Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life. — Fernando Pessoa

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7 Literary Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Dec 10, 2014

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties! Say thank you to your book loving hostess (or host) with a thoughtful literary gift. 1. Christmas Books Of course the best kind of literary gift is a book! A beautiful slipcased volume of Dickens’ Christmas tales from The Folio Society is sure to impress at an upscale party. For more casual parties try […]

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The Folio Society Gives the Brontë Sisters a Facelift

Dec 1, 2014

Folio Society editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are bottom right. The Folio Society has released beautiful (and matching!) new editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights just in time for Christmas. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know that I am a huge fan of the printed book. The problem is that most printed books today […]

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Monsters & Madness

Nov 1, 2014
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The Halloween issue of Femnista Webzine is here and it’s all about monsters and madness! Check out my piece about Frankenstein, “Creating Our Own Monsters,” on page 29. There are also some great articles on Sleepy Hollow, King Kong, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more.    

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10 Plays That Were Adapted From Novels

Oct 13, 2014

Fans of the theater, rejoice! Great works of fiction were being adapted for the stage long before motion picture became vogue. Which medium is more suited to capturing the nuance of great literature is up for debate, but regardless, attending the theater is a cultural experience everyone should have at least once. Here are ten […]

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20 Amazing Soundtracks & Songs from Movies Based on Books

Aug 27, 2014

A soundtrack can make or break a movie in the same way that acting, a script, or the production style can. What I love about movie scores is that they tell a story in a different way than most other music does. I’ve been collecting soundtracks for years, and it’s a hobby I recommend to […]

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