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11 Authors You Probably Didn’t Know Used Pen Names

People have loads of reasons for taking on a pseudonym. Sometimes they’re a woman trying to get ahead in a patriarchy, sometimes they’re an immigrant trying to seem less Other, and sometimes their name just isn’t catchy enough.

 

5 Must-See TED Talks for Book Lovers

TED Talks are always filled with riveting and inspiring information on just about any topic you'd like to learn about. After watching literally ANY of the ones I've seen, I've instantly felt like I could take on the world.

9 Ways to Read When A Book is Nowhere to be Found

Sometimes, reading books gets tiring. It's just true. You long for something snappy, some instant information, something to make you think but that doesn't take hours. Well, look no further.  Here is a list of nine things you can read that aren't fiction books. 

 

7 Female-Directed Adaptations to Watch This Winter

When discussing directors I always hear the male-dominated version of Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and the like. But, we must talk about the amazing women who take the industry by storm and create movies that we all love.

10 Books Sure to Kickstart Your Career

We've all heard the spiel: to get a good job you must go to college. But what happens when you get out of college, are about $70,000 in debt, and don't have the two years of relevant experience that all "entry-level" jobs require nowadays? I'm really asking. 

 

10 Christmas Songs That Tell Magical Stories

I know this may be a bit early, but I just don't care. Christmas is weeks away which means the start of the ever-dreaded and ever-joyous... Christmas music. Some hate it, some love it and just can't get enough of it. I happen to be a fan of all the songs and the spirit they bring.

6 Mobile Games Every Book Lover Needs

As much as we love reading, sometimes our brains need a break. Next time you storm through a book and need to take your mind off the drama, you may not want to leave book world. If that’s the case, you’ll need a mobile game that brings you into the world of a book. No reading necessary!

7 Literary Charities to Get Involved With This Holiday Season

Now that the comforts of warm sunny September days are over and the cold winds have travelled towards us here in New York, people have been settling into the idea of winter and the traditions that follow it. And just like that comes the holiday season.

 

The 10 Nicest Things to Do for Book Lovers

It’s always nice to spread the love and, if you have a book lover in your life, you may be confused how to please them. Do you buy them chocolate? Do you take them to the pizzeria? Do you play with them on the jungle gym? It can be a daunting task to do something nice for the elusive bookworm.

10 Facts About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, huh? She wrote The Handmaid’s Tale. She’s won some awards. I think she’s Canadian.

 

If your Atwood knowledge needs a little freshening up, look no further. We’ve got you covered. Here are the ten quirkiest facts about Atwood.

 

8 Poems to Enchant You for the Holiday Season

Greetings bookish folks! I know some of you are down because October has come to a close and Halloween is, once again, a thing of the past. It's another month and celebration gone. But this is a marathon and you can't slow down now.

 

5 Books out This Week to Add to Your Reading List

There's no better news than news about a new book! There are five books in particular out this week that caught my eye. Feel free to add any books you know of in the comments that are hitting shelves this week!