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Rediscover a Lost Byron Manuscript — On the Library Shelf

Lord Byron was an extremely popular poet during his lifetime, and he has remained an important figure from the Romantic period ever since. He...

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J.K. Rowling Quotes Scripture Against Pence

J.K. Rowling is no stranger to controversy, and she's not afraid to jump in, ready and swinging... She has also made it no secret...

What do writers say about winter?

It's the season with the shortest days. The temperatures are typically lower, and there may be snow on the ground. For readers, it's the...
Eliza Doolittle by George Luks 1908

A Day to be Eliza Doolittle

Do you remember the first time you read George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion? Perhaps, like me, you too were just out of high school, taking...

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ #Banned

The Fault in Our Stars is arguably one of the most popular books right now. It's been read (and enjoyed by readers of all...

Farewell Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is the day Laura Ingalls Wilder died. That fact strikes us with some sense of finality and loss, even though she’s been gone since 1957....

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How to Start a Book Club

In this increasingly digital age, we often lose touch with the friends and fellow book geeks, who were once a mainstay of our bookish...
Nebraska - Willa Cather

Why is Willa Cather important?

Like me, you may have first discovered Willa Cather through My Antonia. Perhaps, you learned to love her style and prose, the dark irony...

Tad Williams’ Fantasy #Review

Tad Williams was one of those authors that I found myself addicted to years ago. When I first discovered his books, I was one...

Banned Books

Fascinating & Fabulous Nobel Laureates in Literature

You probably know about the Nobel laureates in Literature, because writers (like me) love to talk about the latest master laureate every September. But,...