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Books for Pi Day

Books for Pi Day

Hey everyone! It’s Pi Day! Today is the day when we celebrate that ridiculous but also irrational number you get when you divide a circle’s circumference by its diameter. I can’t tell you exactly what pi is, because it has that irrational tendency to go on forever, but I can[…]

by × March 14, 2015 ×

Women’s Fiction You Don’t Want to Miss: Bailey’s Women’s Prize

Women’s Fiction You Don’t Want to Miss: Bailey’s Women’s Prize

If you haven’t heard of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, that may be because it has changed its name. It was formerly the Orange Prize, but also the straightforward Women’s Prize for Fiction. But now everyone’s favorite Irish liqueur has offered to help sponsor it, and the Bailey’s Women’s[…]

by × March 13, 2015 ×

Books About Women You Should Have Heard Of

Books About Women You Should Have Heard Of

In honor of International Women’s Day, IFL Science wrote an article that made Women You Should Have Heard Of into a trending hashtag on Twitter. While it can be nice to get a quick refresher on women in history via cute image quotes, it can be even nicer to sink[…]

by × March 9, 2015 ×

Quirk Publishing Spotlight (and a Chance to Win a Free Book)

Quirk Publishing Spotlight (and a Chance to Win a Free Book)

Quirk Mash Up Books…or You Got Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter Mash-up books have become a popular trend and I believe nobody does it better than Quirk Publishing.  You take a classic novel like Pride and Prejudice or Anna Karenina, and you add in Zombies or Androids, and you[…]

by × February 20, 2015 ×

Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction at its Best

Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction at its Best

From the 1940s through the 1960s, readers loved to read cheap paperback crime fiction novels. From its earliest days, hard-boiled crime fiction was published in and closely associated with so-called pulp magazines and inexpensive dime novels.  Books by well-known authors like Erle Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, and Mickey Spillane, as well as by[…]

by × February 5, 2015 ×

What Were the BEST books in 2014?

What Were the BEST books in 2014?

There were some amazing books in 2014! We recently came across this list as selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.If you haven’t read these books you still have time to buy them for yourself or even give as gifts for the holiday season! FICTION ALL THE[…]

by × December 5, 2014 ×

Holiday

Best DIY Books for Making Christmas Gifts

Best DIY Books for Making Christmas Gifts

It’s officially December and time to start thinking seriously about what exactly you will get all your family members, friends, neighbors…mailman…dog-walker- the list seems to never end! One thing we love to do is make our own gifts. They always feel just a little bit more special and are often[…]

by × December 5, 2014 ×

Best Of

Best Winter Travel Books for the Adventurous

Best Winter Travel Books for the Adventurous

Winter is just around the corner and if you live somewhere that boasts temperatures reaching freezing then you might want to check out a few of our book picks for best winter travel. Escape to Mexico or the Dominican Republic or even as far as Vietnam this year. Not in[…]

by × October 24, 2014 ×

LGBT Lit

Groundbreakers in LGBT Literature

Groundbreakers in LGBT Literature

There may be no shortage of LGBT culture represented in today’s literary scene, but to say that was not always the case would be a criminal understatement. Prior to the ’70s, such fare was scarce, and the best of it was rarer still. Trying to tally the best of contemporary[…]

by × October 3, 2014 ×