This Sunday, December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. From that day on, the days will get longer and longer. Each extra minute of daylight will remind us that spring and summer are coming once again. Even in the midst of winter, nature promises us brighter days ahead.
For thousands of years, people have been celebrating the hope for the future that Winter Solstice brings. If you are interested in celebrating Winter Solstice or if you are looking for a Solstice gift for someone in your life, look no further than the books we have compiled in honor of this holiday. continue reading >>
If you are searching and searching for the perfect gift to give the little ducklings in your life, then we have you covered! Toys break and candy is quickly eaten, but books? Books are forever.
There is a new tradition going around: the night before a holiday, while your child is sleeping, leave a wrapped book at the foot of their bed. Then, when they wake up in the morning, the first present they open is a brand new book! If you need some options to get you started with this tradition, here are some suggestions: continue reading >>
In Which Three Adults Discuss Dune Seriously and At Length (The Toast)
The Best Book I Read This Year (The Atlantic)
A Woman Composed Of Borderlands: An Interview With Daisy Hernández (The Hairpin)
Watch the Beautiful First Trailer for ‘The Little Prince’ (Mic)
Ten Striking and Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by The Little Prince (BookRiot)
Dear Book World: Stop Making Excuses For Your Race Problem (QuirkBooks)
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When was the last time you read a really good mystery? Scandinavian mysteries are considered some of the best in the literary world, and we have compiled a list of the latest and greatest for you to choose from on these frosty December nights. So embrace the cold. Take advantage of the long nights. Add a little mystery to your life. continue reading >>
Who doesn’t love a little gossip? The dishier, the better! And the best gossip is about the rich, famous, and glamorous. If your life has felt a little dull lately, add some shine to it by way of one of these dishy celebrity memoirs. They are full of the highest highs, the lowest lows, tales of Hollywood’s elite, and tidbits so scandalous, you’ll never want to put them down! continue reading >>
Happy National Mutt Day!
Though it’s only an unofficial holiday, National Mutt Day holds a special place in my heart. Last May, a little mutt named Marcy (officially named “Marceline Pinto Bean” due to discolorations on her toes) managed to convince me to adopt her. I wasn’t planning on getting a dog that day, but if I was going to get one, I didn’t picture any dog that looked like Marcy. Maybe I wanted a dog without such a pronounced under bite or a dog that wasn’t so overgrown and matted with fluff. continue reading >>
What Happens to English When You Subtract the Letter ‘E’ (The Atlantic)
If Chain Restaurants Had Astrological Signs (The Hairpin)
How to Tell if You Are in a Regency Romance Novel (The Toast)
Quirk’s Holiday Flowchart: Find the Perfect Gift (Quirk Books)
3 on a YA Theme: Modern Takes on Little Women (Book Riot)
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