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30+ Bookish Gifts That Aren’t Books

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by Casey Nugent

Holiday season is upon us! Hooray! If you’re anything like me, the day after Thanksgiving means you’re officially in full Holiday mode. I have my hot chocolate, I have my ugly Christmas sweater, and I have my long list of people I need to buy gifts for. As a bookish person from a bookish family […]

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6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

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by Danielle Finnegan

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set in space or had futuristic elements. However, after reading the books on this list and LOVING all of them, I had to change my answer. […]

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6 Engrossing Contemporary Novels

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by Sam Benson

There is nothing better than a good contemporary read. Sure, I sometimes love to whisk myself away to fantasy worlds or immerse myself in books that show us a glimpse of what life was like a few hundred years ago, but usually it’s the contemporary books that strike me the most. I connect with them […]

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NaNoWriMo: Assessing Your Goals

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by Keri Horan

We’re officially half-way through NaNoWriMo which, depending on your progress so far, can either be a relief or a nightmare. I’m definitely in the latter camp, which is why I thought it’d be a good time to check in and talk about realistic goals. For context, here’s my word count so far: As you can […]

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Our Favorite Mortal Instruments Fan Art!

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by Sam Benson

I just can’t seem to get the incredible Shadowhunters world out of my head, especially with the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of City of Bones. So of course, I spend way too much time online looking at fan art. There are SO many artists out there bringing the characters to life and I […]

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7 Easy Last-Minute Bookish Halloween Costumes

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by Casey Nugent

Confession time: I’m bad at Halloween. I never plan ahead and it always sneaks up on me. I’m the girl who wears jeans and a t-shirt to the Halloween party and then tries to make up a costume around it — oh, yeah, I’m totally Jessica Jones, haven’t you watched it yet? If you’re like […]

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Bookish DIY Halloween Decorations

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by Julie Jarema

Do you dream about casting a spell so you can dine beneath ceilings of floating candles and recite eerie lines from your favorite book (of spells) while you tiptoe through a haunted forest? Halloween is the perfect time to make this transformation. Grab your favorite spine-chilling books and get ready to transform your home into a creepy abode where your […]

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9 Haunted Hotels to Booo-k a Room At Right Now

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by Julie Jarema

In Suzanne Young’s Hotel for the Lost, Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the Hotel Ruby, a grand, mysterious hotel full of secrets.  In the (spooky) spirit of Halloween, I’ve rounded up 9 eerie hotels where you can spend the night…if you dare. 1. Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, CO)  Paranormal activity has been […]

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