What is it with reading and writing?

I find myself getting into more and more debates related to our education system-particularly related to reading and writing. We're often talking about the...

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Book World vs Amazon

It may seem like you've heard it all before. After all, it's as ancient as the David and Goliath story, or as modern as...
Who Was Harper Lee?

Who was Harper Lee?


The Passing of ‘The Field of Dreams’ Author WP Kinsella

Although he wrote more than 30 books (fiction, nonfiction and poetry), we probably remember WP Kinsella best for Shoeless Joe, the book that inspired...
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Harry Potter

Bloomsbury + British Library = Harry Potter Exhibit 2017

In the maelstrom of the Harry Potter mania, 20 years have nearly passed us by... Yep, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone...

​The Merriest (& Most Depressing) Time of the Year!

Yes, it's true... The holidays are a time of togetherness--with lots of fun and laughter (or so it should be, right?). But, there's more...
Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – It’s a Party (and Play)

It's not a novel, but Harry Potter fans aren't particularly picky at this point. We just want to tap in on the mania once...

‘In a Galaxy Far, Far Away’ Star Wars Compendium

Long ago... in a galaxy far, far away... It's among the most recognized collection of words in English quotology. Now, The New York Times...

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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...

Agatha Christie Mania – 10 Reasons She’s Famous

Agatha Christie is one of the most popular, bestselling novelists of all time--with some 4 billion copies sold. Famous for her plays, stories and...
Catcher in the Rye

What Did Holden Say? Looking For Lines from ‘The Catcher in the Rye’…

The profusion of lines and paragraphs still stick in the brain. Who said it, and what did it mean? When we're talking about the infamous...
Little House - Laura Ingalls Wilder

‘Little House’ – Writing the Story of Our Lives

The Little House series, from Laura Ingalls Wilder, is one of the most memorable bookish experiences in my life. My dad read us the...
Joe Biden

Joe Biden Writes…

Yes, you probably already know that Joe Biden is an author, along with his wife, Jill. Promises to Keep was published by Random House...


Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic #Quote

We always talk about the "magic" of Christmas. It's inexplicable how we're affected by the Spirit of the Season. Augusta Rundel described Christmas as: "that...