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Here Are The 2019 Hugo Award Winners The 2019 Hugo Award winners were announced yesterday at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland. These are my favorite awards to follow because anyone with a membership can vote, and I highly encourage any SFF readers to purchase a membership.

Necrópolis - Santiago Gamboa BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

IndieView with Christine Reynebeau, author of Guts. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

How to Make a Book Cover: If You're Self-Publishing, Here Are Your Options I am trying to find a place where I upload my own cover, but have someone else print it on the correct cover stock. I can't find a place. Thx. Hello. I am trying to find a place where I upload my own cover, but have someone else print it on the correct cover stock.

Dance of Thieves - GRIPE In which I discuss my spoiler filled thoughts on Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson… LIPSTICK: Lancome Juicy Shaker in Piece of Cake Interested in…

Dance of Thieves - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson… LIPSTICK: Lancome Juicy Shaker in Piece of Cake Interested in…

A Bookish Trip Down Memory Lane A 90s kid turns 28 and takes a bookish trip down memory lane, reflecting on books read at age eight in 1999 and age 18 in 2009.

Awesome August Books Out in the UK Dip into these engrossing reads to escape from the sweltering August heat. In 1989, Saul Adler, a young historian, is hit by a car on the Abbey Road but survives apparently unscathed. In 2016, Saul Adler is hit by a car and rushed to the hospital. This hypnotic story takes place between these two intertwined time zones.

Have You Read The Top YA Books? Take A Peek at What Goodreads Readers Rank Highest Curious about the top YA books? Take a peek at the top 15 YA books, ranked by their average ratings by readers on Goodreads.

5 Adorable and Heartwarming Graphic Novels to Read In honor of my love for heartwarming graphic novels full of unique art styles, I wanted to recommend some cute novels to read in order to lighten your heart and put a smile on your face. If you're looking for an adorable graphic novel that has the same color scheme and tranquility as a Steven Universe episode, look no further.

A Bookworm's Guide to Finding the Light; or, Why I Read Horror My top four favorites in horror are:. In every great book, there is growth, choice, change, and redemption. Or at least the possibility of redemption. The same goes for great books of Horror. Spoiler AlertBaby Peter fights off the superflu in The Stand, giving humanity a chance to survive.

Toni Morrison Quote Prints We lost a literary giant with the death of Toni Morrison. But, as always, with the loss of a novelist, essayist, and profoundly influential thinker, we have her words with us for the rest of our lives. Like with the passing of Mary Oliver, so many of her brilliant lines and passages were shared across social media to honor her legacy.

True Crime: Beyond Serial Killers And Sensationalized Crimes If I randomly asked people to tell me the first thing they think of when they hear "true crime," certainly the top answers would be: serial killers / specific serial killer, a sensationalized crime, In Cold Blood, podcasts, Dateline…You get the picture.

How to Raise a Human: 50 Must-Read Parenting Books For All Parents I prefer parenting books with a strong science or research component, and there are certain aspects of life that are important to me: food and eating; nature, exercise, and the environment; travel and experiencing different cultures.

19 of Your Favorite Twisty Reads About Serial Killers! This Riot Recommendation listing for your favorite twisty reads about serial killers is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publishers of Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh. This summer, witness the the murder trial of the century. But, the serial killer isn't on trial.

London Book Chain To Provide Libraries For Retirement Homes : Critical Linking, August 19, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Enter to win The Library Book by Susan Orlean! "London book chain Foyles is to supply libraries to high-end retirement homes in a deal with a residential developer.

Lit Hub Daily: August 19, 2019 Lessons from Nabokov: Rajia Hassib on finding freedom in a foreign language. - Lit Hub "By not participating in the self-erasure of double consciousness, you make its futility evident and palpable." Gregory Pardlo writes a letter to Yusef Komunyakaa.

How to Tell if Your Story Has Too Much Plot, Not Enough Character What happens when your story has too much character? Or too much plot? It's actually really hard to do too much character.

Ep 290: Jenny Boully, The Body This week we're talking about a lyric essay that was first published in 2002 and has since become part of a new canon of creative nonfiction: Jenny Boully's "The Body," which first appeared in The Seneca Review and was re-released in book form by Essay Press.

Lessons From Nabokov: Finding Freedom in a Foreign Language I own a 19-year-old copy of Vladimir Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading. I try to remember the moment I stood before the fiction section at Borders, scanning the shelves, drawn, perhaps, to the curious title. In that moment, I did not know just how clearly buying a Nabokov novel at the World Trade Center would foreshadow my life to come.

Dear Yusef Komunyakaa: A Letter From Gregory Pardlo It's been 25 years, I'm reminded, since Neon Vernacular won the Pulitzer Prize. I hope you did something to mark the anniversary. My stained and feathered copy, when I tipped it from the shelf, dragged with it a magician's scarf of memories like the first time I met you in '97.

For the Love of Horses, From Girlhood to Old Age It was just like the first time I fell in love, only I was forty-one instead of seven. Three instances rekindled that powerful equine love, all of them prosaic: I was on a treadmill at my gym, and the TV was on, soundless and closed captioned.

Belonging is Not a Language You Can Learn I drove to the University of Texas today with a fresh notebook and that first-day-of-school smile tugging at my lips. I've always been a nerd like that. I just turned 38, but I wasn't on campus to begin a graduate program, or teach a class. I was there for Spanish Conversation I, from 1 to 3 pm, part of UT's Extension School.

Edoardo Albinati on Masculinity, Italy, and Fascism Edoardo Albinati's The Catholic School is a recent winner of Italy's biggest literary prize, il premo Strega, and is coming out in the United States this month.

In the Age of Endless Scrolling, Jun'ichiro Tanizaki Helps Us Stand Still First I'd like to talk about professional wrestling. Of course, my intention was to write about Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, but when I reread his works and sat down to think about him as an author, I couldn't help but want to talk about pro wrestling. Bear with me for just a moment.

Is There Such a Thing as an Ethics of Cosmopolitanism? Human beings are social beings. The fact that we are capable of interacting with one another through speech and reason, and that we are in a deep sense interdependent and interactive beings, means that we are moral fellow citizens, in the sense that any world citizen's harm can be grasped by any other, and can move another to appropriate action.

I Heart Oklahoma! You lie, changin' shape, makin' promises. Get a new skin. Be a man. Be a woman. Start over. Yeah, start over.

WITMonth Day 19 - Awu's Story by Justine Mintsa - Review For a book that's not even 100 pages long, Justine Mintsa's Awu's Story has a surprisingly long introduction. Clocking in at 24 pages, the University of Nebraska Press translation into English solidly leans into the idea that a short story can have a major impact.

Book Promotion as a Public Service If you were promoting yourself, it would be called "self promotion" or "author promotion." So, when you tell people about your book, you're not "blowing your own horn." You're sharing information about your book. Making this mental shift from "it's about me" to "it's about my book" is essential.

How 'Place' Affects Your Writing A child running without looking where they are going. A slap on the face. A bicycle clattering to the ground. Each of the above actions can cause a different mood based on the setting in which they happen. Is the tender massage at home or in the conference room of an office?

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

How to Create a Copywriting Portfolio I write long-form content including blog posts, technical guides, scripts, CRM emails and magazine articles. When I first created my portfolio on WordPress, I would just post images of what I wrote. Having all that text on my portfolio made it dense, unreadable and unengaging.

So You Want To Be a Travel Writer - Here's How Why should you be a travel writer? If you love to travel, visit exciting destinations, and meet people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, you could get paid for sharing your experiences. But, you should know there's more to getting a travel article published than just writing about random topics.

WITMonth Day 18 - Down with the Anglo-archy! In my last post, I talked about how I felt the 50 Day Countdown list really showed the breadth of women writers in translation from around the world.

Create a Self-Editing Guide to Improve Your Writing Reviewing a first draft or final draft is critical before sending manuscripts to agents or uploading articles online. Editing one's own work is more than correcting typos. The process moves from a conceptual editing stage to copy editing and the details of grammar.

Benjamin Myers, Proust's In Search of Lost Time, Valeria Luiselli Benjamin Myers on his latest The Offing, and Proust's In Search of Lost Time discussed.

Freelance to Fiction: The Art of Interviewing Characters As a freelancer for nearly twenty years, as well as an author for the last five of those years, I've had the privilege and pleasure of interviewing dozens of people, in person and on the phone for articles, blogs, research and more.

Gestating Your Story It's very tempting to bang out a piece of writing, editing a couple of times then submit it. Why wait? Getting an idea is an exciting occurrence. It's like something sparks in your mind and you can't wait to get it down onto the page. The characters are whispering to you and you cannot wait to start writing late into the night.

Indie Press Round-Up: August 2019 New Releases And hauls pots and pans up and down the stairs. And does a thousand other things, including panicking that there's no way he can get all this work done in time. He works with a diverse group of fellow laborers, each with their own problems. And he tries not to gamble again.

When Writing In Books Is Okay Now, I admit that shows commitment, but it also breaches the first rule of writing in books: You don't write in books that aren't yours. Period. There's nothing worse than finally getting that book you've longed for from the library and having to wade through somebody else's copious highlights.

The Book You Should Read Based on Your Favorite Episode of THE OFFICE We can't take away the pain of knowing there are no new episodes of The Office to cycle through, but we can do our best to distract you with something there is always more of: books.

What Would the Golden Girls Read?: Critical Linking, August 18, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by Enter to win The Library Book by Susan Orlean! "Together, these women formed a quartet of friendship that remains unrivaled to this day.

Beautiful Books - Paperback Edition V 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, August 10 - 16, 2019 - The Book Designer Blogs for Self-Publishers, August 10 - 16, 2019 including Victoria Strauss, Dan Wagstaff, Scott McCormick, Stephanie Chandler, and Sandra Beckwith.

Summer Cosy Reading Night Vlog - Lauren and the Books What a lovely cosy night it turned out to be! Books mentioned: Funny Girl:…

Your No-Nonsense Guide to Landing Your First Freelance Writing Gig This is what's known as B2C writing, instead of B2B writing. Now, you can go for a niche that you're not an expert in. Just be prepared to spend more time researching than writing. And to be honest, I don't have the experience to guide you through, say, writing about tech when you're not drowning in electronics already.

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

How To Smash Writer's Block: Change Your Perspective on Writing Professionals don't suffer from writer's block because they take the time to plan their content ahead of time, develop long-term strategies, and use a formula to create new ideas. I'm working toward getting to this point, but I've got to be honest…I'm not there yet.

Writing Tips and Inspiration from Successful Writers in the Entertainment Industry I didn't know that I wanted to be a writer until I was on my second year of university taking a very politically-inclined major. I guess it's a bit later than most people, I didn't really think it was even a choice coming from a country where most people are either in the medical, computer or in the hotel and restaurant industry.

Stop Being Too Afraid to Write Your Story You also have a fear of that story; it's not good enough, no one will care, it's too personal, it's not intimate enough, it's just silly ideas that don't matter. You do, or you wouldn't be here reading about conquering your fears as a writer. You are not alone.

The Ancestral Blessings of Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall Morrison's transition, as many of my bereaved friends have called it, quickly spread on social media and via the international press. Word of Ms. Marshall's passing-another term many of us have been using to soften the blow of both deaths-was disseminated more slowly.

Books Choose What I Eat For 24 Hours 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.

How to Develop Your Writing Voice A writing voice is a style or a manner of writing that is authentic to the writer. It's your voice, how you speak and verbally emote, translated to the page. And your voice is the single most important element of your writing because it is what sets you apart from everyone else.

Write a Fight Scene Jason Bourne Style Writing fight scenes is a problem I've grappled with for a long time. First, there's realism to consider. Like many writers, I don't have a lot of first-hand experience in fights. However, there is also the style and flow of the fight scene itself, which can be notoriously hard to get right.

Ten Ways to Get Reluctant Adolescent Readers Reading by Sherri K. Wilcox I teach high school English, grades 9-12, on a Disciplinary Alternative Education Placement campus. Talk about a tough audience! Many of my kids arrive at our campus with huge gaps in their education from skipping school, being suspended numerous times, or being placed in In-School Suspension repeatedly.

5 Picture Books by Toni Morrison and Her Son Slade Morrison For being a Pulitzer Prize winner and a Nobel Laureate. For her work as an editor promoting the writing of other Black authors. For her teaching.

Lit Hub Weekly: August 12 – 16, 2019 "Touch base," "least worst option," and more Americanisms the British can't bloody stand - Fifty years on from Woodstock, take a look at some of Jim Marshall's iconic photos of the festival - Isabelle Davis on the power of sex in romance novels - Where have all the pirates gone?

WITMonth Day 17 - Flights by Olga Tokarczuk - Review I waited a long time to read Flights. Despite having had multiple translations of her books into English prior to Flights, this was the book that brought Olga Tokarczuk to my sphere of awareness.

Tools to Boost Your Writing Productivity I've been working on my novel for years, and I've let almost everything under the sun get me down about it and pull me out of the race. Family's bad opinions, friend's unsupportive comments, my own insecurities and fear, excuses that I have other work to do that is far more important.

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

Academic, Publish Thyself Before you jump to another browser tab, hear me out. Though I began fiction writing on a whim, I independently published 7 books between December 2017 and May 2019. During that time, I also co-authored an article, completed an academic book manuscript for a university press, and revised several journal articles.

How to Create When You Feel Uninspired There are times when you just flow. But the brainstorm subsides, and sometimes all you're left with is a muddy puddle of uncreativity. You stare at it for a while; 'there must be something in the water', but certainly not the brilliant idea you were looking for.

Exploring the Love Letters Museum in Salt Lake City 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.

Unforgettable Supporting Characters Harry Potter, Katniss Evergreen, and Luke Skywalker would never have become the heroes we know on their own. They needed guides for their hero's journey and friends to share the load. At their most basic, supporting characters are there to help the protagonist overcome obstacles.

Grammar nerds, Medieval dicks, and more of LitHub.com's most read stories of the week. The great thing about editing a website is that even though you tell yourself you have a pretty good idea of what's going to do well, you are very often wrong. In that spirit of confusion and happy accident, here are the most read stories at Lit Hub from the past seven days.

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

Underland: An Enchanting Journey into the Hidden Universe Beneath Our Feet Nearly a century later, Robert Macfarlane - a rare writer of Carson's sensibility, who rises to the level of enchanter - extends a lyrical invitation to a vicarious journey into another mysterious earthly universe of all-pervading darkness with Underland: A Deep Time Journey.

WITMonth Day 16 - #100BestWIT deadline approaching! This is just a reminder that the #100BestWIT submission deadline - AUGUST 25TH - is fast approaching! Don't forget to send in up to 10 nominations of books by women writers from around the world. Send your nominations via Twitter, Instagram, comment here, or email !

Today in “AI will replace us all.” Author avatars can now read their books to you. Every so often, we get a bit of the future that looks more like the hoverboards we were promised and less like the nightmare Octavia Butler predicted. Such is the case with the news that Chinese search engine Sogou is using artificial intelligence to create AI versions not only of authors’ voices, but also their likenesses.

These are the 10 most popular books in America this week. Hello from Book Marks, Lit Hub's "rotten tomatoes for books!" The ten books below are the ones our readers searched for most this week-including Sarah M. Broom’s family memoir, New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino’s debut essay collection, and Orange Prize-winner Téa Obreht’s new novel.

3 Ways to Guarantee Creative Output I've spent the past two weeks at a writing retreat in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Writer's Colony awarded me the Getting it Write fellowship, which has allowed two weeks of focused writing time.

The Second-Person Point of View: Give Your Story a New Perspective A great article with an excellent idea. Is there any interactive course to really learn this art. Alta. Hi Alta,. Narrate yourself, but through the eye of the other person. It's simple once you grasp it. Here's a small example.

Top 10 Book Ideas Don't get stuck trying to write a perfect story. Just write. Don't put your story down halfway through. Ask your team for support, remember your consequence, and revisit your plan - then keep writing. And soon, you'll turn your amazing book idea into a finished book!

Joanna Rowland's Storystorm Success Story A few years ago I started following Tara Lazar on Twitter. Not only does she have a great blog that is full of resources and is helpful to writers, but she's also a great author herself. Then I discovered Tara Lazar's Storystorm.

Creating a Practical Writing Plan I've read some articles about how writing every day on Medium is an effective way to build a following. It builds consistency and your Medium income slowly grows. My current strategy is to write 5-6 articles a week and then push for 10-12 articles a week.

12 Books That Prove the Literary / Genre Distinction is Bogus When I first joined a workshop in 1994, American literary fiction was dominated by and continually lauded a "quiet" kind of writer, one often influenced by J.D. Salinger, Ernest Hemingway, or Raymond Carver. I loved literary fiction-I'd been reading, writing, and submitting it since high school.

How Has Intersectional Feminism Changed in the Past 18 Years? In 2002, when I was a relatively recent college graduate, I found a book that served both as a complement and counterpoint to the feminist theory I had spent years studying in college. It was Colonize This!

5 Historical Mysteries That Combine Real History With Whodunnit Historical mysteries are a great way to combine information about past societies and cultures with the suspense of a cozy whodunnit!

The Anatomy of the Book Ever wondered what the parts of the book are called, here's a quick guide to the anatomy of the book including endpapers, bindings, and much more.

Hot Summer 2019 Reads by Women in Translation Exciting debuts, literary thrillers, new books from favorites like Yoko Ogawa and Olga Tokarczuk, and so much more. Check out these summer 2019 reads by women in translation!

5 Sea Creature Romance Novels to Tuck in Your Beach Bag That, and read a stack of sea creature romance novels about supernatural beings rising from the waves to promise me a better life beneath the sea. For the purpose of this post, any mermaid / merman/selkie/sea god that rises from the deep shall be considered a "sea creature," regardless of however many human "parts" they may possess.

9 Best Slice-of-Life Manga to Make You Feel Refreshed Want to read something refreshing and episodic? Check out this list of the best slice of life manga to add to your to be read pile.

Quiz: Which Owl From Harry Potter Are You Based On Your Reading Habits? And if you clicked on this article because of the title, here's one more thing I'd like to ask before you start: So, do you like owls?

Button Poetry Fans Are In Luck: Audiobooks Are Now Available On YouTube, you can find several videos of Button Poetry authors live on stage, and those acts have been made available in audio form on Spotify and other audio providers for a while, but now they're also releasing complete poetry collections as audiobooks read by the author, recorded in a studio.

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.

15 Plot Twists Readers Found So Shocking, They Had To Put The Book Down: The List List #362 The List List, a weekly roundup of the best bookish lists, is sponsored by The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai, published by Avon Books.

Teen Founders of Adopt A Book Nonprofit Looking to Pass the Torch: Critical Linking, August 16, 2019 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web sponsored by Penguin Random House. "In 2011, a pair of 8-year-old twins put their heads together and created the nonprofit Adopt A Book.

Lit Hub Daily: August 16, 2019 Amazingly, the one-star Amazon reviews of Lolita include some "thoughtful, productive, and intellectually complex" arguments! - Lit Hub Hannah Steinkopf-Frank talks to her mom, Deborah, and Rebecca Makkai about HIV/AIDS activism in 1980s Chicago.

"Don't Exceptionalize Me" by Amy Watkins Is coming to NErDcamp, and I'm going!" is what I was hollering back in February when I registered for what I knew would be an amazing, teacher-soul sustaining, book laden professional development experience.

The Big Memoir Pitfall to Avoid Perspective—gained from time and distance—can make the difference between an airing of grievances and a memoir that expresses deeper, universal truths.

The 50 Best One-Star Amazon Reviews of Lolita There’s no denying that Lolita is controversial. Some people really hate fancy prose, you guys! Yeah, I don’t get it either. And there’s also the whole Humbert Humbert issue.

On the Love Hotels and Pleasure Quarters of Tokyo Tokyo is a city of darkness, a city of light. Each melts into the other. At its center, the city of light blacks out, and at bridges and crossroads, at the margins around train stations, the city of darkness shines, gleaming.

Feuds, Flings, and High School Sports After Title IX For the returning members of the Niles West girls' basketball team, the fall of 1976 was brimming with possibilities. The rest of womankind, however, still had a way to go.

How, Exactly, Did We Come Up with What Counts As ‘Normal’? Where did normal come from, and why does it have the power it does in our lives, in our institutions, in our world? How did it become like air-invisible, essential, all around us?

The Real Heroes: On HIV/AIDS Activists in 1980s Chicago During the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, my mother Deborah Steinkopf was a nonprofit leader in Chicago, spending her days advocating for those living with the illness and her spare time attending many of their funerals.

Plunging Into the 1970s’ Altered States of Awareness Remember Pizzagate, the insane 2016 conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta were involved with a child sex-trafficking ring being run out of the basement of Comet Ping Pong, a Washington DC, pizza joint? Completely and utterly false.

Tomáš Sedláček: Scratch a Libertarian, Find a Totalitarian In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Tomáš Sedláček, author of Economics of Good and Evil and one of Europe's most distinguished economists, about the reinvention of democracy in our digital age. From the episode:. Andrew Keen: Tomas, I’m interested in the relationship between economics and democracy.

A Double Life The publication of A Double Life in 1848, when Pavlova was at the height of her fame as a poet and translator, was a literary event that drew the attention of all the important literary journals of Russia. One chapter of the novel had been published a year before, and the full work was eagerly anticipated.

Summer Cosy Reading Night TBR - Lauren and the Books It's Summer #cosyreadingnight Saturday 17 August 2019 7pm-10pm BST I will be active on twitter @laurenthebooks and instagram @laurenandthebooks…

You Are A Story Idea Mill Tools must be used to capture precious resources needed for refinement try these.

How to Diversify Your Income as a Writer The process of being a writer is fulfilling, but let's face it, it doesn't always fill the bank. We all have different aspirations, along with hopes of how those aspirations will earn us a living wage. Maybe the dream is to be a best-selling author. Perhaps it's to write for a notable newspaper or journal publication.

Toni Morrison: Beloved From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel Beloved.

The Domino Effect: Trick Your Brain Into Publishing More Common guidance points to priming a creative mindset to produce more ideas. But what if ideas isn't the issue? What if you're abundant with ideas? What if the fountain of creativity coursing through your veins leads to… publishing paralysis? Blasphemy!

How Well Do I Know My Books Challenge! 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

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.

What To Do If Your Writing Is Stolen or Plagiarized and Used By Someone Else On Any Forum I didn't know what to do. I searched websites for help, and I didn't find anything meaningful, really. Just a lot of commiseration, indignation, and some really stupid ideas. Even though I had written an article purely out of my frustration, I was smart enough not to name my plagiarist in it.

How to Write About Yourself Without Being Boring Right now, the New York Times bestselling non-fiction charts are filled with memoirs - from Tara Westover's Educated, about growing up in an abusive family in Idaho, to Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, about her relationships and her career as a therapist in L.A.

5 Reasons to Read: "With the Fire on High & quot; by Elizabeth Acevedo I finally got to read Elizabeth Acevedo's incredible sophomore release, and now I'm gonna tell you why you should too!

How To Find Ideas To Write About You are staring at the screen and nothing is coming to you. Or you have an idea and you just know it stinks. So how do you consistently come up with a good idea to write about? In teaching writing, the generation of new ideas is called "invention." Thomas Edison said,.

What Teen Romance Novels Failed to Teach Me About Sex When I was twelve, I started smoking even though I knew my braces made it look ridiculous. I raked the neighbors' leaves for pay, a seasonal gig for which wages amounted to little more than a meal at the local Panera.

Is the China Dream Really an Orwellian Nightmare? I want the reader to constantly ask themselves what is real and what is fake, then ask the more important moral question of what is good and what is evil." Ma Jian has lived in exile-first in Hong Kong and now in London-since he published his first novel, Stick Out Your Tongue, in 1987.

What Does It Mean to Be "Black Enough"? Terry's Black Card is a fascinating meditation on race, with a head-nodding soundtrack that moves from funk LPs to punk CDs, Guns N' Roses to Outkast. The novel follows an unnamed protagonist, a college drop-out who works as a barista in Richmond, Virginia, and plays bass in a punk band.

What I've been reading lately: the new and the notable Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet reviews of what we've been reading lately on the 15th of the month. The theme of my reading life this past month has been "you win some, you lose some." Where I live, school started this week.

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

Female Crime Fighters in Fiction Celebrate some of the fiercest kick-ass ladies of fiction and mystery with this list of the best fictional female crime fighters.

10 Historical True Crime Books That Are Stranger Than Fiction These books delve into murder and other crimes from decades and centuries past, showing there is no statute of limitations on how compelling crimes can be when written about by skilled authors. Just before the French Revolution, a sensational trial captivated all of Paris.

10 of the Best Detectives from Recent Crime Novels Pick up one of these 10 great crime novels featuring the best recent detectives in literature, and then sit back and watch them do their stuff.

10 Novels for True Crime Lovers So you love true crime, but you also love fiction. In that case, these ten novels should help bridge the gap between your two loves.

Thieves, Drugs, and Cons: 7 True Crime Books Not About Murder Whether you're simply in the mood for something different or can't stomach homicide, it's nice to dive into some true crime books not about murder. Fear not, for these true crime books are as illuminating as any you might find about murder.

The Best International True Crime Books You've Never Heard Of Gripping, complex, unforgettable, Chase Darkness with Me is an examination of the evil forces that walk among us, illustrating a novel way to catch those killers, and a true-crime narrative unlike any you've read before. I've been a true crime reader for so long that I can't actually remember when I started.

A Newbie’s Guide to Reading True Crime First up in this newbie's guide to reading true crime, we'll look at the classics and must-reads, followed by some books about the people who work alongside crime and political books about the prison system in America. The most classic of classic true crime.

9 Crime Novels for Horror Fans The killer was still out there. But after the sudden death of a friend, crime writer and author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara, Billy got fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan. A plan to investigate past the point when the cops had given up.

7 Crime Manga That Explore the Other Side of the Law What I did do was select titles that focused on criminals or criminals-to-be as the main characters and featured settings that were grounded in reality. Some of these series may have speculative elements, but those elements are more than possible in today's world.

Noir by Women, Not Just Femme Fatales Though this short list is by no means exhaustive, but these are a few of my favorite works of noir by women in which we are not depicted only as femme fatales-I hope you enjoy them!

Book Fetish: Volume 366 Black Women Writers T-shirt: Show off your love for Black women writers with this awesome T-shirt! Edgar Allen Poe Bandages: "How goths heal." Bad Reviews of Animal Farm Bookmark: Because pigs don't talk, George! I Am, I Am, I Am Art Print: Hang this iconic quote from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath on your wall!

Featured Trailer: Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell This week's featured Book Trailer is for Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell! Check it out:. Warriors. Tyrants. Gods. She will stand against them all. Game of Thrones fans, take note!

Cannabis Tax Revenue Helps Close Library Budget Gaps: Critical Linking, August, 15, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by Book Riot. Shop Book Riot's bookish summer faves here!

Lit Hub Daily: August 15, 2019 "I annoy everyone around me by observing out loud what everyone already knows." Sarah M. Broom on coming of age-and learning to see-in New Orleans. - Lit Hub Memoir Fifty years on from Woodstock, take a look at some of Jim Marshall's iconic photos of the festival.

We're Celebrating Crime Day! Enjoy a full day of true and fictional crime as we celebrate Crime Day! So get your full day of crime content here:.

How the Medium Partner Program Helps Writers Earn Money on Medium This ratio of claps to dollars is unknown; the algorithm is kept secret by Medium, so that nobody can "game the system." The Medium Partner Program also has in-house "curators" who comb through nearly every published Medium story and select the best crop to distribute in its 140+ topics for its readers.

The Very First Books Published by Some of Your Favorite Publishing Houses One of the most interesting things about book publishing, as an industry, is the way imprints and publishing houses develop over time-shifting focus to keep up with public interest, taking on personalities along with personnel, changing hands ad nauseam and merging like no one’s watching.

For Sarah Broom, Coming-of-Age Means Learning to See My growing-up world contains five points on a map, like five fingers on a spread hand. This world of mine, it must be said outright, is a blur. I can see, but only up close. This is how my big brothers, hiding in plain sight, can jump out from the open, yell boo and still make fright in me.

The Curse Of The Mud Ball Kid” I've always wanted to be a superhero. I didn't want to save the world, or even save all the children of Falasta. I just wanted to save my sister when they came to steal her imagination.

Thank God for the Sex I Found in My Mother’s Romance Novels My mom handed me the book without instructions. She was a children's librarian, and was always handing me books. This one was different only in that I had seen her with it before-curled up on the sofa, with a cup of coffee and a piece of toast. This book had a purple cover with a man snaking his way around a woman.

Jim Marshall’s Iconic Photos from the 1969 Woodstock Festival The most over-the-top festival for social impact, size of crowd, quality of vibe, and quantity of mud, plus nausea-inducing porta-potties, was the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. It was held on 600 or so acres leased from Max Yasgur's dairy farm near Bethel, New York.

Brenda Wineapple on What We Can Learn from the First Impeachment In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Brenda Wineapple joins Roxanne Coady to discuss her latest book The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a New Nation. From the episode:.

Where Have All the Pirates Gone? With regard to profitability, the indications are that maritime trade is booming; with more ships plying the seas than ever before, surely that must mean the existence of tempting targets.

Fourteen-Year-Old Marley Dias, Tireless Promoter of Diversity in Literature Two minutes into a conversation with Marley Dias, it's easy to see why her star has risen so fast. In the last few years, she's appeared on CBS This Morning, The View, and has spoken at the United State of Women Summit, a stage that has also featured luminaries like Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

WITMonth Day 15 - "Lives of Three Generations of Bedouin Women" by Nuzha Allassad-Alhuzail - Review You know how I often say that I feel "unqualified" to write reviews of certain books? Sometimes that's because a book just isn't to my taste and I don't feel that I can adequately speak for readers to whom the book is geared. Sometimes it's because the book involves literary references that I'll never be able to place.

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2019. Yeah i know it's not exactly "mid-year" but i'm in grad school so i'm allowed to be late on things for the next two years OK - creators - chami:…

Lindsey Green-Simms, "Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa" Cars promise freedom, autonomy, and above all, movement but leave whole cities stuck in traffic, breathing polluted air, exposed of deadly crashes, and dependent on vast the vast infrastructures of road networks, and oil production.

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That - August 2019 Are you trying to build a "fan base?" Well stop. Seriously. There is a better way. It is a more personal and valuable relationship. I would like to suggest that we, as authors, try to develop a reader base instead of a fan base. That is the point of this month's DO THIS NOT THAT.

Videos I've Cancelled 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.

6 Quotes by Alfred Hitchcock to Help You Write Your Novel Alfred Hitchcock often talked about his fear of the police. As a child he was put in a jail cell for a few minutes, and it scarred him for life. He never got a driver's license. He never drove a car. He didn't want a policeman to ever pull him over and haul him off to jail.

Why You Should Unlearn Your Writing Courses I've been studying literature for five years and I'm about to have my Master's degree. I've taken several writing courses and handed in numerous essays. Why do I fail to write appealing articles on Medium, then? - That snob academia. Here I am, helping a friend write contents for his branding website and failing to meet his needs.

President Obama recommends Téa Obreht, Lauren Wilkinson, and more for your late summer reading. This afternoon, on Facebook, President Barack Obama posted one of his periodic reading lists, updating us all on the books-new and old-that he’s been reading and enjoying this summer. His list, in full, is below:.

Popular Books I'll Never Read! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Against the Slippery Slope of Evil: Amanda Palmer Reads Wendell Berry's Stunningly Prescient Poem "Questionnaire" Complement with Berry on how to be a poet and a complete human being, then revisit Amanda Palmer reading "The Hubble Photographs" by Adrienne Rich, "Having It Out With Melancholy" by Jane Kenyon, "Humanity i love you" by E.E. Cummings, "Possibilities" by Wisława Szymborska, and "The Mushroom Hunters" by Neil Gaiman.

Pour one out for Pacific Standard and its final book recommendations. Abruptly-shuttered Pacific Standard is, in its final breaths, recommending some fall reading material in a list from contributing editor Maris Kreizman along with other contributors to the magazine.

WITMonth Day 14 - The 50 Day Countdown When I posted my WITMonth 50 Day Countdown list the other day, I originally intended to write a little bit more about it.

How I Learned to Write Character-Driven Stories I'm a plot-driven storyteller. Developing an interesting character isn't usually how I go about writing a story, at least not at first. I'm more attracted to the cool thing my characters have to do, whatever it might be: the McGuffin they must attain, the malicious force they have to stop, the adventures they have along the way.

I Finally Read Carry On Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

Write Now with Lexi Pandell My name is Lexi Pandell and I'm a freelance writer based in Oakland, California. By day, I'm a journalist. You can read my clips here. By night, I write fiction. My journalism has been published by The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Conde Nast Traveler, Playboy, WIRED, Medium, and others.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for August 14th, 2019 The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

Hero’s Journey: How to Write the Call to Adventure and Refusal of the Call You've established your story's Ordinary World. What's next? It's time for your hero's Call to Adventure - a call they must refuse. If you're a frustrated writer looking for an easy way to tell a story, then the Hero's Journey sounds like a great deal.

2019 Summer Reading Guide: Reader Favorites We're almost through the summer season, which means we have collectively read A TON of books this summer! One of the best parts after publishing the annual Summer Reading Guide is seeing which books YOU actually read and enjoy. My favorite ways to stay in touch are in the Modern Mrs.

Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Welcome to another Harry Potter reread vlog! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Chamber of Secrets. How to Support Me: Appreciate the content I make?

IndieView with Drew Melbourne, author of Percival Gynt and the Conspiracy of Days It's the story of one man's quest to save the universe and what happens when he fails. When did you start writing the book? Waaay back in 2007! I'd originally thought that I might do Conspiracy as a comic book series. But I very quickly realized the shape and scope of this new project really demanded that it be a full-on prose novel.

SCRUM Your Writing Process! What goes through your mind when you see, or hear, the word SCRUM? If you're from a country that has a lot of diverse sports, you might think of this:. While that is accurate, it has little to do with the writing process, at least as far as I know, and it has nothing to do with this article.

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

25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy Here are 25 editing tips to apply to your work. I'm not talking about run-on sentences. Many long sentences are grammatically correct.

Aimee Bender Recommends "Guts" by Kimberly King Parsons I wad my tights into a ball and shove them into my purse. "I guess I'll go out drinking," I say. I'm picking a fight. "Drink if you want, read if you want," Tim says flatly. "Just not here, okay?" I ask again why he's even with me. "Because you're so independent," he deadpans.

A Woman and Her Imaginary Friend Disappear into the Wilderness I interviewed Amanda Goldblatt by email about Denny's time in the woods and in the Maryland suburbs, her struggles to control her life and fate, and, of course, her relationship with Gene-who, for the record, is the realest-seeming imaginary friend I've encountered since my own exited my life 20 years ago.

How Kurt Vonnegut Predicted the Automation Crisis In other words: Our present circumstances seem to be bearing out the fact that "Mr. Vonnegut" was a trustworthy prophet after all. Player Piano may have been written 67 years ago, but its prescience is uncanny - though not inexplicable.

9 Things I Learned About Parenting From Comic Books Then take my advice: read some comic books. I've found comic books to be far better parenting guides than any actual parenting books I've read. And guess what? As a parent, you'll find comic books much easier to finish than just about anything else. Say goodbye to long, uninterrupted reading time.

Magical Realism is For Us By Us and Toni Morrison was the Queen I had heard of her, but had never read her work. I walked in late, as she read a short story, "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters." It was riveting, it was beautiful, it was surprising, but it was not fantasy, not in any way I understood it to be.

QUIZ: Which Book Format Are You? Here at Book Riot, we think that all book formats are great! Whether you prefer an old-fashioned hardcover or paperback, or something unconventional like ebooks or audio books, reading is an amazing and incomparable experience. But just because all kinds of books are great doesn't mean they're all identical.

Bookish Clothing for Fat Folks I hope you can find your way to some clothing that feels good and represents your interests. I hope you get the book pun shirt of your dreams! Torrid is a great place to start if you're looking for plus size clothes. Available online and in tons of brick and mortar stores across the country, these pieces typically go up to a size 6X.

7 of the Best Books to Read in Hospital You need help and comfort. You call me and I will personally drop off whatever book you want and five more just like it. However, when you are not the patient, there is a lot of waiting around. A LOT of waiting around. And you have to be ready to drop everything and anything to answer questions, bring a drink, massage feet, hold buckets, whatever.

8 Creepy Short Stories to Keep You Up at Night These are some of the creepy short stories that I've assigned to keep my students intrigued. You likely know Alice Walker from her amazing epistolary novel The Color Purple, but you know that part when Celie curses Mister? This whole story kind of reads like an extended version of that singular moment.

4 Feminist Books By Indian Writers That Are Redefining Myths Here is a list of books by Indian feminist writers who experiment with this genre to establish that the male perception is not the only truth.

7 Quirky and Whimsical Books Like GOOD OMENS Do you need more humorous speculative fiction in your life? Check out these 7 books like GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

3 on a YA Theme: YA Books About Family Businesses Family businesses are often an entire family affair, and teens aren't exempt from the work, drama, and even financial worries that come with owning and operating a small business. I think that these stories are so rich because they often feature teens figuring out their place within or outside a family unit, and the family business.

Good Behavior=Tokens For Vending Machine Books! Critical Linking, August 14, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Book Riot. Shop Book Riot's bookish summer faves here! "'Students can earn tokens based on good behavior, where they will come up and get any of these books for free,' Toni Adelstone, a sixth-grade teacher at Homer Davis Elementary School.

Lit Hub Daily: August 14, 2019 "I grew up in a faith of light. We didn't like to talk about the darkness." Lyz Lenz on seeking darkness, finding new creation myths, and hitting the road.

Fantasy world-building through the lens of environmental science by Gabrielle Byrne As a reader, there's nothing more satisfying that falling into a new world where you can feel the bite of the wind, smell the soup cooking over the fire, and reach out and touch everything just as the characters do.

Lyz Lenz: Finding a Creation Myth of One's Own The year I ended my marriage, I took my two small children on a 1,148.3 mile road trip from Iowa to Utah to find total darkness. I'd heard a story about darkness on the radio. It was endangered. Light pollution from cities had made it hard for people to find darkness.

The French Village That Saved Hundreds Fleeing Nazi Persecution It is the spring of 1943. In the photograph, Daniel is seated outside. Behind him, the limbs and leaves of trees are outlined in mottled black and white. His face is turned three‑quarters away from the camera, his dark hair swept back. Daniel is dressed in a white button‑down shirt here, a jaunty striped tie loosely knotted at the neck.

The Quiet Renaissance of India’s Community Cookbooks My mum is a kitchen conjurer. You never know what will spill out of her kitchen on any given day. Today it might be coconut-spiked green gram, Maharashtrian Saraswat style. Tomorrow it might be shrimp and pumpkin relish, cooked Bengali style.

6 Books by Texan Writers You Need to Read I left Texas 15 years ago, but I can't seem to shut up about it. My family goes back six generations-I was born in Lubbock and raised near Dallas; my mom and dad are from tiny, neighboring panhandle towns: Quitaque and Turkey, populations 382 and 389, respectively.

Henderson the Rain King” I found it in a two-hole shitter on Firebase Arsenal. It was a paperback with the front cover ripped off but-my lucky day-no pages missing. I rescued the novel from its likely fate as ass wipe-a sort of literary criticism, perhaps, by the soldier who'd discarded it.

The Theranos Effect: When Cutting-Edge Scientists Are Frauds On August 5th, 2014, the Japanese biologist Yoshiki Sasai hanged himself in the offices of the Riken Institute's Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, a research center for which he served as associate director.

Sister Helen Prejean: My Faith Began With a Fear of Leaving Home That's what I'm doing now. And I'm handling it all okay until the subject of the parakeet comes up. I'm leaving home today, leaving all my young Helen years, leaving my precious family, my house, my bed, the spacious yard with the big oak trees where we could go barefoot in summer and play softball with the Barbay boys.

Roy Jacobsen on the Backbone of Nordic Literature: the Sagas of Iceland A couple of years ago Iceland was chosen as "Schwerpunkt" at Frankfurt Book Fair, where a new German translation of The Icelandic Saga was to be presented. In that connection, two colleagues and I were each asked to make a slogan-a caption to put on the poster.

Juliet Escoria on Writing a Memoir With No Redemptive Lesson at the End Juliet Escoria is the guest. Her debut novel, Juliet the Maniac, is available from Melville House. It was the official May pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. This is Juliet's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 273 on April 30, 2014.

August At the Moment - Lauren and the Books ALL THE STUFF, I'm getting up to AT THE MOMENT. Film: Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse TV: Downton Abbey Books: Northern Lights on Audible:…

The Red Tower - Thomas Ligotti - Literary Roadhouse Ep 166 Discussion Notes: The Red Tower by Thomas Ligotti This week's story: The Red Tower by Thomas Ligotti Next week's story: Granma's Porch by Alexia Tolas Rated: Clean At the request of a listener, Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss "The Red Tower" by Thomas Ligotti.

Leading Readers through 'Language Labyrinths' - and Getting Them to Like It Sometimes, beginning writers want to be taught the way - the one way - to write. The monolithic, all-encompassing formula. As if effective writing depends on mathematical prescription. Why do they want to oversimplify? It is instinctual, really.

The Day I Wrote My First Short Story Eventually, you get so frustrated, you close your Word Doc without writing a single word, shut down your laptop, and do something else instead. Before long, that amazing idea disappears and nothing happens for months. Does that sound familiar to you? If it does, you're not alone.

The Oldest Books on My TBR Books mentioned: Unspeakable by Meghan Daum The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand Mariana by Monica Dickens…

Reacting to Your Harry Potter Headcanons - HP Chats 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.

How Clarity Unlocks Your Potential During my early months as a freelancer, the daily influx of 'please revise' messages that I received in return of a completed assignment were more than I'd like to admit. In fact, I believe that in my first year, I spent half of my actual, billable time, not billing clients due to communication errors on my part.

Watch the First Trailer for Greta Gerwig's LITTLE WOMEN The first look at Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women is here! Gerwig, of Lady Bird fame, directs an incredible ensemble cast including Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Florence Pugh, and others.

The cruelty is the point: Trump official suggests change to Emma Lazarus's Statue of Liberty poem. Cuccinelli's impromptu workshop critique followed on the heels of the administration's new policy further limiting legal immigration based on the economic status of the applicant. His new verse? Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.

Most Anticipated YA Fall Releases! Some of my most anticipated YA releases coming out this fall!! Books mentioned: Harry Potter Angel Mage Grave Maidens The Burning White The Empire of…

Reese Witherspoon is adapting this 1200-word short story into a film for Netflix. Today, Variety reported that Netflix has won the rights to Pyros, a science-fiction story based on Thomas Pierce’s flash fiction piece “Tardy Man, ” which appeared in the New Yorker last August. Reese Witherspoon, the Savior of All Literature herself, is attached to produce and star.

How to Write Novels People Actually Like: Derek Murphy He's a bestselling author and creative guru. He's also a nomad, traveling around from castle to ancient European castle to write his books and invest in other writers. Listen to our conversation on the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Android, Spotify, Stitcher, SimpleCast, or here below:.

Writing A Joke? Speaking It Aloud Smashes Writing It Down When you come up with an awesome idea for a bit, joke or punchline as part of your material, what do you do with it? Do you mull it over in your mind until it's ready to be written down? Do you write it out? Brainstorm it with a friend or writing partner?

Critique of Two Books About the Champawat Tiger: Man-Eaters of Kumaon and No Beast So Fierce A "gainfully employed" writer, I. Reid, is also a frequent guest poster who cliques Man-eaters of Kumaon and No Beast So Fierce for #TheNewBookReview.

Find Your Strengths, Not Just Your Flaws A lot of beginning writers get stuck on the idea that their work has to be perfect to be released to the public. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Not only does your writing not have to be perfect, waiting for perfection will prevent you from succeeding.

How to Launch a Freelance Writing Career: Answers to 5 Common Questions How do I build a personal brand? How do I get started?! Now, years later, with triumphs under my belt, I want to answer your frequently-asked questions about making a freelance writing career or side hustle work for you. Read on for answers to five of your most pressing questions about how to become a freelance writer.

Going Viral Nearly Killed Me This is a tale of writing for the wrong reasons and being rewarded anyway, only to flame out as a result. Well, it's actually more of a lessons-learned plea to remember why writing is important to us in the first place.

The Real-Life "Nickel Boys" Speak Out About Their Abuse He saw black boys come out of the White House bloodied from beatings. The school called them spankings but they were more than that. At that time the two races couldn't even speak to each other at the school. When the black boy came to help Jim load the kitchen slop for the hogs, they knew they'd go to the White House if they spoke to each other.

In Her Family Memoir, Sarah Broom Expands the Map of New Orleans Broom's nonfiction debut, The Yellow House, meticulously maps out the story of her family and the city of New Orleans-both built with their own levees.

7 All-American High School Stories Centered Around Students of Color Below are seven books in which the token minority or immigrant student goes from tertiary character to storyteller, becoming a powerful voice that calls into question to whom these institutions belong and to whom they must be accountable.

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

TECHNICALLY YOU STARTED IT: An Interview With Author Lana Wood Johnson Debut author Lana Wood Johnson's TECHNICALLY YOU STARTED IT is your fav new YA beach read. Get the deets from the author!

Vote For Your Favourite Librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award Do you think librarians kick ass and are real life-savers, bookish heroes we should all protect and support? Then you can do just that with the I Love My Librarian Award! Finding ways to thank our librarians for the priceless work they do isn't always easy or straightforward.

Dreamy Closet Library Ideas to Add to Your Home Create your dream book space with these closet library ideas for under the stair closets, kid's closets, hallway closets, and more.

15 Giveaways and Discounts for Women in Translation Month August is Women in Translation Month. Launched by literary blogger Meytal Radzinski, #WiTMonth is part celebration, part assessment of the ways in which women's works are underrepresented in translation. Now in its sixth year, #WiTMonth has blossomed.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember the Food in Harry Potter? Have you memorized the Three Broomsticks menu, or did you skim over those feast scenes? Test your skills in this quiz!

50 Must-Read Best Poems In search of some of the world's best poems? There is so, so much wonderful poetry that it's impossible to say what the greatest poems are. But I've tried to collect what I think are the best poems from the poets I admire most, from Sappho to Tracy K.

19 Really Funny Comics and Graphic Novels Sarah Andersen's comics are an almost daily pleasure on Instagram. Her humor speaks to my anxious, millennial brain. You can follow Sarah's Scribbles on Instagram, but you can also buy her books: Adulthood is a Myth, Big Mushy Happy Lump, and Herding Cats.

5 Romance Books to Melt Your Animal-Loving Heart Animal lovers finding their Happily Ever Afters…what could be more heartwarming? Check out these swoony romance novels for animal lovers.

Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Twisty Reads About Serial Killers? We may never sleep soundly again.

WSIRN Ep 196: What the cool kids are reading Today you'll get to know Anudeep Reddy, a reader who grew up in a competitive school environment where engaging books were in short supply, so he had to get creative with his reading from a young age.

These Books Look Good Naked: Critical Linking, August 13, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Book Riot. Shop Book Riot's bookish summer faves here! "When you get a new book, do you take a look under the jacket to see if there's anything special inside, or do you religiously protect your books with their jackets?

Lit Hub Daily: August 13, 2019 TODAY: In 1904, the Irish Homestead publishes James Joyce's story "The Sisters.” “Race creates new forms of power: the power to categorize and judge, elevate and downgrade, include and exclude.” Ibram X. Kendi on the arbitrary hierarchies on which racism relies.

Friendship by Mina Javaherbin We hung out together, played together, and even got into trouble together. One thing we both loved was reading. Born over one hundred years ago in Iran, when fewer than 15 percent of the world population could read and write, my grandma was an avid reader.

"Is There Still Sex in the City?" and the Decline of a Particular Fantasy Life The gondolas in Venice?" The suggestion, post-recession, that people in their twenties are emotional numbskulls because they don't shell out for lavish dates is puzzling. I couldn't help but wonder: What do gondolas have to do with feelings? Ironically, this Bushnell writes most gracefully about topics that are not sex and dating.

Ibram X. Kendi: How Racism Relies on Arbitrary Hierarchies We pulled into the parking lot, looking for signs of life. But the daily life of the school had ended hours ago. It was pushing four o'clock on that warm April day in 1990, on Long Island, New York. The car was parked and I could see the unease in my parents' faces as they freed themselves from their seatbelts.

Do We Care Enough About Animals to Save Them From Extinction? Two years ago, I began writing an essay with the working title "Does It Matter If All the Wild Animals Die?" I'd recently read the World Wildlife Fund's report, The Living Planet, which found that between 1970 and 2012, the population of non-human vertebrate animals on Earth dropped by 58 percent.

We Have Always Been Plagued by Literary Scammers "Mystery, humor, romance, realism, risquéness-nothing is barred." In 1915, Blue Moon, a new magazine, sought submissions from unpublished writers.

A Brief Eerie History of How the Wind Makes Us Crazy When air is completely still and cool, we can enjoy bright starlit nights and the respite from manic combustion. But when calms are warm, or go on too long beyond the dawn, they become awkward and disturbing. They tend, we have learned, to precede the storm.

The Intoxicating Other Worlds of the Encyclopedia One hot summer when I was ten and the holidays stretched out endlessly, I stayed inside for a whole week to devour The Lord of the Rings end to end, lying on the loungeroom carpet. Tolkien made a world that seemed so vast and whole it was possible to dwell inside it like it was a giant cocoon.

Remembering Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Saw Life Where No One Else Could Heading out to Oliver Sacks's recent homebase on City Island, just off The Bronx, that first time in June of 1981, I'll grant you, I was trawling, vaguely, for another story.

Lit Hub Asks: 5 Writers, 7 Questions, No Wrong Answers The Lit Hub Author Questionnaire is a monthly interview featuring seven questions for five authors with new books. This month we talk to:. Sarah M. Broom. James Gregor. Kimberly King Parsons. Peter Orner. Sarah Elaine Smith. Without summarizing it in any way, what would you say your book is about?

Hai-Dang Phan on Poetic Distance and Reenacting the Past For this installment in our interview series with contemporary poets, Peter Mishler corresponded with Hai-Dang Phan. Hai-Dang Phan was born in Vietnam in 1980 and grew up in Wisconsin. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Best American Poetry 2016, and the chapbook Small Wars.

A Literature of Belonging: Stories of Real America I studied this discrimination in detail when writing my book Migrating Fictions on internal migration in the United States. A long legal record exists stemming from our social fears, targeting already disempowered groups based on race, gender, and class.

WITMonth Day 13 - This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets - Minireview I can neither say that I liked or disliked Milena Busquets This Too Shall Pass. It was a book that I had actually been looking forward to a for a long time, mostly because it's part of a literary series that I really like that sadly almost never puts out works by women in translation.

Interview with Madhuri Vijay Autumn and Kendra talk with Madhuri Vijay about her debut novel The Far Field, which is out now from Grove Press.

My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special - books podcast Rachel DeLoache Williams recalls her time with hoaxer Anna Sorokin in My Friend Anna and we rank the best true crime books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Eating the Sun: A Lovely Illustrated Celebration of Wonder, the Science of How the Universe Works, and the Existential Mystery of Being Human Complement Eating the Sun with The Edge of the Sky - a poetic, unusual primer on the universe, written with the 1,000 most common words in the English language - and Carl Sagan on how to live with mystery, then revisit the great nineteenth-century naturalist John Muir on the universe as an infinite storm of beauty.

Are You Ready to Give up the Day Job to Be a Full-Time Writer? Shall I ever forget snatching up that envelope from the doormat, tearing it open and unfolding the letter inside? I read it and re-read it several times. A little short of breath, my eyes misted with tears. Clutching the letter, I ran to the pub where I knew I'd find someone, a friend or colleague, to whom I could give the incredible news.

How Being a People-Pleaser Can Hurt Your Writing Do you find yourself nodding and smiling when somebody you just met throws an outrageous comment at your face? Are you constantly looking for praise? Do you apologize often? And every time you do it, do you feel a little less sure about yourself? A little less confident and a little less proud?

Episode 41 - Pop Culture Powerhouses Panel with Emily Nussbaum, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Jia Tolentino, and Linda Holmes You're invited to this live-stream of the Pop Culture Powerhouses Panel, moderated by Read it Forward's senior editor and podcast host, Abbe Wright, and featuring Emily Nussbaum, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Jia Tolentino, and Linda Holmes.

How To Use Dingbats To Add Flair To Your Articles And Stories I'm sure you know what a dingbat is - most of us have Zapf Dingbats on our computers - it's an ornamental character like this,, used in printing. Emojis are a form of dingbat, although they also serve as shorthand for words or even sentences.

Reacting To Bad & Good Book Cover Changes! I love that i blend into my couch in this and it looks like i'm just a head and orange arms. love that for me. Book Depository Affiliate:…

Amazon Book Review When Cassie Hanwell gets ready to transfer from her Austin-based fire station to a Boston-area station that hasn't had a female firefighter in 120 years, her female captain offers some hard-won advice:. "If you make eye contact, make it straight on, like a predator." And: "No sex with firefighters.

WITMonth Day 12 - The 50 Day Countdown Exactly two months ago on June 12th 2019, I launched a new project ahead of WITMonth - the 50-Day Countdown. The list is one of my favorite things that I've ever done in the context of this project, promoting a single woman writer from around the world every day for fifty straight days.

The Best Stories Are Found, Not Made That's how the Master of Horror describes the act of writing - disinterring, digging up the bones of your story, as if you were an archaeologist, but using a keyboard or pen instead of brushes and trowels. And, digging up your story can be delicate, painstaking work, which all hinges on three key elements - situation, character and description,.

Twelve Kings - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu… LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books?

Do you believe friends should be seen and not heard? Join a silent book club! At my elementary school, we had something called Silent Sustained Reading, a time during which we all sat around the classroom reading whatever books we wanted in a silent and sustained manner. It turns out, you can recreate the experience as an adult-not just by reading quietly wherever you are, as I had previously assumed.

On Writing & The Brain: Writers And Coffee Coffee helps make the world go round. Regardless of what job helps you bring home the bacon, a nice cup of coffee is what helps make those nine to fives a little more bearable. Interestingly enough, in 2015, a gallup poll reported that roughly "two-thirds of U.S.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for August 12th, 2019 Shop Book Riot's bookish summer faves here! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they're hot! Black Boy by Richard Wright for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvve Ajayi for $2.99.

Writing Prompt: The Random Title Challenge This is the title of the short story you should write today. Imagine a scenario in your head where these things come together, start writing, and see what happens. You may be surprised at where you take the story. Where do you find inspiration for new stories?

Please Stop Telling Me What a Real Writer Looks Like There are two types of writers. I'm kidding! Let's start again. There are about two zillion kabillion googillion types of writers. I may be using exaggeration for emphasis - one of my favorite literary devices - but it's certainly the more accurate statement.

How to Become a Freelance Writer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your First $100 The additional expense won't guarantee you work down the line, and if you're already dealing with student loans, you could just be digging the hole deeper. In the case of freelancing, it's more about experience and practice than the fancy pedigree. Fortunately, if you're aching to go back to school, you don't have to go broke to do it.

Join us this fall in Book Club, where we're learning to read better, together Readers, fall is almost here, and I'm not sad about it-especially when the fall book selections for Book Club look this good. In our MMD Book Club community we're learning to read better, together. We read a monthly selection, plus there's special content and regular classes that help us get more out of our reading lives.

After All These Months My Hair Is Still in Your Drain White detritus flakes from me to live its other lives. I scrape it with my strong nails then methodically push it out from underneath all ten. At the blue eighties-era pool surrounded by cedars I leave little bits of myself, which dissolve in chlorinated puddles or get picked up by a sliver of breeze.

The Stories in "Black Light" Capture the Heady Obsession Between Teen Girls Kimberly King Parsons' fiction has been around the lit journal world for a little while, appearing in No Tokens, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, and Joyland among others, and has been nominated for and won several awards.

7 Novels About Struggling to Make Ends Meet After graduate school ended I discovered two things: reading for pleasure was delightful again, and I had completely lost my taste for protagonists who didn't worry about money. I used to lap up literature about fancy parties, poolside trysts, and the existential crises that inevitably come when characters don't ever seem to work.

Romance Books To Read Based On Your Favorite Avenger Check out these romance books to read based on your favorite Avenger. I added this title because the hero looks like Chris Evans, aka Captain America! But the book is out-of-this-world amazing. Suleikha creates this outstanding novella that will make you want more, for sure.

Introducing Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books They set up a charity that would "collect, champion and celebrate children's literature" - and from that, came Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books. I visited there a couple of years ago for my birthday and I loved it. I am ancient and I don't have kids, but honestly?

30 Books in 30 Days Challenge Every September, I challenge myself to read 30 books in 30 Days. This year I invite you, Reader, to participate in this challenge with me. If you want to, I mean. No pressure.

12 Books to Read Before Their Upcoming Adaptations If you enjoy devouring the source material before the story comes to life on the big screen, then we have some of the books to put at the top of your TBR now in preparation for the upcoming book-to-movie adaptations.

Amazing Feminist Enamel Pins for Readers and Book Worms Find below pins featuring luminaries of literature, excellent feminist lines from fiction and nonfiction, and many more excellent enamel pins for bookish feminists. Wear a little Maya Angelou on your denim jacket. Still I Rise enamel pin, $9.76. The heart wants what the heart wants.

Macmillan's New Library Ebook Lending Model and its Effect on Libraries Recently, Macmillan Publishers announced a new library ebook lending model. "More than a year after imposing a controversial four month 'test' embargo on new release e-books in libraries from it's Tor imprint, Macmillan announced that it will now impose a two month embargo on library e-books across all of the company's imprints.

Book Twitter Remembers Toni Morrison Where to Begin with Toni Morrison Books. 18 Toni Morrison Quotes on Love, Race, and Literature. Why I'm Thankful for Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE. When we talk about:. Taking up space 2. Writing with intention 3. Telling our own stories 4. Having a POV 5.

Goodreads Hacks: Get a DNF Shelf, Mark Rereads, and More Here's how to set that up:. Go to My Books and click edit next to bookshelves in the top left corner. That will bring you to a list of all your shelves. You can rename them, delete them, or change their settings. Create your shelf, then select the checkbox under exclusive.

8 Unique Steampunk Reads Looking for steampunk that strays from the classic works to present fresh takes on the genre? Check out these unique steampunk books.

7 Homes With Built-In Bookshelves Made For Bibliophiles: Critical Linking, August 12, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Book Riot. Shop Book Riot's bookish summer faves here! "Just like finding a book of essays in a public library, you just need to know where to look.

Lit Hub Daily: August 12, 2019 "Touch base," "least worst option," and more Americanisms the British can't bloody stand. - Lit Hub Sorry, old white guys: turns out, vocal fry has "a unique history and specific social utility." - Lit Hub "I went to see what kinds of lost things can be found." Susan Harlan on the bittersweet feeling of reconnecting with a forgotten language.

How to Evoke Reader Emotions With "Surprisingness" Yes, readers love to be surprised. The unexpected surprises us. It might scare us, delight us, or move us profoundly. Yet, often a character's reaction to a situation is wholly predictable and still it moves us deeply. Consider just about any love story that ends in happily ever after.

Ep 289: John McPhee, "Levels of the Game" Welcome back to our Summer School season, in which we're reading books, stories, and essays we feel like we should have read by now. John McPhee was in that category for Mike, especially as he's been teaching more creative non-fiction.

10 Debut Novels Nobody Reads Anymore-But Should Today is the 36th publication anniversary of Denis Johnson’s debut novel, Angels, a book almost nobody reads anymore-but should. Because it’s great. And, while we’re at it, so are a lot of other debuts that have been ignored or eclipsed over the years.

38 Americanisms the British Can’t Bloody Stand When it comes to American words and phrases creeping into British English, I like to think that I keep my cool and maintain my stiff upper lip. I'm that phlegmatic because I happen to know that "keeping your cool" and "stiff upper lip" are both American in origin.

On the Great Old White Guy Vocal Fry Panic of 2013 It's 2013, and Bob Garfield is in a state of exasperation. "Vulgar," he spits into his microphone. "Repulsive." I'm listening to an episode of the NPR host's language-themed podcast, Lexicon Valley.

Why Were the 1970s So… Weird? Stephen Paul Miller calls the 1970s the uncanny decade-the "undecade." Things were particularly weird in these years, which remain shrouded in America’s cultural memory, as if by a kind of smog.

The Bittersweet Feeling of Reconnecting with a Forgotten Language When I arrived at the Gare du Nord from Charles de Gaulle last January, it was early in the morning, and I had to pee desperately, but I didn't have any money for the bathroom, so a woman paid for me. I think I must have looked miserable when I encountered the bathroom attendant.

Loathing, Leaving and Coming to Love Albuquerque I spent most of my childhood fantasizing about leaving Albuquerque. Sometimes I wanted to move to San Francisco. Sometimes New York. Sometimes Tokyo, or Paris, or Cairo. Practically all of the time I wished I could wake up and suddenly be in Narnia or Middle Earth.

Playwright Janielle Kastner on the Embracing Doubt I'm Will Schwalbe and you're listening to But That's Another Story. Last weekend was a scorcher-the kind of broiling hot New York City day that makes you gasp the minute you step outside. So, I did what I always do in that situation-stayed inside, made a pitcher of iced tea, and stretched out on the sofa with a book.

Chances Are… The three old friends arrived on the island in reverse order, from farthest to nearest: Lincoln, a commercial real estate broker, practically cross-country from Las Vegas; Teddy, a small-press publisher, from Syracuse; Mickey, a musician and sound engineer, from nearby Cape Cod.

Ithamar Theodor, "Exploring the Bhagavad Gītā: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning" The Bhagavad Gītā remains to this day a mainstay of Hinduism and Hindu Studies alike, despite the profusion of books written on it over the centuries. While the Gītā’s profundity is evident, its meaning most certainly is not. Is there a unity within the Bhagavad Gītā?

Gone Fishing The blog is taking a mini break but please check out the links below for lots of great reading about all things self-publishing. You can find our post archives here. Past issues of our blog carnival, Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, can be found here.

How to Punctuate with Style: Lewis Thomas's Charming Meditation on the Subtleties of Language If you want to use a cliché you must take full responsibility for it yourself and not try to fob it off on anon., or on society.”.

That Topic That Feels Obvious? Write About it Anyway. Every now and then I'll have an idea for a post, and then instantly dismiss it. Why? Because I look at that particular topic / project/idea and think "nah, it's been done too many times before." More often than not, though, for whatever reason, I'll circle back to the idea and decide to do it anyway.

A Quick Guide On How To Get Started As A Freelance Copywriter Freelancing can be joyous. Most of the time, you're your own boss, and that means you're in charge of how you spend each and every minute of your day. Want to watch MadMen for two hours at lunch? Knock yourself out. Bored on a Sunday and feeling like work?

ARC August 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.

WITMonth Day 11 - The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers - Review I did not like Anna Segher's Transit very much. I didn't loathe it, I just… didn't connect to it. I felt like I didn't understand it the way that I was supposed to. So when NYRB very kindly sent me The Seventh Cross, I was somewhat hesitant. Would I again be disappointed?

Re-reading Childhood Favourite Books - 5th Grade 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.

Epic Reads Day 2019 Vlog. I had an absolute blast at #EpicReadsDay once again! Thank you to Epic Reads for inviting me to the event and sponsoring this video. Check out my vlog from…

Colm Tóibín on Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, Mary Beth Keane, the best novels of 1979 Colm Tóibín reflects on the fathers of Irish greats and US bestseller Mary Beth Keane.

Author and Reviewer Alert! Free Review Resource Here is a review blog that lets readers, reviewers, and authors expand the exposure of their favorite reviews, FREE. Just follow the submission guidelines in the left column below or use this blog as a resource to find reviewers, publishers, and others who can help your writing career.

August Lovely Chat - Lauren and the Books Here we are for a lovely chat in August! Things mentioned: Strictly Pod Dancing Podcast instagram: @strictlypoddancing Email:…

July Wrap Up - 2019 - Reading Rush + Harry Potter I read 10 things in July and I'm so excited to share my thoughts on all of them! How to Support Me: Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

The Quest for Writing Economy The currency of my university days was word count. Papers, essays, thesis drafts, assignments, everything came down to meeting the word count required. At the time, it seemed like nothing more than meeting the criteria required to broach the potential of being awarded a "good" grade.

12 Great Toni Morrison Quotes To Remember As We Mourn Her Loss Toni Morrison's inspiring and thought-provoking quotes to carry with you as we mourn her loss.

9 Spine-Tingling Psychological Thrillers About Motherhood And the mother relationships in these nine books will keep your spine tingling, your heart racing, and your fingers turning pages from beginning to end. Lana and Tyler are in their late 30s and struggling to get pregnant. After several heartbreaking miscarriages and failed rounds of IVF, Tyler finds an anonymous egg donor.

How to Handle a Lot of Books in a Small Apartment The end-tables have shelves, which hold my taller art books. My nightstand is actually just a mini-bookshelf. My cookbooks lean on my kitchen cart next to my pub and wine glasses. There's a mini rolling cart that fits into a weird in-between space in the apartment, and my to-read books are all piled in there.

Laugh Like It's 1999 with These Comics: Critical Linking, August 11, 2019 Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web sponsored by William Morrow. "In short, '90s comics required the reader to share the author's very specific sensibility in order to get the joke. Ever suspicious of arrivistes and try-harders, '90s creators cultivated an in-crowd vibe.

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

"How Does It Feel To Be a White Man?": William Gardner Smith's Exile in Paris But where "The Fire Next Time" is a reckoning with the defining injustice of Baldwin's native land, "The Stone Face" explores a black exile's discovery of an injustice perpetrated by his host country, a place the protagonist, Simeon Brown, a young black American journalist and painter, initially mistakes for paradise.

Blogs for Self-Publishers, August 3 - 9, 2019 - The Book Designer Allen's Blog… with Ruth HarrisThe Decline of Mainstream Fiction: Why Authors Need a Genre in Today's Fragmented Publishing World. "Choosing a genre for your novel is one of the toughest challenges for many new writers.

Let’s Try a Little Experiment to Keep Review Momentum Going and Growing Plus Book Review Hint Five 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.

How to Use Microsoft's Immersive Reader The immersive reader is a full-screen reading experience to increase the readability of content. It was designed to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia in the classroom, but it can help anyone who wants to increase their fluency or needs help decoding more complex texts.

D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Book Review Wesley Britton shares his take on Crown Publishing's "D-Day Girls" for visitors and subscribers to Carolyn Howard-Johnson's #TheNewBookReview.

The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca Discussion Questions 1) What did you think of the book? Would you recommend it? 2) On p. 19 of my edition, Tahir Shah writes "In the West we are driven by an extreme form of guilt - if you are not seen to be working like a dog, you're perceived as being slothful.

New Book Offer! And Lois's Hint #2! Stern's Tales2Inspire was a kernel of an idea that started in 2012 and has grown to proportions even she didn't dare to envision. Her innate curiosity about potentially fascinating human interest stories was the spark that ignited this idea. But it was the confused state of traditional publishing that propelled her forward.

Alex Phuong Reviews Carol Smallwood's Poetry Within the prologue, Smallwood addresses how "Driving Into Town" offers the idea of embarking on the mystical journey known as life itself. Life has been compared to traveling on a road that can be a bumpy ride metaphorically, but Smallwood suggests that reality can be like a cabaret, or as she puts it, "a cocktail party".

WITMonth Day 10 - Creating a new canon It's hard not to feel that there is no longer reason to have a fixed literary canon. What does the canon give us? Why do we even need it? Yet of course, the canon remains the foundation of our literary approach. Like it or not, canons provide a framework for how we approach and discuss literature in a shared way.

Ten Commandments for writers: Imagine a world without words. Imagine a world without speech and language and the written and printed word. It would be a world in darkness. A world without art, without stories and storytellers, without beauty and hope, without brave men and women and children to fill each day with colour and purpose and meaning - it would be unimaginable.

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

Most Effective Times to Brainstorm Your Novel In the beginning, you're overflowing with ideas. You're excited, you're eager to write, and you're developing your plot and characters famously. Then you keep pushing. You keep working along, eager to finish your novel.

Plot is Overrated The photograph above could easily have been taken in the writing space of any author who uses Post-It notes to plot out their novels. The intricate workings of the book must be visually structured so the writer can keep track of the many elements of the plot lines.

Lit Hub Weekly: August 5 – 9, 2019 Lessons from a decade reporting on women during the Iraq War - On the novel F. Best of Book Marks:.

How to Write About Science Science is a popular topic on Medium. If you are a scientist with a passion for writing then the platform can be an excellent place to discuss the latest scientific breakthroughs, rewriting the original paper for a wider audience.

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8 Gripping Books about Hurricanes You won't be able to put these books about hurricanes down, even when you're worried about how close to reality they come.

Y'all, I'm Getting Pretty Excited About Agora's Diverse Crime Fiction Between their fall lineup and their recent signings, Agora is proving they are much more than just "that diverse crime fiction imprint." They are at the top of all the crime fiction publishers…indies, big labels, diverse, not diverse enough…all of them.

Creating a Reading Culture in the Classroom by Ann Hagedorn When students walk into my classroom, I want them to see that I value reading and books and that my goal is for them to do the same. There is a sign that hangs in the front of my class that states, We read every day. I have a large classroom library that spans the back of my classroom wall.

Toni Morrison, Remembered By Writers George Saunders, Mary Karr, Jacqueline Woodson, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Alexander Chee commemorate Toni Morrison and the expansive influence of her work.

Writing Content you Aren't Passionate About Pays I'm a freelance journalist who writes on Venezuela. When I break down the amount of money I earn hourly for each article after expenses and time spent in the field, the sum comes out to a figure substantially below the minimum wage in most countries. That is to say, I cannot survive solely off of writing about the topic I am passionate about.

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Author and Reviewer Alert! Free Review Resource Plus Review Hint #3 TheNewBookReview's contributor Lois W. Stern offers a path to getting free book reviews at no cost, a service of the blog and her big heart!

Free Books and Free Reviews Plus a Hint #4 for Getting Them Lombardi Jr., Pookie Sekmet, Robert Wang, Tales2Inspire The New Book Review Named to Online Universities' 101 Book Blogs You Need to Read. UCLA Extension Writers' Program. I taught there for nearly a decade and highly recommend it!

Nellie Bly Makes the News: An Animated Documentary About the Investigative Journalism Pioneer Who Paved the Way for Women in Media Bly kept the same formula for success: Determine Right. Decide Fast. Apply Energy. Act with Conviction. Fight to the Finish. Accept the Consequences. Move on.”.

Think You Know How to Write a Resume? The other day I got an email from someone who purchased my on-demand video course, Resumes That Get You the Interview: Surprising Secrets to Getting Your Resume Noticed. Her name is Michelle Noel, and she wasn't shy about providing me some feedback on my video course.

Florida Prisons Censoring, Banning Books Without Clear Reasoning Titles on the list included Automotive Electrical Handbook; Excel 2016 for Dummies; How To Leave Prison Early: Florida Clemency, Parol, and Work Release; a Dungeons and Dragons playbook; coloring books; and many, many more titles.

The Politics of Punctuation We live in politically charged times. It's common in our society to say everything is political. This truth extends even to the humble comma. Where you place a comma in a sentence is never neutral.

Reading Vlog: I Love Angsty Ya Romance! 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

Tolkien’s estate to Amazon: “You shall not pass”. Amazon has run up against a potentially pretty significant impediment to their upcoming big budget adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Apparently, the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien has refused the retail and streaming behemoth permission to use the majority of the plot of Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy.

Everything is terrible, but at least we’re getting a Jackie Collins documentary. I don’t know about you, but I miss the ’80s. Everything was fine in the ’80s. Plus, we were all obsessed with the extravagant, delightful, “sizzle novelist” Jackie Collins, little sister of Joan Collins, author of 32 novels, proponent of large jewelry and larger hair.

Who’s at the popular table this week? Jia Tolentino and Richard Russo, duh. Hello from Book Marks, Lit Hub's "rotten tomatoes for books!" How It Works: Every day, our staff scours the most important and active outlets of literary journalism-from established national broadsheets to regional weeklies and alternative litblogs-and logs their book reviews.

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Wrapup June & July 2019 - #booktubesff In which I spent two months dragging myself through books and wondering if I'd ever read anything good again. Things mentioned: Nemesis Games by James…

WITMonth Day 9 - Diving for Seahorses by Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby - Review Posted by Meytal Radzinski Labels: nonfiction, Norwegian, reviews, science, translations, WITMonth, women in Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Anonymous comments have been disabled due to an increase in spam. Sorry!

Prologues: Much More Than Backstory In the wrong hands, a prologue is just backstory on steroids. Carved out into their own little kingdom, these types of prologues chew up exposition but don't move the story forward. They give prologues a bad rap. Prologues fill a necessary function, one that no other part of the story could so easily accomplish.

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Cruel calculator will tell you how many extra books you could read a year if you quit social media. If you love books as much as you claim to love books on Twitter, maybe you should get off Twitter and read more books! How many more books? Ask this horrifying new calculator from Omnicalculator, which takes will tell you exactly how many extra books you could read every year if you quit social media.

How to Create a Character Based on Internet Comments Sections It's fascinating to watch people in action. Recently though, I realized how often we don't see conflict in action. There's one place I can see endless conflict in action, though: the comments section on social media. I try to stay out of the comments section on most online forums, but some days I get caught reading responses and arguments.

GetGraphic Announcement & TBR! Have any unread comics / manga/single issues you've been meaning to get to? Join us in a weekend read-a-thon to get them read!

Writing a Book is Like Falling in Love And not everybody has fallen in love. Some intend to. Others it hits, unexpected and beautiful, like somebody launching a hollow tennis ball containing a rolled up tenner at their forehead. But everybody will, at some point, fall in love. Whether they intend to or not.

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How to Pitch a Story: 9 Insider Tips for Contacting the Right Editor It's becoming more common for LinkedIn users to include their email address either in their contact information section or at the bottom of their introduction note. Look deep in their profile and you might find an email address.

Tome Infinity and Beyond Round 3 - Readathon Announcement & TBR Join us for round 3 of Tome Infinity and Beyond Readathon, created by Megan from Tome Infinity! Tome Infinity Info:…

Ideas for Teaching Writing A Book Review by Carrie Rodusky This quote may be finding its way into my upper elementary classroom this year; not only as a message for the students but also as a reminder to me, their writing teacher.

Ideas to Bring New Life Into Your Writing Routine When you first started writing, chances are you did so because you loved the art and found writing fun. But over the years, writing can become a chore, especially if you're working on a project that just isn't turning out as you'd hoped.

8 Grown-Up Novels with Animal Narrators One is never supposed to buy a book for its cover, but I'll come clean and admit that I've purchased many a novel because of the animal gracing its face. I own an inordinate number of books that have "wolf" in the title and no actual wolves in them.

14 Authors Who Started Out as Booksellers Named NPR's Best Book of 2018, Lillian Li's debut Number One Chinese Restaurant invites readers into the Beijing Duck House after its owner passes away, laying bare the fraught relationships of his sons-the restaurant's successors-and the establishment's employees.

Links I love School starts next week around here, so this weekend we are getting ready. And I'm reading up a storm because it's time to decide on fall flight picks for the MMD Book Club. I hope your weekend holds good things for you. Isn't this flower truck the cutest?

21 Computer Science Books For Beginners We've rounded up some must-read computer science books to help get you started! via GIPHY. This article is broken down into three sections for your convenience: Learning to Code, Reference and Theory, and a Bonus section.

Books And The Perfect Coffee Mugs To Go With Them Whether you're looking for the perfect book and mug pairing to start off your morning with a literary caffeine fix or an insta-worthy match, these books and coffee mugs go together like, well, books and matching coffee mugs. There just isn't a pair much better than that, right?

Chris Evans Will Star In This Legal Mystery & Other Favorite Mysteries & Thrillers! A monthly roundup of favorite mystery and thriller reviews from the biweekly Unusual Suspects crime newsletter, highlighting some great new releases and backlist mysteries that shouldn't be missed. I read so many great mysteries and thrillers in July that deciding which to include for the roundup was really hard.

GAME OF THRONES Fan Art To Admire Now That the TV Series Is Over That's where Game of Thrones fan art comes in. You can revisit the high points of the series and see artistic interpretations of your favorite characters. So without further adieu, here are some of the best Game of Thrones fan art available. Maybe you'll find a Game of Thrones poster you might want to see up on your wall!

What's Up With the Lettering in Comics? But eventually my new-to-comics friends, family members, and business associates will ask: "So why is the text in comics Like That?" The short answer is usually that it's tradition inherited from when comics were printed on the cheap and intended to be read by young children.

25 Universe-Expanding Science Fiction Books for Kids From time travel to galaxy-spanning journeys to scientific experiments gone interesting, there are so many fun science fiction books for kids to explore!

Books like SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK for My Fellow Children of Horror Go see the film adaptation, then come back for these books like SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK.

Celebrate Women in Translation Month With These Book Riot Favorites If you're not familiar with many women writers in translation, or if you want some new suggestions, Book Riot is here to help. Below, Book Riot contributors have recommended some of the books we've loved. So check out the list and consider picking one of these great books up in August-or any time of the year.

21 Books To Read During Romance Awareness Month: The List List #361 At Epic Reads: 21 Books To Read During Romance Awareness Month. at Get Literary: 5 Books to Read While We Wait for the New Hunger Games Novel. at LitHub: What I Teach: Seven Titles From a High School Class on Trauma Literature. at PopSugar: 20 of the Best New Books to Pick Up in August.

These 10 Comics Are Your Feminist Comics Starter Pack: Critical Linking, August 9, 2019 Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by William Morrow. "That is why we have terms like 'fridging' and the 'Bechdel Test' in common parlance now. Because comics are for everyone.

Lit Hub Daily: August 9, 2019 "The phrase 'common-or-garden dick' in a medieval poem? Yes, please." On the gleefully indecent verse of the Medieval Welsh feminist poet Gwerful Mechain. - Lit Hub For the anxious historical fiction writer, Caitlin Horrocks offers some permissions for writing into the past.

Toni Morrison Tribute Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison passed away this week at 88 years of age. Bookworm is rebroadcasting a 2009 conversation with her about her novel, A Mercy.*.

The Escape - John L'Heureux - Literary Roadhouse Ep 165 Discussion Notes: The Escape This week's story: The Escape by John L’Heureux Next week's story: The Red Tower by Thomas Ligotti Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss "The Escape" by John L’Heureux.

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

You Roasted My Favorite Books. Shout out to anyone who sent me mean messages about these books I love so dearly!!! You're the best "haters" a girl could ask for xoxo - inspiration - Monica's…

Horror Novel 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.

Which Books Should I Buy? The 10 Books Top of My Wishlist PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Bunny, I Love You! Frank and Gwen do a deep dive into their summer reading pick, Mona Awad's new novel, Bunny—a dark satirical take on female friendship, loneliness, desire, and creative writing MFA programs. Alert: spoilers! tons of 'em! Tell us what everybody's talking about in your world of books and libraries!

Lenora Warren, "Fire on the Water: Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886" Lenora Warren about her book, Fire on the Water: Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886, published by Rutgers University Press in 2019.

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

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

Top 5 Books I've Read So Far This Year! The best 5 books I have read so far this year! I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use my link!

July Wrap-Up - 2019 July I was in some type of reading mood, and I read a lot of exciting books to share! Let me know if you've read any of these amazing books و SAAJID'S…

5 Star TBR Wrap Up & New Predictions - August 2019 In which I wrap up my last round of 5 Star TBR predictions and make some new predictions… LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these…

Grégory Pierrot, "The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture" With the Ta-Nehisi Coates–authored Black Panther comic book series, recent films Django Unchained, The Birth of a Nation, Nate Parker’s cinematic imagining of the Nat Turner rebellion, and screen adaptations of Marvel’s Luke Cage and Black Panther, violent black redeemers have rarely been so present in mainstream Western culture.

Interview with Best-Selling Author of Lock Every Door: Riley Sager You're in for a treat today. We are so excited to have Riley Sager on the podcast, national and international best-selling author of Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied, and his new release that came out in July 2019, Lock Every Door.

Ep. 71 - Chronic Illness and Mental Health For August, Kendra, Sachi, and special guest Joce discuss books about chronic illness and mental health. You can find the complete show notes and the 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.

RERUN Literary Friction - Down the Rabbit Hole with Kevin Barry We're still on our summer break, but we didn't want to leave you totally bereft of literary friction, here's a little something from the archive. In Spring 2016 we spoke to Kevin Barry about his novel Beatlebone, and in celebration of his place on this year's Booker Prize longlist we thought we'd re-run the episode.

Womxn Writers on Motherhood Listen to writers Sahar Muradi, T Kira Madden, and Tina Chang read works about mothers and motherhood. Sahar Muradi shares poems about mental health during pregnancy, T Kira Madden reads a scene from her memoir in which her mother tends to her daughter's lice-infested head, and Tina Chang read from her latest collection Hybrida.

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

Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, "Reciting the Goddess: Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal" Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz's Reciting the Goddess: Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal represents the very first study of a fascinating Hindu phenomenon: the Svasthanivratakatha, a sixteenth-century narrative textual tradition native to Nepal surrounding the Goddess, Svasthānī.

How we can learn to stop worrying and love language - books podcast David Shariatmadari reveals how English is evolving - or in Jacob Rees-Mogg's case, refusing to - and Cecelia Watson shares her passion for the semicolon. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Episode 151: Jurassic Park This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod go all the way back in time, to the prehistoric days of November 1990 when a man named Michael Crichton published a little book called Jurassic Park.

Reading Wrap Up - July 2019 Books mentioned: Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash Mud by Emily Thomas Entreat me by Grace Draven Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marrilier Heir to…

Episode 40 - Beck Dorey-Stein and City of Girls In this episode, Abbe talks about her summer vacation read, City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Then, she sits down with author Beck Dorey-Stein to talk about her memoir, From the Corner of the Oval, now out in paperback. Finally, Abbe chats with RIF editor Eliza Smith about true stories written by young authors.

Flip The Page Book Challenge! Welcome back to another video full of cHaOtIc~ energy! buckle up, because we're goin on a journey today.

Recent Reads #4! 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.

July Wrap Up - 2019 In which I discuss the books I read in July and during Medieval a thon! LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from…

Ep 288: Thom Jones, "The Pugilist at Rest" Thom Jones graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in the late 70s, but didn't truly find his voice - and critical success - until "The Pugilist at Rest," which was published in The New Yorker in 1991. After that story, Jones published pieces in other big-name magazines and pretty quickly had a story collection out in the world.

July 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

Guy de Maupassant: Is Fiction an Old Man's Game? Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Answering Your Questions While Knitting a Scarf PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Stuff About ME - Q&A - Lauren and the Books I asked for questions on instagram and here I am answering them, everything from the story behind how we got Minnie to books for autumnal reading to…

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

Books I Read in July The Turn of the Key - Ruth Ware The Arrangement - Robyn Harding Call Down the Hawk sampler - Maggie Stiefvater Hello Girls - Emily Henry and Brittany…

Back to School 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.

August TBR!! All the books I plan to read this August!! I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use my link!

Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Welcome to my first Harry Potter reread vlog! I hope you enjoy hearing all my many thoughts on this first book in the Harry Potter series. How to Support Me:…

Andrew O'Hagan: The Lagerfeld Fandango Andrew O'Hagan goes to the fashion designer's memorial at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Aimee Bahng, "Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times" In Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times, Aimee Bahng traces the cultural production of futurity by juxtaposing the practices of speculative finance against those of speculative fiction.

Howard Rodman: The Great Eastern Literary legends Captain Ahab and Captain Nemo are pitted against each other by real life engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Howard Rodman’s The Great Eastern.

Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas - Machado De Assis BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

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!

Books I'm Bringing To England & France. I'm so excited to be traveling to London and Paris this summer and these are the books I plan to read while there!

New Favorite Books, Book Mail, & Unboxing! - Reading Vlog The Reading Rush was quite a week, y'all. Lots of juicy book thoughts, book mail, and general tomfoolery in this one, folks. MUSIC : "Maybe…

July 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.

Ross Perot and China - Ben Lerner - Literary Roadhouse Ep 164 Discussion Notes: Ross Perot and China This week's story: Ross Perot and China by Ben Lerner Next week's story: The Escape by John L’Heureux Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss "Ross Perot and China" by Ben Lerner. Gerald and Andy did not care for the story which Anais loved.

READING RUSH READ-A-THON VLOG: I Went To Canada & Read Allll The 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

Unexpected 5 Star Books - #booktubeSFF Some books just don't fill me with anticipation, but sometimes I am SO WRONG and that is fantastic. Books mentioned: Proof of…

July Book Haul & Owlcrate Unboxing - 2019 In which I discuss the books I got in July… More info on Owlcrate: owlcrate.com - Use code TOMES for 10% off your purchase LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy…

Interview with Sujata Massey Autumn and Kendra talk with Sujata Massey about her new book The Satapur Moonstone, which is out now from Soho Crime.

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!

Can They Guess The Plot Of These 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.

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

Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women - books podcast This week, Taddeo discusses her bestseller about the intimate lives of women, and we take a look at the 2019 Booker prize longlist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

I Finished Four Books in Two Days - Reading Rush 6 & 7 The Reading Rush is over, and I managed to do a ton in the last 2 days. How to Support Me: Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

N.E.W.T.s TBR - August 2019 Books mentioned: Always You, Edina by V G Lee Orange World by Karen Russell Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver Brit by Afua Hirsch The Tricking of Freya by…

Reading Rush Failure!! ¯\__/¯ I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Death Note Volumes #1 & #2 - Manga Monday Book Club I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Episode 39 - Melissa de la Cruz and Trick Mirror In this episode, Abbe tells us about Trick Mirror, New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino's meditation on culture and her place within it. Then, she sits down with author Melissa de la Cruz about her thriller, The Birthday Girl, and Alexander Hamilton.

Back with a Book Haul 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 FINAL BIBLIOTHON l Reading Vlog. Thank you to everyone who made #TheFinalBibliothon so wonderful! Follow my reading journey across this NINE DAY readathon to see if I can complete some…

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?

Ep 287: Sally Rooney, Conversations With Friends Neither of us had read anything by Sally Rooney, who has been called "the first important Millennial novelist" and "Salinger for the Snapchat generation." Both of her novels have garnered high praise from both critics and celebrities, including Zadie Smith and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Reading Rush Vlogs Day 07 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.

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

David Nicholls discusses his latest novel Sweet Sorrow David Nicholls on his new novel Sweet Sorrow and a reader's guide to Elizabeth Hardwick.

The Reading Rush Vlogs Day 06 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 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.

Illumicrate July unboxing - The Book Life Thank you so much to Illumicrate for sending me their July box, It's A Kind of Magic! Items: Uprooted Tote - Designed by Em aLLEN @Rudebeetle Magic Made…

August TBR - David Picks My Reading Books - Lauren and the Books Happy almost August gang! David has picked my reading books for August! Books mentioned: Honor Girl:…

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

25 - 'The Pioneers' by James Fenimore Cooper - Part 1 This is the free Literary Hangover feed\. To support the show and access the premium episodes on George Orwell \\, become a Patron at Alex and I discuss the underrated first novel of James Fenimore Cooper's 'Leatherstocking Tales\,' \*\*\*The Pioneers\, or The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale\.

The Reading Rush Vlogs Day 05 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

I Cried, Saw Lots of Fireworks, and Read Almost Nothing - Reading Rush Days 3-5 This has been an uneven Reading Rush! If you are participating, I will be hosting reading sprints on July 27th from 7-8pm PST on the Reading Rush Sprints…

Double Unboxing - Owlcrate & Unplugged Book Box Thanks to the creators of Owlcrate and Unplugged for sending me these boxes to open up! How to Support Me: Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

READING RUSH READ-A-THON VLOG: 900 Pages and 2+ 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

BIG BOOK HAUL - August 2019 I'm a writer and reader who loves to travel. To learn more about me and my writing, please go to www.rosemannering.com. F

Reading Rush Day Four - 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.

The Reading Rush Vlogs Day 04 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.

Elizabeth R. Baer, "The Genocidal Gaze: From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich" In her new book, The Genocidal Gaze: From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich, Elizabeth R. Baer, professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College examines the threads of shared ideology in the Herero and Nama genocide and the Holocaust.

July At The Moment - Lauren and the Books Here are all the STUFFS I've been up to! Film: Yesterday TV: Taskmaster Season 8 Final Book: Till the Cows Come Home on Audible:…

Reading rush vlog - day three Day three of the reading rush is complete! i'm sorry this vlog is so much shorter and much less eventful, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless! also i'd apologize for…

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 Dog-Eared Days of Summer Use bookmarks or sticky notes? Write notes in margins? Or do you—heaven forbid—underline? We delve deep into the ethical implications of leaving your mark on library books. Plus: two new summer reads and one musical cue. Suggest Hot Topix or tell us what you think about summer reading!

Reading Rush Day Two and Three! - 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.

Three Friends in a Hammock - April Ayers Lawson - Literary Roadhouse Ep 163 Discussion Notes: Three Friends in a Hammock This week's story: Three Friends in a Hammock by April Ayers Lawson Next week's story: Ross Perot and China by Ben Lerner Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss "Three Friends in a Hammock" by April Ayers Lawson and dig into themes centered on friendship and whether or… The post Three Friends...

Reading 10 Books In 21 Days! Well, you gotta stay tuned to find out! Follow me on IG where ill post live updates: @SashaAlsberg - FREE…

Reading rush vlog - day two Day twoooo of the #readingrush! I'm proud of myself for finishing 2 books so far! yay!! I hope your week is going well. let me know how many books you've read…

5 Books Featuring Orbital Mechanics - #booktubesff Do you feel a desperate need for stories in which stuff hurtling through space is a cool plot point? Me too! So here's a whole bunch of book recommendations for…

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.

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

My 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.

Episode 38: Instagram Made Us Do It In today’s episode, Mollie and Katie lament the onslaught of heartburn because their stomachs now reside in their throats.

Ep. 70 - The Night Diary and The Far Field To close out our theme about the Partition of India, Kendra and Sumaiyya chat about this month’s discussion picks. You can find the complete show notes and the transcript for this episode over on our website.Books MentionedThe Night Diary by Veera HiranandaniThe Far Field by Madhuri VijayCONTACTQuestions?

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 All my favorite things from the past month! You can find my glasses online at GlassesUSA.com. Sign up for a 65% off your first pair:…

Reading rush vlog - day one Day one of the #readingrush is complete! and I actually managed to vlog! yay!! I hope you all had a good reading day! let me know how many books or pages…

A Good Read: Pam Hogg and Mark Billingham talk favourite books Pam Hogg and Mark Billingham choose their books worth reading.

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.

Episode 150: Anthony McCann and Style On today’s episode, we welcome author Anthony McCann, whose new book is called Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff. It’s an in-depth examination of the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016 and its subsequent trial.

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs - Mikio Naruse FILM REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast On this week's show, we speak to the poet about his debut novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and discuss the evolution of the Great American Novel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

Reading Rush Day One! - 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.

Episode 38 - Joanne Ramos and The Chelsea Girls In this episode, Abbe talks about what she's been reading: The Chelsea Girls, a brand new work of historical fiction from Fiona Davis. Then, she sits down with author Joanne Ramos to discuss her debut novel, The Farm.

Answering Your Questions! 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.

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag - 2019 We're over halfway through the year which means it is time to talk about how my reading has gone so far! How to Support Me: Appreciate the content I make?

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:…

Ep 286: Annie Dillard, "Total Eclipse" This week we're discussing Annie Dillard's famous essay, "Total Eclipse," about the time she saw a total eclipse. Neither of us had read it before, and neither of us is quite sure whether we like it. We get Geoff Dyer's opinion, and Robert Atwan's, and a couple dissenting opinions from Goodreads, as we try to decide what to make of it.

Tita Chico, "The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment" Can science be seductive? According to Tita Chico, the answer is a resounding yes. In her new book, The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment, Dr. Chico’s new book upends the traditional, modern dichotomies which enforce strict separations between literature and science.

SEELIE COURT DANCE BATTLE l bookish skit & behind the scenes. I'm so sad to be closing out the last Biannual Bibliothon ever, but we have to go out with a bang! Here's my final video challenge, along with some behind the…

Open Book: Ocean Vuong; Bauhaus novels; Sudan literary postcard Award-winning poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.

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 I read some stuff during Buzzwordathon. I also reorganized my TBR shelves and Korra got to hang out with another doggo! How to Support Me: Appreciate the…

My Reading Rush 2019 TBR! Let me know what you're reading if you're planning on participating!!! But also plz help me narrow down this ridiculous tbr!!! Add me on The Reading Rush…

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.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 35: Retellings Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Ariana Reines: A Sand Book The poetry in Ariana Reines's A Sand Book is centered around the theme of hiding: running away and trying to escape.

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…

Ocean Vuong: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong speaks of leaving his thumbprint within his new novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

Lets Talk! Thanks for asking such great questions and watching this chatty video! Also, my life update will be up NEXT WEEK! Sorry for any confusion! Bloodleaf by Crystal…

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.

The Palm Tree Bandit - Nnedi Okorafor - Literary Roadhouse Ep 162 Discussion Notes: The Palm Tree Bandit This week's story: The Palm Tree Bandit by Nnedi Okorafor Next week's story: Three Friends in a Hammock by April Ayers Lawson Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss "The Palm Tree Bandit" by Nnedi Okorafor.

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! How far behind am I on my reading challenge? Favorite book of the year so far? Original Creators: chami:…

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.

Book Haul - July 2019 - #booktubesff In which I have issues giving books back to the library because they sound so damn good. Featuring little green men, meta-publishing, time traveling sexy…

Second Quarter Book Haul - 2019 New releases, and gifts, and ARCs, oh my! It's a wild ride of a second quarter haul ᕕᕗ VIDEOS MENTIONED: "Starworld" Tour/Hopeful…

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

Melissa McCormick, "The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion" The Genji Album in the Harvard Art Museums is the oldest dated set of Genji illustrations known to exist. In The Tale of Genji.

Interview with Oyinkan Braithwaite Autumn and Kendra talk with Oyinkan Braithwaite about her new book My Sister, the Serial Killer, which is out now from Doubleday.

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

Getting My Aura Read Ft. Epic Reads. I had so much fun finding out what color my aura is! Tell me in the comments what color you think your aura would be :) This video is sponsored by Epic Reads.

A Good Read: Dolly Alderton and Clare Mackintosh talk favourite books Dolly Alderton and Clare Mackintosh talk about books they love to Harriett Gilbert.

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.

Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame - books podcast On this week's show, we talk to Jacobson about his new novel, and discuss the compelling career of Murdoch. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod.

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Episode 37 - Jasmine Guillory and How Could She In this episode, Abbe tells us about a great summer read about female friendship, How Could She by Lauren Mechling. Then, she sits down with author Jasmine Guillory to talk romance, diverse heroines, and Michelle Obama.

How Well Do I Know My Books? Challenge. I seriously had SO MUCH FUN filming and editing this video! Come along with me as we discover how well I really know my books… Creator:…

Holy Sister - REVIEW + sometimes reviewing is hard In which I discuss my spoiler-free thoughts on Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence. LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books?

Ep 285: Carson McCullers, Ballad of the Sad Cafe We're continuing our Summer School season of the podcast, in which we're reading things we feel like we should have gotten to by now. This week is Mike's pick, a novella set in a gossipy small town and ending with a knock-down, drag-out fist fight between a woman and her ex-husband.

Stijn Vanheule, Derek Hook and Calum Neill, "Reading Lacan's Écrits" Lacan published his Écrits in 1966, a compilation of his written work up to that middle period in his teaching.

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Styling My Favourite Thrifted Clothes - 100% Sustainable Look Book PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

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

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David Trinidad, Amy Gerstler, Ruth Greenstein: Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith Editor/poet David Trinidad, poet Amy Gerstler, and publisher Ruth Greenstein reflect on the dynamic mind behind Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith.

June Double Unplugged Book Box - Unboxing In June I got TWO Unplugged Book Boxes and here is me opening them both up! Use my promo code "CECEUNPLUG10" to get 10% off…

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

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

READING VLOG - 3 new favourite books?! 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.

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

The Katniss Konundrum To prequel or not to prequel? Frank and Gwen debate the new installment of the Hunger Games franchise and two very different books about life in two very different places. Suggest Hot Topix or tell us what you think about summer reading! Email podcastsnypl.org or call 507-NYPL-LIB.

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Unboxings & Reading Romance - 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.

My reading rush 2019 tbr! 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.

Mid Year Reading Goals Check In - 2019 In which I discuss how I am doing so far on this year's reading goals… LIPSTICK: ABH Liquid Lipstick in Crush Interested in buying any of these books?

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Queer Lit Readathon Round 3 - Vlog It was great to participate in the 3rd round of the Queer Lit Readathon! Here's what I read. How to Support Me: Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

Most Anticipated Books 2019. What books are you looking forward to for the rest of the year? Check out my initial most anticipated books for 2019!

Announcement! The #FemmeFanTale Readathon Round 2 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

July Tbr - 2019 I have two main goals in July. One is to read 7 books during The Reading Rush and the other is a reread project I hope y'all are excited about.

June Pride Wrap Up - 2019 I read a total of 11 things in June and I loved almost all of it. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and settle in for a non-spoiler wrap up of my reading month!

Life Tips for Graduates Water freezes when it gets very cold! Man, they don't teach you that stuff in school! Do try and get your hands on Alyssa Favreau's Stuff Every Graduate Should…

Record of a Spaceborn Few - REVIEW In which I discuss my thoughts on Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers… LIPSTICK: ABH Liquid Lipstick in Crush Interested in buying any of…

Reading Wrap Up - June 2019 Books mentioned: My Lover's Lover by Maggie O'Farrell A Stranger City by Linda Grant Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Laura Dean…

Must Read Summer 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

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What's in my Bag? Holiday Edition - Lauren and the Books Here I am chatting about the bits in my bag. The bag itself was #gifted from Gaston Luga and you can get 15% off bags there using the code below:…

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

June Wrap-Up - 2019 Wrapping up the rest of the queer books I read in June! There's a nice mix of ARCs, new releases, and backlist darlings. Check out Lupita's IG:…

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

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Live Bookshelf Reorganization 2019. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 33: Mid Year Reading Update Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

READING VLOG: Seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child & 400 Pages Read!! Where I see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on broadway AND read some amazing books! Items in this video: striped shirt:…

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5th Booktube Anniversary Liveshow Hanging out with y'all, the people who've made these last 5 years great :) LIPSTICK: n/a Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The Book…

Oh My God This Book - Red, White & Royal Blue Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

How To Find Out About Queer Books - Reading Resources 101 - How to Support Me - Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

I HAVE AN AGENT! - Writing Update #6 Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

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

Im Gonna Haul 'till I Can't No More. Yeah, i'm gonna take my horse to the old bookstore, i'm gonna haul 'till i can't no more. Check out Epic Reads Day!

Book Haul - June 2019 Books mentioned: Skint Estate by Cash Carraway Slay In Your Lane by Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell…

July 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

June Book Haul 2019 - most anticipated books of the year edition In which I discuss the books I hauled in June… Check out BookNet Fest: booknetfest.com and @booknetfest More info on Owlcrate: owlcrate.com - Use code…

July 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.

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

Books I Read in June 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 Freak Out Tag! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Manga Monday Book Club - Announcement I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Booktube SFF Awards Liveshow Announcement Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Disgrace - J.M Coetzee BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

June Favourites - Lauren and the Books Hope you've all had a lovely June, I did! Here are some of my bestest bits! Bits mentioned: Book: Jane Eyre:…

June 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.

June Wrap Up!! All the books I read this June! Books mentioned: Little Fires Everywhere A Curse so Dark and Lonely Rich People Problems Elantris Storm anf Fury City of Stairs…

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

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

June Eyre Wrap Up - Lauren and the Books Here are my thoughts and reviews on all the Jane Eyre related books I read in June! Books mentioned: Jane Eyre:…

Reading Vlog & Book Haul - June Part 1 Books mentioned: Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi A Stranger City by Linda Grant The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne My…

Recommending Queer Comics! Taking some time to recommend queer comics, graphic novels, and manga و OTHER QUEER VIDEOS: The Enby BookTube Tag:…

Ownvoices Trans-Spectrum Book Recommendations Please enjoy these books by trans folx about trans folx. Start learning on Skillshare today with two free months at:…

READING VLOG: NYC Art Festivals and 500 Pages Read! This weekend I explore some local art festivals and read some amazing books!! Use code REGAN80 to save $20 off your first 4 boxes! click here to learn more:…

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July TBR - Lauren and the Books BIIIIIG TBR this month with lots of shorter books! Books mentioned: Hunger:…

Pride Flag Book Tag. 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!

BookExpo & BookCon 2019 - Vlog It's been like a month since BookExpo and BookCon, but here is a very sparing vlog! I did a really bad job filming regular updates but I had a ridiculous amount of…

Midyear Book Freakout 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.

What Is Magical Realism? Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

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

June 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

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The Enby Booktube Tag! Your friendly neighborhood enby coming at you with a tag celebrating non-binary books, authors, and BookTubers! °˖◝◜˖° Rhiannon's video…

Series I Want To Finish In which I discuss the series I want to finish… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Poinsettia Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The…

Books on my Shelves I Won't Read 3 - Beach Regifting Edition - Lauren and the Books Today I have another look through my bookshelves and wheedle out the ones I'm just never going to read. Then, this time, I took them down to the…

Come Thrift With Me - Second Hand Haul PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

THINGS I'm Learning About Writing Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

BOOKCON 2019 l vlog. Yet another incredible year at #bookcon ! i'm so happy to have spent my favorite weekend of the year surrounded by books, readers, authors, friends and other…

Detroit: An American Autopsy - Charlie LeDuff BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Medieval-a-thon TBR Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

June 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

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez REVIEW Se è marrone bevine un sorsone, se è nera fa venire il colera. US readers, buy the book on IndieBound :…

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Magical Woods - TROPE TALK In which I discuss an oddly specific trope I love and some books that include this trope… LIPSTICK: ABH Crush Interested in buying any of these books?

Harry Potter & Classics - The Goblet of Fire PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

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

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 32: Hyped Books Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Summer Thrift Haul! Some new items I picked up for the summer! thredUP is offering my viewers a special discount of 30% off their first order. Click here…

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BOOKTUBE NOSTALGIA ft Ariel Bissett I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Bookcon 2019 Vlog!! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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

Anticipated Releases July-September 2019 - #booktubesff My top picks from the amazing books that are coming out soon and I need them ALL. Time wars, god hunters, apocalypse crows, and lesbian necromancers in…

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If Not Now, When? - May Unplugged Book Box Unboxing Thanks to Unplugged for sending along another fantastic box! Use my promo code "CECEUNPLUG10" to get 10% off on an Unplugged Book Box subscription…

Queer Lit Read-a-thon Wrap-Up - 2019 The Queer Lit Read-a-thon has come and gone and I finished five amazing queer books over the week! Here's what I thought of them ᕕᕗ MORE…

TBR UNHAUL w/ First Chapter Challenge In which I read the first chapter of some of the books on my TBR to determine what to unhaul… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BookExpo & BookCon 2019 Haul! Hello, I'm Hailey and I'm a 22 year old book lover from Canada! I have a passion for books that I would love to share with the people of the Internet so sometimes I ramble about them endlessly to a camera and then put it on the internet for your viewing enjoyment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BIG BOOK HAUL - June 2019 I'm a writer and reader who loves to travel. To learn more about me and my writing, please go to www.rosemannering.com. F

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

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

The A to Z of Queer Lit 3.0 Adriana, 25 year-old queer Hispanic reader. Pan/Aro/NB (they/them/their pronouns). B.A. in Creative Writing and aspiring author. Chronic bibliophile. Fierce advocate for queer representation, intersectionality, feminism, and boosting all marginalized voices. Reading tastes: extremely eclectic.

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

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

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

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

Scotland Vlog Part 2!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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

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

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

3 Thrillers!!! Spoiler section is between 10:40 and 15:00 Spoiler section start times: The Chalk Man 10:40 The Night Before 12:20 No Exit 14:10 socials instagram…

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

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

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

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

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

Scotland Vlog Part 1! Part 1 of Clay and I's adventure across Scotland! We had a blast and turns out my favorite adjective is "cool" lol Check out my instagram for more pictures:…

I Actually Leave My Apartment Sometimes - Weekly Vlog - April 30th-May 6th Hey, I'm Cece! I am 23, super gay, and a lover of all things bookish. I post videos as often as I can, and I'm crossing my fingers I can get back to a solid video schedule soon. On this channel I review all genres of books, but I heavily promote any and all LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Book nerds at bookcon Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 30: Book Recommendations Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

June Reading Plans 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 :)

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

We Went to a Haunted Bookstore Well, we are totally haunted now but hey! that was….an experience for sure! Hope you liked watching! Follow kevin! Youtube:…

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

June At The Moment - Lauren and the Books What have you been up to watching and reading in June Lauren? Book: Jane Eyre:…

I Kicked A Booktuber In The Face - Book Expo Vlog I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

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

June 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

Reading Wrapup May 2019 - #booktubesff Teeny tiny spoiler-free reviews for everything I read last month. Featuring heists, politics in space, empires that don't exist, and a new favourite. It's been a good…

Epic Adventures - May 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.

May Wrap-Up - Part 2 Here's the second part of my May/#asianreadathon wrap-up! Featuring reviews for "The Bride Test," "Tell Me How You Really Feel," "Descendant of the…

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

F is for… Fast Fashion - Lauren and the Books The next video in my alphabet series is F is for… Fast Fashion. Please check out the alphabet play list here:…

Reading Wrap Up - May 2019 Books mentioned: What Red Was by Rosie Price Lowborn by Kerry Hudson Island Song by Madeleine Bunting Emergency Contact by Mary H K Choi…

May Wrap Up!! All the books I read this May! Let's chat about them! Check out my instagram: Books mentioned: Elantris The Stone Sky Wicked Saints Keeper of the Lost Cities…

Whichwood - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler-free thoughts on Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi… LIPSTICK: mix of Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin and ABH Crush Interested in…

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

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester REVIEW Pynchonian science fiction? US readers, buy The Demolished Man on IndieBound :…

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

June Book Haul - My Best Book Haul EVER? - Lauren and the Books I think this is the most exciting haul of books I've ever said, so many books I can't wait to read! Books mentioned: Ordnance Survey Quiz Book Tin Can Cook:…