7 Great Author Cameos in Movies and TV

7 Great Author Cameos in Movies and TV

We’re so used to authors communicating to us in writing that it can be a shock to see them on our TV or movie screens. But some of our favorite authors have made guest appearances on screen – and the results have been amazing. These are 8 of the funniest, coolest, and most surprising author cameos in the history of TV and movies. Stephen King in Pet Sematary   If the preacher about 30 seconds into this trailer looks familiar, it’s because it’s author Stephen King. King has actually made a ton of great cameos – he even delivered a one-liner over …

These 7 Great Books Originally Flopped!

These 7 Great Books Originally Flopped!

Writing is a tough business. In the world of literature, authors sometimes have to wait their whole lives for recognition – and some authors aren’t appreciated at all until after they’re dead. Case in point: these 10 books, which were panned by critics when they were first released, but have since become classics. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Add to Shelf BUY NOW The extent to which The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was really disrespected when it first came out is still a matter of debate, but it was certainly not immediately recognized as a classic. In addition to the controversy over …

10 Books to Get You Through a Bad Breakup

10 Books to Get You Through a Bad Breakup

Are you dealing with a bad breakup? How about getting your mind off it with some books? We know, we know, you just want to turn off your brain for a while, eat some ice cream, and watch movies in bed. But if you engage your mind with the right book, you may find that some of your favorite writers are saying just the things that you need to hear right now. Start with one of these 10 essential breakup books, and see if you don’t feel better! With novels, memoirs, self-help books, and even poetry collections on our list, …

Experimental London Bookstore: Drinks, DJ’s, Yoga and More

Experimental London Bookstore: Drinks, DJ’s, Yoga and More

What does it take to get millennials to patronize a bookstore? One group of entrepreneurs is hoping that the answer is “free booze and hip DJs.” Those are just two unique offerings found at the Second Home Bookstore in London, dubbed Liberia.  Rohan Silva and Sam Aldenton, two UK-based tech entrepreneurs, are getting a little less technical with their latest project – though they’re not getting any less creative. The pair, who are best known for creating this “Utopian work-space” for start-ups, are venturing into the book-selling business with this new bookstore-workspace collaboration. Their Second Home Lison space has been a proven success.  As of …

Books That Changed Your Favorite Authors Lives

Books That Changed Your Favorite Authors Lives

Everyone has a book that changed them profoundly – even the people who write those books. The folks over at Vulture asked 28 authors which books changed their lives the most. Check out their picks below! The poll yielded a very diverse list. Vulture talked to everyone from memoirist and social critic Margo Jefferson to shock-lit master Chuck Palahniuk, and the answers given range from naturalist memoirs to novels about Southern minor league baseball teams. Check out a few selections from the list below, and then head over to Vulture to see the complete article.   Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of Bright …