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Who Was Gabriel García Márquez?

García Márquez's life story is as interesting as his novels. So, who was Gabriel García Márquez and how did he make a literary impact?

Weighing My Road Trip Books

If you were traveling without your personal and public library for at least six weeks, what books would you bring?

One Woman’s Reading Habits: Are You Committed to One Author or Do You Read Around?

When you find an author you love, do you read everything by them, or do you read around? An exploration of one woman's reading habits.

Literary Tourism: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

One Rioter goes on vacation to Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, and shares what bookish delights await anyone who visits.

4 Latin American Dictator Novels for These Dark Times

Latin American literature is rife with novels that explore the region’s violent history and political upheaval. Yet, within that long list, there is a subgenre that has taken the time to examine, dissect and describe one looming figure: the Dictator. Here's a starting list of Latin American dictator novels to read.

Cozying Up with Bookish Movies

What are some of your favorite bookish movies, adaptations or not?

How Age-Inappropriate Reading Was Appropriate for Me

How romance novels saved one eleven-year-old reader during a difficult summer in Peru.

12 Books That Should Go On a Literary Voyager Spacecraft Golden Record

The Voyager Spacecraft, both launched in 1977, are famous for carrying phonograph records with them. These records contained a collection ...

There Is Always Something Left to Love About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“There is always something left to love” is a line from what is undoubtedly Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s most well-known work, One ...

The Most Surprisingly Literary TV Show I Watched This Week

The sitcom that inspired me to re-read a favorite classic book.