Who sees more action, mermaids or vampires? And why do people all over the world believe in dragons? Find out!
Deena Byrne is the author of not one, not two, but three fantasy novels! In this interview, she discusses the themes in her novels, her writing process, and her experience with self-publishing.
Worried that your kid's history class isn't up to snuff? Try enriching his lessons with unforgettable historical fiction!
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Books bring stories to a life in a way that lectures and exams can't. If you want to learn history for good, reading is your best bet. Start off on a good note by reading one these historical fiction masterpieces!
Do you ever feel like you're stuck in the past? You might be a victim of the reminiscence bump. But don't worry, the right kind of literature can save you!
We all do crazy things for love. And we write about our characters doing even crazier things for love. Where should we draw the line? Where does a character cross from deliciously flawed to just plain dysfunctional? And when we indulge in over-the-top romance, are we improving ourselves by strengthening our ability to empathize or sabotaging ourselves by … Continue reading 7 “Romantic” Book Characters Who Are Actually Just Creepy
Criss Cross, a Newberry Medal winner from Lynn Rae Perkins, begins with the sentence, "She wished something would happen." This sentence is followed up with a meandering story, told from the perspective of six different adolescents across the span of one summer. Nothing dramatic happens to any of them. None of them end up dating each other. … Continue reading Criss Cross: Do Books Really Need Plots?
One of the things I'm most grateful to my parents for is their push for me to travel. By the time I was sixteen, I had tramped all over the United States and visited six countries. Not bad, especially since we always lived in the same small town in Tennessee (which I love dearly). Still, … Continue reading Around the World in 10 Books
Two days ago, I decided to tackle Les Miserables' 2435 pages of, well, misery. I had avoided the book before, thinking it was strictly a right of passage for theater kids, but when I realized it was written by Victor Hugo (author of one of my favorite books, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), my opinion changed. … Continue reading Les Miserables: Do You Talk to Yourself?