Lacy Cooke is a writer, tea drinker, and cat lover. She fell in love with John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and her husband while majoring in English at Westmont College. You can find her reading Game of Thrones in her backyard.

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This Could Be Bigger Than 'Hunger Games'

Who remembers when Red Rising came out? Published near the end of January, the YA book, written by newcomer Pierce Brown, has been awarded excellent reviews and has been compared to the Hunger Games s...
By Lacy Cooke

A Contemporary Recasting of Jane Austen Characters

Even though they were written hundreds of years ago, Jane Austen’s characters stay with us. We meet Elizabeth Bennet, George Wickham, and Fitzwilliam Darcy in coffee shops, workplaces, and parties. Th...
By Lacy Cooke

'Game of Thrones' Characters vs. Katniss Everdeen

Fans of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones know what it is to suffer pain. Having withdrawals after Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in Catching Fire, and stuck in limbo while waiting for The Winds o...
By Lacy Cooke

Our Favorite Characters Get It On — and We Like It

Ah, sex, that mysterious act so notoriously difficult to write. Many cringeworthy sex scenes have passed for literature, but that's not the stuff we're talking about here. Not only did these contempor...
By Lacy Cooke

Pop Songs for Classic Literary Heroines

Imagine that our favorite literary heroines lived today (or, well, lived at all — but you know what I'm going for here). They'd probably be blasting the same music that we are, picking a soundtrack to...
By Lacy Cooke

There's Global Injustice, But Hope for Change, Too

Injustice is happening all across the world — it's something we've come to understand and, unfortunately even expect, as we read the headlines daily. But even when things seem dire, there's hope in al...
By Lacy Cooke

You've Read These Authors — Maybe Not These Works

We've all worked through assigned reading for many classic authors, and, admittedly, usually move on after their one or two most famous works. But if we leave them as the stuff of high school syllabi ...
By Lacy Cooke