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5 Strong Female Characters Who Don’t Need a Prince Charming

Let’s talk about a certain type of strong female character in adult and YA fiction—the characters who are capable of growing with or without romance.

Scoring Your Reading: Pairing Books with Music

As I have gotten older, I’ve become more and more of an easily distracted reader. Children, work concerns, people talking ...

To Note or Not to Note: How Marginalia Changed the Way I Read

I don’t write in my books. I don’t underline, I don’t tag passages to remember later, I don’t even dog ...

5 Terrific Modern Chicago Novels

It’s only natural to be drawn to novels set in the city in which you live. Thankfully for me, Chicago ...

On Personal Connections to Fiction

A few months ago, we discussed the notion that nothing is more real than fiction. Reading fiction helps you interface ...

Book Recommendations for Television Characters: NEW GIRL

New Girl is one of my absolute most favorite shows on television. I’ve been a fan of the showrunner Liz ...

CHEEKY SPANKING STORIES and 5 More Favorite Covers of 2012

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (The Dial Press) I love that this takes the classic silhouette image ...

Fresh Ink: New Books Out Today: October 23, 2012

Oh man, the Fall of Awesome Books just keeps rolling! Ask the Passengers by A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) ...

5 Books To Watch For in October

Autumn: Apple cider. Pumpkin beer. Crisp leaves. The World Series. BOOKS! Yes, fall always presents us with a cornucopia of ...