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The Homes in Literature

Movies and television allow for a visual outlet to the layout and decorations written about in literature, but this is only a glimpse into the perfectly crafted settings. Terrys Fabrics have compiled a list of the homes from classic literature and recreated the floor plans. The infographic below shows the many rooms used to store […]

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And The Mountains Echoed

And The Mountains Echoed begins with a myth. A family forced to choose one child, sacrifice one to save the rest. This myth shapes the novel, telling the story of two siblings forced apart to save the family. The novel is told in nine parts, narrated by the people who were touched by this tragic […]

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Pride and Prejudice Book Covers

The Atlantic has put together 200 years of Pride and Prejudice book covers for the anniversary on Monday. They featured the first edition title page from 1813, and a copy that is worth over eight thousand dollars! Marvel comics released a Pride and Prejudice comic book adapted by Nancy Butler and  Hugo Petrus, while Seth Grahame-Smith adapted […]

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What Should I Read Next?

Summer has finally arrived. Since the end of the school year, I have finished two books: The Hunger Games and Bossypants by Tina Fey. These two books had been widely talked about by my friends and were easily accessible. Recommendations are hard to come by, especially if you have a specific genre you enjoy. ‘What Should I Read […]

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‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

I did a report on ‘In Cold Blood’ by Truman Capote. There may be some spoilers but nothing too bad. It also has a quick biography on Capote as well as what I liked and disliked about his writing. Enjoy! Truman Capote began with a novel about murder and created a compelling account of two troubled men. […]

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If Famous Writers Had Written Twilight

I had major problems with Twilight when I read the first installment in high school. As an avid reader and writer, the book made me sad. When people call this fan fiction, I shutter, a lot of fan fiction is very well written and create incredible stories, this does neither of these things. That was […]

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Dollhouse

Apparently the Kardashian‘s (Kourtney, Kim and Khloe) wrote a book, it is called Dollhouse and it sounds ridiculous. Here is the plot summary from amazon, it’s quite brilliant. Dollhouse is an addictively entertaining novel about an exciting, high-profile, complicated family with a huge heart and a lot of love. Written by superstars Kourtney, Kim, and KhloÉ […]

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Penguin Classics

This Fall Penguin released (or will be releasing, I could only find October as the release date) these beautiful hand sewn covers of three classic novels. They were designed and sewn by artist Jillian Tamaki, and are incredibly intricate. The three books chosen were Jane Austen‘s ‘Emma,’ in celebration of its first stand alone edition, […]

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Book of the Week – Invisible Monsters

*I’m really trying to do book of the week every week but I am taking a summer class right now so having time for leisurely reading is hard.      Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk has been my favourite book by him since I was sixteen. The book is filled with incredibly vivid images and […]

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Bison Books

As a writer I obviously love journals. Usually I go for the traditonal Moleskin but looking through Etsy the other day I found these incredible notebooks. The designs are beautiful, very intricate and well done. These are unique and interesting and definitely inspire. These are hand printed by Carly James and Kevin Nelson with their […]

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Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition

With the ending of the Harry Potter book and movie franchise come different ways to interpret the series. The Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition is run by the Nucleus art gallery. The gallery opened July 9th and featured over 50 artists and nearly 100 tribute works. To view the gallery’s blog click here and to […]

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The LXD Season Three Trailer

The trailer for the third season of the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers came out the other day as well as the release date for the series. The series is called Rise of the Drifts and comes out 08.11.11. The music from the trailer is “Palladio” by Kerry Muzzey which you can buy here. Credit

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Book of The Week – Second Strike

Second Strike by Ron P. Whittington is a fast paced thriller following Parker Glynn as he navigates through a terrorist attack. Starting in the aftermath of a tragedy, 9/11, Whittington tells a story of redemption through the eyes of a man who lost everything. Second Strike is a novel that gives thrill seekers everything they are looking […]

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Book of the Week – The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. From Amazon.co.uk: Alyss, born in Wonderland, is destined to be a warrior queen. After a bloody coup topples the Heart regime, Alyss is exiled to another world entirely, where she is adopted into a new family, renamed Alice and befriended by Lewis Carroll. At age 20 she returns […]

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Book of the Week – Wicked

Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I have been wanting to read Wicked since I saw the musical a few years ago. I was proactive, as soon as I found the novel in my local bookstore I scooped it up. The only problem was my laziness and the novel sat on my bookshelf for three years. Once […]

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The Memoir of Marilyn Monroe

        Author: Sandi Gelles-Cole Publisher: Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises ISBN: 978-0-9786621-3-4 The Memoir of Marilyn Monroe describes the life Monroe could have lead had her suicide not been completed. The novel by Sandi Gelles-Cole takes you from New York to Rome, telling but not exactly showing the life of a sobering alcoholic/drug addict in the […]

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The Imperfectionists

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman is a novel about the staff of a small English speaking newspaper in Rome. Rachman is a beautiful writer and his characters and plot are very intricate and interesting. With each story you become entrenched in the details, and begin to feel for the characters. The story shows the paper […]

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And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

I am a huge fan of the Beat writers so for my birthday this year my incredible roommate surprised me with this book. And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks is a collaborative novel by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. ‘Hippos’ was written in 1945 before the two were well known writers and […]

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A War Against Truth

A War Against Truth: An Intimate Account of the Invasion of Iraq. This was the most eye opening account of the war I’ve read. Robert’s is a Canadian journalist who was born in Britain and had an ID tag for an American magazine. This helped him with the Iraqi people, and the American soldiers. The […]

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Friday Night Lights

I had the fortune of reading Friday Night Lights for my narrative non-fiction class this year. I have been wanting to read this for years and was glad I finally had the opportunity. Friday Night Lights, written by Buzz or H.G. Bissinger, is the story of the Permian High School football team. The story takes […]

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