Emma has more books than friends, and is perfectly happy with that arrangement. She chats about books on YouTube on the regs, and live-tweets her life from @emmaoulton.

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How To Win An Antique Book Cart With ~Exclusive~ Bookish Swag

If you're a book-lover who's always wished your living room looked more like the New York Public Library, then this incredible Out of Print giveaway will make your dreams come true. The team at Out of...
By Emma Oulton

2 Never-Before-Seen Sylvia Plath Poems Have Just Been Discovered

Written on a carbon paper, hidden for the last half century at the back of an old notebook, are two previously unknown Sylvia Plath poems — and they've just been discovered at last. Academics Gail Cro...
By Emma Oulton

There's A Golden Snitch Fidget Spinner Now

If you thought that fidget spinner mania had peaked when some guy used his fidget spinner to hack Tinder, think again. At last, the Potterheads have come in on the craze — and the Golden Snitch fidget...
By Emma Oulton

Start Reading This Teen Superhero Story Now — EXCERPT

This is a superhero story unlike anything you've ever read before: The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone, author of The Loose Ends List, is about a group of teens who spend the summer doing good deeds un...
By Emma Oulton

This Harry Potter Escape Room Will Trap You In Hogwarts

Who says magic isn't real? A new Harry Potter-themed escape room will give us Muggles the chance to practise our best spells and charms in order to make it out. The room will be called The School of M...
By Emma Oulton

A New Twin Peaks Novel Might Answer Our Questions

Ever since it was abruptly canceled in 1991, Twin Peaks has gained a massive cult following — all of whom will be ecstatic to get their hands on the new Twin Peaks novel coming out on Halloween. Excit...
By Emma Oulton

Jack White's Written Such A Cute Kids' Book

This rocker may have enjoyed the height of his fame in the noughties, but he's about to gain a whole new generation of fans: Jack White has written a children's book. The White Stripes musician's debu...
By Emma Oulton

The New Cast Of 'Cursed Child' Looks Magical

A whole new team of actors just got their Hogwarts letters and are heading to King's Cross station: The new cast photos of Cursed Child have been released. From May 24 onward, there'll be a new cast ...
By Emma Oulton

12-Year-Old Starts Charity Donating Books To The Needy

Reading is a joy we everybody had access to — and that's why this adorable 12-year-old set up Doree's Storees to donate books to people who can't easily get them. Doree Shelton from Knoxville has alwa...
By Emma Oulton

Start Reading 'Lord Of Shadows' Now — EXCERPT

The day is nearly upon us: On May 23, we'll finally be able to read the new Cassandra Clare novel, Lord of Shadows. This book is the second in the Dark Artifices trilogy — which we fell head over heel...
By Emma Oulton

School District Pulls 'Thirteen Reasons Why'

One Netflix adaptation released this year has proved seriously controversial, and now attention is turning to the novel it's based on. A school district pulled Thirteen Reasons Why from circulation te...
By Emma Oulton

Want To Run For Office? This Crucial New Book Will Help

On Grace and Frankie, she doesn't take anybody's nonsense, and it seems that this might be a case of art reflecting life — as June Diane Raphael is writing a book to help women run for office. The boo...
By Emma Oulton

'Left Hand Of Darkness' Is Coming To TV

If TV shows that combine science fiction with an exploration of gender fluidity, then you'll be psyched to hear that Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness is coming to TV. The 1969 novel is on...
By Emma Oulton

This Book Series Shows Girls What They Can Achieve With STEM

Every little girl's favorite badass action figure is back: there's now a Goldie Blox book series! Goldie Blox is the super-smart engineer figurehead of the GoldieBlox toy company, which produce "toys ...
By Emma Oulton

Andy Weir's New Book Is A Crime Thriller — Set On The Moon

The Martian was one of the biggest films of 2015, and now author Andy Weir's new novel Artemis looks likely to follow in its footsteps with a blockbuster movie of its own. Artemis sounds every bit as ...
By Emma Oulton

Sarah Dessen Is Going On Tour! See All The Dates

Your dream of chatting to your favorite YA author is about to become a reality — because Sarah Dessen is going on tour. The bestselling author of beloved novels That Summer and The Truth About Forever...
By Emma Oulton

Learn More About Your Mom By Reading These Books Together

People say mothers are supposed to know you best of anyone in the world — but it's not always true, and it definitely doesn't always work the other way around. Reading a book with your mom this Mother...
By Emma Oulton

13 Deeply Depressing Books You Should Read Anyway

Most of the time, we read books as a way to escape our real lives for a few hours, and vanish into a magical world that's much more exciting than our own. But then there are the other kinds of books: ...
By Emma Oulton

You Can Now Read Over 200 Art Books For Free

If you've always wanted to learn a bit more about art, but don't have the funds for pricey art books, you're in luck: thanks to the Guggenheim, over 200 free art books are now available to download. S...
By Emma Oulton

Milo Yiannopoulos Will Self-Publish His Memoir

The world rejoiced when Milo Yiannopoulos's book deal was cancelled — but it now looks like his memoir Dangerous might see the light of day after all. Now that publishers Simon & Schuster have withdra...
By Emma Oulton

17 Most Anticipated Thrillers Of 2017

The trend for psychological thrillers is only growing stronger each year — and it looks like the new thrillers of 2017 are going to scare us all even more. Even just reading the synopses of these upco...
By Emma Oulton

This Is The Feminist Anthology We All Need

A teenage activist in the U.K. is going to edit the intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read. June Eric-Udorie has been a feminist blogger and journalist since she was in high school, and...
By Emma Oulton

Bana Al-Abed Has Been Rescued From Aleppo

The situation in Aleppo is still terrifying, but out of the horror has come one piece of wonderful news: Bana al-Abed has been evacuated! The 7-year-old girl and her mother have been keeping the world...
By Emma Oulton

Is Writing A Thriller As Scary As Reading One?

Psychological thrillers written by women have been flying off the shelves — and Fiona Barton and Clare Mackintosh are two of the biggest names in the genre. The two British authors have had huge succe...
By Emma Oulton

These Hogwarts House Comforters Look So Cozy

Drop everything, because after you've seen the pictures I'm about to show you, you are going to be in immediate need of a nap. Some genius Potterhead has invented the coziest looking Harry Potter hous...
By Emma Oulton

This Weird Spider Looks Just Like The Sorting Hat

It's not often that I'll look at a picture of a spider and squeal with anything other than fear — but this newly discovered Sorting Hat spider is the rare exception. And yes, that is exactly what it s...
By Emma Oulton

There's Nothing Funny About This Kid-Lit Parody

The difference between satire and straight-up bigotry is something that many comedians still don't seem to have grasped — and the horribly offensive book Bad Little Children's Books by pseudonymous au...
By Emma Oulton

What To Read Based On Your Favorite Christmas Film

It's the holiday season — but deciding what to read around Christmas isn't as simple as it would seem, even for the most dedicated book-lover. Movies are easy: as soon as December rolls around, you ca...
By Emma Oulton

Why HP Is Still The Perfect Gift To Give

It's beginning to look a lot like that time of year when you panic and realise you've forgotten to buy Christmas presents for anyone in your family. As the days of December peel away, your searching b...
By Emma Oulton

5 Things We Hope To See In Lauren Graham's Book

In just a few short days, the main event of 2016 will finally be upon us. No, I don't mean Thanksgiving. I obviously mean the Netflix release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. And following not lo...
By Emma Oulton

Literary Tights Are The Coziest Book Accessory Yet

There's something about books that can make you feel so cozy — and even more so if you combine them with that gorgeously snuggly winter invention: tights. Books printed on tights is the new best way t...
By Emma Oulton

Um, These Books Actually Come With Wine Attached

Books and wine: name a more iconic duo. I'll wait. It's pretty much established by now that wine and literature is the greatest pairing of all time, and Italian company Librottiglia (a merging of the ...
By Emma Oulton

6 Book Clubs You Can Join On YouTube

A group of friends meeting up for a book club is such a lovely idea, but these days, who has the time? If you're hosting, you have the pressure of providing snacks and wine. If you made everyone read ...
By Emma Oulton

11 Apps And Websites You Need During NaNoWriMo

No matter how much preparation you do for National Novel Writing Month, nothing can quite prepare you for the feeling on Day One when you find yourself faced with a totally blank page. Sitting at your...
By Emma Oulton

8 Best-Selling Books Written During NaNoWriMo

When you're staring at a blank page at the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, it can seem completely unthinkable that you could ever create anything worth reading. Getting started is a dauntin...
By Emma Oulton

J.K. Rowling Loves These Harry Potter Costumes

October may not be over yet, but it's too late to win Halloween — because these J.K. Rowling approved Harry Potter costumes have already taken home the grand prize. Witchcraft and wizardry is kind of ...
By Emma Oulton

How Harry Potter Gave Us Unrealistic Love Goals

The Harry Potter books were about a bunch of teenage witches and wizards who could fly on invisible horses, blow up annoying aunts, and send messages via owls — but there was still one thing more unre...
By Emma Oulton

Hannah Hart Drops Some Hints About Her New Book

Hannah Hart seems like one of the Internet's most fun people to hang out with: I'd love to drink with her, cook food with her — and now, after watching this Facebook Live video from Bustle, playing wo...
By Emma Oulton

Bethany Mota Has A Book Coming Out Next Year!

If you've spent more than five minutes on the Internet in the last few years, you will have come across a Bethany Mota YouTube video — and you'll probably be ecstatic to hear that Gallery Books are go...
By Emma Oulton

How 'Ella Enchanted' Made Me A Feminist

Growing up, there's one single book that had more effect on me than any other. It wasn't Lord of the Flies, or One Hundred Years of Solitude, or any of the other profound and classic books that are su...
By Emma Oulton