Sure, you can win prizes and inspire the lives of millions, but you really know you’ve made it as a writer when Google creates a doodle to commemorate your career. When the center of cyber space praises you, it's safe to say you've brought inspiration to readers worldwide.
Almost anyone’s life can be turned into an intriguing book. So what happens when the most interesting stories are written by excellent writers? A nonfiction book that blows your mind is created!
Barely a quarter of the way into 2016 we’re seeing book numbers skyrocket. This is reason enough to rejoice and treat yourself to a book splurge, especially since it’s the first increase we’ve seen in five years.
Fictional characters are like children. They’re born out of the author, filled with scraps of identity and brimming ideas, and are nursed into being as the chronology unfolds. Like all good parents know, you just can’t pick one favorite.
We need very few excuses to stay cozy at home and read all day. Let’s face it, an entire day curled up in bed, or anywhere with a blanket—really, is better than just about anything else you could be doing with your day.
This month we celebrate everything poetry: the writers, the words, and the tedium of craft. But beyond a celebration of novelty and diversity, National Poetry Month is it is also a holiday for admiration.
There’s something to be said for a book’s unique ability to scare. Unlike movies, which instil fear with creepy visuals and eerie sounds, you can’t see or hear what you read; all you have to guide your gaze are the words.
There’s a reason we all begin our literary careers with children’s books. The words are digestible for our teensy little lexicons, the illustrations are captivating, and the messages are all parent approved. But why did we ever stop reading them?
One of the thrills of reading is creating an image in your head of what the characters and setting look like. It’s often frustrating when a movie comes out and destroys the image that an eloquent author implanted in your mind.
Can there be such a thing as too many coloring books? Of course the answer is no, but the adult coloring book craze is reaching a fever pitch in 2016, so we had to ask to be sure.