Writers are obsessed with villains. From the obvious enemy to the subtle rogue, villains add a depth to a story rarely plumbed by the hero. Their personalities are as intriguing as their acts, and their motivations, however sinister, are often what keep us turning pages as readers. As much as we may cringe at their… Read More »
Tags: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Ken Kesey, Misery, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Patricia Highsmith, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, The Silence of the Lambs, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Thomas Harris
Welcome to the Fictional Food Pop-Up Café, serving gastronomical delights straight from the pages of our favourite books. Some of these treats you may have tasted before, some are truly the stuff of fantasy, but each dish on the menu is a feast for the imagination. Bon Appetit!
Tags: Amy Tan, Annie Barrows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, diana gabaldon, Douglas Adams, Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, jack kerouac, Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate, Lisa See, Marsha Mehran, Mary Ann Shaffer, On the Road, Pomegranate Soup, Richard C. Morais, Roald Dahl, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Joy Luck Club, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Voyager
There are a lot of great novels out there that focus on the heartbreaking reality of living with an illness or other physical challenge. They mine our emotions for sympathy, understanding, acceptance and compassion. And then there are the stories that allow those strengths and emotions to live inside the book, within a fully formed… Read More »
Isn’t it great when you find out that your favorite female celebrity is also a book lover? And not only a book lover, but a book lover so dedicated to sharing their favorite books that they start a book club not just for their 10 closest friends and a bottle of wine, but for everybody!… Read More »