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5 of the Worst Romantic Match-Ups in Literature

By Alexandra Israel, Publicist   Confession: I’ve been on a Thomas Hardy kick. I recently finished Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and now I’ve begun reading Jude The Obscure. What inspired this blog post was thinking about Hardy’s match-up of characters - he likes … Continue reading

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5 Mexican-American Authors to Read for Cinco de Mayo

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities in the 1860s in the American West, Southwest, and Northwest as a way to honor their heritage and pride. It was first celebrated by Mexicans and Latinos … Continue reading

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15 Words Created by William Shakespeare

photo credit By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist William Shakespeare has long been regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of all time. His works have been translated into 80 languages and are read and studied all over the world. There … Continue reading

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4 Anti-Heroines in Literature Who Are Inspiring, Admirable and Tough as Nails

By Alexandra Israel, Publicist I recently came across a Flavorwire article called “The Bookshelf: Unlikely Heroines in Literature,” which made me start thinking that there are so many anti-heroines in literature, but how exactly do you accurately describe what an … Continue reading

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6 Unforgettable Literary Pranksters

By Anna Patrick, Associate Digital Publicist The web has been rife with April Fools’ pranks today – it’s hard to know what news information you can trust! While viral social media pranks have been the talk of the day, we … Continue reading

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15 of the Most Memorable Last Lines in Literature

photo credit By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   This piece is a sequel to 15 of the Most Memorable First Sentences in Literature. If other voracious readers are anything like me, the end of a book is often bittersweet. For … Continue reading

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15 of the Most Memorable First Sentences In Literature

  photo credit By Johanna Dickson, digital publicist The best opening book lines stay with you long after you’ve finished. They immediately draw you into the story. You re-read them, write them down, or repeat them to others. The great … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Book Festival

In New York this Sunday (9/18)? If you’re looking for a free and fun event in Brooklyn, you should check out the largest free literary event in New York, the sixth annual Brooklyn Book Festival. The BKBF is held at … Continue reading

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Last Words

Thanks to the beloved GalleyCat Twitter feed, I happened upon a link to Flavorwire — tweeted by BookBench — that had a list of 20 famous last lines in literature. I sifted through the list quickly, amused by the lines … Continue reading

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