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Jul 1, 2016

10 Books to Help With Your Summer Wanderlust

Looking to explore this summer, but you’re stuck in your hometown? Or maybe you need a little escape from your...

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Oct 8, 2015

7 Awesome Books That’ll Make You Want To Stay In This Fall

Reading is the perfect way to get lost in a juicy story while making yourself feel semi-smart

Sep 5, 2015

15 Things to Know About People Who Enjoy Reading

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who enjoy reading and those who don’t. If you are...

Dec 13, 2014

5 Winter Break Reading Picks

What better way to spend your break than catching up on some reading that you actually enjoy?

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Mar 24, 2013

Bookshelf Porn is the Best Kind of Porn

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.

Get Your Read On [Candy Dish]

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.

Nov 18, 2012

Find Your New Favorite Book With What Should I Read Next? [Web Spy]

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?

Sep 12, 2012

The CollegeCandy Book Club: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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!

Jan 7, 2012

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Jan 1, 2012

Introducing the CollegeCandy Book Club!

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.

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Nov 30, 2011

Web Spy: Litfy

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!

Nov 2, 2011

Web Spy: Float

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.

Oct 29, 2011

Saturday Flashback: Book Club

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.

Oct 26, 2011

Web Spy: Bookperk

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.

Oct 5, 2011

Web Spy: Readfa.st

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.

Sep 14, 2011

Web Spy: Booktrack

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!

Feb 16, 2011

Web Spy: Any New Books?

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.

Jan 28, 2011

Friday Faves: Snow Days Then and Now

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.

Jan 19, 2011

Web Spy: PaperBackSwap

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.

Dec 14, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Screw You, Self-Help!

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.

Dec 12, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Bookworm [GALLERY]

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?

Nov 1, 2010

The Ten Novels that Every Girl Should Read

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.

Oct 10, 2010

10 Things You’re Never Too Old To Do

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.

Aug 31, 2010

Zac Bissonnette Explains How To Get Through College Debt-Free

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.

Jul 31, 2010

Saturday Read: Chastened, by Hephzibah Anderson

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.

May 3, 2010

The Weekly Ten: Summertime Must-haves

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.

Mar 7, 2010

Spring Break at Home: The Silver Lining

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:

Mar 6, 2010

Beach Companions: Spring Break Poolside Reads

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.

Feb 10, 2010

Web Spy: DailyLit.com

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.

Dec 8, 2009

The Bookworm Gift Guide

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.

Oct 12, 2009

10 Things We Should Ban Instead Of Books

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?

Sep 28, 2009

Break the Rules: Banned Books Week

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).

Apr 7, 2009

The 7 Best Self Help Books I’ve Ever Heard Of

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.

Mar 14, 2009

Saturday Read: Dedication by Emma McLaughin and Nicola Krauss

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.

Mar 4, 2009

Spring Break: Recession Style

So you’re stuck on campus for Spring Break, watching people flee to warmer climates or their parents’ house. But that...