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A Round-up of Tools To Help You Finish Your #NaNoWriMo Novel

When November and #NaNoWriMo begins, there is no shortage of great ideas, inspiration, and motivation. You sit down at the computer convinced that by the time December rolls around, you’ll have easily surpassed 50,000 words.

Posted by Rose Moore

NaNoNails: Nail Art for #NaNoWriMo

Writers are the masters of procrastination, and if you are anything like us, it always seems like you notice a chipped manicure as soon as you sit down to write! Time to do a little preventative polishing by giving yourself some new nail art before getting started.

Or, if you are one of those productive souls attempting NaNoWriMo in fashion this year, we’ve rounded up the best and brightest writing-inspired nail art designs to prepare your fingers for what is sure to be a very busy month!

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7 Expandable Bookcases for Your Ever-Expanding Book Collection

Every bookworm has the same dream: an enormous personal library, shelves groaning with beautiful volumes, maybe a rolling ladder or two, and enough space for every book you could ever wish to own. 

Instead, the average reader has a home filled with piles of novels, walls covered in shelves, and the frustration of never seeming to have enough space for all your acquisitions. It seems that within days of putting together a new shelving unit, it’s filled to bursting with books you didn’t even entirely realize that you had—and it’s time to head out to pick up yet another set of shelves!

Posted by Rose Moore

Literary Looks: Fall Boots for Fictional Characters

The temperatures are starting to drop and the leaves have begun to change, which means that it’s time to retire beach paperbacks and flip flops in favor of more autumnal choices. Warm and cozy hats, scarves, and sweaters are perfect for enjoying the crisp fall weather before winter hits, and bookworms eschew nature in favor of being curled up with a warm drink and good book.

While you are switching out your wardrobe for something a little more appropriate to apple picking and trick-or-treating, why not let one of your favorite fictional heroines inspire you? Whatever your style, there is sure to be a pair of boots that will let you channel your favorite character as well as keeping your toes warm…

Posted by Rose Moore

The Best Graphic Novels Based on TV Shows

These days it seems that film and TV can’t get enough of turning literature into live-action. Hit series like Outlander, Game of Thrones, True Blood and Orange is the New Black all came from the pages of a book, while movie versions of novels are so common that I couldn’t even begin to list them all.

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There’s a Saint For That: Heavenly Allies for Everyday Life

The pope rolls into our homebase of Philadelphia this weekend. And as he leaves the Vatican to head to the City of Brotherly Love, we wouldn’t be surprised if he sends a prayer or two to Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. But what about other kinds of 21st-century problems? Whether you’re throwing a party, buying a house, losing at poker or wishing for more followers on Instagram, there’s a Saint for that.

Posted by Rose Moore