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Book Haul - Midwinter 2019 - Part 2 of 2 Feel free to purchase these books using my Book Depository link to help me make more videos: The Dreamers:…

Dear Medium, Comments are Not Stories Although Medium could have made the UI clearer, this distinctive mechanism makes it a near-perfect platform to write and share our thoughts, as. With warmest regards, Eden. Thank you for reading! Do you think comments are stories? Write your own stories below!

Your Lingo Speaks Volumes I remember him saying, "So, now you swear?" As if he never swore? That's a whole new story. My best friend, who knew me so many years ago, heard me swear and asked me to stop. He said, "It just doesn't sound right coming out of your mouth" and so I laughed.

Safe Subversion: How Breaking the Right Rules Makes You a Better Writer If we want to improve our craft we can't write the same as the rest and we can't write the same as yesterday. We work to improve 1% every day. What does this mean? Work on your writer's voice. Take cliches and twist them into your own. Write everything in first person.

The Olivia Lauren Series Increases Knowledge of STEAM Is a psychology professor, mom of two girls, wife, and author of children's literature. She is on a mission to increase literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math appreciation. Her goal is to create children's literature with diverse characters with the aim of increasing knowledge of and representation in STEAM.

Getting Rid of My Books: Un-haul Part 1! Hello Everybody! My name is Sasha and I am a book-o-holic (and proud). I talk about every aspect of reading on my channel from book/movie reviews and tags to sketches and event vlogs! I also love to fangirl so if you need a friend to just freak out about a book or movie with, I got you!

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

READING VLOG: Cozy Weekend Reads! Cozy weekend in where I read 2 amazing books! I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use my link!

Romanian Philosopher Emil Cioran on the Courage to Disillusion Yourself "People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster," James Baldwin wrote in a staggeringly prescient piece from 1953.

How to Create a Book Title That Sells Your Book For You Quite a lot, when you're an author trying to think of a title for your book. Creating a compelling book title is a vital step for every author, whether you're self-publishing, pitching an agent, or approaching publishers direct.

TED Talks for Writers: 6 TED Talks That Will Revive Your Storytelling Spirit Looking for a boost in your writing? We all need something to rekindle our love of story. These TED Talks for writers might be just the inspiration you need. In your work as a writer, have you ever succumbed to the pity party? Why am I laboring away at something only a handful of people will ever read?

Booktube SFF Awards 2019 - SHORTLIST Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

How an Unusual Source Gave Me New Insight into Cliche Writing Of course, there's not always agreement on what's become cliché and what's still fair game to use. But one of the most eye opening things I discovered is that what's cliché in one country can seem fresh and new somewhere else.

Want to write better? Try cooking Here's how I go about writing a post:. I like to think of the mind as a repository of ideas. Some of these ideas / ingredients, are stored in the door shelves for quick use, while others may be in the freezer for long-term storage. Regardless of where they are, the ingredients for your work are in the fridge that is the mind.

When Writer's Block Feels Like the End of the World As a writer, I'm a bit hesitant to admit this underlying fear I have whenever I complete a writing project, particularly one I feel very proud of.

Breaking A Cardinal Rule of Writing Last year, for my birthday, a friend of mine got me an amazing book called Why We Write About Ourselves. It is a collection of essays written by memoir writers about their craft. I had just started writing again and it was my friend's way of encouraging me to keep going and to find my voice.

How To Defeat A Blank Page Perhaps, but when a blank page looms, fight back by jotting down exactly what you want to accomplish. Jokes, novels, blog post ideas, or any other titles you can think of, write them down. Explore nice fonts and colors. Though don't feel the need to go crazy, this isn't for social media, it's for you.

I Keep a Stack of Kraft Singles in the Fridge John Leavitt is a writer and artist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, The Awl, The Toast, and more. He can be found at Leavittalone.com and @LeavittAlone. The Commuter publishes here every Monday, and is our home for flash and graphic narrative, and poetry.

"Brown White Black" Is A Love Story About Family and Identity I t's rare to come across an essay collection that is unequivocal in addressing the systemic norms that impact identity while also being compelling and incisive about the relationships that form us. Nishta J.

Don't Ask: 10 Questions Authors Hate to Answer We came to hear the author. Don't take their time or ours. Authors know this is the most well-meaning question on this list. It comes from a good place. But. No one knows how to answer this question. Do you want sales numbers? Authors don't usually know that until months later.

20 Great Board Books for One-Year-Olds Typically, they would have outgrown the super-newborn books like the black and white books that help their eyes focus, but they aren't ready for more complicated picture books. My daughter is now almost 16 months old, and I'm finding that she will sit still long enough for a story - as long as it's not too long.

10 Books That May Be a Catharsis for Burnout Because millennials seem to have cornered the market on paralyzing fatigue, here are some of the best cathartic books for burnout.

My Love for Buying Books Is Waning and I Feel Guilty About It I know that this whole thing isn't necessarily a bad thing, and it's probably just a phase, the result of my mind being focused on other matters; but sometimes I wonder if it will get even worse, if it will ever come a time in which I won't even feel like walking into a bookstore because I know there's nothing I need to buy, so no use "wasting"...

15 Erotic Horror Titles to Titillate and Terrify If you're really hankering for some tentacle sex, here you go. Told in epistolary format, Tuesday Apocalypse drops us into the diary of Sister Barbara, a volunteer nurse at a London hospital during World War II.

Harry Potter Cross-stitch Patterns Want a lush and fantastical Harry Potter cross-stitch pattern? You found it here! $6.50. This Harry and Hedwig cross-stitch pattern is just cute. $6.20. Make your own Luna Lovegood cross stitch. $6.50. Magic is on the way Harry Potter cross stitch, featuring Harry in his cupboard under the stairs.

7 Transgender History Books for LGBTQIA+ History Month and Beyond To help correct that balance here is a collection of nonfiction Transgender history books written by Transgender and Nonbinary authors.

No One's Ever Made Any Money as a Writer Alan Watts, a British-American philosopher of the 20th century, may be best known for asking the question, "what if money were no object?" He asked this question as if he were speaking to recently graduated college students, young people, or really anyone entering the real world.

On Reading My First Ebook A juggler of books, its companions, Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue and Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, stay close to my nightstand.

25 Little Free Library Plans That Will Blow Your Mind You still get to decorate! Difficulty: Moderate. Do you prefer your Little Free Library instructions with the endearing charm of a ninth grade gym class teacher showing you how to do-si-do? Have I got the tutorial for you!

Are We Being Pedantic, or are These Real Problems in Fantasy? Are we wrong to try and find the real world in fictional ones, and to demand accurate representations of the cultures therein?

How to Listen to Audiobooks on iPhone: A Guide for New Listeners Are you trying out Audible? Were you gifted a subscription to Libro.fm? These are the two big audiobook monthly subscription services available at the moment, and a great place to start cultivating your collection.

8 Great Comics That Should Be Adapted to Netflix This list of comics that should be adapted to Netflix is sponsored by The Umbrella Academy, published by Dark Horse Comics. In an inexplicable worldwide event, 47 children are born to women who had shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of these extraordinary children.

73-Year-Overdue Library Book Returned: Critical Linking, February 18, 2019 Daily round-up of awesome bookish news and links!

40+ Years As A Freelance Writer - These Are My FAVORITE Words As a long time freelance writer I have grown a very thick skin and have learned to NOT take what some might construe as attacks on my writing, personally.

Reading Lessons Learned by Carrie Rodusky I have always listed reading as a favorite hobby and would choose to sit with a good book over anything else. I was the kid who rode her bike in the summer to the library and sat in the aisles for hours.

Ep 265: Winter of Wayback, 1996 We're on to 1996, friends! For this episode we read a David Shields book, Remote, which is kind of a memoir, kind of a collection of creative nonfiction experiments, and kind of difficult to categorize. Mike bought it years ago, in college, before he knew anything about David Shields, and back then he found it a little confusing.

7 Things Your Character Is Hiding Sometimes these scenes allude to the unknown, like you said, what my characters don't want others to know, but their actions and words are keeping something secret - the harder, deeper feelings that we all struggle with. So, my antag never tells the love of his life his darkest secret.

3 Author Success Essentials But members rarely venture beyond the mechanics of publishing to offer advice about what's required to sell books to more than your cousins and the folks in your writers group. New authors are often focused on the mechanics of publishing, plain and simple.

5 Tips for Struggling Writers I wish I could be one of those writers who magically sits and the words flow from their fingertips as though magic. However, I'm not. My writing life is a bit tortured. No matter what I'm working on, I feel like I should be working on something else. Getting my butt in the chair is never easy.

How to Overcome Writing Obstacles as an Introvert So, you want to write and share it with the world, right? You've set up your blog or your account at Medium. Now what?

Guard all the days of your sweat After a long day of pen-on-paper, I concluded to walk down my street for proper air. After walking about seven miles from home, I saw a group of men tearing a tall building down. With mighty…

Important Things I learned About Publishing My First Memoir Let's just say I am not new to the writing game, but I am absolutely new to publishing written stories for the world to see about the things that I love.

When all I seem to be able to do is talk about it – The Writing Cooperative There is a Ford ad with Brian Cranston championing building over discussion. In it Cranston's character proposes at the end that we will be building the future while others talk about it. I feel like both the builders and the others with my work here.

Launch: A Guide to Finding Your Tribe, Pitching your Story, and Overcoming Writers Rejection I'd been waiting on that notification. I was sitting with bated breath. Today I laugh at how ridiculous that was. Editors take a few days to a week to get back to you but I was excited. This was the first article I'd ever pitched to any publication.

3 Types of Redundant Writing, and How to Avoid Them It wasn't ripe any longer. It was ripe a few days ago but it wasn't ripe now. Ripe bananas are a yellowish-green but this one was dark brown. The dark brown, overly ripe banana - formerly yellow but now brown and soft - was too soft to eat." We get it!

Don't Aim to Write Every Day To write a lot, we need to write consistently. Most of us aim to write and post every day at Medium, but how many of us succeed? Is it the lack of ideas, laziness or something else that makes it so hard to write every day? The task of writing and posting something almost every day can be overwhelming.

Oceania - Literary Salon - Nov 2018 A special Oceania themed Literary Salon hosted by Damian Barr in the penthouse of New Zealand House to coincide with the major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Maggie O'Farrell - Literary Salon - Aug 2018 Damian in conversation with Maggie O'Farrell at the Edinburgh Book Festival. She reads from her astonishing memoir I am I am I am. It details her many and various brushes with death and her astonishing will to survive. A warning: someone fainted at the first reading.

Premiere of Damian Barr's Debut Novel: You Will Be Safe Here So, here it is: the first ever reading from my first ever novel! Where else would I read it for the first time?! It's such a privilege to have all you Salonistas along with me on this journey. I am interviewed by Kirsty Wark - lucky me! The novel has already been previewed in the Guardian, Observer and Financial Times.

Kirsty Wark - Literary Salon - Feb 2019 Kirsty Wark has anchored Newsnight since 1993. She famously clashed with Margaret Thatcher and has interviewed every Prime Minister since - and probably also whoever it is that will be Prime Minister next month. She premiered her first novel, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, at the Salon almost exactly five years ago.

David Nicholls - Literary Salon at Savoy - Feb 2019 World premiere of Sweet Sorrow, David's new novel, at the Savoy on Feb 11, 2019. Back in 2009, when we were at Shoreditch House, David Nicholls took to the stage - okay we didn't have a stage, we had a stool - and made us all fall in love with Dexter and Emma.

Books Coming Out in 2019 Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Niklas Natt Och Dag on his debut novel, The Wolf and the Watchman Barristers turned crime writers, Mohammed Hanif on Catch 22, Emma Darwin.

Here's How My Technical/ Audio Skills Helped Me Make Thousands of Dollars Last Year It's what I do for a living, my current internship involves a lot of writing and research, and I freelance for a number of publications. But on the side, I've worked with podcasts as a freelance producer, a freelance editor, and an intern.

3 Common Grammatical Mistakes, and How to Fix Them Common comparative adjectives include:. Familiar examples of sentences using comparative adjectives include:. For purposes of our discussion, the most important attribute of a comparative adjective is the fact that it is inherently relational. In other words, a comparative adjective establishes a connection between two things.

Illumicrate Unboxing - Saints & Scars - The Book Life I lost the memory card for a while, but here's my Saints and Scars Illumicrate unboxing! #Saintsandscars #illumicrate If you enjoy my content and would like to…

Back to the Basics: Introduction I am a Professional Writing major, so I would consider myself a decent writer. And the reason that I would consider myself decent and not stellar or anything more extravagant is for one reason and one reason only. And that is: Fundamentals.

The Secret to Setting Your Word Count and Hitting it Every Day Yes, we've all been there. The moment where we decide that every single day we're going to write X amount of words. Usually a large amount. An amount that excites us and daunts us at the same time. We have the overwhelming feeling in the puts of our chests and ends of our fingers to start writing.

Let's Talk About Birth Control - Ask Me Anything Ep. 2 Hey there - my name's katie. welcome to my life. why don't you stay awhile? I've ranted and raved about books on there for over 2 years, and it's one of the great loves of my life.

Character Research: How to Write Authentic Emotion Some people find it natural to share what they feel with those around them, while others find the idea of revealing what they feel horrifying and will avoid situations that could lead to such vulnerability. Most fall somewhere between these extremes.

I am an uneducated feminist - Thoughts on Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex I don't think I quite expected to be confronted by my ignorance to such a stark degree while reading The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir's classic of feminist literature.

Strong Female Characters vs. Strong Characters that are Female The phrase Strong Female Character has become a term of derision… and probably rightly. For the most part, writers who are creating Strong Female Characters are doing so with the intention of creating Strong Female Characters, which usually leads to creating underdeveloped characters.

15 Books to Read After a Breakup This fun romance novel just might inspire you to dip your toes back into the dating waters. And if not, you can enjoy reading about other people's love lives. When Drew and Alexa meet cute in an elevator, he convinces her to go with him to his ex's wedding.

Interview with Katie McGarry, Author of Only A Breath Apart Prolific YA author Katie McGarry talks about her recent release ONLY A BREATH APART and more.

Literary Tourism: Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley Stocked with colorful cushions, huge windows, books, toys, and woodland animal-themed tables and chairs, it is a child's paradise. Venture a little farther from the busyness of Wasilla to Grizzly Grounds for a cozy place to read. It's small but features comfy armchairs for reading.

Reading In The Age of Constant Distraction: Critical Linking, February 17, 2019 Your daily dose of bookish links and news from around the web.

Sunday Reading: The Art of the Profile From The New Yorker’s archive, profiles of Martha Stewart, Maurice Sendak, Richard Pryor, Nora Ephron, Fab Five Freddy, Louis Morino, Ernest Hemingway, Erykah Badu, Edna Buchanan, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Murray Kempton, and Ricky Jay by Joan Didion, Nat Hentoff, Hilton Als, Ariel Levy, Susan Orlean, Joseph Mitchell, Lillian Ross, Kelefa...

Blogs for Self-Publishers, February 9 - 15, 2019 - The Book Designer This meant I also had no idea how much there was to know." Dan Wagstaff on The Casual OptimistBook Covers of Note February 2019: "Thanks to the weather cancelling everything, I'm not horrendously late with this month's covers post!" Photo: pixabay.com.

What Frozen Taught Me About Writing Last semester, I loaded my schedule with rigorous technical courses. They were all fascinating and I learned a wide range of topics spanning quantum mechanics to drug delivery to circuits. But in the course of those 15 weeks, my English had been replaced with mathematical equations and essays had become proofs.

You've Got The Writer's Block All Wrong And that's why I'm writing about it. A few weeks back, I broke out of a few delusions. Some conceptual and some personal. One of them was the big bad Writer's block. The whole concept of that term is wrong. That's what I think. And I would love to redefine it here.

The Ideal State of Mind for Writing And to think, I wrote it in a process that wasn't calculated or particular. The words just were as they were. My discovery wasn't that I have to be in pain or feeling a heavy loss to produce my best writing.

A Professional Editor Reveals the Dos and Don'ts of Writing Your Query Letter After you've written your novel and had it critiqued, edited, and proofread, there's still one step left in the traditional writing and publishing process before you can submit your manuscript to an agent or publisher: writing the query letter.

How To Journal In The Morning There are many different types of journaling systems you can follow. My favorite and the one I currently use is morning pages from The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. They're three longhand pages written in a stream of consciousness in the morning - as the name suggests.

How I Rate Books and Why 3 Stars Isn't Bad - BOOK CHAT In which I share how I rate books and why 3 star ratings need to be cut a break… LIPSTICK: ABH Liquid Lipstick in Crush Interested in buying any of these…

16 - 'The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall' by Edgar Allan Poe This is a free edition of Literary Hangover. To support the show, become a member at patreon.com/literaryhangover On todays show, Alex and I discuss "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall," a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in the June 1835 issue of the monthly magazine Southern Literary Messenger.

January Book Haul + 2019 Releases Giveaway I have a ton of books to talk about that I acquired in January! Plus, a wonderful giveaway that you all have a chance at winning.

Proven Creative Writing That Gives You an Improvement Like Magic, Research Says You may think the title is mediocre. That's right, it's not your brain that decides it, it's your emotion. You have a first impression with the title and then you click it. That's how your emotion drives your actions. Robert Plutchik has researched the theory of emotion and explain it through his "wheel of emotions." His wheel is a little complex.

Oh No - He's Writing About Medium Again! You might think I am writing about Medium again because it gets the clicks, right? While I admit that I did think about it, the real reason I like to write about Medium is that I spend so much time thinking about it anyway. If I am not checking stats, I'm looking at my notifications.

I Don't Know How to Talk About Writing I've been circling around this essay for weeks now, typing words and deleting them, looking for a way in. Something "new" I can bring to the table, something inspirational, something that hasn't been said before… But come on. Who am I kidding?

The Number One Book I Look to for Writing Inspiration Among all of the books in my library tattooed with notes and underlines, there is one I return to when I need writing inspiration.

Use Tinder to Be a Better Writer If you had asked me about Tinder a year ago, I would have shaken my head dismissively. It's such an unromantic idea to meet someone online - too contrived - nothing like the elegant encounter with a handsome stranger at a coffee shop which unfurls into a whirlwind romance.

Dos and Don'ts of Dealing with Online Critics After a month of working on my first true satirical piece, sending drafts to my creative peers, and overcoming mounds of insecurity, I hit publish:. The piece went "Medium viral," garnering over 14.6k views and over 7.8K reads within 30 days of its existence.

Best Books Written by Black Women One of the most under-acknowledged factions of amazing writers is black women. And it's one of the hardest lists to compile because there are so many exceptional black women writers. We didn't want to restrict the list to novelists, so this is a compilation of both fiction and non-fiction by the best voices.

Links I love After a few weeks of travel and birthdays and illness, I'm looking forward to a low-key weekend. I hope to finish this book, pop into the bookstore, take Daisy on a nice long walk, and make serious strides on my work-in-progress. - Why 5:30 is the ultimate dining time.

Lit Hub Weekly: February 11 - 15, 2019 Wright's final book, Casting Deep Shade - On the complicated choices of memoir writing - A love letter to lovers of Outlander - Yiyun Li: "We actually have to live through these characters and feel their feelings, so nothing is made up" - What does it mean to call an idea American?

Joseph Knox's THE SMILING MAN Is Right Up True Crime Fans' Noir Alley Knox has a way with the lost. His measured prose and gritty scenery lends itself to characters the world throws away and all but spits on. In the capable hands of Knox, these discarded souls get a new life. And Waits is their perfect champion.

Read Your Way Through Mexico City I think that it both feels more legit that way-you're connected to the place you're visiting both when you're in and out of your book-but also that it helps me find authors I haven't read before, or pull me to classics that I should have read but haven't yet, especially by authors of color.

Weekend Giveaway: #newyearnewreads Prize Pack We have 5 prize packs chock full of surprise Harlequin titles to give away to 5 Riot readers! Just complete the form below to enter. This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States and entries will be accepted until 11:44:59 pm, February 22, 2019.

Top Ten Reasons School Counselors Want Students to Read: Social-Emotional Learning Opportunities! by Sarah Scheerger When we read, we climb into the minds and bodies of our characters. We feel with them and we feel for them. I explain empathy to students as follows: Empathy is the experience of walking in someone else's shoes and imagining how you might feel if you were in a similar situation.

Sandra Beckwith Joins The Book Designer as a Contributing Writer We are pleased to welcome Sandra Beckwith to The Book Designer as a Contributing Writer. Sandra is an author and award-winning former publicist who has been featured on radio, television and prominent newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today promoting her books.

The Nemesis: Why Every Protagonist Needs One A nemesis is your protagonist's foremost enemy. He or she diametrically opposes everything your main character values or believes in. Think arch-villain, arch-enemy, or arch-foe.

A Fresh Pair Of Eyes On Friday night, I tried to write an article about an odd situation in UK politics, but my heart wasn't fully in it. I had a great idea for how I'd frame the story, and make it interesting and joyful to read, but when I sat down to actually write it, I had nothing.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 18: Book Covers ft. CommonSpence Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Carolyn Wilhelm's Early Learning Interracial Adoption Story Search This Blog for Authors, Publishers, Reviewers and Books …but please follow these ten rules. I want this to work for all - efficiently, so…1. Send only one review a month. Send it to HoJoNews @ aol com with NEWBOOKREVIEW in the window of your e-mail.

Be Inspired and Feel the Goosebumps of Amazing Coincidences Carolyn Wilhelm reviews Lois W. Stern's Emerald Collection from her Tales2Inspire anthology series. Goosebumps enough for all! #TheNewBookReview.

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

Starting A Reading Journal - Reader Vlog Thanks for watching this vlog y'all! it might seem like i didn't document much this week aaaand you're right. it was a difficult week for me mentally for…

How to Break the Blank Page Wall Well, I think you need to begin at the beginning. Your writing is already there, whether you have a pen in hand or your notebook spread open in front of you. Every person is the sum total of their experiences. The more and more varied experiences you have will help dictate the richness of your imagination to a degree.

Five unusual tips for writing your first novel This advice is generally the best advice most writers come up with. But I find it cliche, and too easy. I ask you: Do you feel pregnant with a story? What is the level of urgency? At the end of the day, the story will write itself. You are merely the instrument.

Listicle about listicles A listicle, as per the definition, is a piece of writing that is presented wholly or partially as a list. The lists divide the writing into multiple sub-topics that may or may not be supported via…

My Favorite "Romance" Books! Chatting through my favorite romance books! I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use my link!

First Book Haul of the Year! I hope you enjoy :D A huge thank you to all the publishers who sent me these amazing books! I'm so grateful l i n k s…

Amazon Book Review In this edition, Mark Bowden revisits a cold case he originally encountered as a cub reporter, a rom-com of a read that'll have you laughing and crying, the latest by Colson Whitehead, and an ode to nature. You might also like:. Sign up for the Amazon Book Review: Best books of the month author interviews the reading life and more.

What I've been reading lately: the new and the notable Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet book reviews of what we've been reading lately. This month I've been reading so many advance review copies for the Summer Reading Guide.

BookView with Laurie Boris, author of The Kitchen Brigade BookView with Laurie Boris, author of The Kitchen Brigade.

Literary Crisis: Why a Crisis Will Make Your GOOD Story GREAT But it doesn't match up to the stories / novels/books I know and love." You wrote a GOOD story, but not a GREAT one. Worse, you don't know why. In this post, I'll explain exactly what to look for to make your good story great. Last October, I finished the book I had been working on for over two years.

How to Work with an Editor You can't see your own writing objectively. It's impossible. Since you gave birth to it, you're so connected that you can't see its faults and imperfections. Before your manuscript goes anywhere near your editor's desk, you must perform rigorous self-edits.

How Could a Mother Leave Her Child? Growing up with an alcoholic mother is a full-time job - the tending, the fretting, the terror. A somatic nightmare. But once my mother left me, I was not off the clock. At nine years old, I had retired from nothing. Instead I was bathed in an uncategorized grief, though I would not have known to call it grief for a very long time.

Valeria Luiselli's 'Lost Children Archive' is a Road Trip Novel about the Border and Its Ghosts When friends ask me what Valeria Luiselli's new novel, Lost Children Archive, is "about," I say it's about many things. The big theme that stands out for me is immigration - in particular, the "crisis at the border," and more specifically, how we talk about and deal with children.

8 Stories About How Your Family Can Mess You Up Every December, I gather up the holiday cards people have sent us and staple them to a long piece of ribbon draped over the kitchen window. I know paper cards are an environmental no-no, but I get an absurd amount of enjoyment out of looking at all those family pictures.

Same Page, A Thousand Miles Apart by Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester Welcome to our Nerdy Book Club post! I'm so happy we can take a few moments and chat about our series, Legends of the Lost Causes. Seems the only place we get to connect these days is Google Docs - and deadlines keep us hoppin' in there - so I'm thankful to our friends at Nerdy Book Club for giving us this forum.

Fashion Disasters: Elektra Elektra Natchios is our first female Disaster, and she is a perfect example of the difference in how men and women are drawn in comics. With male Fashion Disasters, it's "Aw, he looks like a dingdong again!

Judge a Book By Its Cover: 10 Gorgeous Cover Redesigns Which is part of why I find cover design so fascinating. Especially these days, with a constant influx of amazing new books coming our way and Bookstagram accounts showing off gorgeous covers, image is important.

Putting Together the Endless Puzzle When confronted with so many "best of" lists, there's the potential for anxiety about never reading enough.

Do Beloved Paperbacks Need an Upgrade? Do those paperbacks we love too much - to the point of them falling apart - need to be replaced by more beautiful editions?

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and Other Bookish Ballet Ideas Inspired by the news of an upcoming ANNE OF GREEN GABLES ballet, some other titles that might make excellent ballets.

Read A Book Based On Your Relationship Status Valentine’s Day, the talk about matters of the heart is inevitable. Here’s what r.

10 Bookcase Lighting Ideas To Take Your Shelves To The Next Level Bookcase lighting: the next step in beautifying and personalizing your bookcase once you are satisfied with the organization of all your lovely books. Read on to learn about different and creative ways to light up your bookcase like nobody else. Tried and true, fairy lights are one of the best places to start when it comes to bookcase lighting.

25 Thoughtful Anxiety Books For Kids Here's a list of excellent anxiety books for kids, which deal with all forms of worry and fear, and which can help young readers realise that they're not alone. In this gorgeously illustrated picture book, the worrier Little Bear is afraid of lots of different things.

10 Mystery Manga to Investigate and Unravel We tend to expect shojo manga to have a strong romantic element and while that is present, this series truly focuses on the relationship between the sisters. How refreshing. A long-running mystery manga, Case Closed follows a teen amateur detective who, while investigating a crime syndicate, finds himself transformed into a child.

12 Books About Books Every Bibliophile Will Love "It can give you the feeling that you belong to the past as well as the present, and it can help you realize that your present will someday be someone else's past." Lesser's consideration of all aspects of the book, both as a physical object and as literature, will make even the most dedicated bibliophile find new reasons to love reading.

What to do with Blank Notebooks You know the ones-the hardcover ones, the leather ones, the ones that cost an arm and a leg in Barnes and Noble but have the prettiest covers and come with little red ribbons attached to the spine to use for bookmarks. Ever since my family and friends figured out that I liked writing and reading, I've been getting blank notebooks as gifts.

7 Things You Need To Know About Hulu's CATCH-22 Adaptation: List List #336 At Paste, 7 Things You Need To Know About Hulu's George Clooney-Produced Adaptation of Catch-22. at Marie Claire, The Best Books Of 2019 To Look Forward To.

Pick Up Some Great Black History Reading This Month On The Cheap And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK by Henry L. Gates. And Then Life Happens: A Memoir by Auma Obama. Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy. Black Detroit by Herb Boyd. Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper. Hair Story: Untangling The Roots of Black Hair In America by Ayana Byrd.

At This Grand Hotel, A Little Library Holds Secrets: Critical Linking, February 15, 2019 Dig into your daily dose of bookish news and links from around the web.

Lit Hub Daily: February 15, 2019 "You don't know anything," and other writing advice from Toni Morrison. - Lit Hub From book festivals to breathtaking natural beauty to damn fine cups of coffee, five reasons a writer should move to Brisbane. - Lit Hub "We want people who love to read, walk through the door and feel, oh here's my tribe.

5 Reasons a Writer Should Move to Brisbane Having grown up in Seattle, I am of the mindset that the best writing requires constant drizzle, evergreens slinging deep shadows for most of the year, and coffee. Aside from the matter of coffee, it didn't make sense that I, novel-in-progress in hand, impulsively moved to Brisbane, the capital of Australia's sunshine state.

Ayelet Tsabari: How Food Connects Us to Home At 35, I learned how to make Yemeni soup. It was winter in Vancouver, dreary and cold, and my naturopathic doctor advised me to eat more soups.

The New Center for Fiction Is Opening in Brooklyn It seemed an impossible fantasy. While specialized organizations exist in the US like the 92nd Street Y in New York or the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, they don't shepherd a wide spectrum of literary genres under one roof, let alone with tealights on tabletops, afternoon espressos, or free programs for 250,000 visitors, as they do in Oslo.

These Conservative Interest Groups Are Writing Laws for US Legislators The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing serious authors to a wide public via new media. They publish 100 new interviews every month and serve a large, worldwide audience.

"You Don't Know Anything." And Other Writing Advice from Toni Morrison I can't think of another writer who is quite so universally beloved as Toni Morrison. Her work is magnificent, her legacy is unimpeachable, and she reveals her brilliance at every opportunity. She also taught for many years at Princeton, and I think it's safe to assume she knows a thing or two about nurturing young minds.

Transforming a Tiny Mexican Town into an Iconic Hollywood Backdrop Whatever criticisms could be leveled at Sam Peckinpah, no one could question his dedication to a film project once it was under way. He labored away at it like a fiend. It became the thing; nothing else much mattered. He was too deep into his alcoholism to give up drinking altogether, but he cut way back.

A Radical Bookstore in Southern Appalachia: Firestorm Books & Coffee Firestorm Books and Coffee is a collectively-owned radical bookstore and community event space in Asheville, North Carolina. Since 2008, Firestorm has supported grassroots movements in southern Appalachia while developing a workplace on the basis of cooperation, empowerment and equity.

What Eight Missing Manuscript Pages Can Tell Us About a 20th-Century Genocide The illuminated manuscript pages dwelled in the modern cabinet in the sterile storage room. A visage emerged from the carpet of gold on one of the parchment sheets. He had been restless ever since the great rupture. He stole a glance upward. Some things had not changed.

Death Is Hard Work Two hours before he died, Abdel Latif al-Salim looked his son Bolbol straight in the eye with as much of his remaining strength as he could muster and repeated his request to be buried in the cemetery of Anabiya.

Why novels and essays are a world apart. I have read novels like, "The Oath" by Frank Peretti, "Breaking Dawn" by Stephanie Meyers, "Angel Knight" by Susan King, and marvelled. On one of these occasions, while i was flipping through the pages of Susan King's Angel Knight, i thought, "I could write a novel too.

How to Make Your Writing Resolutions Stick Beyond January You've read all the craft books on writing you could get your hands on. Maybe you spent good money chasing a college degree or attending writers' conferences. In fact, you've done everything you can think to do, except sit down and write. If you're like a lot of writers, your New Year's resolution was to write more.

How to Tame an Overly Inspired Mind and Finish Projects I'm sitting in a small Vietnamese coffee shop when I notice another foreigner setting up to work. He pulls out a book and grabs a pen. With the gentle ease of a conductor, he begins to mark the pages. Soon he's underlined all the sentences spanning two pages.

3 Lies That Writers Believe Have you ever harbored a secret fear that you're really not that good at it, and maybe you even suck as a writer? Do you look longingly at successful writers like Stephen King, J.K.

Amanda Sthers: Holy Lands A writer of ten novels in French, Holy Lands is the first novel by Amanda Sthers to appear in English, translated by herself.

Book Haul - Midwinter 2019 - Part 1 of 2 Feel free to purchase these books using my Book Depository link to help me make more videos: The Burning:…

Train with Younglings to Sharpen your Craft Last year, I volunteered to run a six-part creative writing course focused on short-story writing for a bunch of home-educated kids in my local community. My then nine year old son, Surya, was one of a group of roughly eight young jedi aged 9-14.

Summer Scares First Annual Reading List Announced Each year, three titles will be chosen in the Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade categories, and for 2019 they are:. Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due. Earthworm Gods by Brian Keene. Rotters by Daniel Kraus. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, edited by April Genevieve Tucholke.

Transgender Children's Books to Remain in Children's Section, Votes Library Board After a challenge from a local parent, the Andover Public Library board of directors voted Wednesday to keep three children's books featuring transgender characters in the children's section. In a 6-to-1 board vote, the board upheld the library's original categorization of the books in the juvenile section.

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Favorite Fictional Couples. 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!

15 Things I Learned in My First Year of Writing I've gleaned insights from other writers, consumed numerous books about the creative process, and learned from experience by writing articles and seeing which ones connect with readers. These are the top lessons I've learned about writing this past year:.

The Benefits Of Digital Marketing For Top App Development Companies When app development companies are looking to increase their level of reach, they must be willing to place themselves in the shoes of their target audience. App development companies that are able to do will always stand apart from the crowd.

The Secret Ingredients of Writing Okay, so brace yourself as I tell you the secret ingredient of writing. What if I tell you that the secret is within you? Yes, that's the truth. There is nothing that the outer world can force you with. It solely depends on some of the traits that you already possess.

The three kinds of emails we can't resist reading All of us are flooded with emails. While a bunch of them are important for your business, your family and you, a good number of them are - simply put - quite useless. Over time, we have learnt to live with emails that aren't relevant.

Grammar Vs. Punctuation: What's the Difference? Grammar refers to the way we put words together in sentences and paragraphs to form meaning. It's the fundamental structure of language, describing what words should go where, and why. One of the most basic grammar rules describes the building blocks of a sentence: every sentence needs a noun and a verb.

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

Reacting To Your Assumptions About Me 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.

Walk the Line As union chapter chair of your school, it's your job to pep them up, remind them why they're out here, say something that will reinvigorate and inspire them. But when you open your mouth, nothing comes out.

World Building & Map Making for the Creative Writer Writers are creative animals. We like to jump right in when we get a new idea without taking proper steps to consider what the new world looks like. One way to get to the typing faster is to create a map. When we visually see what the story location looks like on paper, we can begin to identify what's missing.

College Vlog: Week Without Coffee, Mold Results for my Room, Upper Body Workout, Self Care Night Welcome to another college week in my life vlog. This one's a long one so obviously there's a lot of stuff going on - very busy and productive! I decided…

My Three Day Spiral on Medium After binge-watching six seasons of The Ranch on Netflix this week while nursing an injury, I decided that it was time to take a serious look at how I was spending my time. I was stuck on the couch, and I needed an outlet. Despite the recent Netflix binge, I don't actually watch a lot of TV.

The Writing Advice You Won't Find Anywhere – The Writing Cooperative If you've been writing for quite some time, you know the first two things don't exist for most of the writers. If you're writing because you like to, then you're the one I wrote this post for. The web is full of writing tips. If you search for 'writing tips', you'll see things like:.

The writing contest – The Writing Cooperative A couple of weeks ago, while talking with an old friend of mine from high school, we remembered that time when I entered a writing contest and didn't win because I am so… well, you will see, don't let me spoil the story. After 25 years, it's still a fun story worth telling.

A tip for having better conversations Up for today: a few of the questions I can't stop thinking about. A few weeks ago in the MMD Book Club, we chatted with Kelly Corrigan about her memoir Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say.

What to Read When You're Infatuated I n the first flush of infatuation, reading feels like an impossibility. Your attention is oh-so-scattered. Your soul throbs with nothing but a desire to think about this potential beau. Besides, as a genre, literary fiction presents the opposite of encouragement for your freshly-thrilled heart.

Maryse Meijer Thinks You Should Track Down These Books by Women Wandering into a used bookstore with no particular agenda, just to browse the shelves and piles, is one of the most romantic pastimes in existence. But you know what's more satisfying? Wandering into a used bookstore with an agenda, and succeeding: laying your hands on a copy of the long-out-of-print book you've been trying to track down.

Find Out Your Romance Novel Title With This Handy Chart Unlucky in extremely straight love? Looking for a little nudge to guide you towards the most heteronormative relationship possible, probably with someone who's either royalty, a billionaire, or perhaps some manner of ranch hand? Hoping to give up all possible agency in the name of escapist fantasy?

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

Graphic Novels that are Pretty Enough to Frame Behold these pretty graphic novels that are so beautiful you might want to frame them. But don't forget to read them first!

3 Read-Aloud Websites for Kids These three read-aloud websites are valuable across a range of ages, abilities, and native languages, plus they are fun! This website, a project of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, features actors reading children's books aloud. Turns out, actors are excellent story-sharers.

These Are The Book and Reading Statistics That Show Who Readers Are A collection of book and reading statistics about how much time people spend reading globally, the benefits of books, kids and reading, and more.

10 2019 Bisexual YA Books to Put on Your TBR Right Now Listen up: this 2019 bisexual YA book has a nonbinary bisexual main character and a bisexual guy love interest!! When Ben comes out to their parents as nonbinary, their parents kick them out. Living with their estranged sister, dealing with anxiety, and trying to keep a low profile are a lot to deal with.

How To Write A Book Review: 6 Steps To Take Whether you're a student, a novice blogger, or just someone looking to become a more active user of Goodreads, writing a book review is an important skill to have! Here are six steps for how to write a book review for school and beyond. This is probably the best way to introduce any review because it gives context.

25 Poems About Breaking Up, Grief, and Heartbreak for Readers Who Aren’t Excited About Valentine’s Day This fist clenched round my heart loosens a little, and I gasp brightness; but it tightens again. When have I ever not loved the pain of love? But this has moved. past love to mania. This has the strong clench of the madman, this is gripping the ledge of unreason, before plunging howling into the abyss.

Black and Bookish Creators You Can Support Today and Everyday Black History Month is going strong, and we want to keep it going by celebrating the contributions of black Americans with action and not just re-posting another #BlackHistoryMonth fact.

Should I Use A Bookmark? A Narrative Review I have experimented with several types of bookmark to little or no avail. This lack of availment has led to me to consider: should I even use a bookmark? At one time I became very attached to an independent bookstore bookmark I found in a library book.

Trekking Books Have a Diversity Problem A reader turned to trekking books for tales of adventure and came away with the observation that the genre has a dearth of books by marginalized people.

21 of the Best Fantasy Books With Modern Elements She loves working in appeasement. Thus, she does not understand why her mother moved to a town without ghosts. Rosa hopes that she can find the reason, especially when she befriends a local boy who helps his dad with knight and squire duty. But even an unhaunted place has its share of adventure.

Read Harder: A Cozy Mystery So whether you need a good cozy mystery for the Read Harder Challenge, or you're looking for a good jumping off point to get into them, here are the first books in 10 delightful series to get you started. This is a recent series, and it's so cute!

Book Fetish: Volume 341 Best friends Willa and Flor have every intention of sticking to their girl code-but some rules are meant to be broken in this swoony, contemporary romance about finding yourself and following your heart by New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan.

6th Graders Recreate Iconic Book Covers for Black History Month: Critical Linking, February 14, 2019 Your daily dose of bookish news and links from around the web.

Lit Hub Daily: February 14, 2019 Here, you can be silly and sweeping and hopeful, and no one will judge.” A love letter to lovers of Outlander. - Lit Hub “We actually have to live through these characters and feel t…

Curatorial Curiosities Frank and Gwen take a break from talking about the words on the page and get into the stories of items in NYPL's archives. In this specially curated tour, meet the Mary Poppins doll that made peace between author and illustrator, hear about a woman spymaster during the Civil War, and find out what limp vellum is.

R. B. Jamieson, "Jesus' Death and Heavenly Offering in Hebrews" When and where did Jesus offer himself to God? What role does Jesus’ death play in his high-priestly self-offering in heaven? Answering these questions are crucial for understanding the book of Hebrews rightly. Tune in as R. Jamieson answers those questions, as we talk about his recent book: Jesus’ Death and Heavenly Offering in Hebrews.R.

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One Another 1As fast as a person walks. When you suddenly google your first love, it's in response to the sound of knocking you hear just before you fall asleep and hear even louder the moment you look in the mirror in the morning and catch sight of the deep vertical crease between your eyebrows.

A Love Letter to Lovers of Outlander Outlander fans inhabit a wild, curious planet. They are almost entirely women, passionately worshipping across blogs, podcasts and message boards, in knitting circles and exercise groups, on organized trips to the Scottish countryside, where much of this time-travelling romance series takes place.

Yiyun Li, Trying to Find the Words to Grieve Yiyun Li's spare and haunting new novel, Where Reasons End, follows a mother who continues to communicate with her teenage son after he commits suicide by writing a story about "a world made up by words, and words only.

What Does It Mean to Call an Idea American? I discovered that I wanted to become an intellectual historian at the age of 19. I had the good fortune to land in a course on US intellectual history as an undergraduate, and there I read for the first time, Herbert Croly, Joseph Wood Krutch, Walter Lippmann, and Kate Millet.

Sideshows and Circuses: 6 Novels That Define the Carnival Genre The carnival has always been more of an idea than a place for me. A midway of the mind, of the imagination. A maze to in which to escape inward rather than a destination to run away to. I have no personal experience with the carnival lifestyle, no parents walking the high wire under the big top, no siblings swallowing swords.

Brad Phillips on Trauma, Memory, and the Myth of the Self Brad Phillips is the guest on this week's Otherppl. His new story collection, Essays and Fictions, is available from Tyrant Books. The late Anthony Bourdain calls it: "Searingly honest, brilliant and disturbing.

Notes on My Literary Minimalism My family didn't keep tokens or uphold rituals. We knew we were a family because of what we didn't say. We loved each other, but objects rarely served as reminders. We moved constantly, packing and repacking, discarding because it was easier to travel light.

Why We Hunger for Novels About Food While putting imaginary meals on the page, I have thought a great deal about the central role that food plays in our lives. Food is love. Food is conviviality. Food is politics. Food is religion. Food is history. Food is consolation. Food is fuel. Food identifies us and who we are.

'Captivity' A Poem by Paige Ackerson-Kiely Inside a cage the dog snarls and snaps, even the air is torn.Inside the house the man's voice is a bed turned over by cops.They find nothing but their own anger, some old tissues. They leave the place a mess. You want to investigate silence.It's Tuesday, the sun is a newly opened can of mandarin slices, though it's never hunger that wakes you.

Book Marketing Insanity Authors often don't want to hear what works to sell books. John Kremer, marketing expert, often responds when an author asks, How long should I market my book? with How long do you want book sales? If you want books sales, doing repeatedly what doesn't work is book marketing insanity.

Who Do You Write for Anyway? Everyone who blogs or posts on social media has the capacity to find out how many people read what they write. There are statistics for clicks and claps and likes and links. Most of us check those statistics regularly - and often in a complete state of bafflement.

How to Accept Rejection as a Writer When you set off in any creative pursuit at any time of your life, you'll probably have the fear of some sort of rejection. Whether it's someone telling you they hate your work, a nasty comment, or someone flat out telling you no to a submission. In this case, the creative pursuit isn't broad and we'll focus on writing.

New Writer on Medium? Get These 3 Things into Your Head Right Now If you just got here and are a little lost, or if you've been here a while but feel like you're not really going anywhere, allow me to highlight the basics:. Medium became a part of my daily life in January 2018, but I didn't begin to consistently post until October.

Why you should write any content as a video We are exposed to video since before we can name objects, so we think we know it very well. Moving pictures, action, drama, adventure, comedy… for each genre, we can think dozens of different movies, shows, and plays.

Herman Melville's Passionate, Beautiful, Heartbreaking Love Letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne Your support really matters. You can also become a Spontaneous Supporter with a one-time donation in any amount:. Need to cancel a recurring donation? Go here. $3 / month. $5 / month. $7 / month. $10 / month. $25 / month. Newsletter. Facebook. Twitter.

Second Draft Jitters The secret no one ever told me when I started writing is that sometimes it doesn't feel that good to finish a first draft. I'm not sure everyone feels the way I do, but I'm certain I'm not the only one that's reached the end of writing a short story only to feel let down by how the whole thing turned out.

Read It Out Loud There comes a time, after X years of quietly whittling away at your manuscript… some days, perhaps, feeling like Jack Torrance in The Shining, snowed-in at the Timberline Lodge, the pages piling up, All work and no play…to get out of you slippers, comb your hair, and go out and read your work aloud.

If You're Not a Freelance Writer Now… Are you tired of living with your parents and ignoring emails from FedLoan? Have you been "Working on a podcast" for two years now? When you tell people you're a writer, do your friends occasionally voice the realization that they've never actually read anything you've written?

The Ninja Writer's Guide to Realistic Goals When somebody requests to join the Ninja Writers Facebook group, one of the questions we ask - just out of a sort of curiosity and to filter out the bots, really - is "What are your writing goals?" As one of the main people responsible for letting people in, I get to see the wide variety of answers.

A definitely reasonable book haul - 2019 A definitely reasonable book haul - 2019 So I have a few new books… Books mentioned: The Spy with the Red Baloon by Katherine Locke…

How Books Get Hyped! Today we're talkin all about book hype! what are your thoughts on book hype? let me know in the comments! Book Depository Affiliate:…

Good Blogging Delivers On Its Promise Something got me thinking. On Medium, we are constantly bombarded with titles like How To Be A Professional Writer and 5 Ways to Make $131.16 This Month, but a lot of those pieces are missing the mark. What they tell you is how to do what everyone else does.

Blood Water Paint, ” A Portrait of the Renaissance Artist Who Fought the Patriarchy Last year, I picked up "Blood Water Paint," Joy McCullough's haunting début novel, which is about the Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Gentileschi was an accomplished artist-the first woman accepted to the Florence fine-arts academy-and McCullough's tribute to her is written entirely in free verse.

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Our Precious Paragraphs Are Being Destroyed Our humble, trusting paragraphs, an essential component of quality writing, have been led into dark alleys by content-producing "experts", and found themselves mutilated.

No Time To Write? 3 Ways To Crack That Problem Today To me, it means that there's nothing new in the world, and that whenever somebody comes up with a bright new idea, it's more than likely a variant of something that's been thought up before. But we're not going to let that stop us in the quest to find time to write, no matter what.

4 Steps to Write the Perfect Love Note for Valentine's Day. There's an ideal algorithm for everything… including love letters to the ones who make our hearts go pitter-patter. 'Cause who doesn't want to leave their reader all soft in the chest and teary in the eye?

Cold and Snowy Book Recommendations - #booktubesff In which I recommend a selection of books as icy as my cold dead heart just in time for Valentine's Day! Things mentioned : The Shining by…

Chloe Aridjis's "Sea Monsters" Is a Hypnotic Narrative of Disenchantment Luisa is a seventeen-year-old girl growing up in Mexico City. She wears all black and listens to Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, and Joy Division. In school, she reads Baudelaire. She develops crushes on a series of boys; she persuades one of them, Tomas, to run away with her to the beach town of Zipolite.

Story Grid: How to Use Three-Act Structure to Write a Story Readers Love If you're struggling to write stories your readers will love, you're not alone. Thankfully, there's a tool you can use to write stories that actually work: three-act structure. Every story begins as an idea. The work of a writer is to take that idea, in all its complexity, and translate it into a story.

How Many Orgasms are Allowed per Page? Cecelia - my travel buddy turned theater pal turned accountability partner - is not a writer. She's a high school biology teacher who, while visiting Notre-Dame de Paris, asked me if there was a Quasimodo photo booth; she'd promised a pic to her niece.

Write Now with Danny Forest I am currently a nomad, living in different countries every 3-4 months. At the time of writing this, I live in Colombia. Technically, I'm a software engineer by profession. In the past year however, I've done the following professionally: Video Game Producer / Developer/Designer, Photographer, and Writer.

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for February 13th, 2019 The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

Giveaway: THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS by Ross Gay With enthusiasm and thoughtfulness, these essays record the small joys that occurred in one tumultuous year, the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. He finds wonder in the mundane, celebrates beauty in the natural world, and takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities in his life, including living in America as a black man.

January Wrap-Up - 2019 Started 2019 off strong with a ton of amazing new reads! Here are some mini reviews for the books I read in January.

How I Make A Video A little look into how I make a video, specifically how I make my anticipated releases videos! Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

12 great books that celebrate the power of female friendship In the wise words of Leslie Knope, Valentine's Day is about celebrating romance-but Galentine's Day is about celebrating lady friends. Today we're doing just that with these twelve books that celebrate female friendship. I chose titles from a variety of genres, but the common theme is they show the power of strong female friendships.

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

COVER REVEAL: The Humiliations of Pipi McGee by Beth Vrabel When I'm coming up with a new idea, I spend a lot of time thinking about do-overs. If I could go back to some of the trickiest, scariest, loneliest times in my life, what would I do differently? If I knew then what I do today, how would I have handled those moments where I felt small, overwhelmed, or unprepared.

Garth Greenwell Recommends "Sea Monsters" by Chloe Aridjis When we first meet Luisa, the narrator of Chloe Aridjis's strange and very beautiful new novel, she's roaming "aimlessly, purposefully, and in search of digressions." That seeming paradox - aimlessly, purposefully - is a fitting description of the novel's movement, too, which is dreamlike and sly and urgent.

7 Novels about Love Triangles I t's ubiquitous, this love thing. It's the fundamental emotion writers employ to illuminate our human condition. But here's the deal, love is otiose without conflict, In fact, love can only be defined by it. Without conflict, love is reduced to a passive state of being.

Hanif Abdurraqib Knows the World Is on Fire, but Music Can Still Offer Us a Way Out I 've spent most of my days lately oscillating between rage and abject terror. So when midnight turned one year to the next last month, I couldn't help but feel grateful that we'd finally made it. Where exactly, I wasn't sure. But I had been sure that there was a finish line that if only we could cross we'd reach the year we could breathe again.

5 Historical Fiction Books Set in Latin America Some are haunting, lush, and epic in scope, some are a real punch in the feels; all are works that left a mark on me. Now it's your turn to be marked. Go. I was hooked on this book from the very beginning but read it slowly, savoring each chapter of this multi-generational family saga over the span of several weeks.

12 Historical Fiction Books in Translation Check out these 12 must-read historical fiction books in translation. The Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite novels of all time. Set in Barcelona in 1945 in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, this novel follows the story of Daniel, a bookseller's son who is mourning the death of his mother.

8 Historical Horror Novels You'll Want to Shove in the Freezer Here are some seriously creepy historical horror novels to send old-fashioned chills up your spine and make you extremely grateful that you live in the age of electricity.

8 Must-Read Diverse YA Historical Novels And that's the magic of historical fiction-it give us the chance to explore periods of history not often covered in history books, and from perspectives that have been deemed unimportant by the white patriarchy.

5 Historical Novels By Southeast Asian Writers About Southeast Asia These historical fiction books about Southeast Asia by Southeast Asian authors will take you into the history of the region, and its myriad lives.

8 Great Novels Set During the American Civil War Era Why not start with a fantastic novel set during the American Civil War era? Here are eight of them that I highly recommend. I learned more about American history from reading this novel than I ever did from school. Set in Virginia, it's about a former slave who became a farmer and slave owner, and what happens to his estate when he dies.

7 Historical Mysteries Set Around The World So here are seven historical mysteries set around the world. Frannie Langton is on trial for the murder of her boss and his wife, and in the hopes of saving herself she must tell the story of what actually happened.

8 Amazing Historical Fiction Books with Lesbian and Bisexual Women Okparanta's debut novel is just so unbelievably beautifully written. Set in Nigeria and inspired by its folktales and by its civil war, Under the Udala Trees follows the journey of Ijeoma as she comes of age along with her country. As she struggles with identity and selfhood, so does the nation.

Sympathetic Royals in Children’s Fiction: The Democracy of Perspective in Carolyn Meyer’s Books Looking at Carolyn Meyer's ROYAL DIARIES and YOUNG ROYALS series, a reader considers the empathetic portrayal of royalty in children's historical fiction.

9 Historical Fiction Books About Artists These evocative books help to bring these enormous personalities and their artworks to life. Some are told from the viewpoint of the artists; others by those near them. Most are fine artists, while some are performers and designers. Most are prose, though there are some poetry and graphic novels included in the list to give it some variety.

3 on a YA Theme: Enemies to Lovers in YA Whether you love Valentine's Day or hate Valentine's Day, these three enemies to lovers YA books will make your day a little brighter!

Lit Hub Daily: February 13, 2019 "There is a way of telling the history of Western poetry and its evolutions over a millennium that begins with sheep." A dispatch from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. - Lit Hub How to teach English with a music video: on Kate Bush's radical interpretation of Wuthering Heights.

Over 80% Of The Most Popular Novels Are Written By Men: Critical Linking, February 13, 2019 What do The Great Gatsby, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Of Mice and Men, and The Lord of the Rings all have in common? Sure, they're among America's most popular fiction books, but they also happen to be written by men. Over 80 percent of the 100 most popular novels were written by male authors, according to an interactive infographic created by Wordery.

We're Celebrating Historical Fiction Day! We're celebrating historical fiction with a full day of content highlighting books set in the past, with stories of royalty, significant events, and more!

Omakase - Weike Wang - Literary Roadhouse Ep 151 Discussion Notes: Omakase This week's story: Omakase by Weike Wang Next week's story: Us and Them by David Sedaris Rated: Clean This week we welcomed Alli Hoff Kosik as a guest to discuss "Omakase" by Weike Wang. She is a full-time freelance writer.

Did Capital Punishment Create Morality? The story that Richard Wrangham tells in his new book, "The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution," isn't quite definitive-it is still a work in progress-but it's very impressive.

High Lonesome: A Dispatch from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering I've heard Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" twice already since I landed in Elko, and I think I might be hearing it again in the Star Hotel. This place and its restaurant opened in 1910 to cater to a northern Nevada Basque immigrant clientele who shepherded here.

Kristen Arnett: We Need to Talk About Library Junk Recently one of my library employees was doing a little spring-cleaning behind the circulation desk and unearthed a wealth of items so antique I wondered if we'd amassed them during the Stone Age. Libraries love to hoard things! I mean, I get it.

On Kate Bush's Radical Interpretation of Wuthering Heights The first few seconds of the video are usually enough to stun the classroom into silence. Some students will shift uncomfortably in their seats. Some may be counting the minutes until this digression ends. Some will laugh. One or two may be transfixed.

What Will Social Networks Look Like After the Internet? In Oakland, we saw the new year burst open with reminders of the power of storytelling. At the Oscar Grant memorial event at Fruitvale Bart station, in the clear blue of January, Grant's relatives urged people to share stories of injustice and people's work to transform their communities.

11 Literary Pick Up Lines for the Chronically Dateless First things first: pick up lines don't work. The only way they might work is if they're funny enough that they make the person laugh, and then you also have to be attractive enough that it didn't really matter what you said anyway. Sorry, but this is the truth.

Notes on an Italian Getaway in Australia This story was written in a notebook received as a gift in Mantua, with a ballpoint pen pilfered in Melbourne, under the eyes of eight Australian retirees, in the presence of a double for Bill Clinton, while surrounded by emus, eagles, and kangaroos. Here I should be specific, because you see a great many kangaroos aboard the Indian Pacific.

Ross Gay: In Praise of the Poetry Reading It might be a kind of self-aggrandizement to say so, but I love poetry readings. I love going to them. I think I probably love them, most often, more than I love poetry books. I'm pretty sure this is true.

Territory of Light During the night, there had been a sound of water on the other side of the wall. In my sleep I was looking out from the fourth-floor bedroom at nearby buildings bathed in rain, gleaming with neon and streetlamp colors. It was a light, tenuous sound. I couldn't say at what hour of the night it had started.

Soraya Chemaly: Reclaiming Women's Anger is Part of the Solution Reading Women is a weekly podcast where women discuss books by or about women. Each month features two episodes on the same theme-one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth-and two author interviews with talented women writers.

Interview with Soraya Chemaly Autumn and Kendra talk with Soraya Chemaly about her new book Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger. A full version of the show notes for this episode can be found over on our website.Many thanks to our sponsor for this week’s episode, The Great Courses Plus!

Subjects of Interest In 2017, we hosted novelists Kamila Shamsie and Hirsh Sawhney, both writers who released new novels about South Asian families fractured in the diaspora.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore : Sketchtasy "Sycamore paints an unsparing and unsentimental portrait of survival in a homophobic era, and her writing is beyond beautiful. Sketchtasy is a powerful firecracker of a novel; it's not just one of the best books of the year, it's an instant classic of queer literature.”—Michael Schaub, NPR Books.

Watch the New Tolkien Biopic Trailer The first trailer for the new J.R.R. Tolkien biopic is out and ready for your elf eyes to see. Hitting theatres on May 10th, 2019, Tolkien stars Nicholas Hoult as the professor, philologist, and author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings himself, alongside a cast including Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Genevieve O'Reilly, and Derek Jacobi.

Salvation by Words: Iris Murdoch on Language as a Vehicle of Truth and Art as a Force of Resistance to Tyranny "To create today is to create dangerously," Albert Camus wrote in the late 1950s as he contemplated the role of the artist as a voice of resistance. "In our age," W.H.

Why I Dropped my Sorority as a Senior + My Greek Life Experience Hey guys, today I'm talking about my experience with greek life and why I decided to leave / drop my sorority as a senior. I was in my sorority for 3.5 years,…

A Good Read: Lucy Porter and Frank Cottrell-Boyce talk favourite books Comedian Lucy Porter and writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books. Lucy Porter's voice will be well-known to Radio 4 listeners as a regular on the News Quiz, the Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth.

Create Your Book Video Trailer Book trailers are becoming increasingly popular in book promotion. One of the main reasons for this is that video ads tend to result in better engagement and click-through rates on social media. Book video trailers can also look impressive on your website and contribute to a favorable perception of your author brand.

Giveaway: Win KDP Rocket's New Version and Boost Your Book Sales When you're done, share your writing practice in the comments. Don't forget to leave feedback for your fellow writers! Building an Author Website. For Teachers. Short Stories. Characterization. Grammar. Interviewing.

Too Much, Too Little, Too Late: Executing Your First Self-Published Book If self-publishing was easy, everyone would be a published author. Self-publishing my first book taught me that writing is a tough gig. The ins and outs of writing, publishing and marketing are new to most authors. The work surrounding writing, editing, cover design, formatting and publishing a book is an endless loop until the book is for sale.

Reviewer Indieview with Cody Sexton of A Thin Slice of Anxiety Reviewer Indieview with Cody Sexton of A Thin Slice of Anxiety.

The most disturbing books we've ever read, with Alice Clark-Platts - podcast On this week's show, thriller fan Alison talks to Alice Clark-Platts about her terrifying novel The Flower Girls - and we share the books we found too unsettling to finish.

Dan Mallory Is the Oldest Story in Publishing This past week has felt like a rough century in book publishing, especially if you're a woman of color in this traditionally white and monied industry. In many ways, it's still a nineteenth-century business, with an overall culture and compensation structure that reflect another era.

Kristen Roupenian, Javier Cercas, Quakers in fiction Kristen Roupenian on her new short story collection.

Finally, a Novel Centered on a Black Woman Spy The spy fiction canon has long been dominated by the same types of agents: suave and debonair with perfect aim. Oh, and they were nearly always straight white men. From James Bond to John le Carré's characters, time and time again readers have read similar stories.

7 Dessert-Heavy Books That Will Activate Your Sweet Tooth M y debut novel, Willa and Hesper, focuses on the two titular characters as they fall in love, break up, and find themselves on parallel journeys of self-discovery.

What About The Girls By Anne Ursu The first thing I wrote for The Lost Girl, back in 2015, was a scene about an identical twin named Iris who, when she was little, had had nightmares about the Pied Piper. Her father told her the fable as a bedtime story, thinking of it, as everyone does, as a fable about people who cheated someone out of payment.

Reading Pathways: Sarah Vowell Sarah Vowell, known for her voice acting in THE INCREDIBLES, has written a slew of humorous historical narratives. Here's a guide for getting into her work.

The Sexiest Books We've Ever Read Anything I have to say here won't do it justice, so I suggest you just get reading. -Abby Hargreaves. Sexy is relative, so this could change in my mind day by day, but Taking The Lead is definitely high in my list of sexy sexy writing.

Cliche Reviews For When You Didn't Read the Book We've got you covered with these canned cliche reviews perfect for feigning expertise on any title.

7 Unique Book Group Ideas You'd Actually Show Up For If given my druthers, I'd spend my livelong days reading nothing but bizarro horror. I do not want my entire brain to melt before I am at least 40. This means that I need to actually show up for a book group on time and having read the material. Here are seven unique book group ideas I'd actually show up for.

2019 LGBTQ Comics and Graphic Novels Whether you're looking for a girl falling in love with a mermaid, an illustrated guide to queer and trans identities, or an action-packed adventure, these 2019 LGBTQ comics and graphic novels have got you covered. Ari is ready to quit his job at the family bakery and move on with his band to try and make it in the big city.

14 Books about Gangsters for the St. Valentine's Day Massacre In this book of gonzo journalism, Thomson-somewhat like Talese-involves himself in the plot itself. The motorcycle gang of the 1960s and '70s is a different sort of gang than those that we have seen so far, but nonetheless, they live by a strict moral code outside of the law.

Librarians and Their Memorable Patron Interactions A public librarian details some of the wildest patron interactions he has had. From violent patrons to strange ones, this librarian has seen it all.

The Voices that Bring Books to Life: My Favorite Audiobook Narrators They can make an okay book better. But the real magic happens when you have an amazing narrator reading an incredible book. Here are, in my opinion, some of the best narrators in the business. Most of the books I listen to are Young Adult or nonfiction, so my list skews heavily toward those.

For Kids: 20 Fantasy Books To Read After Harry Potter Without further preamble, here is my list of suggested fantasy books for kids who are growing up with the books right now, but aren't quite ready for the death and fascism of the later books. I've split the list into books that will appeal strongly to younger kids, and ones that will appeal to older kids and grownups.

Read Harder: A Book By or About Someone That Identifies as Neurodiverse Looking for books by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse for the 2019 Read Harder Challenge? Check out these wonderful titles.

11 Books With Forbidden Love We see people die and families fall. And yet we keep reading. Here are my recommendations of books about forbidden love:. Both Holes and Small Steps tackle the issue of race and class when it comes to love. They deal with two boys incarcerated at the same prison camp, who come out different.

QUIZ: Which Literary Magician Are You? You've got the magic in you! But what kind? Take our quiz to find out which literary magician you are! So what literary magician did you get? Have you read their book? If you haven't, it just might be your new favorite book! Check out these other quizzes from Book Riot:.

WSIRN Ep 171: A podcaster, a barrister, and a joiner walk into a bookstore Today we have a one of a kind episode for you: during my trip to Scotland's national book town back in December, I sat down with Ruth Andersen, a brand-new bookseller in Wigtown. We met Ruth when she came into The Open Book to say hello, and also to tell us that our Voltaire joke on the signboard was truly terrible.

Lit Hub Daily: February 12, 2019 From Spring Snow to Also Sprach Zarathustra: the books that mattered most to David Bowie, bibliophile. - Lit Hub Ten specialty bookstores that are definitely worth a visit. - Lit Hub "To wander through the catacombs is to feel yourself inside of a mystery novel." Beneath the streets of Paris, in search of the cataphiles.

Have You Seen CAPTAIN MARVEL'S Awesome Retro '90s Website? Critical Linking, February 12, 2019 Ahead of the film's release on March 8, Disney and Marvel have launched a delightfully retro website that looks like it's straight out of Captain Marvel's mid-'90s setting.

Rutting Season: Stories "Animals" We killed the porcupines because they were sneaking into the barn at night and chewing on the floor beams. My father walked right up to them and shot them through their little eyes.

Understanding Audiobook Production: An Interview with Rich Miller And that doesn't even graze the issue of fair payment. Had I done more research in my earlier audiobook days, I'd have learned that other production companies, such as ListenUp Audiobooks, charge $450 per finished hour. This in turn would have helped me not balk at the $250/PFH minimum requested by many ACX producers in the Facebook group.

The Books That Mattered Most to David Bowie, Bibliophile David Bowie once recounted a story from the filming of The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1975. Relocating from Los Angeles to New Mexico for the shoot, he brought hundreds upon hundreds of books with him, a "traveling library" that he ported in cases large enough to hold an amplifier.

10 Specialty Bookstores That Are Definitely Worth a Visit Here at Literary Hub, we love a good bookstore. Maybe you do too. But maybe you also love something else, like cooking, or cars, or the wine-dark sea. In this case, what you really need is a specialty bookstore, one dedicated to books about a specific topic, pursuit or idea.

Beneath the Streets of Paris, in Search of the Cataphiles The first person to photograph the underground of Paris was a gallant and theatrical man with a blaze of red hair, known as Nadar. Once described by Charles Baudelaire as "the most amazing example of vitality," Nadar was among the most visible and electric personalities in mid 19th-century Paris.

The Challenges of Writing for White People When I was a child, I thought there were no white people in Los Angeles. There's a story I sometimes tell to demonstrate how thoroughly my perspective was distorted by de facto segregation. It's from a day when I was not yet ten years old and a big yellow bus delivered me and a bunch of my classmates to the zoo on a field trip.

The Challenge of Book-Tour Travel as a Non-Binary Author About a year ago, at a dinner for a group of writers who'd received a fellowship, a man, an advisor to the program, happened to sit near me. He asked what else I'd be writing about after I published my forthcoming first book, the story of my late uncle's life.

Why I Was Finally Able to Write About My Husband I've written about my parents, my sister and brother, aunts and uncles and cousins, my son and daughter. But I never felt I had the right to write about my husband. Shouldn't that most personal and private relationship remain personal and private? Of course, I tell funny little stories about us to friends.

Chloe Aridjis, Jen Beagin, and More Take the Lit Hub Questionnaire The Lit Hub Author Questionnaire is a monthly interview featuring seven questions for five authors with new books. This month we talk to:. Chloe Aridjis. Jen Beagin. Boris Fishman. Lindsay Stern. Lauren Wilkinson. Without summarizing it in any way, what would you say your book is about?

From C.D. Wright's Final BookCasting Deep Shade Home in Illinois, Lincoln liked to read under a beech. Lincoln liked to read period. For all we know he may have liked to look at dirty flip books under the ample canopy of a solitary beech.

Who Wrote it Better? Don't you just hate it when you see the perfectly good idea you have reflected in another person's article / story/post! Honestly, it's a great way to have your ego bruised as a writer or a blogger. Perhaps you know the feeling of scrolling through medium to find the perfectly good idea you had reflected in another person's work.

Is there a writing app that will suit all the writers? Searching for a universal writing application is probably akin to searching for a universal writing style. So right off, the answer to the question in the title is negative. But then, is there one out there that would have a broad appeal and, as in that Rolling Stones classic, bring "Satisfaction" to as many writers as is possible.

How to write when you don't feel like writing Choosing your words carefully. Showing your reader more of yourself than you're comfortable with. But going for it anyway, because you have something to share. Someone to help.

Anatomy of Deception and Self-Delusion: Walter Lippmann on Public Opinion, Our Slippery Grasp of Truth, and the Discipline of Apprehending Reality Cle "Truth always rests with the minority… because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion," Kierkegaard wrote in his journal in the middle of the nineteenth century as he tussled with the eternal question of why we conform.

What to Do While You Wait to Get Published What's taking them so long? Why haven't they recognised my genius yet??? That's it, I'm going to cancel my submission and just publish it myself! Their loss… There are far more productive things you could be doing with your time while you wait to get published.

Should We Edit Our Articles After They've Already Been Published? Lately, I've been finding myself going back and making slight changes here and there to past articles I've written. It's only once in a while and it's only very minor edits. Most users likely wouldn't even notice. I often write about my full-time job, but I don't think I've ever really gone into full detail about what I actually do.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi - Review I find myself, once again, at odds with the broader literary community. It's exhausting, isn't it? You must be saying to yourself: "Why do I even bother to read this book blog, when all the writer ever does is muse about her inability to agree with most readers about whether or not a book is good?

The Virtues Of Handwriting For me, it's almost every day. It is part of my morning ritual. But for many people, handwriting has been forgotten and put on the shelf as computers allowed us to write an unlimited amount of words in a very short period of time. What not to like about it?

3 Reasons Novel Writers Should Write & Submit Poetry I had an idea in my head that poets are snobby and pretentious. I felt my time was better spent elsewhere. Most importantly, as a writer, if I was going to have any chance at getting my work published, it would have to be a novel. Novel-writing was my vocation of choice.

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

Three Things That Make Me Crazy - How To Avoid These Mistakes And for every grammatical rule, there is some great writer who's broken it - and probably broken all of them. Once you're great, you can, too. Everyone will think you're terribly avant-garde. In the meantime, grammar is important. Sorry. Not sorry.

Side Gigs for Writers and How I Doubled My Income Last Year When I finished graduate school in December 2016, I told myself that I was going to sit down and write my way out of my parent's house. I barely made $15k that year. Come the end of 2018, I made around $31k.

Here's My Exact Guide To Starting Your Proposal With the start of Spring semester in full swing, the most common question I get asked at the writing studio is… "What should I do before I start my research and write my proposal?". I read/consult on about 13-20 theses / dissertations a week throughout the semester and my advice are always the same.

How to Double your WPM in 15 Minutes Writing faster, or with fewer errors is something a lot of us desire. But not a lot of us have the desire to spend time on boring writing programs trying to increase this speed and efficiency. I certainly don't. I'd find it really boring and mundane and most likely give up on the task before I would notice any benefits.

Reorganizing My Bookshelf - Reader Vlog Books mentioned: ERAGON by Christopher Paolini THE FORK, THE WITCH, and THE WORM by Christopher Paolini Book Depository Affiliate:…

How To Turn That Half-Written Manuscript Into A Finished Book You start writing your book with the best of intentions. And then momentum fades. You decide to take a break. Then your book sits there on your computer's hard drive gathering dust. You know you should finish it, but in your gut, you're just wondering if you should start another book.

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

The New Yorker Recommends: “The Barcelona Legacy, ” a History of Soccer’s Soul and Success Anakwa Dwamena reviews the soccer historian Jonathan Wilson’s book “The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight for Football's Soul.”.

Get On With It. Your Life Will Never Be Perfect. Publish That Book Now! I was afraid I would never publish a book. I wanted to write as a teenager, but I was busy making bad decisions. I wanted writing to be my college major, but I needed to make a living, so I chose Engineering. I wanted to write while I was working, but I had a family.

How I Made $150 My First Month on Medium Medium offers several pearls of wisdom throughout these pages for emerging writers looking to get off to a great start, which is practically half the battle. The very first article I published didn't even get distributed by curators and was, as a result, seen by precisely no one.

Publication Hunt - Glory or Despair What do you want from getting published? Yes, it's readers. Readers are the reason we are writers. If we are right hands, readers are the left hand. When they run into each other, it is a clap. And you can see that you cannot clap to yourself in Medium.

A Guide to Collective Intelligence Writing Collective intelligence occurs when an intelligent system has more than one part. With writing, we're interested in the case where those parts are people. An example: two engineers are working on a problem. When they come up with a solution together, through their shared interaction and conversation, that's collective intelligence.

I Wrote My First Book in 2 Weeks In the winter of 2015, I was a junior computer science major in college on my month-long winter break. I was fresh off my summer internship at IBM Watson as one of about 80 interns across the country that summer in the young program. I worked with Java that summer to build a ML search framework alongside a PhD.

How I Consistently Write 2 Articles a Day I started off writing on Medium by writing every day. I thought about this as soon as my friend told me to start a blog. I jumped into it pretty quick and I haven't missed a day since. It's probably one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've fallen in love with writing and love having it daily as my hobby.

6 Steps to Write a Better CV I'm putting this right in here before anything else because it's so important. Here are 3 critical intersections where numbers can make or break your CV:. To read or not to read. Recruiters skim through your CV before they decide whether to actually read it or not.

15 Reasons Writing is More Exhausting than Teaching Kindergarten I was ten years old when I got my first paid job. I organized the neighborhood kids on my street to come over to bake and decorate salt dough ornaments. The parents were more than happy to pay me a few bucks to keep their kids occupied for several hours while leaving the mess at my house.

Contemporary-a-thon Tbr Sorry sorry sorry for having this up literally the day the readathon begins lol MORE INFO DOWN BELOW Appreciate the content I make? Buy me a coffee:…

2 things you love, 1 thing you treasure, and 1 thing you'll never forget. Readers, I'm just back from a quick trip to Memphis and Oxford, Mississippi. I'd always wanted to see Oxford for myself, but debated whether or not to take the time to pop down while I was nearby. As I hemmed and hawed about it, I thought frequently about this reader-inspired post, which first ran four years ago.

Creating a Strong Story by Rebecca Monterusso - Certified Story Grid Editor I'm thrilled to host Rebecca Montrusso, a Story Grid certified developmental editor, as a guest. Rebecca is sharing her expertise on how you can become your own story editor. by Rebecca Monterusso. I am a developmental editor. Meaning, I help people learn to tell their stories better by focusing on the fundamentals.

King of Scars - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo… LIPSTICK: Lime Crime Velveteen in Salem Interested in buying any of these…

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The Past is Over, Write in the Now and for the Now I know I cannot be the judge of my own writing but seriously, I wrote some great blog posts with the insights that taught me something. Those pieces stay in the dark. It doesn't seem to get in front of many eye balls even if I publish it in various publications.

Ayesha Harruna Attah Reimagines the Fate of Her Enslaved Ancestor in "The Hundred Wells of Salaga" Ayesha Harruna Attah's great-great grandmother is the force behind The Hundred Wells of Salaga, her third novel published by The Other Press. Her enslaved ancestor ended up in Salaga, a town on the southern edge of the Sahel in what is now northern Ghana.

And You Thought Your Last Breakup Was Bad When the power couple broke up, they squabbled over who would get to keep which powers. He wanted invisibility; his lawyer made a good case that he'd been invisible for much of the marriage. She wanted superhuman strength, since it's what she'd been using to endure the last five years.

The Center for Fiction's New Home Reflects a Change in How We Read I t isn't hyperbole to say the Center for Fiction is a New York City institution. Opened on Pearl Street in 1820 as the Mercantile Library, it was a space where merchant clerks could not only borrow and read books but gather and discuss them with their peers.

4 ways to get high-paying writing work - don't self-publish. I write full-time for a living - a luxury I enjoy because I'm just as much of a business person as I am a writer. While I learned The Elements of Style, I also learned Million Dollar Consulting. My business acumen said don't listen to the "pros" selling overnight self-publishing success.

I'm Hosting My First Ever Readathon Women in Fantasy PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

The Long and Villainous Life of Starro He was, in fact, the first villain to face the original Justice League of America, and popped up periodically thereafter in various books, including Aquaman, The Justice League, and Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew, always bringing our heroes, and our world, to the brink of disaster.

THE STUBBORN ARCHIVIST is Proof #OwnVoices is Necessary Her story uncovers differences and similarities between English culture and Brazilian culture, at a time where discussions of multiculturalism are sorely needed to combat anti-immigrant discourse in the United Kingdom.

21 Great Essay Collections from 2019 to Add to Your TBR Check out this list of 21 great 2019 essay collections, including essays that are lyrical, political, humorous, literary, and more.

My Problem with LOLITA A reader learns something new about her limits after finally conquering Vladimir Nabokov's controversial classic, LOLITA.

2019 Sapphic Books To Add To Your TBR Witness the golden year of queer books ahead! Here's a list of many 2019 sapphic books that one reader bookmarked this year.

What That Worrying New Screen Time Study Means for Parents Who Just Want to Read I would go outside, plop myself in a camping chair, and let my toddler roam the yard while I sank into Half of a Yellow Sun and Truly Devious and The Poet X. He explored the birch trees and the fireweed, and I read my books in relative peace. And then winter wrapped Alaska in a tight, glittering hug.

50 States of YA: Young Adult Books Set In Each U.S. State Has a different feel to it, and there's nothing like getting that flavor when reading. Let's take a trip together across the 50 states of YA.

How to Find Free Books and Comics When You're On a Budget Here's a list of ways to enjoy books and comics for free when things are financially tight. Where else can a list like this begin? Get thee to a library my friends. It's free to join and free to use!

Why It's Okay to Fail Your Reading Challenge Reading challenges are everywhere, but you might not complete them. Here are a few reasons why it's okay to fail your reading challenge.

7 Authors to Follow on Goodreads for Diverse Romance Recs Know of any other great authors to follow on Goodreads? Drop 'em in the comments-there's no such thing as too many book recommendations!

23 of the Best Female Villains Muah ha ha - here are 23 of the best female villains recommended by Riot readers!

Giveaway: HEALING HEARTS by Sarah M. Eden So he sends away for a mail-order bride with nursing experience. But when Miriam arrives in Savage Wells ready to work, she finds herself as the bride at an unexpected wedding. She refuses to marry Gideon, and embarrassed by the misunderstanding, the good doctor offers her a job, and romance begins to blossom.

5 Simple Secrets to Successfully Publishing a Book These are the five boiled down simple secrets to success in publishing a book that I have gleaned from trolling writer's advice articles for the past two years. Hope it helps. Use words of some kind to say something ideally, but not necessarily, coherent.

Lit Hub Daily: February 11, 2019 "Sense and Sensibility deals with how individuals make meaningful lives in a world that is often deeply unfair." Devoney Looser wonders what Jane Austen would choose in the end, sense or sensibility. - Lit Hub "It's easy to get too gummily sentimental about siblings.

University Announces "Decolonized" English Course: Critical Linking, February 11, 2019 Awesome daily round-up of bookish news and links!

Graphic Novels are Books, Too! by Stacey DeCotis Oh if I could count the times I've heard adults say that graphic novels are "too easy" or "not challenging enough" or "they don't count as books"… My 5th grade students this year are devouring graphic novels! Until I started reading them last year, I never understood why.

Ep 264: Winter of Wayback, 1995 We're halfway through the 90s, and this week we're reading a book that feels very much like a time capsule of the era: Douglas Coupland's Microserfs, his follow-up to Generation X, the novel that introduced that term into the world.

The Myth of Plan First and Write Later Just as you do not have to choose between cats and dogs or tea and coffee, you don't have to choose between planning and "simply writing." Do both, at different times, all the way through the novel writing process.

Critique: How to Use Paragraph Breaks to Guide the Reader's Experience Writers must use paragraph breaks to direct a reader's experience of the story's action and pacing. Here are three guiding principles to keep in mind.

Leïla Slimani on Living with Unbearable Secrets Deborah Treisman speaks with Leïla Slimani about “The Confession, ” her short story from the February 18 and 25, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

The Confession” She did not try to run away. And, now that I think about it, where could she have gone? How could she have escaped from Achour, in the middle of those empty fields, half an hour's walk from the nearest house? I said nothing. I did not try to dissuade him.

Deaf Republic” TOWNSPEOPLE OF VASENKA-the chorus, "we" who tell the story, and on balconies, the wind fondles laundry lines. ALFONSO BARABINSKI-puppeteer, Sonya's newlywed husband. SONYA BARABINSKI-Vasenka's best puppeteer, Alfonso's newlywed wife, and pregnant. CHILD-inside Sonya, seahorse-size, sleeping, and later, Anushka.

I Saw a House, a Field Branches and branches scraping is winter. And after midnight, near morning when I stepped out, the moon by half, was it deer I saw? A little one and maybe its mother. Or they were smaller than deer. Or larger. Oh but they were strange, stopped across the snow like that.

American Spy When my sister Helene was thirteen she was obsessed with spies, and read as much as she could about them. For an outsider, it might've seemed like her preoccupation was unusual, that it was surprising for a black girl from Queens to know so much and have such strong feelings about Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

The Death of a Symbol: How Western Writers Exploit the Tiger Tigers live secret lives, tucked away in forests and mountains, and avoid contact with humans at all costs. They hide when they need to, engage when they need to. They require large swaths of land to call their own, and they mark their territory by scratching trees with their claws, writing their names.

Sense or Sensibility… What if Jane Austen Had to Choose? How do you know if you will love Sense and Sensibility? What if it doesn't happen to you? First-time readers of Austen's fiction, knowing its reputation for literary greatness, may approach this novel with Marianne-like expectations.

Marriage Isn't the Only Plot for Love I was about a week into being engaged-not yet reflecting on my qualms over our culture's tendency to reward marriage over other kinds of commitment-when I started reading Briallen Hopper's Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions.

Can You Fail at Sisterhood? Me and my sister had our own language as children. I was an inventor of language-of elaborate code in my childhood diaries, rune-like and incomprehensible, and of big words, as many as you could fit into a sentence. But this language, it was between us.

On the Intoxicating Alchemy of Pottery There is a legend most potters encounter sooner or later: in the dim and distant past, Emperor Xuanzong ruled China and although he was certain emperors were all-powerful, he thought it wise to offer the Sun God gifts of red-glazed porcelain ware.

Maris Kreizman on Working with Her Literary Heroes I'm Will Schwalbe, and you're listening to But That's Another Story. My first job in publishing was with a company called William Morrow, a venerable house launched in 1926 and named after its founder who had died in 1931. I was a floating temp and every lunch break, I was assigned to fill in for the telephone switchboard operator.

Johannes Lichtman: 'I Didn't Want to Glamorize Addiction' Johannes Lichtman's debut novel, Such Good Work, begins as the sweet, sad story of a writing teacher named Jonas struggling to break his drug addiction. The opening chapters, narrated in first-person, are wonderful in their own right, full of close attention to the texture of everyday life, everyday pain, and everyday satisfaction.

31 Books in 30 Days: David Varno on Lacy M. Johnson In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members review the thirty-one finalists. Today, NBCC board member David Varno offers an appreciation of criticism finalist Lacy M.

Books I'll Read in 2019 So, Lovecraft or Against the Day? The books mentioned in this video, in alphabetical order. Bolano - 2666 Chabon - Summerland, The Final Solution,…

READING VLOG: Cozy Weekend and 700+ Pages Read! The last 7 minutes of my previous upload of this vlog mysteriously disappeared! Check out this re-upload for that lost footage I am a book depository affiliate and…

Reading 5 Star Reviews for the Worst Book I've Ever Read Today I'm reading / reacting to 5 star reviews for my least favorite book of all time: Left Drowning by Jessica Park as a sort of part 2 to the video I put up about a…

February Tbr + Blackathon - 2019 I am reading exclusively books by black authors in February, which just so happened to work out perfectly for some of the challenges of Blackathon - a month…

January Wrap Up - 2019 At long last, it is time for me to talk about the books I chose to read back at the beginning of January. I had…. Feelings. Hope you're ready for rants. Appreciate…

Episode 438 - The Canal Episode 438 - The Canal We're kicking off Creature Feature February with vampire tale The Canal by Everil Worrell! Special thanks to our excellent reader Kari Goetz! PLEASE don't read versions of this story online, because they've all been man-edited by absolute D-BAG August Derleth.

Queen Of Air And Darkness Liveshow. Today we are discussing Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare! Check out the co-hosts: Valerie: ig: @rave_lei gr:…

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! ️ I spent three days at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with two of my best BookTube friends, Hailey from Hailey in Bookland and Zoë from readbyzoë! I hope…

A Magical Week with BOOKMARKED - Harry Potter World & King of Scars Signing 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.

Answering Your Assumptions About Me In which I answer some of your assumptions about me! LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The Book…

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

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 17: Making Friends Online Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

My Friends Spoiled Me This Month L Book Haul. Shout out to my lovely friends who were so kind to me this month :) Thank you to Harper Collins for sponsoring this video. - books mentioned - Stolen Time is out…

Tosh Berman: Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World Tosh Berman’s memoir, Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World, is a depiction of culture brought into Los Angeles from the rest of the world: reinvented to be here.

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

Back in the Habit - January Reading Vlog January I made a goal to read every single day in order to get back in the habit of reading. Here's my monthly vlog to see how I did! Appreciate the content I…

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK - One Woman's Obsessive Search For the Golden State Killer 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.

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

My Current Music Playlist - February 2019 I got hit hard with the copyright on this one lol so I hope you enjoy Welcome to another music playlist video! Thanks for stopping by to jam with me! I know…

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler - Book Discussion PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

The Evolution of Joy Frank's book traces the whole history of humankind and Gwen's is a short narrative about big changes. Plus: You can't talk about joy without talking about Christine Baranski. It's the law. Book Recommendations Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

Chaunt - Joy Williams - Literary Roadhouse Ep 150 Discussion Notes: Chaunt This week's story: Chaunt by Joy Williams Next week's story: Omakase by Weike Wang Rated: Clean We're a week late! We took off last week to catch up with some back log and work over flow. As our regular listeners know, the hosts you hear on each episode are the entire crew….

After the Eclipse Review & True Crime Discussion 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 :)

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

Black-a-thon TBR! Black-a-thon is a reading event running all February-long to celebrate reading Black authors! Here's my TBR for the event DATES: February 1st…

Have I given them a second chance yet? 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.

Enchantee by Gita Trelease - The Book Life Here's my spoiler free review of Enchantèe by Gita Trelease. I gave this book 3/5 stars. This book was sent to me from My Kinda Book but all opinions are my…

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

Richard Gombrich, "Buddhism and Pali" Richard Gombrich's new book, Buddhism and Pali, puts the richness of the Pali language on display. He introduces the reader to the origins of Pali, its linguistic character, and the style of Pali literature.

Ep #26: Our Favorite Books of 2018! We're back for Season 2! We're back and so excited for season two of the No Thanks We're Booked podcast! We want to know all of your favorite reads from 2018 and what you're most looking forward to reading in 2019.

Ep. 59 - Love Stories and Romance Novels Kendra and Sachi discuss love stories and romance novels. You can find a full version of our show notes here.Things MentionedThe Stella PrizeThe Ensemble Playlist on SpotifyCheck out our Patreon pageTressie McMillan CottomBooks MentionedThe Wedding Date by Jasmine GuilloryThe Ensemble by Aja GabelFirst Comes Marriage by Huda Al-MarashiAn...

Productive College Week in my Life Vlog: Unhealthy Grocery Haul + 100 Days Till Graduation Party Welcome to another college week in my life vlog! It ended up being a super busy, productive, and COLD week! Follow me along as I go to classes, work, get…

A Good Read: Brett Westwood and Kamal Ahmed talk favourite books Naturalist Brett Westwood and author Kamal Ahmed talk books with Harriett Gilbert.

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

Jason Reynolds and JD Salinger's posthumous return - books podcast Jason Reynolds talks about tackling difficult subjects for children, and we discuss the 'new' work on the way from the Catcher in the Rye author.

Literary Friction - Minisode One Welcome to our first ever minisode! We've wanted to bring you more literary friction for a while, so thought we'd follow the lead of some of our favourite podcasts and put out a mini episode in between full shows. This month things got a bit salty as we talked about books we hated.

Episode 138: Let the Games Begin No better way to start the new month than with some of Literary Disco’s classic book games. First, Rider presents “Judge a Book By Its Cover, ” where he reads the first lines of a book and Julia and Tod must guess what the book is with no other context.

Books I Read In January. 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!

Faebruary TBR - The Book Life Here is my super quick #FaebruaryReads TBR, containing the books I plan to pick up for Faebruary. I wasn't able to give the synopsis of each book as I was too…

Give the Dark My Love - REVIEW In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis… LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books?

Ep 263: Winter of Wayback, 1994 Boy, the '90s are just flying by! We're already up to 1994, a year marked by tragedy and triumph. Our reading this week is a short story by Rick Moody, "The Grid." We talk about the story's unconventional structure, its musical voice, and its Gen X-era references.

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

Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon REVIEW Few fictional books pain me so much in their inevitable elusiveness as The Abominations of Plunketssburg and Other Stories. Buy Wonder Boys on The Book…

The Worst Part About Being Vegan + Other Questions - Ask Me Anything Ep 1 Welcome to the first episode of my 'Ask Me Anything' Q&A series: The Vegan Q&A!

My Writing Journey - From Non-fiction to Fiction ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

January Wrap Up - 2019 In which I discuss the books I read in January… LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The Book Depository…

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

More Anticipated YA Releases of 2019 WE DID IT we made it to the end of my anticipated releases videos for the first half of the year. The time stamp I mention when I'll be done talking about The…

February 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.

February 2019 TBR and a mini book haul - Black History Month - #booktubesff Hello lovely humans! I'm Elizabeth and I make videos about books in general and the books I love to read in particular. Sometimes it's about whatever I'm reading, sometimes there's discussion and educational stuff, sometimes there are even costumes.

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

Why I'm Trash For Duologies! Today we're talkin about why i'm trash for duologies! this video contains a paid promotion with disney book group for UNDYING by Amie Kaufman and Meagan…

January Wrap Up 2019 + Currently Reading Today we're talking about all of the books I read in January, what I'm reading for my classes, and the books I'm currently reading for fun. Hope you…

Most Anticipated Books Of 2019. Today we are talking about the books I am most excited for to come out in 2019! This video contains a paid promotion with Disney Book Group. - books…

Alicia Jo Rabins : Fruit Geode "How does a body do what it does: make love, mistakes, create life, exist after life; how does a body evolve, celebrate, regret, reconsider its big and small moments: these are the passionate concerns of Alicia Rabins’ Fruit Geode, a book that I could not stop reading once I started, a book that drew me in with intimacy and force and then...

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

January 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!

Mary Ruefle: My Private Property Mary Ruefle reads the entirety of her glorious and gruesome essay about shrunken heads, the title essay in her book My Private Property.

The Chunkiest Books on My TBR Feel free to purchase these books using my Book Depository link to help me make more videos: Middlemarch:…

January Reading Wrap Up! 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 The Most Hyped Book Of 2018 - Reader Vlog I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

READING VLOG: Long Weekend & 3 Book Edition! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

A day of book shopping & reading A bookstore vlog, book haul, and reading vlog all in one! I hope you enjoy! l i n k s and c o d e s: ▷Check out my Book Outlet Vlogger Friend page:…

We Need to Talk About Kevin ∆ - #YearofHorrorBookClub 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.

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

Time Travel Frank rediscovers Anne Frank's diary in a newly released graphic novel, Gwen becomes obsessed with a group of time-traveling historians, and everyone absorbs the small details of day-to-day lives during World War II.

The Wellcome Book Prize - To Be A Machine by Mark O'Connell Once upon a time I went to strangely named library, discovered a fascinating award, and read a book that scared me. Let me tell you that story. This video is part…

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

Rethinking masculinity with Thomas Page McBee - books podcast When McBee stepped into the boxing ring at Madison Square Gardens to fight, he made history as the first trans man to do so - a journey he documents in his book, Amateur.

Queer South Asian Literature We're featuring writers Rahul Mehta and SJ Sindu who read from debut novels No Other World and Marriage of a Thousand Lies featuring complex queer South Asian characters.

5 Reasons to Read: "The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy" by Mackenzi Lee Here to rave about another January stand-out. "The Lady's Guide" is a wonderfully queer historical romp with piracy and feminism at the helm. Here are…

Ep. 58.5 - Meet Our New Contributors! We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce you to our new team members: Sachi Argabright, Jaclyn Masters, and Sumaiyya Naseem! In addition to learning more about our new contributors, you’ll hear a special segment from our intern, Kyra McConnell.

A Reasonably Sized 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.

A Very Weird College Week in My Life: I Had to Move Out Here's the video explaining why I had to move out. I know a lot of you guys had questions, so hopefully this clears everything up!

Magical Artifacts - January Owlcrate - Unboxing I have been dying for many, many days waiting to open this Owlcrate box because I have been SO EXCITED about the book and the hints for items inside.

January 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

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

A Good Read: Scarlett Curtis and Catherine Bohart talk favourite books Writer Scarlett Curtis and comedian Catherine Bohart talk books with Harriett Gilbert.

Final Episode: Feminists Don't Wear Pink We read Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Other Lies in December but also this is our final episode as a fantastic threesome. Banging Book Club coming to end, we've loved creating this book club and podcasts for you and hope to see you around on the internet somewhere!

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

January Sucks… Read These Books PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

BOOKTUBE SFF AWARDS 2019 - Announcement Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

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

Ep 262: Winter of Wayback, 1993 This week we time-travel back to 1993 to see what was going on in literature, technology, and pop culture. For our reading, we're diving into the John Edgar Wideman short story, "Newborn Thrown in Trash and Dies," part of his prize-winning collection All Stories Are True.

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

Chloe Aridjis, Adam Foulds and Leo Benedictus on fictional stalkers, Gay's the Word Bookshop at 40 Chloe Aridjis, Adam Foulds and Leo Benedictus, Gay's the Word Bookshop at 40.

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon REVIEW Buy The Mysteries of Pittsburgh on The Book Depository :…

Unhauling Books + an Announcement! Welcome to the book unhaul part 1 + an announcement! I just finished moving and realized I had a lot of things I didn't want to hold on to anymore. If you want…

January Book Haul - Lauren and the Books Here are the books I have got my mitts on in January! Books mentioned: The Braid :…

Reading People's Assumptions About 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.

TRY A CHAPTER TAG l with my boyfriend! 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!

Come Book Shopping With Me In NYC + BIG 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

BOOKNET FEST 2019 - Announcement Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 15: Required Reading Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Best books o' the year - 2018 Hey guys! I like books. Lets talk about them.

Top 10 To Read in 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.

Top 19 Books to Read in 2019! It's once again time for my yearly tbr! These are the top 19 books I want to read this year! What are some of yours? top 18 books to read in 2018:…

Tropes I HATE in Literature - Bookish Pet Peeves PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

You - Finale Discussion 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.

January At The Moment - Lauren and the Books Here are all the bits I have been looking at and listening to at the moment! Bits mentioned: Fim: Dumplin' TV Show: Flirty Dancing Books: Pages and Co…

Diane Williams: The Collected Stories of Diane Williams The original and indescribable writing of Diane Williams is showcased in over three hundred dazzling new and previously published shorts fictions from six releases, The Collected Stories of Diane Williams.

Hauling All Of The Books!!! This video is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.* Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is in stores January 22nd Purchase…

I Tried Making A Book Cake & It Did Not Go As Planned… I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

I'm Giving Away My Books. Here Is Why: Let me know in the comments where I should donate these books to! BUY ZENITH: Amazon:…

College Week in my Life Vlog: First Week of Classes + My Internship Welcome to another college week in my life vlog. For this video I vlogged the first week of school for the new semester, plus the internship I'm doing…

Big Book Haul Hi, my name is Rose Mannering. I'm a writer and a booktuber, check out the information below to learn more. Have a look at my last video:…

Don't Worry, Be Mary Oliver Frank and Gwen celebrate the life and work of Mary Oliver by reading a handful of her poems and doing something she might approve of—letting it all go and singing about dogs.

First 3 Thriller Reads of 2019! My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

HUGE January Book Haul!! All the books I picked up this January! This video is sponsored in part by Disney Book Group and Wednesday Books learn more about Dragon Pearl here:…

Why do I keep reading books I don't like? A video in which I rant about a recent bookish struggle I've been having…. honestly, this video makes no sense at all and I filmed it on a whim but I just really…

House Taken Over - Julio Cortazar - Literary Roadhouse Ep 149 Discussion Notes: House Taken Over This week's story: House Taken Over by Julio Cortázar Next week's story: Chaunt by Joy Williams Rated: Clean This week we are joined by a guest! Andy Kopczynski, a long time friend of Anais, a hater of literary fiction, and a lover and avid reader of pulpy fantasy and sci-fi.

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

5 Reasons to Read: "The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black Recently re-read this gem and now I want to make sure you all don't miss it! One of my favorite books of last year Past 5RTR Videos: TRAIL OF…

5 Star Tbr Wrap Up & New Predictions In which I wrap up my first round of 5 star TBR predictions and make some new guesses… LIPSTICK: Lancome Matte Shaker in I Like to Mauve It Interested…

Interview with Anne Twomey and Nicole Caputo, the Founders of She Designs Books Today we have an interview with Anne Twomey and Nicole Caputo, the founders of She Designs Books, an organization that looks to promote, support and celebrate female designers in books. And happy birthday to She Designs Books, which turned 1 earlier this this month!

Making My Book Trolley & Chat - Lauren and the Books A very clangy and chatty video today, I make my book trolley and chat to you about a host of things including plastic, running, Harry Potter studio tour and…

Transforming Myself into an Adult: Business Casual Haul for College Internships Welcome to Transforming Myself into an Adult episode 1: the clothing haul. I'm doing an internship this semester working in the office of a publishing house, so I…

My Favourite Books 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 :)

3 MINUTE BOOK SHOPPING CHALLENGE feat. Michael BookLion. Michael and I have headed back to The Strand Bookstore to try book shopping for each other in only THREE MINUTES! Chaos ensues. Find out what books…

Mental Health In YA: Normalizing Getting Help - Discussion Hope you're ready to hear all about mental health, therapy, medication, and more. Want to help choose what I read and what…

Costa biography prize winner Bart van Es and Mathias Énard - books podcast We head back to 16th-century Constantinople with Énard, explore the troubled legacy of the second world war with Van Es and look ahead to the Costa book of the year.

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut REVIEW Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Literary Friction - Into The Woods With Luke Turner Are the woods a joyous escape from the morals and prying eyes of polite society, or a dark and forbidding place where no-one is safe? Or both? How is the forest in literature changing as the forests in our world disappear? This month we're going into the woods, looking at literary forests from Shakespeare to Sondheim to Lovecraft and beyond.

Episode 137: There, There The debut novel from Tommy Orange has been on almost every Best Of 2018 list, but does the Literary Disco trio agree?

I Read A Classic & I Didn't Hate It? - Reader Vlog I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

The Girl in the Tower - REVIEW LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The Book Depository and get free shipping!

Ep 261: Winter of Wayback, 1992 This week we're time-traveling back to 1992, and the first issue of The Oxford American, which in its early years was frequently referred to as "The New Yorker of the South." We read an essay by Larry Brown called "Fire Notes," which would later be published as part of Brown's memoir, On Fire.

Giving My Boyfriend A Tbr 2019 Edition! 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

Caribbean Writing with Claire Adam, Jamaica Kincaid and Jacob Ross A special programme celebrating the breadth and power of writing from the Caribbean.

Reading 1 Star Reviews for my Favorite Books Today I'm reading 1 star negative reviews for some of my favorite books! Let me know which books you guys would want me to do next if I do a part 2! Have you…

January Lovely Chat - Lauren and the Books My first lovely chat of 2019, how…LOVELY. Follow me on Instagram: @laurenandthebooks Other stuff mentioned: Reducing Plastic: Intro Video:…

15 - 'The House of the Seven Gables' by Nathaniel Hawthorne Inside: Whigs as Zombie Federalists. The Eminem of the "Jump Jim Crow" dance. Inheritence as control by the dead. 19th century amusements: soap bubbles still hot. Trains will make homes obsolete and the telegraph was the internet. feat. @Alecks_Guns and @MattLech Sources: Cook, Jonathan A.

Unhaul #4 - New Year's Shelf Cleanout I wanted to start the year with some clean shelves, so I tried to narrow down my tbr pile… "tried" being the keyword.

Favorite & Least Favorite Couples Of 2018 In which I discuss my favorite and least favorite couples of 2018… LIPSTICK: Lancome Matte Shaker in I Like to Mauve It Interested in buying any of these…

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

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

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 14: How To Read More Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

Anticipated LGBTQIA+ YA of 2019 PLEASE LOOK AT THE RESOURCES IN THE DESCRIPTION there are so many, I need y'all to know the full extent of queer YA this year.

Best Books of 2018 For your viewing pleasure, I have compiled a list of 35 of my favorite books I read in 2018 and what I loved about them! Last year's video:…

Reducing Plastic Use - Ep:1 Introduction - Lauren and the Books Today marks the start of a new series on my channel where I hope to reduce my plastic use in 2019. Turning the Tide on Plastic Book:…

Deborah Eisenberg: Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories Again Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates herself as a masterful and electric writer, in her new collection of seven stories, Your Duck Is My Duck.

Painting On My Books! Apologies for the obnoxious red lighting! it was an experiment gone wrong. i filmed this back in september of 2018 as i began prep for this new ~era~ of videos,…

Faebruary 2019 Announcement - The Book Life Faebruary is back for 2019! Will you be taking part? Let's read Fae books for February! #FaebruaryReads Goodreads Group:…

Most Anticipated Horror Of 2019 Booktuber and grad student mildly obsessed with psychology and horror. I read across most genres and am always critical of what I read, so subscribe if you enjoy watching honest, in depth reviews and recommendations.

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

A Week of Vegan Breakfast Recipe Ideas - Easy, Cheap, + Delicious! Welcome to another food video! Today I'm showing you a week of vegan breakfast recipe ideas that are cheap, fast, easy, and delicious! I have plenty of sweet…

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon REVIEW In which I offer an overview of one of history's most challenging, rewarding and problematic novels, and I conclude it by telling you a secret. The Gravity's…

Shanna de la Torre, "Sex for Structuralists: The Non-Oedipal Logics of Femininity and Psychosis" What might Levi-Strauss and structuralism have to offer to psychoanalysis beyond the incest prohibition and the Oedipus complex? What happens if we understand Lacan’s notion of the symbolic as creative, rather than prohibitory? And what’s the difference between the psychoanalyst and the shaman?

Mourning Heathcliff, Hedwig, and All the Literary Dogs Have you ever truly grieved over the loss of someone in a book? Together with Eric Molinsky, host of the Imaginary Worlds podcast, Frank and Gwen dive into the psychology of readers' responses to character deaths. Don't worry, it's not as depressing as it sounds!

Valentine's Day Haul This video is sponsored by Redbubble. All opinions are my own.* Shop this haul - rdbl.co/haileyinbookland-v19 Use the coupon code V19-haileyinbookland for…

Reading Vlog: Trying To Read For 24 Hours Straight! 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

Anticipated Adult Releases of 2019 I know that in the past I have usually contained my anticipated releases videos to YA books, but this year there are SO MANY BOOKS that I couldn't help wanting…

TS Eliot poetry prize winner Hannah Sullivan and Kevin Powers - books podcast On this week's show, we speak to Sullivan about her winning Three Poems, and US author Kevin Powers about his novel A Shout in the Ruins.

2019 Reading Goals + Annual Tbr Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

Dear Netflix, Please adapt this book In which I'm composing a wishlist of books that would be magnificent on the small screen. Things mentioned: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard…

Loves and Loathes 2018 - The Book Life Hello I'm Sarah-Jane, welcome to my channel! I read a lot of books, drink a lot of tea, have a Slytherin heart and I have a cat called Luna Fluffgood. I mostly read fantasy, but occasionally I like to shake it up and read a contemporary.

The Gift of the Magi - O. Henry - Literary Roadhouse Ep 148 Discussion Notes: The Gift of the Magi This week's story: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Next week's story: House Taken Over by Julio Cortázar Rated: Clean Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss the classic parable ¨The Gift of the Magi¨by O. Henry. Our podcast typically doesn't love parables, which Rammy insists on submitting.

Ep. 58 - Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Pt. 1 We're back, bookish friends! With our first regular episode, we chat about some of our most anticipated releases of 2019. Find a full version of our show notes over on our website.Many thanks to our sponsor for this week’s episode, The Great Courses Plus!

January Currently Reading - Lauren and the Books Here I am talking about the books that I am currently reading in January. Books mentioned: Becoming on Audible:…

Episode 136: Tarzan of the Apes Welcome to a new year, with your favorite literary podcast. We start 2019 with the classic tale of Tarzan. We all know the story: after the death of his parents a boy is raised by apes, and encounters humans again years later when an expedition enters the jungle.

Feeding My Book Lover Needs! Find all the items mentioned in this video here: rdbl.co/jessethereader-v19 Get 15% off your REDBUBBLE order with my code: V19-jessethereader The code can…

Queen Of Air And Darkness L Book Review. Today we are discussing EVERYTHING in Queen of Air and Darkness! I hope you all enjoy :) Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Check out…

New College Semester Prep: Grocery Haul, Cleaning Out my Closet, Plan With Me, Workout Welcome to another college day in my life vlog - and the first one of 2019! It's a new semester, so today I…

Janelle Adsit, "Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing" Today, we're talking to Janelle Adsit about her book, Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing. In it, Adsit takes a hard look at the way American colleges and universities teach creative writing. What do students who enter creative-writing classrooms encounter as these young men and women hope to discover who they are and can be as writers?

My 5 Favorite Books of 2018 Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

Ep 260-Winter of Wayback, 1991 This week, as we continue our adventure through the 90s, we're discussing both the winner and runner-up stories from 1991's Nelson Algren Prize, sponsored by the Chicago Tribune.

Grishaverse Tv Show Reaction & Discussion In which I have the feels and discuss my thoughts on the Grishaverse TV announcement…

Space Books Not Set In Space - Overly Specific Book Recommendations My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

Genevieve Hudson: Pretend We Live Here "A terrific collection of stories. There are echoes here of Flannery O'Connor, Barry Hannah, and Denis Johnson, but Genevieve Hudson is her own writer-impressively and gloriously so. Her eye for the clinching detail is unnerving and her sympathies are fascinatingly… Continue reading →.

Top 10 Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2019!! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Let's Talk About the Books I Read in 2018 - End of Year Reading Wrap Up How many books did you read this year? I'm happy with my number of 55, though I've realized I really don't care how many books I read in a year anymore.

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

Positivity with ME - Lauren and the Books A lot of you had kindly told me that I am a positive person and you look to me for a positive uplift, IMAGINE. So I've made a video on positivity, but also a bit…

Books & Makeup! 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.

My Favourite Books of 2018 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 :)

Bloopers 2018 Lol who loves the distinct change in camera quality from my phone to the DSLR. ANYWAY this was dumb and fun to do and I'll probably do them more often from…

Most Disappointing Reads Of 2018 In which I discuss my most disappointing reads of 2018… LIPSTICK: Lancome Matte Shaker in Piece of Cake Interested in buying any of these books?

I Tried Reading A Book Backwards - #readingexperiment I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

December Wrap Up - 2018 I read a total of 9 things in December! Here's a video of me talking about them! Appreciate the content I…

Books I Read In November & December. 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!

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy - #LadyVaults Hello lovely humans! I'm Elizabeth and I make videos about books in general and the books I love to read in particular. Sometimes it's about whatever I'm reading, sometimes there's discussion and educational stuff, sometimes there are even costumes.

2019 Reading and Channel Plans - Lauren and the Books Today's video is all about my reading and channel plans for 2019. Google form:…

READING VLOG: New Fav Book + Harry Potter Exhibit! Follow along as I read a new fav book and some amazing HP realness This video is sponsored by Skillshare - The first 500 people to click the link will get 2…

Big Book Haul + Favorite Used Bookstores! 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.

Best Books Of 2018 & Reading Goals Hi, my name is Rose Mannering. I'm a writer and a booktuber, check out the information below to learn more. Have a look at my last video:…

Top 20 Books I Read in 2018 My Patreon page, where you'll find books 30 to 21, and my least favorite book this year. If you enjoyed my videos in 2018, or if I helped you discover some great…

My At Home Workout Routine 2019 + 25 HIIT Exercise Ideas to Build Your Own Workout Today's video is a beginner's guide to at home workouts and hitt cardio for beginners! I talk about my favorite routines and exercises for at home workouts, show…

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

December 2018 wrapup In which I read all the things and all was merry and bright.

December Wrap-Up - 2018 Capped off the year with another amazing reading month. Here are all my thoughts on those final books of 2018. Queer Lit Read-a-thon Wrap-Up:…

Christmas Bookish Haul - Lauren and the Books Here are some lovely bookish bits I got for Christmas. Things mentioned: Read More Books Jumper:…

2018… So That Happened Hi! I make short films, discuss things, interview some pretty sweet authors, and sometimes I break out my guitar.

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

Sorting Characters Into Hs Stereotypes! - Jock? Nerd? Queen Bee? This video is sponsored by EPIC READS in celebration of the release of THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN TEENAGER by BEN PHILIPPE.

Top 10 Books I Want To Read In 2019! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

My Current Music Playlist January 2019 // Songs You NEED to THRIVE in 2019 Here's my newest 2019 music playlist full of all of my current favorite songs that I literally can't stop listening to! Let me know what songs you're…

Every Book I Read In 2018. In 2018, I recorded the moment I finished every book I read for the entire year. This is the result. #AYearInReading #YearInBooks - social media - tw:…

2018 Year In Review - The Book Life Here's a 2018 Year in Review/Life Update/2019 goals / Where did I vanish to for two months. If you enjoy my content and would like to support me in…

A Magical Library & The End Of Readercation! Thanks for joining me on this #readercation journey! i wish i had the money to visit bookish places all around the world and share them with you. let me know what…

JANUARY TBR - Come Book Shopping With Me A very different kind of TBR for me, but I hope you enjoy. AND look down below the cut for the full list of reading challenges Bryan created in case you maybe…

Too Like The Lightning - Review In which I discuss my spoiler free thoughts on Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer… LIPSTICK: Lancome Matte Shaker in I Like to Mauve It Interested in…

Lord Of Shadows Liveshow. Today we are discussing Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare! Check out the co-hosts: Shannon - tw: @LippieCoffee Daria - yt: youtube.com/c/FullofLit tw:…

Top 10 Favorite Books of 2018! It's finally time to talk about the best books I read in 2018! :D What was your favorite read of the year? books mentioned: - Truly Devious - The Poet X - Radio…

My Reading Goals - 1st Quarter of 2019 I'm just someone who enjoys reading. I don't have a degree in English Literature and I'll never write a novel. But I do have opinions - if you fancy hearing them then subscribe :)

Favorites Books of 2018 HEYYYY it's finally time for me to talk about my favorite books that I read in 2018. Can you guess any of the titles that might make this list? Appreciate the content…

Every Single Book I Read In 2018! I am Regan I like to talk about books. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

I Read Kingdom of Ash and This is What Happened - Reading Vlog + Review Welcome to my reading vlog for Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas, the last book in the YA Throne of Glass series! This vlog is full of spoilers, so proceed at your…

The Short Stories of Salinger and Fitzgerald The video makes it seem as if my posture is terrible. That's because it is. The "goodbye world" sketch I mention comes at 0.34 in this video:…

19 Things I Want To Do in 2019 - Positive Plans & Goals ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

What I Wore December - Lauren and the Books Here I am going through what I wore in December. If the clothes are still online, I have linked them down below: Sequin Very jumpsuit.

2018 Wrap Up & 2019 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 :)

Reading Wrap Up - December 2018 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 Left A Book Behind!! Places in this vlog: alice's teacup cafe argosy book store alice in wonderland in central park albertine book shop #readercation #episodethree Book Depository…

December Book Haul and Giveaway 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.

Anticipated Releases: January-March 2019 - #booktubesff In which we greet a shiny new year by looking at its shiniest new books! Things mentioned : Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi…

2018 BOOK AWARDS - Favorite Books of 2018 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

BOOKMARKED - Chapter 12: 2019 Reading Goals Welcome to BOOKMARKED, a weekly discussion liveshow featuring Hailey, Zoë, and Hannah. Join us…

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

Favorite Books Of 2018!! The 10 best books I read in 2018! Such a hard list to narrow down I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use my link!

Least Favorite Books Of 2018. Hey Whatsup Hello! My name is Emma. I'm 21 years old, residing in the Big Apple but vicariously living my life through young adult fiction. On my channel, you will find all things bookish, whether that means book reviews, book hauls, helpful tips for BookTubers & readers alike, literary discussions, author interviews, and more!

The Best Books I Read in 2018 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

January TBR - Lauren and the Books Here I am chatting about the books I plan to read in January 2019. Books mentioned: Becoming on Audible:…

Visiting 9 Bookstores In One Day! I'm a Book Warrior, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)

Most Disappointing Books of 2018 Listen, sometimes the books that let you down are worse than the books that just plain suck. So I figured I would talk about the books that really let me down in…

FAVORITE BOOKS of 2018 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.

Some Paul Auster REVIEWS Book reviews and general discussion on literature, especially focusing on contemporary American fiction and postmodern literature.

Becoming My Best Self for 2019 - New Year Resolutions, Goals, Plans + Channel Changes To skip the channel update and get to the goals and resolution ideas: ↝ 4:47 Today I'm talking about all of my goals and resolutions for 2019, my plans for this…

January Tbr + Buzzwordathon Round 2 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 Finished Writing My Books - Book Writing #5 Welcome to the first video of the new year! Given my goals for the year I felt like this was an appropriate way to start it off.

Anticipated Releases - Jan - March 2019 Feel free to purchase these books using my Book Depository link to help me make more videos: The Wicked King:…

Favorite Books Of 2018! Hello Everybody! My name is Sasha and I am a book-o-holic (and proud). I talk about every aspect of reading on my channel from book/movie reviews and tags to sketches and event vlogs! I also love to fangirl so if you need a friend to just freak out about a book or movie with, I got you!

Not Good Enough Welcome to the first vlog in my #readercation vlog series! I take you to one of my favorite book stores in new york, I do some reading, and I talk about feeling not…

2018 Book Releases: Ranked and Reviewed Time to talk about EVERY SINGLE 2018 RELEASE that I read in 2018 SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY. Here is my lil' answer to my…

January 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

2019 Most Anticipated - 60 Upcoming 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.

December Wrap Up - 2018 In which I discuss the books I read in December of 2018… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin Interested in buying any of these books?

Best Books of 2018 - Lauren and the Books My BESTEST books of 2018 are here! If you would like to purchase any of these books as I have PUSHED them on you as a result of this video, please use the…

The Reader This is just a channel trailer that I whipped up. I really felt like I needed a divider between my past videos and what my videos will look like moving…

100 Books In A Year Hi, my name is Rose Mannering. I'm a writer and a booktuber, check out the information below to learn more. Have a look at my last video:…

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter L Vlog. I had an amazing time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with my friends! This video documents my entire trip to the parks and all of the amazing things that…

What I Eat in a Day As a Vegan College Student Trying to Get Abs lol Today I'm doing a full day of eating video as a vegan college student while I'm trying to be super healthy! I'm not trying to lose weight at the moment,…

ANNOUNCEMENT - The Year of Horror Book Club Website! The Year of Horror Book Club! Throughout 2019 we will be reading and discussing some of the most disturbing books of all time. At the end of every month I will…

Book Postscript Tag - 2018 Here's a quick look back at some highlights from my reading year in 2018. More end of the year videos to come! momentomori :…

Reading Wrap-up - December 2018 PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

December 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!

Favourite Books Of 2018 My name is Lala/Kayla and I have a lot of opinions about books. Welcome to my booktube channel where I mostly talk about new releases with a focus on young adult hard hitting contemporary, and adult thrillers mystery novels.

December Wrap Up!! Last Books of 2018! Chatting through all the books I read in December! Read SO many great ones! I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use my link!

Amparo Dávila - The Houseguest BOOK REVIEW Personal opinions about books that I consider Better Than Food.

The Gilded Wolves - Gush In which I discuss my spoiler-filled thoughts on The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi… LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin Interested…

Final Book Haul Of 2018. 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!

Christmas Haul 2018 I got some AWESOME stuff for Christmas and I wanted very much to gush a bit. Want to support me with some added perks? Check out my Patreon:…

Best Books of 2018 - New Favorite Books Here are the best books I read in 2018 - lots of them are just the best books I've read in AWHILE and are making it onto my favorite books of all time list!

My Top Picks for the Costa Book Awards 2018 Categories - ad PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

December Book Haul - 2018 Hi! My name is Samantha. I love books, board games, and all things fluffy.

December 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.

I Have A Patreon! I am so excited to finally have my Patreon all set up. I have loved coming up with perks and formulating new ideas, plus I've loved talking to the few Patrons I…

Popular Books I Did Not Finish! Hello Everybody! My name is Sasha and I am a book-o-holic (and proud). I talk about every aspect of reading on my channel from book/movie reviews and tags to sketches and event vlogs! I also love to fangirl so if you need a friend to just freak out about a book or movie with, I got you!

Christmas Book Haul - Part 1 of 2 Feel free to purchase these books using my Book Depository link to help me make more videos: An Arrangement of Skin:…

READING VLOG: Holiday Reading Edition! Follow along as I read during the holidays! I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use my link!

Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2019! What are some of your most anticipated book releases of the new year? Books Mentioned: - Wayward Son - The Vanishing Stair - King of Scars - On The Come Up…

Last Book Haul Of The Year Hi, my name is Rose Mannering. I'm a writer and a booktuber, check out the information below to learn more. Have a look at my last video:…

Calling All Michael Chabon Scholars The call for papers is now CLOSED - here's the original video description: The annual American Literature Association conference will take place in Boston on…

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

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

Queen Of Air And Darkness L Reading Vlog. Follow me along in real time as I read the epic conclusion to The Dark Artifices series YES I AM WORKING ON THE SPOILER FILLED REVIEW…

Life as a PhD Student - The Halfway Point PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

What I Got for Christmas + Glasses Haul & Favs!! Chatting through everything I got for Christmas! You can find my glasses online at GlassesUSA.com. Sign up for a special offer:…

NEW BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: The Most Disturbing Books of All Time! Introducing The Year of Horror Book Club! Throughout 2019 we will be reading and discussing some of the most disturbing books of all time. At the end of every…

The Sin of Analysis - Gravity's Rainbow #8 In which this whole project is revealed as the horror the book was warning us against. WASN'T IT FUN DOE Thanks to commenters Forest Ray, Jesse Farmer,…

Honest College Advice: What I Wish I Knew + What I've Learned - Coffee Talk Ep. 2 Hey guys - welcome to another coffee talk! I thought today we'd do a college advice video since I'm now a senior in college! It's been a rollercoaster, but I've…

What I Got for Christmas 2018 + Giveaway! I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season. Today I'm going to be doing a “what I got for Christmas” haul! + There's a…

Boxing Day 2018. - Lauren and the Books I hope you have all had amazing Christmases! I'm taking the rest of December off, so I'll see you all in 2019 aka THE FUTURE. Merry Christmas and thanks for…

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

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

Fourth Quarter Book Haul - 2018 Here are the books I picked up between October, November, and December. A majority of them have already been read and reviewed, but I'm excited…

Queen Of Air And Darkness Hangover Recovery Kit L Unboxing. Shout out to FaeCrate for sending me their #QueenofAirandDarkness Recovery Kit! I sure need it after that epic conclusion. Check out FaeCrate here!

Trash My TBR/Pre-2019 UNHAUL In which you get to trash my TBR and tell me if I should save any of these books from unhaul doom… LIPSTICK: Lancome Juicy Shaker in Piece of Cake…

Clearing Out My Childhood Books - Favourites & Unhaul PhD student, video maker & wannabe dragon. I regularly upload to my youtube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where I chat all things literature.

Christmas Day 2018. - Lauren and the Books I hope you have all had the exact type of Christmas you wanted, I had one of my best Christmas Days ever! Disclaimer: I do not own this…

The Best Moments of 2018 - Final Day of Vlogmas! 2018 had a lot of good for me too! And I wanted to close out Vlogmas by talking about my very favorite moments of the year. Check out Ravin' Girls:…

BIG Christmas 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

A Horror-Filled Christmas! - VLOGMAS 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.

Vlogmas Liveshow Finale - Vlogmas Day 25 Join me for the end of vlogmas! No video topic quite felt right for Christmas day, so I thought a casual hangout for those that don't have anywhere to go for the…

Christmas Eve 2018. - Lauren and the Books I hope you have all had wonderful Christmas Eves. We certainly have! Disclaimer: I do not own this music, nor is this video monetised.

2018 Was the Worst Year of My Life - Vlogmas Day 24 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.

Corny @ss holiday romance books - 2018 Corny @ss holiday romance books - 2018 ho ho ho Wanna help a girl out? I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if you use my link:…

Babysitting at Christmas! - VLOG A shamelessly short and sweet vlog about babysitting my triplet cousins a few days before Christmas! Goofs, games, and giggles were…

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

Books to get that 'Ancillary Justice' feeling - #vlogmas What do you do when you've finished your favourite books? Let us forage among the book stacks for a few perfect juicy reads that feel a little bit like an old…

The Queens Of Innis Lear Review - Vlogmas Day 24 In which I discuss my spoiler-free thoughts on The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton… LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these…

Vlogmas Day 24 - Lauren and David Christmas Q&A - Lauren and the Books It's the last official day of Vlogmas! Thanks so much for joining me along the way, it has been a BLAST and you have all been fantastic! Christmas Eve 2017:…

Least Favourite Books Of 2018 I honestly probably got some things wrong in these mini rants, so sorry - I don't have the best memory but I DO remember hating these books lol socials…

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

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

WORST Books of 2018! Chatting through my least favorite books of 2018! :D Items in the video: Shirt: earrings: I am a book depository affiliate and I receive a small commission if ya use…

Worst Books of 2018 It's time for my least favorite books of the year! What were your worst books of 2018? ▸ In This Video: ↝ Sweater: Originally from Tobi - no longer available, sorry!

Vlogmas Day 23 - Week 4 Vlog - Lauren and the Books Then you are going to LOVE this week's vlog! Want to support me and be forever in my heart as one of the most kind…

Reacting to Negative Comments - Vlogmas Day 22 At long last, here is my video reacting to some of the worst comments I've received over the years. Warning for comments that include: homophobia, minor…

2019 New Releases That I Can't Wait For 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.

Festive Cosy Read - Live - #vlogmas Join me for some cozy festive times. I'll be reading to you from some of my favourite Christmas moments in a couple of books, answering comments, and drinking…

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

NETFLIX and BOOKS! 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.

What's my job? - #vlogmas 9 In which we take a whistlestop tour through my career to find out what it is I do all day, and how I got here. As a kind of mini #vlogmas, from December 14th - 24th…

Book Inspired Drinks - Vlogmas Day 22 In which Amanda joins me to create drinks inspired by books! LIPSTICK: MAC Velvet Teddy Interested in buying any of these books? Purchase from The…

Vlogmas Day 22 - What I Wore November and Vlogmas - Lauren and the Books Get your eyes around the garms that I wore in November and Vlogmas! My instagram: @laurenandthebooks Want to support me and be forever in my…

What My Favorite Books Have In Common - Discussion - Vlogmas Day 21 This was a bit of a different one for me, but I was so excited to get back into planning a detailed discussion video again. There was still a bunch I didn't get to…

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