World Travel Through Literature in 402 Books

Travel is often eye opening. Surrounding yourself with different cultures, different people and different outlooks on life broadens our knowledge base. It’s arguably the best education a person can receive — to experience life in someone else's shoes. Yet in the digital age, it seems that so many of us take to our Instagram feeds, …

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Naming Shakespeare’s Memorable Heroines

Have you ever stopped to think about how notable authors chose the names of their famous characters? How did J.K Rowling land on Hermoine Granger? Why Katniss and Peeta? Perhaps some of the most well known characters were created by none other than notable playwright and poet, William Shakespeare. In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, April …

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Book Talk & Giveaway: Putting the Science in Fiction

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings …

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Book Talk & ARC Giveaway HUNTING ANNABELLE by Wendy Heard

Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can't resist Annabelle--beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle--who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he's desperately trying to be. Then Annabelle disappears. Sean is sure she’s been kidnapped—he …

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Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Spin by Lamar Giles

Sixteen-year-old Paris Secord's (aka DJ ParSec) career--and life--has come to an untimely end, and the local music scene is reeling. No one is feeling the pain more than her shunned pre-fame best friend, Kya, and Paris's chief groupie, Fuse. But suspicion trumps grief, and since each suspects the other of Paris's murder, they're locked in …

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Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson

A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke’s only solace remains the ice-skating rink, where she works but no longer lets herself dream about a future …

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