Category: Fiction

10 Thought Provoking Quotes by Virginia Woolf

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.”

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2. on personal growth

“I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.”

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3. on comedy

“Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.”

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4. On feminism

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

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5. on fiction

“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.”

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6. on aging

“The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.”

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7. on nature

“The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”

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8. On diet

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

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9. on youth

“I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.”

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10. on being authentic

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

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These quotes make it easy for us to realize the impact Virginia Woolf has had on culture, feminism, life and writing, and why her significance is as prevalent to this day.

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Little Women’s Jo and Laurie Return in New Novel

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Little Woman has captured the hearts of many and it looks like it will not be going away anytime soon! Melissa de la Cruz, known for her popular children’s books The Descendants, and the Alex and Eliza Trilogy, has co-written a new novel with author Margaret Stohl, the author of Rolls Royce. Together, they wrote a new take of the classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

 

 

This new sequel focuses on the characters Jo and Laurie as they grow into adulthood. They also deal with their relationship and how they truly feel for each other. It takes place after Jo finishes writing her novel.

Bustle has released the beautiful cover, which you can see down below.

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If Jo and Laurie broke your heart in Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation, then hopefully this book will mend it. Readers can pre-order Jo and Laurie today. The book will be released June 2.

 


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Best in Mystery and Thriller!

It’s time to share the top fiction books of the week, and these books are perfect for mystery lovers. Who doesn’t love a page-turning mystery thriller? These five books will be great additions to your TBR and will be hard to put down once you dive into these amazing stories.

 

 

  1. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

 

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The Wives follows Thursday, whose Husband has two other wives. Thursday knew of his marriages beforehand, but she didn’t care because she’s so crazy about him. Thursday is unable to see beyond her feelings for him, until one day she finds something that she never knew about her husband. Something so horrifying that it leads her down a crazy path filled with the most shocking twist you will ever read.

 

2. In the Dark by Loreth Anne White

 

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In the Dark, follows eight lucky people who believe they’re on their way to a luxurious vacation in the wilderness. A fierce storm approaches and everyone begins to question whether it’s a real vacation or a trap. Each guest has something to hide and now that they’re trapped they begin to fear each other. Cops, Mason and Callie, work together to save the eight guests, but they don’t know how to brave the mountains, leaving the eight guests vulnerable to be hunted and to fight to survive this game.

 

3. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters

 

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The Dead Girls Club follows Heather Cole, who, back in 1991, was part of a club with her friends where they exchanged tales of murderers and imaginary monsters. One of the monsters they talked about was the Red Lady. One of the girls, Becca, believed the Red Lady was real, and she wanted to prove it. Becca’s search for the Red Lady ended in her death. Now thirty years have passed and Heather has never told anyone the truth about what happened with Becca and the Red Lady until she gets something in the mail. A necklace, Heather hasn’t seen that necklace since the night Becca died, the night Heather killed her. Someone knows Heather did it and wants her to pay.

 

4. Good Girls Lie by J.T Ellison

 

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Good Girls Lie is about a prestigious school, The Goode School, in Marchburg, Virginia. It is an elite school where the daughters of rich parents attend, only accepting the best and brightest students. Like most elite boarding schools, The Goode School has traditions and honor codes that are important for the students because it will prepare them for the Ivy League colleges and a bright future. However, when a stranger turns up at the school, things take a turn for the worse. Appearances are important to uphold and as long as no one steps out of line, no one will question how cruel the inner societies are, and the girls can basically get away with murder. When a popular student turns up dead, nothing can be ignored. People believe she was driven to suicide, but there is always truth, lies and of course the truth to what really happened.

 

5. Madness in Sunshine by Nalini Singh

 

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A Madness of Sunshine, follows the people in a town on the rugged West Coast of New Zealand. However, it is more than just a town. The adults are more than neighbors and the kids are not just schoolmates. One summer, when bodies begin to vanish, things begin to change. The trust shatters on the coast, which leaves broken friendships, and lots of whispers behind closed doors. The silent treatment takes reign in this town, but no one can really hide from the past for long. Eight years later a young woman vanishes and people begin to question their homes and if it hides something more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape. The past and present are close to colliding and exposing deadly secrets.

 

 

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5 Best ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go!’ Quotes

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss book Oh The Places You’ll Go!

It is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books and one of my favorites of all time so in honor of this huge anniversary I’ve gathered the best quotes from Oh The Places You’ll Go!

 

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#5 “Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”

 

#4 “And when you’re alone there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.”

 

#3 “Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew.
Just go right along, you’ll start happening too!”

 

#2 “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

 

#1 “You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

 

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Hunger Games Prequel Has Shocking New Protagonist

There has been some exciting new information about Suzanne Collins’ new Hunger Games book, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Not only will the story be set sixty-four years before The Hunger Games, but it will follow the series’ antagonist, President Snow! However, it looks like the tables have turned, because he is now the hero of Collins’ new series!

The picture below shows a young Coriolanus Snow looking very dapper.

 

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More information about the book claims that Snow is a young teenager who is very wealthy. Even though Snow has it all, he wants more than wealth.  It seems like we are going to see a very different side of Coriolanus Snow.

Entertainment Weekly released an excerpt from the book. So far, we know that Coriolanus Snow has to be a mentor in the Hunger Games in order to graduate from the Academy.

In the first look at the official artwork, Coriolanus is looking young and very charismatic. Before we know it, we might even be rooting for President Snow this time around!

 

 

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