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...
Handmaid's Tale

Revisiting ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

The recent launch of the Hulu Handmaid's Tale mini-series has drawn us back to the trappings of Margaret Atwood's dystopian science fiction novel, but...
Night

Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’ – Lines of Remembrance

Elie Wiesel is one of the most famous survivors of the Holocaust genocide during the World War II. He drew from his personal experiences...
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...
Gatsby

Within and Without – ‘The Great Gatsby’

With The Great Gatsby and other works, F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicled the Jazz Age of the 1920's. But, he also lived the life. He...
Harry Potter

5 Reasons Why We Love Harry Potter…

We've all loved Harry Potter, since the day he first arrived on the literary scene. For evidence, you've but to look at the mania...

Seraphina – Dare to Dream

This book is a must-read for kids and adults. Our children (my children) want to do it all, and I want to let them...
Fog City, by Bill Abbott (Creative Commons, Flickr)

Life Lessons from ‘The City’ – @DeanKoontz #Quotes

There's a certain magic that happens when we allow the power of words to wash over us, to rock us to the core--until we...
Michael Crichton - Dinosaurs

Michael Crichton Posthumous Novel – ‘Dragon Bones’

Michael Crichton is famous for his bestselling novels about Jurassic Park, as well as Congo and Timeline. His novels are not only popular for...
Gargoyles, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein

Yeah, I know... I've come late to the party. I didn't think I'd like I, Frankenstein, so I waited until it came out on...

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