• DIY Epic Fantasy Belt Pouch!

    Magic beans. Crystal shards. Enchanted acorns. Dice.

    When one travels through the woods on an epic quest, one has the occasion to carry all manner of tiny trinkets and magical items. To stow them you’ll need something secure but close at hand. A handmade belt pouch is the perfect accessory to keep your items safe (and secret, as the case may be). This pouch has a rough-hewn handmade look to it, so each one you make will be a little bit different. Here’s how to make your own.

  • Fictional Presidents’ Inauguration Speeches

    We have seen fictional presidents do everything from single-handedly defeating terrorists to saving the world from aliens, but rarely do we get to witness the one act they all must have performed at some point -- their inauguration speech.

  • Quoth The Tweety Bird

    Once upon a morning weary, while I pondered, bleak and bleary,

    Over where a quaint and curious sunny spot of sunlight sat—

        While I noodled, nearly nodding, suddenly there came a stomping,

    As my owner rudely hopping, galomping all across the mat.

    “’I am leaving,” she uttered, “To get my hair done at Chez LePhatt—

                Do be a gentle pussy cat.”

  • January 2017 Book Giveaways

    This month you can enter to win a copies of The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents by Cormac O'Brien, and ARCS of Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente!


  • #ThesaurusABook: Replaced Words from Famous Books

    If we learned anything while writing highschool essays it’s that anything can be made better with a trip to the thesaurus. If you disagree all we need you to do is answer this simple question -- would you rather have a great or jumbo time at a party?

    Shhhhh. Don’t say anything. We know the answer.

    Which is why we decided to graciously lend some of our favorite books a helping hand and improve upon their more popular lines. By, of course, using the thesaurus. Please enjoy the following new and improved classics and send us your own with the hashtag #thesaurusabook.

  • Geeky Activists Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which provided a chance for all of us to reflect on America’s complicated history regarding equality – and a chance for us to look to the future. But we’re not the only ones who do that. Fictional characters have always been reflections of our own journeys and struggles. These fictional activists are top-notch examples of the enduring nature of Dr. King’s example and legacy…even if their passion might be fighting for elves, a space rebellion, or genetic mutants.