Top 10 Literary Places to Explore in NYC!

Top 10 Literary Places to Explore in NYC!

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January and February are the coldest and toughest months in New York, and if you’re feeling the blues, we got some good news to cheer you up! Because, guess what, now is the perfect time to huddle around and explore the best literary places this magnificent city has to offer all you book nerds out there! So, without further adieu, here’s a big list to keep you busy! 1. The new york public library image via the nation The main branch of the NYPL lives up to its hype and is just as magnificent as you would imagine. They hold …

New Award for the New Kid

New Award for the New Kid

The John Newbery Medal, popularly known as the Newbery, is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), which is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It’s awarded to the author of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”, and for the first time ever, the recipient was a graphic novel.  image via harper collins Jerry Craft’s New Kid, which is about an African-American boy adjusting to a new middle school, took away the Newbery this time.    image via an unlikely story Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written in …

Pride and Prejudice: 200 Years and Still Relevant!

Pride and Prejudice: 200 Years and Still Relevant!

Jane Austen, aka the Queen of Romance, wrote our favorite Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice, over two hundred years ago on this day! Feels just like yesterday, right? It’s hard to believe that it’s been so long since Austen came up with the brilliant piece of fiction involving one of literature’s favorite couple. The sassy and dynamic protagonist, Elizabeth Bennett, won our hearts with her outspoken attitude, and put the handsome yet seemingly arrogant, Fitzwilliam Darcy in his place, and we couldn’t love her more for that. image via deviant art But did you know that the famous novel was …

10 Thought Provoking Quotes by Virginia Woolf

10 Thought Provoking Quotes by Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf, a literary genius, an advocate for feminists everywhere, a tormented, complicated soul, celebrates her would have been 138th birthday today. And on this special day, we want you to remember some of the remarkable sayings Woolf has blessed us with. So, here are 10 quotes by the prolific author, which makes us realize why she became such a profound figure worldwide. 1. On history “Nothing has really happened until it has been described.” image via bbc   2. on personal growth “I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.” image via the new …

Remembering George Orwell

Remembering George Orwell

As we remember the great author George Orwell on the day of his passing, we can’t help but marvel over his contribution not just as a writer of great artistic talent, but as an upstanding citizen of the world who wrote to the people and for the people, and stood up against The Man! So, here’s a list of facts about him that you may have not known, but definitely should! 1. man of many identities image via writing as i please That’s right, the George we know and love, was born as Eric Arthur Blair. And he was known …