Author Archive

Famous Last Words in Literature

by Chelsey Grassoon July 31, 2015
    A first sentences may draw us into a book, but it’s the final sentence that often stays with us long after we’ve finished reading the story. These famous last words are some of the best. Both haunting and full of wisdom, take a read through these last words of literature and feel a […]

Smiles: An E-Book That Adapts Its Plot to Your Location

by Chelsey Grassoon July 29, 2015
   Are you one of those people who likes to be reading a book based on the city you’re in? If so, you’re not alone, and you’re also about to get really excited.    Trip Book Smiles is a new app that actually uses a GPS to adapt a story to be in accordance with […]

Words of Wisdom from Oscar Wilde

by Chelsey Grassoon July 24, 2015
There is perhaps no author that can give a wittier, truer statement (of any kind) than Oscar Wilde. He was a man of brilliance, and his sense of humor is one that still manages to be enjoyed decades after his passing. Here are some of our favorite words of wisdom from the man himself. Take […]

A Coloring Book for Adults: I Love My Hair

by Chelsey Grassoon July 22, 2015
   Remember the days of staying in the lines and using your 12 pack of crayons to brighten every page of your coloring book? If you don’t, Andrea Pippin’s latest book is sure to remind you. Does it reminisce about the days of childhood? Not quite — in fact, it’s much simpler than that: it’s […]

Twitter Rage: Joanne Harris Tweets About Sexism in Publishing

by Chelsey Grassoon July 20, 2015
     Joanne Harris has certainly earned her way to the top of the literary game, penning the bestselling Chocolat trilogy along with a slew of other novels — but that hasn’t stopped sexism in the publishing field from hitting her hard at every corner. Harris has a usual activity on Twitter where she writes […]

The First Waterproof Books Are Being Made (Why Did This Take So Long!?)

by Chelsey Grassoon July 10, 2015
   You know when you’re reading in the tub (because really, there is no better place to read), and things are just getting good, and you can’t wait to see what’s going to happen to your favorite character, and you’re about to turn the page … and then you accidentally drop the book? And. Then. […]

What 12 Authors Have to Say About the Writing Process

by Chelsey Grassoon July 10, 2015
Ever feel like writing is the most difficult task in the world, but when it’s done right, it’s the most wonderful thing that could ever happen? You’re not alone. Take a look at what these twelve authors have to say about the writing process (we’ll give you a hint — it’s not all fun and games). […]

Not Everyone’s a Fan: 6 Insults Hurled From Author to Author

by Chelsey Grassoon July 8, 2015
  Authors don’t always play nice with each other. In fact, some of the most renowned writers in the world have had their fair share of insults, thrown, in fact, by some of the world’s other most renowned writers. Take a read through these six insults. All we have to say is, Ouch… that’s got […]

Wikipedia is Now Available in Print Form (Are We Traveling Back in Time?)

by Chelsey Grassoon July 1, 2015
   Yes, you read that headline correctly. You can now own Wikipedia encyclopedias for your bookshelves — your non-digital bookshelves that is.    Michael Mandiberg, known for co-writing Digital Foundations, Collaborative Futures, and The Social Media Reader, is the man responsible for this mega feat (and it really is a mega, mega feat). The total […]

What 5 Successful Authors Have to Say About Writer’s Block

by Chelsey Grassoon June 24, 2015
Ever suffered a serious case of writer’s block? Trust us, you’re not alone. Take a look at what these five successful authors have to say about the matter — it may just surprise you…   “What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, […]