36 Ways To Have A More Bookish Fall

How many fun bookish things did you take on this summer? After rounding up 33 ways to make your summer a little more literary, I couldn’t help but think about how fall — the beautiful time of year when everything feels so crisp, so ripe, smells delicious, and holds the promise of the Best Spooky Holiday Ever — is another opportunity to take one’s reading life through more fun adventures.

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Some really pretty advice for the coming season!

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36 Ways To Have A More Bookish Fall

10 Books for Postmodern Film Lovers

Postmodernism often gets a bad rep. Rather, it might be more apt to say postmodern work is often regarded as heady and pretentious. It comes with loads of self-aware baggage, the peculiar collagist’s sense of attention and indifference to structure; a certain terror of definition. This stigma is exacerbated by the fact that intellectual elitists tend to use postmodern theory as a velvet rope to barricade the hoi polloi from the club of sophistication.

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10 Books for Postmodern Film Lovers

100 Must-Read Books About Monsters

Monsters under the bed. Monsters in the closet. Monsters in the woods. Sea monsters. Otherworldly monsters. When we want to drive home how horrible a person’s actions are, we call them a monster. The old explorers and cartographers marked off unexplored areas with the ominous phrase, “Here there be monsters.” We reminisce fondly about the classic monster movies of the 1930s and ’40s. Monsters, man. They’re everywhere.

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I love monster stories so this list is right up my alley! If you love ’em as much as me, check this out.

100 Must-Read Books About Monsters

How To Be A Writer: The Map Is the Territory

I was talking with a student who asked, “How did you get from here to there?” And I wanted to tell her because she was a good writer and a hard worker and I wanted to make the map clearer for her. But I found I couldn’t tell her the story of the stories without also giving her the map of my life in those years. Before my first books were born they were with me everywhere, growing babies, part of my body and my every move.

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While I wouldn’t suggest traveling the world, I found this article inspirational, as a writer.

How To Be A Writer: The Map Is the Territory

5 Reasons to Participate in #Diverseathon Sept 12-19!

If you aren’t on booktube, you may not have heard about the recent controversy around a video raging against the idea of diversity in books.

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This is the first time I’ve heard of #diverseathon but I love it!

5 Reasons to Participate in #Diverseathon Sept 12-19!

Fandom According to YA Lit

I’ve always been on the fringes of fandom. I keep up with the trends and hot gossip just enough to know what’s going on in that wide and wonderful world. Occasionally, I’ll partake in some quality fic to tide myself over until the next book in a series comes out (Rivers of London, I’m looking at you).

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A funny list of fandom through the eyes of YA books! The only “fandom” book I’ve read is Rainbow’s ‘Fangirl’ and this list definitely feels inspired by that particular novel.

Fandom According to YA Lit

First Book and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to Donate 20,000 Jason Reynolds’ Books to Children in Need

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 150 million books to children in need, has partnered with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to distribute 20,000 copies of award-winning author Jason Reynolds’ books to classrooms and programs serving low income students nationwide.

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Some wholesome news!

First Book and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to Donate 20,000 Jason Reynolds’ Books to Children in Need