YA examines issues in both serious and darkly comic novels, through pictures and verse and collections of texts and e-mails.
Not only does Lisa's reading list range from politics, poetry, literary to commercial fiction, mathematics and magazine, she is also into a diverse group of men and women authors.
How in the hell would they turn such a complicated book told from two perspectives about a wife gone missing, a husband accused of her possible murder, a poisoned relationship, two failing New York City writers who leave for the Midwest and plot twists galore without fucking it up?
Gone Girl movie in the works. Yesssssssss.
There's been some debate as to whether the new cover of The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's groundbreaking novel about a woman who suffers from clinical depression due to the pressures of gender norms and misogyny, is sexist.
What do you think? Can you see Emilia Clarke as Anastasia?
This is real. This is your real life. Soak it in. Soak it in. 50 Cent penned a YA Novel about a picked on kid, turned bully named Butterball.
Why is it that the best guys seem to be fictional? I know because the guys are fictional characters that they seem super put together or adorably flawed but a girl can't help but fantasize.
Now that Summer is over and classes are back in session, my free time for reading for pleasure is suddenly a lot more limited, but I've decided to still try to fit in some "fun" reading! And to help find awesome books to read, I've discovered What Should I Read Next?
J.K. Rowling is one fierce lady. She's gorgeous, funny, smart, and is a wicked writer. She graced us with the most magical story ever with the Harry Potter series, which catapulted her to a level of fame that most writers can only dream about.
The hype surrounding the On the Road movie got us thinking about books we read in school. There's nothing that kills a great book quite as much as a boring high school English class. But it turns out that lots of the books your high school teachers made you read were pretty awesome. On the Road is one of them. Here are 8 more books you probably got assigned in school that are worth a second look if you skipped over them the first time.
• What his favorite book says about him • Is your favorite show staying on the air? • The best natural remedies • Does this look like the ideal woman to you? • I don't know who Ricky Whittle is, but he's hot
It's Dr. Seuss' birthday today! If he were still alive, he would be 108 today. No children's author is quite as beloved as Dr. Seuss, and for good reason. His books are funny, clever, sweet, and easy to read. And it turns out there are a few scandalous lines in our most beloved Dr. Seuss books.
If you're looking for a way to spend time with family members without actually interacting with them, do as you did on those dates back in high school: go to a movie. There are plenty of feel-good flicks conveniently released for the holiday season, but here are a few films that might have flown under your radar and are definitely worth your attention.
It seems like new social shopping sites (like Groupon) are popping up every day. Some of them are even specifically focused on one thing, such as vacations, wine, shoes, and more. One of the newest sites I've come across is Bookperk, a Groupon-like site geared towards readers.
It's the moooost wonderful tiiiime of the yeeeear. Halfway to it, anyway. In a 'Christmas in July' inspired feeling, we can all celebrate because today is exactly six months away from Christmas. And, that being my all-time favorite gift-giving holiday, I rounded up a few presents I want now.
Is there anything better than spending a day reading on the beach, getting a golden glow, and sipping on a Pina Colada? I mean, I'm just guessing that would be the best. My beach days are usually more about trying to keep my hair from birds-nesting in the wind, spraying on SPF 75, and half-heartedly drinking warm beer that's on the verge of boiling in the sun. But I do love opening up a good book, getting lost in the story, and ignoring the fact that there's an elderly man walking back and forth wearing a a speedo thong.
With devices like the eReader, Kindle and iPad 2 at our fingertips, reading is supposed to be easier than ever, despite the slow extinction of the printed (and pricey) paperback. But try walking into a bookstore for new novels – you’ll find the Best Sellers’ shelves covered in leftovers of celebrity franchises, from Conrad and Kardashian to Bieber’s biography!
If you're an avid reader and book-lover like I am, your bookshelf is probably crammed with dozens of books. Mine is filled with several of my favorites, of course, but also dozens of old textbooks and cheap paperbacks I
have never even opened probably won't ever read again.
It’s tough to buy gifts for the friend who loves to read. The choice should seem obvious, shouldn’t it? Buy a book. But what type of book? What has she read? What does he want to read? Hardcover or paperback? New or used? The questions are endless. And that’s before you even get into accessories. Are bookmarks too cliché? Will she even use them? Are all those gadgets really necessary?
When you're little you always hear "Wait till your older" from piercing your ears to getting your first pair of heels to sending your very first sext. However, once you hit adolescence, it seems like you're constantly told to "act your age" or that you're "too old for" something. Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't bask in things from the past ... Here are ten things you are definitely never too old for.
At first glance, the plump peach and the virginal white background on the cover of Hephzibah Anderson’s first book Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year Without Sex gives the impression that this memoir will be a succulent read.
The other day, while aimlessly roaming through the overpriced yet drool-worthy home goods at Urban Outfitters, I came across some adorable vinyl record bookends. They looked so cute hugging a stack of blogs-turned-books on the table and I just needed to have them. I have this problem where my books always tip over on my bookshelf and then it gets all messy and then my studying gets interrupted because I’m OCD…
Summer has just begun for me and besides working 35 hours a week (doing the best student job on the planet, might I add), I've been devouring book after book. Science, YA, dystopian - I've got it all. However, despite my plethora of reading material, I often find myself trolling Amazon.com, looking for new releases that I can't wait to get my hands on.
Ah, Spring Break. A time to relax, to de-stress, and to recharge for classes after midterms have drained us of our livelihood. Some people go on vacation to cut loose, some go home for a little R&R, and some even enroll in a short course to catch up on credits or work on a project with their favorite professor. Whatever your plans, Spring Break is you time.