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12 Literary Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s that spooktacular time of the year again, which means once more the desperate scramble to find a perfect Halloween costume. Lucky for us book loving people, we have an array colorful characters to choose from. And because book-ish costumes are obviously the best costumes, I thought I’d offer up some literary-themed Halloween get-ups for …

        

Bookish Wrap-Up September 22, 2018

Happy weekending, book people. It’s the first day of Fall, which means lots of new releases this week. Also, if you’re reading via e-mail or the feed, come visit the site. I’ve been doing a little coding — the review list now has filters, I added in a Table of Contents for longer reviews, etc …

                       

Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4)

By Robert Galbraith, An intricate political and equestrian-themed Cormoran Strike novel from Rowling

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, was released yesterday to much excitement. Like the Harry Potter novels that seemed to grow in size with each new release, Lethal White is the lengthiest of the Strike books, clocking in at a hefty 600+ pages. This book is the fourth installment in Rowling’s …

        

Book Cover Face-off 2018 Edition

In writing this blog, I really wanted to focus on coming up with thoughtful or insightful content about books … usually. This is not one of those posts. Today, we’re here to judge books by their cover! Yay! More specifically, I thought it’d be fun to pit the United States versions of book covers against …

                 

The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson, The fascinating story of an architect, a serial killer and the 1893 World Fair in Chicago

When I first moved to Chicago for grad school, we were assigned The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson as recommended summer reading. It was an apt choice — our building is located along the Midway Plaisance which served as the entertainment area for the 1893 World’s Fair featured in the book. According …