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Electric Literature is sharing Halloween costume ideas based on short stories that appeared on their site. Drawn by Sara Lautman.


The day I learned about bookplates was a great one.  Read this if you have no idea what I’m talking about.

Penguin Random House and Melville House got into the best fight on twitter.

Tor listed 5 ‘weird’ books written by women. I haven’t read any!

Also in novels we love bad girls. Flavorwire listed 50 books with the greatest bad girls that you hate to love.

If you want to get into the writing of Flannery O’Connor, but don’t know where to start, this primer by Electric Literature would be a great jump off point.

And talking about introducing, Flavorwire will introduce you to the newest Horror trend: The cosmic horror genre!

I’m not going to lie. The idea of literary geocaching appeals to me a lot. A story-filled treasure hunt!

This literary advent-calendar is the best thing you can buy for your loved one or yourself for that matter. Only available for US and Canada though. It’s the worst!

The New York Public Library has collected the harshest book reviews through history.

I’m loving all the Halloween-themed content. Here are the scariest houses, mansions, castles and other living spaces from literature. I can’t believe the house of House of Leaves isn’t on there though.

Curious to see what words people look up the most? These are the ones from Kindle users? Those dummies don’t even know what accipitrine means.

Neil Patrick Harris is writing a middle grade series about Magical Misfits.

Of course this Christmas Dinner at the Hogwarts set is already sold out. Story of our lives.


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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