Next up for Stephenie Meyer

dracula

I read on Vanity Fair earlier today about the (maybe) next book by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer. Sadly, it doesn’t sound terribly different from the Twilight series. Now, I admit, I LOVED the gushy, slightly insane romance between Bella and Edward, then Bella and Jacob, then Bella and Edward. At least, I loved it while … Continue reading

Love Sonnet XI – Pablo Neruda

footsteps

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands the color of a savage harvest, hunger for the pale stones of … Continue reading

25 Films That Bibliophiles Still Love

cinema seats

Originally written by Adam Park, who kindly asked me if I’d be willing to reblog his post. The flattery certainly helped! Enjoy. ________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s inevitable, really. The second a film adaptation of a popular or cult novel is announced, every college student‘s English major friends chime in a (Greek) chorus of woe and detraction before … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: The Power of the Readers and Social Media (part IV)

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(Part I, Part II, Part III) There has been a shift in attitudes and power in the publishing industry since the advent of the Kindle and social media. Where once publishers had the power to decide what people should be reading, and what constituted a good book, now readers have the power. “For decades they’ve … Continue reading

New York City – March 2011

NY Public Library

Infinite Days – Review + Book Trailer

Evil Be He Who Thinketh Evil

Now, I received this book for free on twitter from @thmafi. The cover image is gorgeous, featuring a pore-less face with bright blue eyes and light brown hair. But once again, the old adage “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” proved to be wise. Spoilers galore. Enjoy! Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel punishes the … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: Part III

interactive ebooks

(Haven’t read Part I or Part II?) The biggest thing the publishing industry needs to do is follow the pattern of integration. If people want to read books on their phones, lap tops, iPad, Kindles, or Nooks, make sure to have a system in place that can pump those formats out. And not just new … Continue reading

The Beast

The Beast

The Beast He was the bullman earlier King of the dish, my lucky animal. Breathing was easy in his airy holding. The sun sat in his armpit. Nothing went moldy. The little invisibles Waited on him hand and foot. The blue sisters sent me to another school. Monkey lived under the dunce cap. He kept … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: Part II

Self-Publishing eBooks

(Haven’t Read Part I yet? Click here!) Claire LeGrande, an aspiring author and recent Library Science graduate, also feels that independent publishing is the new way to go. “The rise of the indie/self-publishing movement could very well encourage authors to write more freely, to write what they want to write without having to worry about … Continue reading

Cinderella

Cinderella Sylvia Plath

Cinderella   The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels, Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan Of silver as the rondo slows; now reels Begin on tilted violins to span The whole revolving tall glass palace hall Where guests slide gliding into light like wine; Rose candles flicker on the lilac … Continue reading

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