Plan Your 2019 Year in Books With These Reading Challenges

Plan Your 2019 Year in Books With These Reading Challenges

2019 is approaching, children. As we get closer to the turning of the new year, it’s time to restart your reading lists and get to work on planning how you’ll spend your literary year. New Year’s Eve is my personal favorite of all the holidays; it’s a chance to get a fresh clean slate and set new goals and expectations for a new year.   For Those Who Were Left With Severe Reader’s Block in 2018:   2018 has been something of a tepid year. Compared to 2016, which set a new low for how horrific a single year can …

BBC’s New Drama Based on the Diaries of ‘The First Modern Lesbian’

BBC’s New Drama Based on the Diaries of ‘The First Modern Lesbian’

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Within the walls of a historic old house in England’s West Yorkshire, twenty-four leather-bound coded diaries were discovered. The contents of these diaries, once deciphered, revealed the personal life and affairs of the house’s former owner, Anne Lister. These diaries were hidden within the panels of the house’s walls by a relative following Lister’s death. This relative had been so shocked by the events described in Lister’s diaries, that he knew they would have to be kept from public view, yet he could not even be moved to destroy them. Instead, he simply boarded them up in the house’s walls, to be recovered at some point in the future.

George R.R. Martin Commits to Staying in Cabin in Mountains Until ‘Winds of Winter’ Complete

George R.R. Martin Commits to Staying in Cabin in Mountains Until ‘Winds of Winter’ Complete

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I know you and I are likely in the same boat of weary travelers waiting for the next installment of Game of Thrones. The final season of the television show is set to premiere in April, which will officially leave poor George R. R. Martin in the dust in terms of letting the series’ plot get away from him. But Martin has a plan to finally get the next book in the series, titled The Winds of Winter, onto shelves as soon as possible.   In a recent interview with Alexandra Wolfe for the Wall Street Journal, Martin communicated with her “from a remote mountain …

Bookstr’s Three to Read for the Week of 11/19/18

Bookstr’s Three to Read for the Week of 11/19/18

It’s that time of week again! Bookstr is back with our three picks for this week’s Three to Read. With Thanksgiving coming up, now would be a great time to grab some reading material for your travels home, or just for those moments when you need to hole up in a quiet space away from the festivities. This week we’ve got a nouveau-Gothic novel, a revisitation of a classic thriller, and a charming guide to bringing some great art into your everyday life. Happy holidays everyone!