What Last Lines Are These? Final Words in Favorite Novels (&...

When a book ends (particularly when I love the novel), it feels something like a death. There's a finality to the final words, even...

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Tech

Ivanka’s Library Tweet Inspires Uproar

It's not often that the subject of the National Library Week inspires such social media uproar. But, take a look at what Ivanka Trump...

Quotes

Libraries Lure Pokemon Go Fans

Pokemon Go is such a monumental craze that you must have noticed, even if you've yet to succumb. The fans are everywhere. They've descended...
Mark Twain - Huckleberry Finn

What do writers say about ‘Huckleberry Finn’? #MarkTwain

You may already be familiar with the historical controversies surrounding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. But, what specifically, have writers said...
Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories I Love to Remember

Christmas lends itself to the giving and sharing of gifts and stories. For me, the days around Christmas were always a time to snatch...

What About Time Travel?

Time travel is nothing really new for modern readers. H.G. Wells' 1895 novel, The Time Machine, is one of the most famous (and recognizable)...
Mary Shelley

5 Reasons Mary Shelley Was (and is) Important

From the first time I read about Mary Shelley, and then on to the moments I've spent devouring the pages of her most famous...

Homework Help

What is a Banned Book? 4 Reasons for Banning #books

A banned book is a a book that students and other readers are restricted from accessing because of its controversial (even, sometimes, offensive) content....
Edith Wharton's New York

Edith Wharton’s New York

Edith Wharton was a New Yorker, a fact that was very evident in her novels. The sense of place is pervasive, as is the...
Holding hope - experience

The Grand Experiment: A Remembered Experience

Do you ever find yourself looking through past posts? I was looking back through what I'd written, from several years ago. And, the experience...

Banned Books

J.K. Rowling On Writing

You're probably familiar with the infamous advice for young writers, On Writing, by Stephen King. And, you may be familiar with the many other...