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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Jessica Williams's Story About Meeting J.K. Rowling Will Make You So Jealous

Muggles like me (and possibly you?) may never be able to wear the Sorting Hat, but The Incredible Jessica James star Jessica Williams got the next best thing: J.K. Rowling sorted Jessica Williams into...
By Emma Oulton

See The Cover For This Must-Read YA Novel About Consent & Sexual Assault

There's a new YA novel coming out next spring that I guarantee you're going to want on your bookshelf, even if just for the gorgeous cover alone. Girl Made of Stars is a powerful new book by Ashley He...
By Emma Oulton

This Indie Bookstore's "Poetry Gumball Machine" Has A Feminist Twist

A bookstore in Brooklyn has just announced the loveliest new instalment: a poetry gumball machine where all the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. The bookstore in question is Books Are Magic, a gorge...
By Emma Oulton

The New Ride At Harry Potter World Sounds Scarier Than The Dark Arts

There's a brand new Harry Potter ride coming to Universal Studios in Orlando, and it sounds like the most magical yet. According to the park's blog, this ride is going to "redefine the category" of ro...
By Emma Oulton

Stephen King's Writing Advice Is Actually Helpful, Not Just Inspirational

It's always helpful for aspiring writers to get advice from their heroes, so whenever Stephen King shares writing advice online, everyone takes notice. And Stephen King's latest piece of advice is so ...
By Emma Oulton

This Controversial Book About Nelson Mandela Was Pulled From Shelves

Just one week after it was released, a new book about Nelson Mandela has been withdrawn following complaints from Mandela's widow. The book, Mandela's Last Years, was written by Mandela's physician Ve...
By Emma Oulton

These Are The Most Gorgeous Libraries In Every Single U.S. State

Anyone who loves books will be able to confirm that libraries are the happiest places on Earth. I mean, it's a whole building full of books that you can read for free — what could be better than that?...
By Emma Oulton

13 Horrifying True Crime Nonfiction Books You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

There's no genre of book more morbidly fascinating than true crime nonfiction books. They've got all the scare factor of a psychological thriller or horror story, but with the added factor that everyt...
By Emma Oulton

New Star Wars Books Could Give You Clues About The Next Movie

It's five long months before The Last Jedi comes to theaters, but if you're hoping for a few clues before then, I've got some good news for you: four The Last Jedi books will be released in the fall. ...
By Emma Oulton

Save Jane Austen's Old Library By Recreating Mr. Darcy's Wet Shirt Scene

It might seem ironic seeing as Jane Austen is the new face of the 10-pound note, but unfortunately Jane Austen's old library is facing closure because they don't have enough 10-pound notes — or any ot...
By Emma Oulton

'Winds Of Winter' Might Actually Come Out In 2018

No matter how many times we have our hopes raised and dashed, it's still so exciting to hear that George R.R. Martin says Winds of Winter might come out in 2018. Sure, a few months ago Martin said tha...
By Emma Oulton

This Airline Has Launched A Mile High Book Club

There's not much else to do when you're cruising 40,000 feet in the air, which is why reading on a plane is such a great activity. But as reading becomes less and less popular with today's younger gen...
By Emma Oulton

In Defense Of Having A Massive TBR Pile

Every book-lover knows the feeling: your to-be-read pile is out of control and you're getting serious book-buying guilt looking at the tower of unread books on your bedroom floor. But maybe having a m...
By Emma Oulton

These Creepy Books Set In The Summer Are Perfect For Your Vacation Reading

When you think of creepy books, you probably think of dark, dark woods and long, cold nights. But I'm here to tell you that scary books aren't just for dim, winter evenings; in fact, thrillers set in ...
By Emma Oulton

George R.R. Martin Is Sad This Character Was Cut From 'Game Of Thrones'

George R.R. Martin is pretty famous for brutally killing off fan-favorite characters in his A Song of Ice and Fire books — but he got a taste of his own medicine when the showrunners of Game of Throne...
By Emma Oulton

Zadie Smith Is Writing A Historical Fiction Novel

Zadie Smith is best known for her bestselling contemporary novels, such as Swing Time and White Teeth — and while these novels might sometimes flash back as far as the 70s, Smith has never before stra...
By Emma Oulton

NPH Has Written A Magical Children's Book

Count Olaf may be a child's worst nightmare, but the man behind the fake nose is about to bring a smile to every child's face; Neil Patrick Harris is writing a children's book series. The series will ...
By Emma Oulton

'Cards Against Muggles' Is Your New Fave Game

Harry Potter fans have just managed some serious mischief: they've invented a "Cards Against Muggles" game, based on the mega-popular Cards Against Humanity. The game is filled with hilariously tastel...
By Emma Oulton

Why Fiona Barton's Second Thriller Was Even Harder To Write

For the mega-bestselling author of The Widow, you'd think writing another book would feel easy — but Fiona Barton's new novel The Child was even more challenging to write than the first, she tells Bus...
By Emma Oulton

What Does "Turtles All The Way Down" Mean?

On Thursday, YA fans were greeted with the super-exciting news that a new John Green novel is coming out in October. The novel will be called Turtles All the Way Down — a title that has left most of u...
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