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10 Must Read Greek Mythologies!

If you’re like me and easily find yourself intrigued by the tales of Greek gods and goddesses, then you will enjoy this list of books on Greek mythology and retellings!

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All about the damsel in distress trope

Today we’re talking all about a once fairly common trope that is slowly dying out or being creatively subverted in the field of literature and cinema. Here you’ll learn all

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A Reading List for Sports Enthusiasts!

Are you a big sports fan? Do you enjoy learning about fun behind the scenes moments of your favorite games? Do you enjoy digging into the personal struggles and/or victories

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12 Questions to ask Someone on your First Date

Ah yes the dreaded first date… Whether you’re nervous, excited, or you’re just looking for some good conversation topics, we’ve got the perfect questions for you! These questions will help

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A Reading List for Diehard Gardening Enthusiasts!

If you’re having trouble understanding how gardening works or what you can grow in that garden next, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re an amateur gardener, an

12 Vampire Romances to Sink Your Teeth into!
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12 Vampire Romances to sink your teeth into!

Beyond The Twilight Saga lies an unexplored plethora of vampire romances that can satisfy all your lustful reading needs. I’ve compiled a list here that are full of irresistibly charming,

Paranormal Romance Series to Watch Out For
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Paranormal Romance Series to Watch Out For!

Paranormal romance is a genre that is appealing if you like a blend of steamy romantic sequences and a touch of horror. The romantic pairings in these books aren’t just

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12 Awesome Audiobooks You Need to Listen to

12 Awesome Audiobooks You Need to Listen to

Do you prefer to listen to books via your favorite pair of noise canceling headphones or do you read them from page to page via good old paperback or a digital medium? If you’re in the former category and are indecisive over what to give a listen to next, then this list will guide you in choosing your next audiobook! 1. Such a Fun Age written by Kiley Reid, narrated by Nicole Lewis This is a fun but also serious fiction work from the perspective of a Black babysitter and her well intentioned employer. It is well written, has heart,

Christmas Characters in Literature and Lore

Ho ho ho! Welcome again! We have yet another holiday treat for you. Today, let’s go meet some of the most iconic Christmas characters in literature, shall we? 1. The Christmasaurus This friendly dinosaur only exists in the children’s classics penned by Tom Fletcher (the lead singer of one of my favourite boy bands McFly) and let’s just say there’s quite nobody like the Christmasaurus. As the only dinosaur left on the planet, all this magical, Christmas obsessed and music loving creature wants to do is to feel like he belongs and feel happy… And who can fault him for

Sad Christmas literature

Christmas isn’t everybody’s cup of tea (or rather cocoa). I believe it was the Grinch who said that. If you aren’t quite feeling the festive spirit, or couldn’t be bothered to greet December with a big grin, there’s no reason for you to feel left out! Here are some gloomy books that will keep you company this Christmas. 1. The Junky’s Christmas by William S. Burroughs A junky is discharged from the county precinct on Christmas day. The first thing he does as soon as he’s out? Tries to find a quick fix, but only ends up finding a mysterious

Top 6 Christmas podcasts

Time to chill by your fireplace with some hot cocoa, pop your headphones in and give these podcasts a listen if you want to get into the Christmas spirit. A lot of them are pretty wholesome… 1. The Calm Christmas Podcast Beth Kampton tops our list as she brings a soothing energy and dishes out tips on caring for one’s mental health during the holiday season in her trademark British accent from her countryside kitchen in England. Learn about how to manage grief and loneliness as the holidays approach while also gaining useful tips on how binge eating your favorite

Greatest Quotes on Christmas from Literature

Here is our compilation of greatest quotes from literature that truly capture the spirit of the festive season. Do let us know which one’s your favorite… 1. Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years “Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” 2. Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” 3. Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch

Christmas Recipes from Your Favorite Books

If you’re a book nerd and want to plan a stellar Christmas dinner party for your fellow book nerds, then we’ve got the best menu for you! Take your pick from all the mouth watering dishes featured in your favorite literature… 1. Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter Anything from the trolley? These snacks are similar to Cornish pasties and are sold on the Honeydukes Express in the beloved fictional world of Hogwarts. You can make these exotic sounding little pastry pockets with sweet and spicy pumpkin filling using the recipe below to show off to your fellow Potterhead pals… Place

The Best Holiday Reads for Kids

The holiday season beckons to one and all, but it’s kids who truly enjoy its essence. Be it lighting candles at Hanukkah and Kwanzaa or receiving gifts from Santa at Christmas, children know how to keep the spirit of the season alive. Here are some of our top picks to help your child understand the impact and importance, as well as true meaning behind all these aforementioned festivals… 1. Father Christmas’s Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett A collection of hilarious and bizarre short stories from Terry Pratchett, it includes Father Christmas ending up on the wrong side of the law

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Beloved Pets in Literature and Cinema

Behind every successful person…is a loyal pet! And in this list we will explore the longstanding friendship between men, women and their furry, feathered, or even scaly pets. We will also delve into the importance of interspecies friendships that have stood the test of time. So dive right in! I’m sure you’ll adore this one, especially if you’ve been meaning to invest in a pet yourself… 1. Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup, a young Viking who is expected to follow in his warrior father’s footsteps, lacks confidence and is quite the scaredy cat. However, when he adopts

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All About the Bad Boy Trope

Bad boy, bad boy(trope), whatcha gonna do? How are we doing today? Hope you’re in the mood for more informative content because today we’ll be exploring a popular trope known as the ‘bad boy’. We’re not taking any sides or saying the bad boy is a better option than the nice guy, but we can definitely see why he’s irresistible. We’ll be emphasizing more on the need, not to get rid of this trope, but rather learn how to build on the same trope or even subvert expectations of the reader with it. If you can’t beat em, subvert em,

Best Black Romance Novels to get Sucked into!

In this compilation, I thought I’d shed light on some Black authors and some African American romance novels that have been overlooked or are so popular that you need to add them to your reading list immediately! 1. Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson Excerpt: Jesse watched as the boy let out a breath and seemed to brighten as if the weight of the world was lifted from his shoulders. He followed Kerry to the back, and Jesse could hear her as she gave the boy a snack and then began to patiently teach him how to fix his mess.

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