7 Earth Day-Friendly Products For Book Lovers

Being a book lover is not necessarily synonymous with being an eco-warrior, but there are ways to ensure that our passion for books does not impede our efforts to be a responsible consumer. Happily, at the intersection of words and world, we can find many of the things we need to remain consumers of stories, not… Read More »

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7 Books About the Amazing Women Behind Great Men

They say that behind every great man is a woman, and the only part of that statement that I take issue with is this omission: behind every great man is a great woman. These are women that literature often forgets about, but a wonderful recent trend in fiction has finally offered a voice and a… Read More »

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It Runs In the Family: Literary Bloodlines

We all know of the Brontë sisters, the brothers Grimm and husband/wife literary powerhouses like the Shelleys and Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, but that barely scratches the surface when it comes to writers with family connections. These family trees ooze literary DNA like sap, and while some of these spouses, siblings and multi-gen lines… Read More »

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In Praise of Big Books: How 800 Pages Can Feel Too Short

There is something exhilarating about reading a book in just a day or two, the rush that compels you to keep reading even as the hours fade into meaninglessness. And when you do emerge from the world in the pages, bleary eyed and satisfied, the exhaustion is delicious. Like a square of Swiss chocolate or… Read More »

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