Tag Archives: Books

The Two Book Rule

My friend is much wiser than me. He, you see, brings at least two books with him every place he goes. I sometimes bring a book, or my kindle, but sometimes I forget and I’ll just leave the house with … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Bringing Readers Inside the Bedroom

Writing about sex is hard (no pun intended). While there are plenty of writers who have found their niche writing romance novels filled to the brim with sensual scenes, the majority of us do anything to avoid a sex scene. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Three Tips to Beat Writer’s Block

It happens to us all – we’re in the middle of a piece of work and it is just inspired. Everything flows. The words fit perfectly. The idea is seamless and flows like the Nile forming an oasis in a … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: 10 DIY Projects for Book Lovers

I’m a poor college student. Actually, all of the writers of this blog are college students and fairly broke. While we write these posts about literary paraphernalia and how much we’d love to own some of these great book-related items, we really can’t afford to. Continue reading

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Alan Rickman Reads

When I read, I don’t hear my own voice in my head. Generally, I’ll hear someone with a British accent. Why? Because I like the way it sounds. And, after watching some of my favorite movies like Sense and Sensibility … Continue reading

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2015: A Moviegoers Guide to Book-Based Movies in May and June

Rejoice movie and book lovers! May and June are filled with great books-turned movies for you to read then watch, or watch then read. On May 1st, Far From the Madding Crowd Bathsheba Everdene has three men fall in love … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: YA Novels: What’s the Point?

Last Friday, a few students and professors from my graduate program got together at a local bar on campus and began drunkenly discussing trips taken over the summer, upcoming classes, and books over a glass of beer. “Technically that’s mead,” … Continue reading

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Stories: A Love Affair

I fell in love with stories at a very young age. I wasn’t raised by people – I was raised by books and television. When I was in grade school I’d come home to an empty house. I would get … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: Necklaces That Look Like Books

When I chose the theme of this week’s literary paraphernalia—necklaces that look like books—I was reminded of those memes of the host of Pimp My Ride. Book lovers showing their love of books with a necklace that looks like books. … Continue reading

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Dan Hogan: Why I Hate Biopics and Love Raccoons…or Musings on the Oscar-Nominated Literary Adaptations of 2015

Dan Hogan teaches English at Fullerton College, UCI, and Norco College. I’ve known Dan for years, and one thing I look forward to every year is Dan’s Oscar predictions. This year, I’ve asked him to share his opinion on book-based … Continue reading

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