September 26, 2016 • Fiction, Humor
The annual celebration of the freedom to read is upon us again and we’re ready for Banned Books Week. We believe families and individuals have the right to decide for themselves what to read and what to skip, but should not decide for others by having books removed or banned. Since the first Banned Books Week in 1982, the American Library Association has recorded that more than 11,000 books have been challenged. So to celebrate Banned Books Week, we've come up with some reimagined book titles for you, inspired by the reasons they were challenged. Enjoy!
September 22, 2016 • Fiction
Do you with agree with Marilyn Monroe that a diamond is a girl’s best friend but ALSO agree that a book is a girl's best friend? Do you look at jewelry on Pinterest in-between chapters of The Great Gatsby? Do you often imagine what Marvolo Gaunt's ring would look like on your finger (minus the Horcrux)? Imagine us as your literary jewelry Pinterest page, all rolled up in a blog post just for you.
September 21, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Zombies, Television, Classics, Fiction, Humor
It's that time of year again, when the air is thick with the smell of pumpkin spice, each step on the sidewalk is punctuated by the crunch of dry leaves underfoot, and DVRs are getting cleaned off and reprogrammed to make room for all the new and returning fall shows. Whether you happen to be a TV fanatic, a more casual viewer, or a protagonist in a classic work of literature, there's something for everyone this upcoming TV season.
September 19, 2016 • Cookbook: General, Fiction, Humor
Summer is over, which means everyone is back in town. While it's great to see everyone again, the influx of people makes getting a reservation at the best restaurants difficult. Because of this, we've eaten in some unusual joints—but none have been as strange as the places where these book characters have dined.
September 13, 2016 • Fiction, Humor
The season of Renaissance Faires has arrived, and it's one of our favorite times of the year. It's one of the few times you can wear period clothing (or, in some cases, fairy wings and steam punk outfits) and aren't ridiculed—you're celebrated. There are jousts, hilarious comedy shows, and most importantly, TURKEY LEGS. While we know Ren Faires are already pretty awesome, we think our excitement would be elevated even more if our favorite literary characters ran the festival.
September 9, 2016 • Magic, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Fiction, Geek
When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released in July, it created a lot of buzz for a lot of reasons (the most obvious being that it was New! Canon! Harry! Potter!). One of those reasons was that after two decades of the Harry Potter fandom widely accepting that there were three “good” Hogwarts houses and one “bad” one, the protagonists of Cursed Child were both members of Slytherin house.