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Books That Will Grow Your Reading List

If you’re like us, you never run out of things to read. There’s always a stack of books waiting for you at the library or a bunch of books you already own but have never read. But every once in a while you crave a new set of recommendations. Well, today’s your lucky day. Not only are we making some stellar recommendations, those books are making their own recommendations. Today we’re showcasing books that will grow your reading list. So, let’s get reading!

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Ten Bookish Charities to Start the School Year Right

If you’re someone who saves all their charitable giving for the end of the year, you’re probably not spending too much time daydreaming about which charities can use your dollars right now. You’re thinking instead about pumpkin spice lattes and the fresh smell of new school supplies. But those thought processes don’t need to be mutually exclusive. In fact, there are a ton of charities who can put that tax-deductible dollar to work while still giving you those back to school feelings. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite bookish charities, perfect for this September sweet spot.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Classic Plays That Deserve the High School Comedy Treatment

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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser premieres on Netflix September 7 and from the trailer alone it looks like this movie has everything we love: mistaken identities, marching bands, and Noah Centineo. And Shannon Purser! (Barb!) And while our first instinct is to gush over this 80s-esque teen comedy, the source material for this movie actually goes back further. Like, all the way back to 1897. Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is a high school comedy adaptation of the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac, a play about a cadet in the French army so ashamed of his large nose that he hides behind the identity of a handsome soldier as he professes his love for the beautiful Roxane. Sounds like catfishing, if you ask us. But the play ends happily. Sort of.

Today, we’re imagining what our favorite classic plays might look like if they received the Sierra Burgess treatment. We’re taking you on a theatrical journey – from Shakespeare to Moliere to Oscar Wilde – through the locker clad hallways of high school.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

If Famous Authors Played Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is like a big ol’ nerd umbrella wide enough accommodate many types of players. Do you like roleplaying colorful characters? Do you enjoy rolling dice, crunching numbers, maxing out damage? Do you have an epic world brewing in your head? You’re all covered. Additionally, the game’s focus on shared storytelling especially attracts creative people, from writers and illustrators to musicians and actors. That got us wondering how classic authors would play Dungeons & Dragons if they were alive today. Grab your D20 and let’s go!

Posted by Neil Floyd

What Would Book Fiends Do During the Purge?

The Purge series of films—and now upcoming television show—imagines a not-too-distant alternate reality where all crime is legal for one 12-hour period every year. Apparently, this leads to impressively-costumed murder-gangs. But if all crime is legal, what are the people who aren’t particularly bloodthirsty during this time of prosecution-immunity? What are the book lovers doing?

Posted by Jadzia Axelrod

Getting Started with RPGs

So, you want to start playing an RPG. First of all: welcome!

Posted by Margaret Dunham