Quiz: What Should You Read with Your Significant Other?

Quiz: What Should You Read with Your Significant Other?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but no activity is more romantic than forming a book club for two! You can cuddle while you read and lightly debate the themes, topics, and characters. But which book is the right match for you and your special someone? Take this quiz to find what to read with the one you love.   Featured image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2qwJf2d  

Before They Were Published Authors…

Before They Were Published Authors…

Before these authors could make a successful living as writers, they made do with surprising occupations ranging from streetcar conductor to acid tester and everything in between. Hey, that nine-to-five gig of yours might just be the ticket to literary fame and fortune! 1.  Douglas Adams: Bodyguard for Arab Royals  Image courtesy of Michael Hughes Photography           After graduating from Cambridge in 1974, the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy cycled through a series of day jobs. Most amusing of the bunch? A stint as the bodyguard for the royal family of Qatar during their travels in …

8 Brilliant Books With Unreliable Narrators

8 Brilliant Books With Unreliable Narrators

In an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts”, it is becoming increasingly hard to believe traditional sources of authority. But these eight books played fast and loose with information and perspective long before our current manic moment. If you thought the talking heads on the 24-hour news were a bit off, then these narrators will really make you question your reality.   1. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk  Before the 1999 film adaptation changed the way we look at support groups, as well as soap, forever, Fight Club was Palahniuk’s astounding 1996 debut novel. Palahniuk set out to write …

The Secret Sex Lives of 4 Famous Writers

The Secret Sex Lives of 4 Famous Writers

We all hope to keep the intimate details of our sex lives in the bedroom, but not all are successful at doing so—especially those who achieve fame. That includes literary fame. The following writers embarked on sexual careers remarkable enough to rival anything found in their novels.   1. Victor Hugo via GIPHY   Hugo is best known today for his lengthy novels, Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Less known is that Hugo’s sex life was nearly as long and just thrilling as anything the French writer dreamed up for his work. Upon marrying his neighborhood sweetheart, Adele …