Star Wars: The Last Jedi is blowing audiences away because it’s Star Wars and it’s amazing. It’s just a great franchise that makes people happy. The quirky droids are like comedians, the jedi are like superheroes, and the spaceships are like boats but in space.
Riverdale has it all as far as young adult fiction goes. A close-knit group of high schoolers ban together to follow and solve the mysteries of their small town.
Sometimes you just need a little wisdom to get you through the day and, I'll tell ya, Tolkien is one of the wisest. Here are ten quirky, optimistic, beautiful, and enlightening quotes from The Lord of the Rings trilogy that we all need.
Few poets are as unanimously respected as Federico García Lorca. His poetry’s definitely sentimental, but he never relies on cliche. His lines are spread far and wide on every social media platform, which obviously he never would have suspected, having been executed in 1936.
David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest has become less a book and more of a baton used to whack lesser intellectuals with. “Oh,” smart people say, “you haven’t read Infinite Jest?” No, I have not and, frankly, I don’t want to.
It’s that time of year: the time when sites, including Bookstr, do retrospectives. There are many months in the year, twelve of them, in fact. In those twelve months, many, many books are released.
When you’re young, everything is so uncertain. You might want to be a big deal director, a famous graphic designer, or, hey you’re on Bookstr, a renowned writer. But there are so many options in college. You can study theology or physics or business administration.
Whenever I'm in a certain mood, only words are the cure. I do admit to having a few go-to writers. And when I'm talking writers, I mean poets. Beautiful sonnets that create a universe in your mind and a city in your soul are the kind I enjoy.
Fans of the BBC series Planet Earth have the highest highs and the lowest lows. The highs, of course, include the high definition vistas, the close-ups of exotic animals, and David Attenborough’s quirky voiceover. The low is the long wait between seasons. Look, BBC, we get it.
Many believe that reading a book is like traveling to a distant land and also that the best companion while traveling is a good book. If you're a firm believer in these things, you'll love these ten quotes by authors who love travel as much as us. Get ready to explore!
We've all been in that mood when all we want to do is read. But then we also want to people watch when we take a break from hitting the pages. Or perhaps we need to take a deep breath and take in the beauty of our surroundings, whether that be nature or a quiet park.
Emily Dickinson may well be the best writer Americans have. Her popularization of poetic techniques like enjambment and slant rhymes helped pave the way for the free verse that followed. If there was no Dickinson, then 20th century and modern poetry would sound enormously different.
For those of you who are doubtful about art history or you've had a bad experience that left a sour taste in your mouth... Stop right there. I'm an Art History minor and before I even declared it people had the same reaction when I told them about it: Ugh, no thanks, I remember...