Book to Film Adaptations for April 2017

Start popping that popcorn, book and movie buffs! April 2017 has a couple much-anticipated book to film adaptations launching.  Whether you’re looking for something to read, something to watch, or both, you can’t go wrong with either of these titles. Read these books before they hit the theaters this month: You might also enjoy: 63 Book…

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Take the Book Trivia Challenge Quiz!

  You’re proud of your love of books and it shows. You know random facts about your favorite authors and can reel off the most minute details of the obscure books. You’re the most outspoken person in your book club, and if you don’t visit the library once a week they set out a search party….

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Our Top 20 Favorite Christmas Books

Everyone has favorite Christmas books to enjoy during the holiday season, and we at Books & Chardonnay are no different. The winter holidays are about family, warmth, and festivity. What better way to celebrate all of those things than with some beloved holiday stories? Grab a cozy blanket, pour some hot chocolate and gather ’round…

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18 Intriguing Tales of Post-Apocalyptic Survival

Whether plague, nuclear destruction, acts of nature, or absence of technology, who doesn’t enjoy a good post-apocalyptic survival novel?  There’s nothing like reading about the last people on Earth to keep me up at night – or away from my tasks during the day. A good “end of the world” book has all the elements:  The…

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100 Reasons Everyone Should Read Every Day

  It’s no secret reading is awesome. Through books we can discover new lands, and become completely different people. Through books we broaden our horizons and gain new perspectives on life. Reading stimulates our minds, keeps boredom away, and makes us smarter. If you know someone who doesn’t enjoy reading or can’t see any benefits…

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How to Become a Book Blogger

I became a book blogger because I love books. I’ve always loved books. My dad was a librarian and loved nothing more than sharing books with others, and I feel the same way. I belong to a book club so I can talk about books with other book lovers, but that isn’t enough. I want…

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11 Notable Mary Sues in Literature

In the literary world, a “Mary Sue” is the perfect female character. Someone who is so beautiful she’s desired by all men, and so smart everyone respects her opinion. Her skills and talents are almost super human. She is the perfect heroine, and the perfect woman. It’s often said when a book features a Mary…

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13 Dirty Books Disguised as Classic Literature

Dirty books aren’t a recent thing, regardless of past obscenity laws and rules dictating appropriate behavior. In fact, many old school authors can teach today’s writers of erotica a thing or two. While we’re led to believe that polite and decent people wouldn’t ever be caught reading inappropriate material, the truth is many upstanding citizens throughout the…

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21 Reasons to Visit the Library – Often!

There’s no place like the library. As the daughter of a librarian, I spent most of my childhood inside libraries borrowing books, participating in activities, researching for school, and socializing. When I was a kid we didn’t have video games, personal computers and tablets, and my family certainly didn’t have the income to purchase books…

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16 Books Written While the Author Was in Prison

Today we’re going to take an interesting look at some of today’s classic books written while the author was in prison. While it’s illegal in the United States to profit from one’s crime, there’s no law saying one can’t make productive use of one’s time in the joint. Thus, many authors took advantage of their…

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