August 24, 2020 • Fiction, Movies & Film
August 20th brought the one hundred and thirtieth birthday of Mr. H.P Lovecraft. Even now, decades after he penned his final weird tale, his work continues to entrance new readers. However, it also repels. In fact, Lovecraft's racist beliefs and use of tropes have tainted his colossal legacy for many. In turn, it has paved the way for a new generation of authors working to reappropriate cosmic horror. Today, we honor those efforts of inclusivity with a roundup of our favorite tentacle-y monsters from modern fiction!
August 24, 2020 • Fiction
August 24th is National Waffle Day and our inner Leslie Knope is shouting for us to celebrate this holiday every day – or at least ten times a year, to coincide with our ten favorite waffle moments on Parks and Recreation. This year, we’re celebrating this silly holiday with our entire selves, by pairing some of our favorite books with some of our favorite waffles. Grab a napkin; things might get sticky.
August 18, 2020 • Fiction
While brothers, sisters, parents and children are all at the core of most of our favorite books and stories, cousins tend to get shunted to the side a little. But just because many cousins don’t live together or take center stage, that doesn’t mean that their connection is any less wonderful, as these incredible, unusual, and surprising sets of pop culture cousins prove.
August 18, 2020 • Fiction, Fiction: MG & YA
This past Sunday was National Roller Coaster Day (whee!!), and we have literary roller coasters on the brain. We love books that send us on a journey, digging into our emotions and taking us through the protagonist’s ups and downs in a way that feels like we’ve been dropped right into their life, their body. It’s a beautiful and exhausting experience – and by the end it’s hard to imagine any other book will measure up. To celebrate this silly and momentous holiday, here are some of our favorite books that send readers on emotional roller coasters. Just remember: if you must scream, scream inside your heart.
August 16, 2020 • Cookbook: General, Dogs
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We've got one more month of summer left, which means there's still time to mix up a summer cocktail, refresh your knowledge on golf, or stay indoors and playing hide-and-seek with Instagram's favorite border collie. Before you make your late summer plans, check out these e-book deals to help you brainstorm some safe and entertaining options!
August 14, 2020 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
[Movie still from Tenet, Syncopy and Warner Bros.]
Christopher Nolan has made some of the most compelling and confusing movies of the last twenty years. The mind that brought Inception and Interstellar to the screen for your viewing pleasure is at it again with Tenet, an action packed SFX mindbender. The film was originally slated to be released on July 17th, but due to theaters being shut down, has had its release date pushed several times. While Nolan fans are chomping at the bit to see the film, they may have to wait just a bit longer as again it seems theaters may not open in time for the new release date. With that in mind, here is a list of some great science fiction reads to fill the hours until the film is released.