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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