My Favorite YA Series of the Decade

My Favorite YA Series of the Decade

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I’ve decided to make a short list of some of my favorite YA series of the decade with no definite number because I didn’t really put much thought into how many I’ve read. But I feel like if you have the time, pick up these series. They may be aimed at younger audiences but there are still themes and topics that we can find relevant to people at any age. So let’s get to it. Heroes of Olympus – Rick Riordan IMAGE VIA BARNES & NOBLE ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians‘ is my favorite fantasy series of all time even …

The Most Influential Authors Of 2019

The Most Influential Authors Of 2019

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TIME released their 100 Most Influential People of 2019, earlier in the year. Since the year is ending, we should take some time to take a look at the authors that were given featured and the books that brought them onto the list.      Marlon James IMAGE VIA PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE   Marlon James is a Jamaican writer that grew to prominence when he released the book, A Brief History of Seven Killings that covers a period of time over several decades and the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. The book was a huge critical success that had a …

4 Foolproof Ways to Judge a Book by Its Cover

4 Foolproof Ways to Judge a Book by Its Cover

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  We all know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” It tells us that judging anything based off its first appearance will almost always lead you down a path of failure and misunderstanding, and you may miss out on something great. However, in the case of actual books, I disagree. The cover is the most important factor that helps the reader decide whether or not to read the book. Now it may seem like cheating, however there are many things that make up a cover. The aesthetics, the title, the author and the summary, but these are …

The Top 10 Comic Book Movies Of the Decade

The Top 10 Comic Book Movies Of the Decade

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In the past decade, we’ve seen a meteoric rise in popularity of comic book movies. Especially thanks to the success of films like The Dark Knight Trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Since it’s December and there’s no announcement of any other films of the genre being produced before the year’s end, let’s take some time and rank the top ten comic book movies of the past decade starting from 2010 all the way to 2019.     10. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)   The Dark Knight Rises is the final movie of …

Do You Know the Story Behind Your Favorite Song?

Do You Know the Story Behind Your Favorite Song?

Happy National Jukebox Day everyone! We all know that songs are are used to tell stories of the past. From tribal chants that tell tales of ancient civilizations to even nursery rhymes that describe the horrors of the plague that ravaged Europe. So let’s take a look at five songs that are either inspired, retell or based on a written story.    5-Love Story by Taylor Swift Image via FLICKR    We can’t make a list without discussing Taylor Swift Love Story. Taylor sings to the boy she is pining after that all he has to do is “just say …