The Hunger Games
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
September 6 was National Read a Book Day, and I know—I know—you’re thinking every day is National Read a Book Day! But on September 6, we really mean it.
Tags: Between the World and Me, Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Suzanne Collins, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The English Patient, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games, White Teeth, Zadie Smith
I love Halloween, but I am also a procrastinator. I love books and always plan on dressing up as something clever and literary, but—did I mention that I’m a procrastinator? So this year, I thought hard and came up with five literary costume ideas that we should absolutely be able to put together in the… Read More »
Tags: A Song of Ice and Fire, Books, Career of Evil, Costumes, Daenerys Targarye, game of thrones, George R. Martin, Halloween, J.K. Rowling, Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Hunger Games
The end of the year “Best of” lists are pouring in, and this week we see picks from The Washington Post, which merged fiction and non-fiction to come up with ten must-reads from 2015: Between the World and Me — Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Flags: The World of ISIS — Joby Warrick The Book of Aron — Jim Shepard Destiny… Read More »