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All the halloween scary reads have been great, but this list of 20 terrifying non-horror reads sure is something else. Life is the real horror. And to directly finish off the Halloween craze, read this list of unknown literary monsters.

Jeff vanderMeer writes about the power of weird fiction over at The Atlantic. The uncanny and strange just keeps pulling us back in!

The end of the year is closing in, so it is time to give out book awards. Let’s vote on the Goodreads book awards as these are the most prestigious.

Do you ever wonder why authors write in chapters and what a chapter actually means and maybe even how you make one? We do all the time.

Amy Jo Burns gives writing advice over at Ploughshares about when it is time to stop writing. Endless revising will kill you.

The two legendary authors James Joyce and Marcel Proust met each other in 1922 and it was a literary event people are still talking about. Mostly because Nabokov couldn’t stop writing about it and changing all the details every damned time.

There are no better parodies than Sesame Street parodies. They finally take on Harry Potter and there is something to be said to cast Cookie Monster as the title character. A Goblet of Cookies is so much better than one filled with fire.


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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