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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This New Book Is The Critical Takedown Of Toxic Masculinity Everyone Should Read

What does it mean to be male in the twenty-first century? That's the question Grayson Perry is asking in his book The Descent of Man. Perry, an award-winning English artist best known for his ceramic vases, has filled his book with characteristically…
By Emma Oulton

This Wormtail Theory Explains Why He Never Transforms Into A Rat Again

Have you ever wondered why Peter Pettigrew never transforms into a rat after Prisoner of Azkaban? The Reddit user Chainmaillekid has — and they've come up with a pretty fascinating theory: Wormtail's silver hand prevented him from turning into a rat.…
By Emma Oulton

Jen Lancaster Is Making The Leap To YA, And You Can Read An Excerpt Right Now

You probably know Jen Lancaster as the hilarious best-selling author of memoirs such as Bitter is the New Black, and novels such as Twisted Sisters — but now she's got a new project in the works: Jen Lancaster has a YA book coming out, and Bustle has…
By Emma Oulton

Here's How You Can Live In Harry Potter's Childhood Home

If you've been considering a move across the pond, now's the time to make your move — because a very important house from Harry Potter is up for sale. Harry Potter's childhood home in Godric's Hollow crops up a few times throughout the series. Most n…
By Emma Oulton

Check Out The Cover For John Green's New Book "Turtles All The Way Down"

Every day we get one step closer to the release of John Green's first new novel in six years. Until that moment, we're clinging to any scrap of information about the book John Green deigns to throw our way. So far, we've been speculating about the st…
By Emma Oulton

7 Books Like "Midnight, Texas" To Read If You Can't Get Enough Supernatural Thrillers

Hands up if you're totally obsessed with the show Midnight, Texas? Right, so that's everyone then. The supernatural series is only three episodes in, but we're all already totally hooked — which should come as no surprise really, considering the show…
By Emma Oulton

Fiona The Hippo Is Coming Soon To A Bookshelf Near You

Ever since she was born prematurely at the start of the year, she's been rapidly becoming the Internet's favorite pet — and now Fiona the Hippo will star in a children's book. Back in January, a baby hippo named Fiona was born prematurely at the Cinc…
By Emma Oulton

How The Stories Of Witches & Female Healers Inspire This Slam Poet To Fight Back

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educating themselves and others on the issues, or otherwis…
By Emma Oulton

Busy Philipps Has A Book In The Works, And It Sounds Laugh-Out-Loud Worthy

Particularly perceptive fans might have noticed that Busy Philipps has been working on something exciting recently: she's been mentioning in her Instagram stories that she's been procrastinating from work, which doesn't really align with her most fam…
By Emma Oulton

There Are More Cuss Words In Books Than Ever Before

Researchers have just found another thing for millennials to be blamed for: the last few decades have seen a major increase in swear words in books. A study of almost one million American novels found that swearing has increased dramatically since th…
By Emma Oulton

7 Oddly Specific Harry Potter References Only True Fans Understand

Even in the Muggle world, you're unlikely to get through a full day without hearing a Harry Potter reference of some kind. Like the fact I just called us all Muggles, for example. Or when people describe grand old buildings as looking like Hogwarts, …
By Emma Oulton

9 Upcoming Book-To-TV Adaptations To Get Stoked For

It seems like every day we hear another announcement about some more of our favorite books being made into TV shows. While we love seeing our most beloved books brought to the big screen, seeing them from the comfort of our living rooms is even more …
By Emma Oulton

The Books That Inspire Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel To Fight For Change

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educating themselves and others on the issues, or otherwis…
By Emma Oulton

Jillian Cantor Has A Theory On Why "Handmaid's Tale" Is So Inspirational

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educating themselves and others on the issues, or otherwis…
By Emma Oulton

These Are The 19 Hottest Fictional Characters From Books

Reading is so great because gives us a chance to expand our minds, learn about other experiences, visit other worlds ... and fantasize about hot fictional characters. The wonderful thing about reading a book is that you can project your own fantasy o…
By Emma Oulton

What's America's Best-Loved Book? PBS Will Find Out

Have you ever wondered what America's best-loved book is? With so many fantastic options from The Color Purple to Moby Dick, when it comes to narrowing down the most beloved American book of all time, we're a little spoiled for choice. That's why PBS…
By Emma Oulton

How Feminist Urdu Poetry Inspires Author Kamila Shamsie To Resist

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educating themselves and others on the issues, or otherwis…
By Emma Oulton

Take Part In This Book Yoga Challenge With Your Fave Authors

Getting the motivation to do exercise isn't always easy, but it helps if you can disguise it as a different hobby that you actually like — which is why this book yoga challenge sounds so perfect for those of us who generally prefer to sit on the couc…
By Emma Oulton

This Photo Proves That Hermione Was The Real Hero Of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series is about a Muggle-born who discovers magical powers, gets accepted to a wizarding school, and spends the next seven years saving the day and defeating evil — and her name is Hermione Granger. Every true Potterhead knows that H…
By Emma Oulton

Why Sybill Trelawney Deserves A Little More Respect

In a cast of so many beloved witches and wizards, many of the less heroic characters in Harry Potter tend to be rather overlooked. That's why Pottermore launched a whole series of articles about Harry Potter's least popular characters — and in its la…
By Emma Oulton