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The Strange Posthumous Journey of Dorothy Parker’s Ashes

The curious and circuitous journey of Dorothy Parker's ashes.

7 Times Amazon Book Categories Were Completely Off

Amazon book categories are a great way to discover new books in genres you love. They're also wrong a lot of the time.

How Are Romance Novel Covers Made?

Romance novels are a billion dollar industry, and covers are their primary marketing tool. But, how are romance novel covers made today?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Terrifying, Mysterious, and Still Relevant

A look at the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the terrifying legend that still resonates with audiences over 700 years later.

How Jane Austen Raised Seven Gothic Novels From the Dead

The "horrid novels" were especially fortunate to have Jane Austen cast a spotlight upon them. So what are they? And why these titles?

What Witches Actually Do During the Autumn Equinox: A Bookish Guide to Mabon

Welome to autumn, readers! Settle in with this bookish guide to harvest festivals, the fall equinox, and the witch celebration of Mabon.

A Guide To Finding The Best Free Online English Literature Courses

A guide that can serve as a starting point to help you find interesting, relevant and fascinating free online english literature courses.

An Introduction to the Book-Length Essay

An introduction to the book-length essay, how it differs from other nonfiction, and some excellent examples to get you started, like In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein.

The Top Amazon Books Across Time

Amazon has been keeping data on books for 26 years, so what makes the list of the top Amazon books across the decades?

5 Little Known Goodreads Features That Rate 5 Stars

Upgrade your Goodreads experience with these 5-star, little-known Goodreads features.