even though I have been doing this for only five weeks, I know that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. The last five weeks have been filled with many firsts:.

Reading Winter Romance Books! - 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.

Unrealistic Writing Expectations You Need to Let Go Of Think you have writing all figured out? Think again! Here are unrealistic writing expectations you need to let go of.

Words Matter. How Can We Develop Our Vocabulary? Writers know that choosing the right words is essential for their writing and for the impact their work can have. We can use many words, phrases and constructions to express the same idea, but not all the choices will generate the same impact on our readers.

'It Shows the Many Different Forms Depression Can Take': An Interview with Morgan Parker I had to write a lot of drafts to figure out what the form could do for me, and to figure out how I wanted to use the form, and I guess to give myself permission to put my voice that I had developed in other forms into that rather than feeling like I’m not doing it right when it comes to figuring out plot points or structure or narrative.

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

Best Black Friday 2019: Book Writing Deals That's all from me today. No practice today. I hope you find time to relax with family. Have a great weekend and happy writing! Building an Author Website. For Teachers. Short Stories. Characterization. Grammar. Interviewing.

5 Things Holding Yourself Back from Being a Great Writer Here's how to stop holding yourself back. It's an unseen entity that haunts a lot of writers. It prevents us from getting work done and sharing said work with others. We're afraid of being judged. Afraid of rejection. So, we stay in our comfort zone. It's time to put an end to your fear.

Links I love Yesterday my family of six broke from tradition and ran a Thanksgiving 5k before eating All the Things. Today we're hanging out and putting up the tree before Thanksgiving round 2 this weekend. I mostly ignore the Black Friday hoopla but I'm snagging a few deals while the price is right.

How Great Writing Keeps Readers Engaged I love a book I can't put down. Even when it's three a.m. and I'm desperate for sleep. I tell myself I'm going to just finish this chapter and turn off the light. But the villain is about to shoot the heroine in the back, and I don't realize I've started reading the next chapter until I'm five pages in.

'Friday Black' Is a Brutal, Brilliant Satire of American Racism and Capitalism The challenge of an absurd reality is producing art that is reflective of that absurdity without giving in to its logics. What I mean is, it's difficult to make art that captures the heightened sense of precarity and peril we face while maintaining the perspective needed to undermine the forces that have produced such a situation.

An Anti-Capitalist Gift Guide We live in a world fueled by capitalism. From the moment we wake up, we're inundated by a torrent of non-stop advertisements, screaming at us to buy, buy, buy! Upgrade to the newest iPhone that will break down in two years! Sign up for a monthly subscription of bedazzled lambskin notebooks!

Our Favorite Essays and Books by Native Writers As we celebrate the most damaging case of gentrification this country has ever seen, perhaps you'd like to spend a little of your time off thinking about the past, present, and future of Native and Indigenous writing. Here are some of EL's favorite essays and interviews by and about Native writers.

Call Me Enamored: Why I Love the First Line of Moby Dick The first line of Moby-Dick, "Call me Ishmael," is among the most instantly recognizable in all of classic Western literature.

How to Find a Book in the Library: Your 101 Guide How to find a book in the library when you already know which book you want, when you can't find it on the shelf, or when you want a recommendation.

5 Middle Grade and YA Graphic Novels with Awesome Adults A lot of children's and young adult stories depend on the absence of adults. Trusted adults have either died or been taken by some evil, leaving the main character alone to fend for themself, sometimes for the length of a quest and sometimes forever.

Beverly Jenkins is Trailblazing Her Way onto Television Why Beverly Jenkins's TV adaptation news is such a huge and important deal.

Shopping Can Be Murder: 6 Dangerous Books for Black Friday Thinking about going out on Black Friday? Think again.

How CINDERELLA and Fairytale Magic Saved Me From Myself And as I did start to inevitably grow up and begin to face the pressures and uncertainties of adult life, I became so overwhelmed to the point of periods of intense anxiety and depression. To quote the lyrics of Taylor Swift, "I never grew up.

3 Korean Dramas About Books and Writing on Netflix Where do the written word and the world of K-drama intersect? In these 3 Korean dramas about books that you can stream on Netflix now!

20 Literary Holiday Cards to Send This Season The Polar Express Library Card Christmas Greeting: Give your favorite library workers a warm greeting with these clever library checkout cards of a Christmas classic! Merry Bookmas Card: For that friend that doesn't celebrate any particular religious or holiday tradition and uses the day as an excuse for new books and unfettered reading time!

Great Noir By Women Love noir, but want to read more female authors? We feel ya! Check out our list of great noir by women to get your hardbitten mystery on.

Your Ultimate Guide To Harry Potter Goods at Target What could be better than Harry Potter or Target? The answer is, of course, Harry Potter at Target. Over the last couple of years, Target has become such a go-to spot for officially licensed Harry Potter gifts and goods. It's the perfect marriage for passionate fans of the series who want to showcase their love without breaking the bank to do so.

12 Books For Fans of KNIVES OUT : The List List #377 Your weekly roundup of literary links around the web.

AOC Reminds Us Libraries Aren't "Free Stuff:" Critical Linking, November 29, 2019 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by Kacen Callender's audiobook, Queen of the Conquered and brought you by Hachette Audio! "'It's not that we deserve them because it's a handout,' she said.

The Life Lessons of "Little Lulu" Whereas Lulu and I were all set! Soon I would surely get a job selling that new consumer item, Kleenex, just like her. But Lulu had a few other things going for her, in my eyes. She was little, as was I, but this did not stop her for an instant.

Black Friday Special: 25% off the Outlining Your Novel Workbook Software This Black Friday weekend, you can use the code OUTLINE to grab my Outlining Your Novel Workbook software at a special holiday discount of 25% its normal price of $40. As a reader of my blog, you can access a special 25% discount code for my Outlining Your Novel Workbook software.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Writers We rounded up some of our favorite deals for writers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These courses and tools will help you write better and earn more.

The Gates of Mordor and Afternoon Lawn-mowing I'm an ink-and-paper addict, and I thought I was already documenting every possible piece of my life in my various notebooks and planners. I keep a detailed daily task list; I write morning pages and poetry; I keep a Lynda Barry-inspired notebook for sketches, quotes, and "Ten Things I Saw Today" lists.

Consume Artist Interviews to Get Inspired Their ingenuity comes across when they're interviewed. These creators talk about their work, their process, their struggles, and their successes. And I do mean artists, not only writers. Writers like you and I learn and grow from others practicing our craft.

In Defense of Slow Writing Productivity is such a popular buzzword these days, it's easy to fall under its spell. But art isn't always productive. The pursuit of narrative is tricky, and therein lies the fun. The process is often messy and labyrinthine, leading you down unexpected paths.

Dr. Wesley Britton Reviews Andrew Himmel's Debut Novel Subscribe to Sharing with Writers at www.howtodoitfrugally.com. There is a sign-up window in the upper right corner of every page of the blog. You'll get a free e-copy of my booklet Great First Impression Book Proposals and tons of marketing tips, craft tips, how-to articles, and publishing news in every issue.

Hendrika de Vries Reviews New Self-Help Book on The New Book Review Hendrika de Vries reviews the new nonfiction book on depression for #CarolynHowardJohnson 's #TheNewBookReview. A link for getting free reviews is in the left column of the home page of the blog.

MY BOOKISH TATTOOS l part two. 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!

Here's What Separates Successful Writers from Unsuccessful Ones Luck doesn’t play a role in a writer’s successful career. Instead, it’s their plan of action that led them down the good path. Here’s how they did it.

Debbie Millman's Touching Letter to Children About How Books Solace Our Heartbreak and Salve Our Existential Loneliness Where does he find sustenance not just for the biological process but for his mental, emotional, and spiritual survival? Shelley sends him to Rome - the city where, after laying the body of her infant daughter in an unmarked grave, she herself had slowly been resuscitated from grief.

Finishing My First Round of Book Edits! - Book Writing #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.

Fear of Using the Wrong Words This is not the story you had in your head. In your mind's eye, you watched it over and over. The people, the places, the plot. They were all in 3D. But when you try to get them down on paper, your sentences sound jolty, your phrases clumsy. You worry you haven't expressed yourself in the right way.

'Masculinity is in Pieces': An Interview with Deborah Levy Going to the gendered aspect of this, Jennifer Moreau forbids Saul from observing her the way she does him through photography, but she forbids him from even using language to describe her.

Weekend in the Countryside I'm a writer and reader who loves to travel. To learn more about me and my writing, please go to www.rosemannering.com. F

The Power of Gratitude for Your Writing It's a day devoted to eating turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and pies. Lots of pies. And it is also a day devoted to giving thanks. Cue the gratitude posts. If you're a blogger or influencer or do anything online, it's practically a law that you have to write a post about gratitude.

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.

Write Like a Pulitzer Prize Winner! The author has won my ear. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Danna Tartt is my favorite right now. She tells a great story, and has memorable characters, but what I love most is her mastery of descriptions of characters and settings.

Become a Better Writer Today by Utilizing These 5 Tips However, there are things you can do today to get the momentum going. Mapped out below are what's required of you. They're designed to get you out of your own head, set you on the right path for success, and explain how you can keep up with it after the day's over.

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.

Our Favorite Essays and Stories About Food Spend some time digesting our best writing on subjects like fast food, cookbooks, and baking competition shows.

We're Taking the Day Off! Thanksgiving holiday, but we'll be back tomorrow with our regularly scheduled programming. In the meantime, we encourage you to get cozy and surround yourself with great reads. Enjoy this #BTS look at our day:. via GIPHY.

Frozen Solid: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 154 Frank is feeling all the feelings about a book of experimental prose poetry, Gwen is charmed by a semi-autobiographical YA story, and everyone has "Let It Go" stuck in their heads now. You're welcome!

Book Promotion: Do This Not That - November 2019 For many authors and small publishers, crowdfunding gives them the time and money they need to publish properly. But it is not a magic bullet. Crowdfunding projects have become almost as competitive as book publishing itself.

Be Aware of These Traps When You're Writing a Historical Novel You still need to remember that you're writing fiction and that you can't know everything. But part of the fun about reading historical fiction also lies in learning historical facts, and you don't want to rob your readers of that joy, or worse, enrage them because all of your details are off.

Choosing a Writing Niche Can Make You More Productive Apparently some people are critical of women writers in the parenting and writing niches. When I heard that I laughed. Who cares what anyone's else's niche is! If you make money from it or are passionate about it - write it! My aim is not to be "cool" or pick a niche that sounds bad ass.

How to Write Like No One is Reading There is nothing that grips many writers with more terror than the imagined responses of their readers. Writing is a very personal exercise, and even on the most banal of topics, who you are as a person is infused into the words that litter the page. This imagined response, of course, is usually very far from the truth.

How to Transition From 'Aspiring Writer' to Writer Most mornings, shortly after waking, I write 1000 words - even before I've had a cup of coffee. Am I stark raving mad? Probably. But there's method in my madness. These early morning writing sessions aren't intended to produce publishable work.

The End of the Year Book Tag - 2019 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Writing From a Business Perspective There are many writers that undertake writing as a means to gain a financial income even if they do not have much experience or knowledge as to where to start.

Do You View Writing as a Finite Game or an Infinite One? But writing doesn't work like that. This concept clicked while I was reading Simon Sinek's new book, The Infinite Game. Sinek talks about how there are two types of games: finite games and infinite ones. Finite games feature a winner and a loser. There is an agreed-upon objective and a finite time horizon.

'Works of Art Are Made Out of Patterns': An Interview with Ben Lerner So I do think there was a discourse about family patterns, and about the way patterns recur or don't recur. There was a big belief in talk. Part of this book is about different regimes of talk.

Bookmas 2019 Announcement! 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.

5 Quotes by Jane Austen to Make You a Better Writer Jane Austen was one of the most acclaimed and popular authors to have ever lived. Her novels have shaped generation after generation of readers. Here are five wonderful quotes she shared in her work that might still resonate with you today! There's nothing like the comfort of home, especially to write.

I'm Learning a Lot About Beta Readers Learning a Lot is a writing series that focuses on the things I’m discovering are steps to becoming a successful published author. This is one of the harder things to achieve when you don’t have a…

Jeremy Corbyn vows to protect libraries from forces of doom. Explosive as this development is, it threatens to overshadow Wednesday’s other significant piece of Corbyn-related news, which is that Jezza has guaranteed that Britain’s libraries will be protected under a Labour government. As the Guardian reported:.

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

Write Now with Jennifer Chowdhury For the past year, I've been based in Bangladesh, my parents' homeland, reporting on the Rohingya refugee crisis and other human rights and gender-focused issues. My reporting out of Bangladesh has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vice, Elle.com, Marie Claire magazine, and other outlets.

Damp, wrinkly, virile: Here are this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees. Now that High Book Award Season is coming to a close, we can focus on the prize that really matters: Literary Review‘s Bad Sex in Fiction Award.

The anonymous author of A Warning has answered some of the public’s questions. Last night, the anonymous author of the new book A Warning and that op-ed in The New York Times did an AMA over at Reddit. Here are a few highlights from the question and answer session with the Reddit users:. Why be be anonymous instead of showing accountability so there is trust?

My oldest books In which we take a journey back through my literary history to discover the books that shaped me as a reader… Things mentioned:. The Swiss Family Robinson by JD Wyss. This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danzinger. Foundation by Isaac Asimov. The Space Merchants by Pohl and Kornbluth.

5 Key Ingredients to a Successful Story There's this misconception that only those who write need to know storytelling. Not true. Storytelling is a skill that storytellers need, and storytellers can be anyone. They can be the writer struggling to pen her debut novel, and they can be the businessman attempting to nail that once-in-a-lifetime deal.

How to Publish a Short Story: The Complete Guide Most publications take email submissions. Some use other systems, like forms on their site, Moksha, Hey Publisher, or Submittable. You'll find where and how to submit your story in the publication's guidelines. Pay special attention to the guidelines.

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

Even My Rage Is More Creative Than Minerva's Growing up, cousin Phip sold puppies from the alley by the deli there. He leaned out from the alleyway and said, "Doggies have 'em have 'em" quietly as people walked past so it sounded less like someone wanting to sell you something and more like the idea of it came from inside your very own head.

Why You Should Never Delete Anything You Write I've been told before that I'm a packrat. While I'm nowhere near being a hoarder, I do tend to hang on to things I could probably get rid of. My wife and kids are the same way, and we haven't had any trouble filling up our homes even as we've increased our living space over the years.

Why Three Generations of Americans All Have Same Favorite Cookbook In November 2019, Scribner brought out the ninth edition of Joy of Cooking, which first appeared in 1931 as the self-published venture of an amateur cook and writer. Other books Americans were buying in 1931 include The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Dash Hammett's The Glass Key and Faulkner's Sanctuary.

Being Indian Is Not a Superpower They kind of put on tragic glasses, they set their eyebrows in that way that indicates "We're talking about issues now," and their voices were all sort of kinder, predisposed to pity and charity instead of carving up my pages as my pages needed carving up.

Interview with Maaza Mengiste Autumn and Kendra talk with Maaza Mengiste about her new novel The Shadow King. You can find the complete show notes and transcript for the episode on our website. New Totes! Reclaim half the bookshelf with this one-of-a-kind Reading Women tote bag!

Caroline Weber, "Proust's Duchess" "My greatest adventure was undoubtedly Proust. What is there left to write after that?" This is what Virginia Woolf said, full of admiration - and envy, too.

Episode 48 - Jeff Gordinier and The Glass Hotel Abbe talks tacos and rock star chefs with food critic and memoirist Jeff Gordinier, reviews Emily St. John Mandel's forthcoming novel, The Glass Hotel, and plays everyone's favorite game: Guess the Celebrity Audiobook Narrator!

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

The Best Young Adult Romance Reads! 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.

Russell Kane & Sarah Perry Comedian Russell Kane and novelist Sarah Perry talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

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

Richard F. Thomas, "Why Bob Dylan Matters" When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice. How could the world's most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter who wouldn't even deign to attend the medal ceremony?

Literary Friction - Returning with Elizabeth Strout From William Faulkner to John Updike, and Hilary Mantel to Margaret Atwood, why do authors return to the same characters and places again and again? What can a trilogy do that a solo book can't? And why do we get so excited about these returns?

Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge - books podcast On this week's show, the Pulitzer prize winning novelist talks about the return of her wonderfully difficult character in Olive, Again. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Episode 157: Pale Fire On this episode, the Literary Disco trio discuss Vladimir Nabokov's 1962 novel, less popular than Lolita but it is nonetheless complicated, maintains a rabid fan base, and has received a wide variety of interpretations. They also discuss the National Book Awards, which was happening when the episode was recorded.

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

DNFing One of my Most Anticipated Reads - Reading Vlog: November 18-21 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 304: Dialogue This fall, we've been talking about the best stories to teach in a creative writing class. For this week's competition, we're discussing dialogue, and pitting a story by Mary Miller against one by George Saunders. In Miller's story, "Aunt Jemima's Old-Fashioned Pancakes," a teenage girl navigates friendship, romance, and weird dads.

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

WORKING FULL TIME IN NYC VLOG: Reading 400+ Pages & Cleaning My Apartment 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

Lee Child on his first book of non-fiction, The Hero Lee Child and Pat Barker explore the heroic protagonist. Hanne Orstavik's novel, Love.

Vlogmas HYPE - 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 Haul - November 2019 - Part II PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

A Booknerd's Christmas Gift Guide - Redbubble Gift Guide 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.

October Book Haul - 20+ Books 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.

Massive 30+ Book Unhaul Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Read Supernova 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!

6 Years, 6 Books - BookTube Anniversary 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.

Ocean Vuong: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous From the archives, Ocean Vuong speaks of leaving his thumbprint on his new novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Alternate modes of storytelling are discussed, as are narratives without intrinsic conflict. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous…

The End of the Year 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!

Lynda Barry: Making Comics Lynda Barry’s Making Comics is a how-to graphic novel guide for people who gave up on drawing.

London Travel Vlog: London Book Stores + Booktube Friends 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

Karl Ove Knausgård - My Struggle Volume 2: A Man In Love BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Reading the Highest Rated 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.

Special Edition Call Down the Hawk Box - 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.

Episode 47 - Elissa Altman and The Editor Author Elissa Altman discusses her memoir, Motherland, Abbe chats with fellow podcast host Alli Hoff Kosik about re-reading books from childhood and shares what she's reading.

10k Q&A - 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 - Call Down The Hawk 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.

Monsters in Literature - My favourite monsters - #booktubeSFF Hello lovely humans! I'm Elizabeth and I make videos about books in general and the books I love to read in particular. Sometimes it's about whatever I'm reading, sometimes there's discussion and educational stuff, sometimes there are even costumes.

Fantasy Starter Pack Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, "The Epistolary Art of Catherine the Great" The Epistolary Art of Catherine the Great is the first scholarly monograph devoted to the comprehensive analysis of the letters of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, as well as the first to examine the conventions of letter-writing by an 18th-century monarch after Louis XIV.

Ep. 78 - Reading Women Award - Fiction Shortlist Autumn and Kendra announce the 2019 Reading Women Award Shortlist for Fiction. You can find the complete show notes and transcript for this episode over on our website. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

Finishing Book Edits & Shopping! - Reading Vlog: November 8-13 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.

Nemone Metaxas and Raymond Antrobus Nemone Metaxas and Raymond Antrobus talk favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert.

How true does travel writing need to be? With Rory MacLean and Luke Harding - books podcast Rory MacLean and Luke Harding talk about the challenges of writing about Russia, the subjectivity of experience and getting high on 'Putin's Pecker'. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, "Holding Onto Nothing" Lucy Kilgore has her bags packed for her escape from her rural Tennessee upbringing, but a drunken mistake forever tethers her to the town and one of its least-admired residents, Jeptha Taylor, who becomes the father of her child.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me - REVIEW Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Ep 303: Special Guest Steph Cha This week we welcome author Steph Cha to discuss a book she read as a kid and wanted to revisit: Amy Tan's novel The Joy Luck Club. Cha says she first read the novel in large part because she'd seen her mother reading it.

Mark Alizart, "Dogs" Man's best friend, domesticated since prehistoric times, a travelling companion for explorers and artists, thinkers and walkers, equally happy curled up by the fire and bounding through the great outdoors―dogs matter to us because we love them. But is that all there is to the canine's good-natured voracity and affectionate dependency?

Currently Reading, Recent DNFs and New Books - Nov 2019 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Unread Books Curse & Reading Motivation - Book Storm #3 I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

London Travel Vlog: Harry Potter Everything + Castles 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

Ben Lerner, Women's auto fiction and Ian Rankin Ben Lerner, Women's auto fiction and Ian Rankin.

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

Games, Candles, Pins & More - What to buy your friends & family this Christmas PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

November 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.

My Favorite Books Of All Time 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.

November Book Haul 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!

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

29 - 'Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave' by Aphra Behn This is the free Literary Hangover feed. To support the show and access the premium episodes on George Orwell, become a Patron at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover Grace joins Alex and Matt once again to discuss Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave, published in 1688.

Underrated Authors and Books Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Bookish Christmas Gift Guide - All of the Books! PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

History Of My Bookshelf Challenge. 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!

The Unhoneymooners Review - 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.

Jeanette Winterson Frankissstein: A Love Story Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein: A Love Story is about time travel and body travel.

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

Peru & Machu Picchu Travel Tips ️ 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

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

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

When Pushkin Comes to Shove Frank reads 19th-century Russian verse out loud for a solid two minutes. What more could you want in this world? Plus: Ben Platt, call us. Maybe.

Reading Books I'll Probably Hate - EXPERIMENT 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.

Top Books I Want To Read Before the End of the Year! 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

Book Haul - November 2019 - #BooktubeSFF Hello lovely humans! I'm Elizabeth and I make videos about books in general and the books I love to read in particular. Sometimes it's about whatever I'm reading, sometimes there's discussion and educational stuff, sometimes there are even costumes.

October Wrap-Up - 2019 Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

Favorite Ships throughout the Years Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Damian Le Bas & Amy Liptrott The Romany writer and broadcaster Damian Le Bas and author Amy Liptrot choose a good read.

Interview with Mira Jacob Autumn and Kendra talk with Mira Jacob about her new memoir Good Talk, which is out now from One World. Good Talk was also shortlisted for the 2019 Reading Women Award for Nonfiction! You can find the complete show notes and the transcript of this episode on our website.

Christmas Patreon Book Club - 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!

Episode 46 - Tiffany Jenkins and The Nickel Boys Abbe reviews The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, chats with Juggling the Jenkins blogger Tiffany Jenkins about her harrowing memoir, High Achiever, and discusses climate change with The Drowning of Money Island author Andrew S. Lewis.

'The past is amongst us. Taking notes': nature writing with Kathleen Jamie and Laurie Lee - books podcast On this week's show, Jamie talks about her new essay collection Surfacing and we hear a rare recording of the Cider with Rosie author. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Liz Gloyn, "Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture" What is it about ancient monsters that popular culture still finds so enthralling? Why do the monsters of antiquity continue to stride across the modern world?

Literary Friction - Minisode Eight For Minisode Eight we were inspired by a question podcaster Isaac Butler asked on Twitter, which was: What's a Great Book that you read because it was assigned to you that you actually loved? We also asked: Which were the books that really did it for you at school or university?

Spooky Reads & Book Edits - Reading Vlog November: 1-7 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.

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

Ep. 302: Ripped From the Headlines This week we're looking at two stories that take on current events - in one case, a story about refugees at the American-Mexico border, and in the other, a story about a white college student who gets called out after posting a picture of herself in a Confederate-flag bikini.

The Childhood Book Tag 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: Battling A Reading Slump + 3 Amazing 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

Kathy O'Shaughnessy, George Eliot, Literary Magazines and Jason Reynolds Kathy O'Shaughnessy talks to Mariella about her novel charting the life of George Eliot.

The Beautiful Review - 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.

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

Favorite Books from Past Tome Topples Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

November Tbr - Indigathon & Nonfiction November 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.

October Wrap Up 2019 - 16 Books! 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.

ANTI BOOK HAUL l books i've read but won't buy. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

Recent Reads #6: Mysteries, Witches, Ghosts, Spooky Books Galore! 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.

Jim Clarke, "Science Fiction and Catholicism: The Rise and Fall of the Robot Papacy" Ah, science fiction: Aliens? Absolutely. Robots? Of course. But why are there so many priests in space? As Jim Clarke writes in Science Fiction and Catholicism: The Rise and Fall of the Robot Papacy, science fiction has had an obsession with Roman Catholicism for over a century.

Non Fiction Reading Afternoon - 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!

Reviews + Spoilers - 3 Thrillers 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.

Episode 474 - The Pit and the Pendulum Episode 474 - The Pit and the Pendulum We're kicking off POEVEMBER with Mr. EAP's classic The Pit and the Pendulum! Check out A Potted History of Cthulhu Games from Auroch Digital - an episode of the How to Make a Game podcast! Special thanks to our fantabulous reader - Eric Curtis Johnson!

The End of the Year Book Tag! 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.

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

Episode 156: It's Time to Play Some Games! This week marks the return of Literary Disco's classic games! First, Rider presents Judge a Book By Its Cover, where he reads the first lines of a book and Julia and Tod must guess what the book is with no other context.

Judging the Blue Peter Book Awards! Here's Our Shortlist PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

The LRB at 40: Jeremy Harding, Adam Shatz and Nikita Lalwani In the last of a series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Jeremy Harding and Adam Shatz talk to Nikita Lalwani about their work for the paper, with a focus on North Africa and the Middle East.Due to some problems with the audio recording, this is a slightly abridged version of the event.Read more Jeremy Harding in the LRB:...

Biggest Bookshops In London 🇬🇧 - Booktube 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

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware: Making Comics and Rusty Brown Lynda Barry and Chris Ware discuss the culture of comics, and their new books, Making Comics and Rusty Brown.

John Shelton Reed, "Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s" John Shelton Reed, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, has been observing the South for decades. This week he and Al Zambone talk about New Orleans in the 1920s, the subject of his book Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s.

Wrapup - October 2019 - REVIEWING 19 BOOKS IN 11 MINUTES - #booktubeSFF Hello lovely humans! I'm Elizabeth and I make videos about books in general and the books I love to read in particular. Sometimes it's about whatever I'm reading, sometimes there's discussion and educational stuff, sometimes there are even costumes.

Third Quarter Book Haul - 2019 Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

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

Sole Solution - Eric Frank Russell - Literary Roadhouse Ep 171 Discussion Notes: Sole Solution This week's story: Sole Solution by Eric Frank Russell Next week's story: Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss "Sole Solution" by Eric Frank Russell, which was submitted by a listener named Mark who also watched the live recording and participated in the discussion...

Annabel L. Kim, "Unbecoming Language: Anti-Identitarian French Feminist Fictions" In Unbecoming Language: Anti-Identitarian French Feminist Fictions, Annabel Kim tangles with the question of difference so central to French feminism, theory, and writing.

Ep. 77 - Reading Women Award - Nonfiction Shortlist Autumn and Kendra announce the 2019 Reading Women Award Shortlist for Nonfiction. You can find the complete show notes and transcript for this episode over on our website. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies.

November 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!

Book Lover's Gift Guide! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

November 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

Re-Reading The Raven Cycle in 2 Days - Day 2 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.

Episode 45 - Meg Wolitzer and The Other's Gold Abbe hears from author Meg Wolitzer about her latest book, The Female Persuasion, her mentors, and varying kinds of feminism. Abbe also sits down with novelist Christy Lefteri to talk about the Syrian refugee crisis and how it informs her book, The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

Stewart Lee & Dave Haslam Comedian Stewart Lee and DJ author Dave Haslam choose their good reads.

Tome Topple Readathon Round 9 - 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.

The LRB at 40: Nell Dunn, Tessa Hadley and Joanna Biggs on women in fiction As part of a series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Nell Dunn and Tessa Hadley talk to Joanna Biggs, one of the LRB's editors, about fictional representations of women’s everyday lives. Read more in the LRB from: Tessa Hadley Nell Dunn Joanna Biggs For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy.

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

Emily Wilson, trans., "The Odyssey" The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

'Mexico's drug problem is America's': crime legend Don Winslow - books podcast On this week's show, the US novelist talks about Donald Trump's border policy and the personal toll of researching those left behind by the cartels. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Ep 301: Stories And Time This week, we're on the hunt for stories that do interesting things with time. More specifically, we talk about how "time" can be a useful angle into talking about story structure in a creative writing class. Our story picks are Stuart Dybek's "Paper Lanterns" and Raymond Carver's "Are These Actual Miles?".

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

November 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.

October 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

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

Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing As you may know, university presses publish a lot of good books. In fact, they publish thousands of them every year.

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

Books I Read in October 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 That Have Been On My Tbr The Longest Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

October 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!

Books I Want to Read in November! 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.

Special performance for Salon by poet Anthony Anaxagorou Listen to Anthony Anaxagorou performing his beautiful poem 'Things Already Lost' especially for the Salon at the recent Cheltenham Literature Festival. Anthony is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator.

Autumn 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!

Best Friend Picks Out My Tbr! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis discuss Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California.

Illumicrate Unboxing - October 2019 - The Book Life Hello I'm Sarah-Jane, welcome to my channel! I read a lot of books, drink a lot of tea, have a Slytherin heart and I have a cat called Luna Fluffgood. I mostly read fantasy, but occasionally I like to shake it up and read a contemporary.

Another Booktuber Picks My Book Haul ep.3 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Let's Talk About FIND ME… Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

The LRB at 40: Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair on London As part of our series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the LRB, longtime contributors Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair talked to the LRB’s digital editor, Sam Kinchin-Smith, about London, through the lens of pieces they've written for the paper.Read more by Rosemary Hill in the LRB: lrb.me/hillpodRead more by Iain Sincliar in the LRB:...

Latinx Books, Buddy Reads, & Zoo Animals! - 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.

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

Tender Is the Night by FS Fitzgerald REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Anita Brookner and Dorothy Parker Walk into a Bar… Your hosts wax rhapsodic about two of their mainstay favorite authors. Plus: Gwen takes "cozy intellectual" suggestions from a listener's email and Frank discovers a YouTube celebrity crush.

VLOG - Dewey's 24Hour Readathon + Reading Space Books All Weekend My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Life Update While Carving A Pumpkin. 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!

Failing My GoodReads Goal + Other Reading Crises 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 Day of Fall Reading 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.

Re-Reading The Raven Cycle in 2 Days - Day 1 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.

Top 5 Murder Girls 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.

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

Jean Lorrain - Monsieur de Bougrelon BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Nonfiction November TBR - 2019 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Spookathon 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.

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

Tome Topple Round 9 - Announcement & TBR Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

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

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

November 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!

Final Books To 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.

Books and Bakes Tag - 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.

Reacting To Your Reading Positions! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Tome Topple Readathon Announcement & TBR - Round 9 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Reading the Lowest Rated 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.

Seasonal Reads - Autumn / Winter - 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!

BEST & WORST HORROR MOVIES…I've Watched Lately 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.

Seeing Dodie, Meeting Leigh Bardugo, and Vlogging While Depressed - 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.

Decluttering & London Vlog - Ad 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

October BOOK HAUL - Part 2 - Second Hand & Library Books - ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Unboxing Spooky New Thrillers. 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!

Honest Q&A: Marriage, NYC, YouTube + Working Full Time 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

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

VLOG - reading thrillers for #spookathon 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.

Letting Books Decide my Makeup! 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.

5 Reasons to Read: "American Love Story" by Adriana Herrera 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.

Books and Bakes - TAG Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Reading Wrap Up - Aug & Sep 2019 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Recent and Anticipated Releases: October-December 2019 In which we're way behind but still excited for a whole bunch of new books!. Things mentioned:. Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson. Transcendent 4: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction by Bogi Takács. A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig.

Death Books - Hello Darkness My Old Friend! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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

Reviewing All the Books I Read in High School PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Upcoming books that sound cool pt3 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.

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

End Of The Year Book Tag! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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

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

Romance Tropes I Love - TROPE TALK Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Five 5-Star Books in Five Words Each Challenge! PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

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

Autumn Cosy Reading Night Announcement - 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!

September Book Haul - 40+ Books 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.

Spooky Reading Reccomendations! 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

London Flat Room Tour - Student & Freelancer Space PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Is Daisy Jones & The Six Worth The Hype? 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.

The Kiss Quotient - READING VLOG Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

5 Books You Need to Read - #2 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.

"Ninth House" & "Crier's War" Signings! - 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.

Buzzwordathon Round #5 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.

Predicting Bookish Trends for 2020! Hello Everybody! My name is Sasha and I am a book-o-holic (and proud). I talk about every aspect of reading on my channel from book/movie reviews and tags to sketches and event vlogs! I also love to fangirl so if you need a friend to just freak out about a book or movie with, I got you!

Top Books I've Read Recently! 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

Washi taping my life together - journal with me My name is Hannah. I'm here because I like to read and you're probably here for the same reason. I think we'll get along just fine.

Meeting Two of My Favorite Authors - Weekly Vlog - September 23rd-28th 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.

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

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

October 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.

Catch Up, Book Haul & Currently Reading - October 2019 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

My Biggest Book Haul Of The Year. 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!

Opening September Subscription Boxes 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 books I NEED to read My name is Hannah. I'm here because I like to read and you're probably here for the same reason. I think we'll get along just fine.

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

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

READING VLOG: Pumpkin Patches + 550 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

Favorite Comforting Media Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

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

ROARING 20'S BOOK TAG l The Diviners Readalong & GIVEAWAY! 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!

Devouring A Book + Bookstagram Secrets - Reader Vlog I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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

September Wrap-Up - 2019 Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

October 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!

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

Translated Fiction - Ad 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

Vlog - Slapshot 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.

A Day Out in Brighton - Vlog & Haul PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

September Favs + Fall Clothing 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

The Boujee Booktuber Tag 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.

September & Tome Infinity Readathon Wrap Up - 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

The Hating Game READING VLOG - Read That Book Challenge Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

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

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

BookNet Fest and the Online Book Community - 2019 Livesteam Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Authors Continuing Old Series - BOOK CHAT Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BookNet Fest Tag - 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Dance of Thieves - GRIPE Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

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

UNHAUL - August 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BookNet Fest 2019 - OFFICIAL NEWS Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

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

Tome Infinity and Beyond Round 3 - Readathon Announcement & TBR Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

5 Star TBR Wrap Up & New Predictions - August 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

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

July 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!

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

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

The Unhoneymooners - REVIEW In which I discuss my thoughts on The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren… LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books?

My Top 10 Lush Products - Sustainable Beauty Recommendations PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

August TBR - David Picks My Reading Books - 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!

N.E.W.T.S. TBR - Magical Readathon 2019 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

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

The Reading Rush Vlogs Day 03 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.

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

The Reading Rush Vlogs Day 02 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

My Favorite Books Since Joining Booktube In which I discuss my favorite books since joining booktube…Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The Book Depository and get free shipping!

Surprise Mail, Upending Reading Plans, & General Chaos - Reading Rush Day 1 & 2 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.

Summer Cosy Reading Night - Lauren and the Books Summer Cosy Reading Night is on the way, join me for a lovely night of reading, chilling and being COSY. All taking place on: Saturday 17 August…

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

The Reading Rush Vlogs Day 01 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.

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag - 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.

Stolen Songbird - REVIEW LIPSTICK: Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The Book Depository and get free shipping! I also get a small commission:…

July 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!

Three Thriller Reviews - 5-STAR 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.

July Birthday 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

Buzzwordathon 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.

Between Life and Death - TROPE TALK In which I discuss some of my favorite tropes that feature characters with a link to death or that go between life and death… LIPSTICK: ABH Liquid Lipstick in…

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

Summer Games Recommendations - #Ad - Lauren and the Books Welcome to my video about games I would like to recommend to you for the summer. Part of this video is. kindly sponsored by Ridley's Games and…

N.E.W.T.S Readathon TBR PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Recently Announced Books I Think Sound Cool 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.

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

Reading Rush TBR + Announcement 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.

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

July Lovely Chat - Lauren and the Books Hope you've all being having a lovely July, I HAVE. Booka mentioned: Happy Fat:…

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