Amy Sachs is a blogger and freelance writer from New Jersey. She can most likely be found drinking coffee with her nose in a book.

15 Quotes About The Danger of Banning Books

Censorship has been a hotly debated issue almost as long as books and writing have been in print for consumption. There will likely always be someone who doesn't like what the masses are reading, whether it's the witchy world of Harry Potter, or…
By Amy Sachs

How David Arnold Balances Humor, Hurt & Heartbreak

Just last year, author David Arnold debuted his first novel, Mosquitoland , which became one of the most well-received, beloved books of 2015. He has a way of writing incredibly unique characters that leap off the page — just look at Mosquitoland's…
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6 Things That Happen When You're Late To A Series

Jumping into an established, beloved book series is probably one of the most nerve wracking things a bookworm can do. There is already this huge fan base, and people seem to universally love it — but what if you don't? When I hear about people who…
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11 Accessories every Stephen King Fan Will Love

Readers have been getting nightmares from Stephen King books since the early '70s, with no signs of stopping any time soon. The popularity of Stranger Things — which was heavily inspired by King's work — proves that his work endures. With over 50…
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7 Things You Never Knew About Remus Lupin

The Harry Potter series is filled with tragic, untimely deaths. Among the most devastating is the death of Remus Lupin — but though we spend a lot of time talking about his eventual murder at the hands of Death Eaters, we don't spend a lot of time…
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6 Ways The BSC Would Be Different in 2016

Growing up as a reader in the late '80s and '90s meant reading about tons of groups of friends we wished we could join ourselves. From Harry Potter to Gossip Girl, there was some major friend-envy going on amid the pages. But, one of the first…
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8 Books About Mental Health For Teens

Young adult novels have always been a great place for teens to read about the difficult issues they might be facing. That's why this genre is an excellent space for books about mental health and mental illness. There are books that just get the…
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7 True Crime Books For 'Making A Murderer' Fans

The world was captivated by the conviction of Steven Avery when Netflix brought his story into the spotlight with season one of Making a Murderer in December of 2015. Now, fans have to wait until the second season is released, but until then, pick…
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5 Signs You'd Rather Read Than Go Out

After a long, stressful week of work, there's nothing I want to do at the end like binge-read a book or a new series. Who wants to socialize after you've been doing it all week? Not me! I'm firmly in the books > people camp, and I'm not ashamed to…
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15 Of The Creepiest Goosebumps Covers Ever

Growing up, reading R.L. Stine was a reading staple. From Goosebumps to Fear Street, his books managed to terrify children across the nation for weeks on end. Despite the screams, we always went back for more (Goosebumps were a must-buy at the…
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11 Novels For People Who Only Read Thrillers

There's something about getting lost in a really great thriller that's unlike reading books of any other genre. Maybe it's the frantic pace of the books, always keeping you guessing until the very end. Maybe it's the missing people, the murders, and…
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12 Books From the '90s You Forgot About

When most of us think about books from the '90s, the usual suspects come to mind: The Harry Potter Series, The Babysitter's Club, and of course, no one can forget about Goosebumps. But then there were the other favorite books that with time and many…
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12 Literary Candles Every Reader Will Love

Readers will be the first ones to tell you that you need to be perfectly comfortable before you start a new book. I mean, you can't spend five or more hours in the same spot if it's uncomfortable, now can you? I didn't think so. For me, that perfect…
By Amy Sachs

How Elie' Wiesel's 'Night' Shaped My Thinking

Elie Weisel has died, at 87 years old, years and years after living through one of the darkest periods in human history. He leaves behind a work that has changed many people's understanding of the Holocaust and of tragedy, and that will continue to…
By Amy Sachs

6 Struggles Of Being A Bookworm On Vacation

In theory, summer reading is great. Plenty of vacation time and summer hours to spend catching up on your giant list of books that you've been dying to read. Easy, right? Beach day? Throw a book in your bag and you're on your way. A day off? Ditto.…
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10 Chilling Quotes From 'Under The Harrow'

It seems every season has a book that everyone is fast to call "The Next Gone Girl." Which means, in a nutshell, the book is a thriller, with a woman at the helm. These comparisons are still coming in fast and furiously, and more and more books are…
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15 Summery Pieces of Harry Potter Apparel

Now that the summer heat is here to officially stay, it's time to break out your summer wardrobe. The light sweaters of spring are long gone; it's officially too hot for anything than tank tops and the occasional tee-shirt. I know what you're…
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11 Of The Best Maurice Sendak Quotes

Best known for Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak is a childhood reading staple. From Where The Wild Things Are to Higglety Pigglety Pop! there were plenty of childhood evenings devoted to the words of Maurice Sendak. He refused to lie to…
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20 YA Novels To Grab You From The First Line

Any book-lover will tell you that one of the best feelings around is opening a book, reading the first line, and knowing immediately that you're going to get lost in it. Cancel your plans, stay-home-reading kind of books are pretty hard to come by…
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11 Books For 'Girl On The Train' Fans

One of the first buzzy books of 2015 was Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train. Even before it was out in stores, everyone seemed to know it would be the next big thing. It was called the next Gone Girl a million times over, but there was still the…
By Amy Sachs