Romance is in the pages.
Looking to explore this summer, but you’re stuck in your hometown? Or maybe you need a little escape from your...
They get you like no else.
Reading is the perfect way to get lost in a juicy story while making yourself feel semi-smart
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who enjoy reading and those who don’t. If you are...
What better way to spend your break than catching up on some reading that you actually enjoy?
When I got older, I have a dream of having a reading room in my house. I want it to be a place of solace and serenity--a place where I can go and just read for a few hours, maybe listen to some music, and just slowly forget about the stresses of everyday life. I would also like this room to have amazing bookshelves.
With winter coming, it's always nice to cozy up in your Snuggie (DON'T LIE I KNOW YOU HAVE ONE) with some hot cocoa spiked with Kahlua and a good book.
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?
If you missed the post last week, we are starting up our very own book club. Each month, we will select a novel (using your suggestions, of course!) and then meet back here on the last Saturday of that month to discuss it. Without further ado, I'd like to announce that the inaugural pick of the CollegeCandy Book Club is...The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson!
I've been getting book recommendations from you guys since the dawn of the Saturday Read and I'm finally going to do something about it, by starting the CollegeCandy Book Club. What does that mean? For the next 12 months I'm inviting you, the readers, to join in and read the chosen book for each month.
As college students, we do a lot of reading. And while I love to read, I don't love how much I can spend on textbooks each semester. Which is why I'm always looking for the best deal when it comes to books -- so imagine how excited I was when I discovered I could save money on my books for my English classes by reading the them online for free on sites like Litfy!
Whether I'm talking on the phone and doing chores at the same time, or chatting on Facebook, doing schoolwork, and watching Glee, I'm always multi-tasking -- which is why I like things that make my life easier. Float helps with that by conveniently putting all my favorite web content all in one place.
With all the reading we’re assigned in our college course load, it’s hard to remember a time when reading was for fun. As kids, we were given the freedom to chose what book we wanted to write a report on.
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 hard to have to choose between studying hard and having fun. I hate to admit it, but I choose the fun option more frequently than I should -- and I know I'm not the only one. If only you could get your reading done faster and still have time to have fun! Well, with Readfa.st, you can.
I'm a big reader, but I know that not everyone feels the same -- some people I know would much rather watch a movie than read a book. I get it -- movies have awesome special affects, scores and sound effects that make the whole experience more exciting. But now there's a new App that aims to make reading more like watching a movie!
One of the first things that crosses my mind after I finish reading a book (after the initial sadness that the book is over) is what I should read next. However, I've recently discovered a site that takes all the guesswork out of finding new books to read: Any New Books?, a free service that notifies you of new book releases that fit your interests.
Remember when you were a little kid, and you’d actually wake up on time for school… just so you could huddle next to the radio and listen for your school to be called on the list of snow days? With winter’s doom impending and temperatures dropping faster than an eight ball at Amy Winehouse’s flat, we can’t help but cross our fingers and pray… Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
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.
If you google “life after college” or anything related to being a post-grad, tons of self-help websites and survival guides appear. And even though I write a column about being a post-grad, I can’t help but find this to be incredibly annoying.
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?
In the late 1800s, children’s literature split into two overall genres: boys’ books and girls’ books. Although girls’ literature continues to be published today, the recognition of female protagonists is often overlooked. In a world full of Mowgli’s (from The Jungle Book) and Harry Potter’s, it’s hard for girl characters to get the recognition they deserve.
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.
Whether you’re a first year student or heading back to campus for yet another year of academics and parties, there is indisputably one book you need to bring along with you: Debt-Free U: How I Paid for An Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents, by Zac Bissonnette.
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.
Maybe it's just the 90 degree heat that's making me dizzy has me thinking summer, but June 21st is just around the corner and I'm already starting to load up on sundresses and break out the plaid shorts. In honor of the simply fantastic weather that the northeast graced me with this weekend, I'm counting down the 10 summer must-haves.
Clearly, there are plenty of reasons for me to be bitter about my lack o' travels this Spring Break but, I am deciding to look the bright side for a change. Sweating poolside under the shade of an US Weekly magazine or not, I'm going to make the best out of my Spring Break, and - turns out - it is easier than I thought because you can:
Spring Break is fast approaching and besides a margarita permanently placed in my grasp, there is something else I'm looking forward to accompanying me on the beach. And it is a good book. There is really nothing like the feeling of placing your lounge chair up to the waves to tickle your feet, and slamming through drink after drink book after book.
I've always been a pretty avid reader, but ever since I started my freshman year of college I've found that I don't get to read (non-school-related books) as often as I'd like to. Between going to class, working, studying, and still trying to have a social life, there just doesn't seem to be enough time.
As a bookworm myself, I always appreciate thoughtful gifts that I will use. And, yeah, I can appreciate a good bookstore gift card now and then, but there are so many other creative gifts out there that are way better. Unless you are a book worm yourself, it's hard to get a gift that this nerdy friend of yours will actually like and use! So, let me help you.
Having just "celebrated" banned books week in America, I started thinking about the importance of reading, the beauty of stories and how much books enrich all of our lives. And most of my thoughts came back to one single theme: W.T.Eff?
It is still shocking to me that in 2009, when freedom of speech is as widely practiced as brushing your teeth every morning, books are still being challenged, placed in restricted sections of the library, or banned all together. But we are sadly reminded, as another Banned Books Week comes around, that censorship is still in full swing (or at least trying to be).
A few years ago, if someone mentioned a self-help book around me I would have cringed... and laughed in their face. I didn’t understand how people could pay money for books that any idiot with a computer could write and try to pawn off as good, sound advice.
I am not a huge reader of chick-lit, but I admit, sometimes I just get the urge and have to indulge! It's like the 99 times I pass by Mrs. Fields at the mall until that on time I can't take the fresh cookie smell anymore.... and I get three.
So you’re stuck on campus for Spring Break, watching people flee to warmer climates or their parents’ house. But that...