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  • We don't need House Stark to tell us that winter is coming. For some of us (sorry, Midwest) it’s already here. Which means it’s time to examine our cold weather clothing options: namely, the winter coat. Taking our inspiration from some of our favorite literary characters, here’s how you can stay warm and toasty when it feels like north of the Wall outside. We’ve also included handy personality summations so you can figure out which character – and coat - fits you best. 

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • Attention, pumpkin spice latte lovers! Our season is upon us. Let us be merry and order as many PSLs as possible before they’re gone. And they’re better this year, what with the new Starbucks recipe and all. So whether you order the occasional tall pumpkin spice or reach basic status with a daily venti, wear the title proud. Shout it from the rooftops. PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES FOREVER!

    And hey, if we love them so much, we have to suspect some our literary counterparts would love the latte, as well.

  • Recently, The CW bought a script for a TV adaptation of Little Women. Sounds great, right? What if I told you that this “gritty adaptation” re-sets our archetypal story of domestic sisterhood in dystopian Philadelphia? Would you ask the question I asked, the question on all Little Women fans’ minds: Why?

  • Oprah launched her famous book club in September 1996 with The Deep End of the Ocean by debut novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard. Since then, a sticker bearing this tastemaker’s name can ensure major book sales and placement on bestseller lists. All it took was Oprah Winfrey gushing about it.

    When you look at the complete list, you can see how wide the range of her choices can be. But somehow, The Oprah Book Club has gotten a reputation for being “chick lit.” We think this rep does the list a major disservice, because her picks were actually a lot more bad-ass than that. Allow us to explain:

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