Sometimes when I'm browsing through the shelves of my local bookstore or library, I'll read a title on a spine that makes me stop and look again just to make sure I read it right. Below are some of the best examples of this that the Internet has to offer. Some are meant to be ironic.
Libraries are a great device for story-telling, and creators know it. They are an invaluable way to get characters the information they need in stories where the protagonist can't just use Google, as well as a setting that provides a scene with a unique ambiance.
Many authors, particularly fantasy authors, add depth to their fictional universe by creating in-world songs and poetry. Some of it is honestly mind-blowing.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, Lady Galadriel gives Frodo a phial of starlight, "a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out". While we can't get our hands on anything like that, words can provide their own kind of light.
Books can change the way you think about things; the right strand of words can strike something up inside of you. It's not unlikely to feel uneasy, dizzy, overwhelmed, inspired, or full after reading the right essay, poem, story, or novel. (Words are, like, insanely cool.)
I don't know about you, but when I was little (and by little I mean currently today as a fully grown adult) all I ever wanted was to awake one morning to find that I had become a teenage witch à la Sabrina.
I love libraries. Even if I'm not looking for a particular book, I can spend hours perusing the shelves and walk out with several books I would have never read otherwise, all for a grand total cost of nothing as long as I have my library card on me.
Father's Day was this past Sunday, and it got us ruminating on the wisdom of fathers, so here are some memorable quotes from fathers and paternal figures in fiction. Enjoy!
Classic literature is great, but even I, an avid reader and stereotypical English major, sometimes wish these stories were a bit more contemporary. Fortunately, many modern authors have created their own stories that adapt the plots, characters, and/or spirit of the originals for a new century.
Father's Day is this Sunday, so what better way to show the bookish fathers in your life some love than by giving them one of these great literary-themed gifts? Read on for some gifts that every book-loving dad will enjoy.
Father's Day is approaching fast! It's a time to celebrate the dads in your life along with all of the advice, mentoring, tough yet unconditional love, and horribly cheesy jokes they bring to the table.