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Do Ice Dragons Actually Exist? The Game Of Thrones Books May Have Some Answers

Long before Sunday night's epic episode of Game of Thrones confirmed the popular theory, fans of the HBO series have been waiting to see if one of Dany's dragons would become an ice dragon. Viewers wi...
By Sadie Trombetta

17 Literary Quotes To Get You Into The Solar Eclipse Spirit

After months of anticipation, it is finally here: the Great American Eclipse of 2017. Today, August 21, millions of people across the United States will get the chance to experience one of the most in...
By Sadie Trombetta

Book-Lovers, This Is The Only End-Of-Summer Bucket List You Need

Believe it or not, August is already here, and you know what that means: summer is almost over, and you days of binge beach reading, literary road trips, and Shakespeare under the stars are numbered. ...
By Sadie Trombetta

I Give A Book To Every Person Who Visits My Home — And It's Changed How I Read

When you're a book-lover like me, you can't help but express your passion for all things literary, all the time. Ask anyone who knows me, and they'll tell you I'm constantly recommending new novels, d...
By Sadie Trombetta

17 Books On Race Every White Person Needs To Read

Despite years of talk about living in a post-racial America, this weekend's violence at the Charlottesville march was a deadly reminder that racism is still alive and well in the modern day United Sta...
By Sadie Trombetta

Reading More Than One Book At A Time Is Actually Good For You

Just like there is no one right kind of book or one right kind of reader, there is no one right way to read. Some people prefer to read good-old-fashioned paper-and-cloth novels, while others like to ...
By Sadie Trombetta

5 Astonishing Ways Reading Changes Your Brain

Since you were a child, you've probably been told to read because "it's good for you." Parents and doctors, teachers and librarians — even me on this very site — have touted the many health and wellne...
By Sadie Trombetta

These Moshin Hamid Quotes Are The Inspiration You Need To Keep Resisting

Every once in a while, an novel comes along that is so timely, so visionary, so essential to the moment it is published in that it is almost as if the author who wrote it could foresee the future. Rig...
By Sadie Trombetta

17 YA Dystopian Novels To Read If You Want An Introduction To The Genre

At one point in every reader's life, they stumble upon a genre that changes their lives, not just their TBR pile. For many young readers, it happens around the time they read books like Brave New Worl...
By Sadie Trombetta

25 Bookish Enamel Pins You Need On Your Beach Bag This Summer

Summer is in full swing, which means if you're lucky, you have plenty of beach reading days ahead of you. Next time you head to the shore, make sure you bring the perfect paperback, polarizing sunglas...
By Sadie Trombetta

9 Ways Traveling Can Help Make You A Better Writer

Struggling with writer's block? Then maybe it's time to pack your bags and hit the road (if you have the means to do so) and find a new adventure — you might be surprised to find out how much travelin...
By Sadie Trombetta

These 13 Pool Accessories Will Make Reading By The Water *So* Easy

It's every readers dream to spend the summer relaxing by the water and reading one good book after another. If you're lucky enough to be fulfilling that fantasy, you're going to stock up on all the ri...
By Sadie Trombetta

These Jane Austen Retellings Will Change The Way You Read Her Books

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, but even though the classic romance author stopped writing over two centuries ago, readers are still clamoring for more. Although the beloved ...
By Sadie Trombetta

Why I'm Saving These 9 Childhood Books For My Own Daughter

Summer is in full swing, which means everywhere I look, I see friends getting engaged, planning weddings, or having babies. Happily unmarried and childless myself, all of these huge milestones of the ...
By Sadie Trombetta

Why 'Refuge' Should Be Required Summer Reading

From exciting new thrillers by bestselling authors to emotional memoirs by feminist icons, the summer of 2017 has been ripe with incredible books worthy of your TBR pile. But considering what else 201...
By Sadie Trombetta

These Female-Led Sci-Fi Books Will Have You Flipping Pages All Night Long

I know, I know, I have given you a lot of reading recommendations this summer, but I'm here to tell you to make room on your TBR list, because these science fiction books starring women can't be misse...
By Sadie Trombetta

These Outdoorsy Books Are Guaranteed To Enhance Your Camping Experience

Everyone likes to take their summer reading to the beach, but if you're looking for a real literary adventure this year, grab your sleeping bag, pack your tent, and don't forget to pick out one of the...
By Sadie Trombetta

These New Books Are Long — But Worth The Space In Your Beach Bag

Everyone knows that summer is the season of reading, and while most people are satisfied filling their TBR lists with the hottest new beach reads and recently released paperbacks, I like to take the s...
By Sadie Trombetta

Steamy Romances Almost *Too* Hot For The Beach

Summer is in full swing, but the temperature isn't the only thing that's heating up this year. Your summer reading list is about to sizzle once you add these steamy romance books that are almost too h...
By Sadie Trombetta

15 Women On The Books That Changed Their Lives

From official reviewer publications to book blogs to social media and more, there are so many different ways to get book recommendations, but how do you find the ones that are truly meaningful? A grea...
By Sadie Trombetta

The Best & Funniest Feminist Gift Ideas

This past year was tough on all Americans, but women had a particularly rough 2016. That's why this holiday season, you should try and bring a little joy to the badass chicks in your girl gang with on...
By Sadie Trombetta

Things We All Think When At Home For The Holidays

The holidays are officially here, which means it's the time of year to reconnect with all of the family and friends we left back home in our previous lives. Whether you're practically jumping with joy...
By Sadie Trombetta

Quotes About The Holidays To Share This Season

The chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost is nipping at your nose — in other words, the holiday season is in full swing. A magical time of year that always goes by too quickly, the spirit...
By Sadie Trombetta

Accessories Every Book-Lover Needs This Holiday

'Tis the season to deck the halls with boughs of holly, twinkling lights, and literary themed holiday decorations — do you know where your bookish ornaments are? Your love for all things literary may ...
By Sadie Trombetta

11 Holiday Mysteries For A Seasonal Thrill

Whether it's decorating the tree, making gingerbread houses, or watching Christmas movies, everyone has their own favorite holiday tradition. One of the most beloved and most popular ones is reading a...
By Sadie Trombetta

Why Books Are The Best Gifts For Kids

A season devoted to magic, wonder, and cheer, the holidays have always been a special time of year, and were especially amazing as a child. You got to spend the entire month of December building snowm...
By Sadie Trombetta

15 Of The Most Magical Harry Potter Decorations

The holidays are in full swing, meaning it's the most wonderful — excuse me, magical — time of the year. It's time to string up the twinkling lights, trim the tree in silver and gold, and cover your h...
By Sadie Trombetta

17 Bookish Mugs For Readers For Winter Sipping

Winter is almost upon us, which means it's the season of chilly nights spent curled up reading with a comfy blanket and a hot cup of tea — or coffee, or hot chocolate, whichever you prefer. Whatever y...
By Sadie Trombetta

What To Get Your Favorite Slytherin This Holiday

As the time until Christmas grows shorter and shorter, your holiday to-do list only keeps getting longer. While I can't help you perfect your grandmother's famous gingerbread recipe in time for dinner...
By Sadie Trombetta

15 Heartfelt Gifts For Hufflepuffs

Holiday shopping getting you down? Make things a little easier on yourself by skipping the lines at the store and picking out one of these gifts for Hufflepuffs instead, each one something unique that...
By Sadie Trombetta

5 Reasons You Should Read 'The Glass Universe'

Throughout history, the accomplishments of women have been continually overshadowed by men, dishonestly claimed by men, or forgotten by the world all together. Bestselling author Dava Sobel's latest s...
By Sadie Trombetta

12 Books To Give Your Partner This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which means it's time to start crossing names off of your gift list. If you want to let your partner know you understand how much they love reading, then there are plent...
By Sadie Trombetta

13 Book Quotes About Giving For The Holidays

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, it's time for the yearly tradition that really matters: #GivingTuesday, the annual day of charity and goodwill that is dedicated to kicking of the holi...
By Sadie Trombetta

21 Accessories To Match Your Patronus

The Discover Your Patronus quiz has been live on Pottermore for months, so by now, you've probably not only completed the test and found out which magical guardian you have, but chances are you've gro...
By Sadie Trombetta

Simple Crock-Pot Recipe Ideas For Thanksgiving

Preparing a big meal for any holiday means big responsibility and, sometimes, a big mess. Between the prep work and the clean up, cooking for friends and family — although a wonderful experience — can...
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13 Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Home Decor Items

From our overflowing bookshelves to our book-themed wardrobe to our novel-inspired decorations around the house, book nerds are known for going a little overboard when it comes to expressing their lov...
By Sadie Trombetta

10 'The Underground Railroad' Quotes

Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad won the 2016 National Book Award for fiction Wednesday night at a lavish literary ceremony in New York City.  If you haven't had a chance to read the powerf...
By Sadie Trombetta

Why You Need To Watch This Book-Turned-TV Show

When it comes to binge-worthy television, a show has to have a few key elements: an addicting plot line, sexy and intriguing characters, and an element of danger, thrill, or surprise. It seems like th...
By Sadie Trombetta

10 Hopeful Tributes To America's Fighting Spirit

In the wake of Nov. 8's election results, millions of Americans are struggling to deal with the mixed emotions of knowing that the president-elect is, officially, Donald J. Trump. Although so many of ...
By Sadie Trombetta

Outdoor Exercises Perfect For Fall

Ah, autumn — the sun is bright, the air is crisp, and the weather is ideal for getting your sweat on outside. If you're looking for fun ways to exercise outside before the snow starts to fall and you ...
By Sadie Trombetta