What Famous Book is Your State Known For?

What Famous Book is Your State Known For?

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Every state is the setting of a famous book. What book is your state the setting of?     Alabama – To Kill a Mockingbird Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, which is based on Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Monroeville was also the hometown of Truman Capote.   image via amazon   Alaska – Into the wild Jon Krakauer’s 1996 non-fiction book is an expansion of his essay on Christopher McCandless, titled Death of an Innocent. Into the Wild was later adapted into the Academy Award nominated film of …

135 Years of ‘Huckleberry Finn’

135 Years of ‘Huckleberry Finn’

“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.” – Goodreads  Image Via Time Mark Twain (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens), was born on Nov. 30th in the small town of Florida, MO as the sixth child to John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. When Samuel was twelve, his father died of pneumonia, and Samuel was forced to leave school to become a printer’s apprentice. Samuel found his enjoyment of writing when he began working for Orion’s newspaper as a printer and editorial assistant. By the …

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 …