Joanna Gaines Threw the Pinterest-Perfect Literary Baby Shower

Joanna Gaines Threw the Pinterest-Perfect Literary Baby Shower

Officially dubbed ‘Pinterest-worthy’ by the internet, home improvement television star Joanna Gaines threw the perfect bookish baby shower this past weekend. Complete with larger than life books, watercolor centerpieces made from old books, and actual books themselves lining shelves.    I like big books and I cannot lie?- Blown away by the creativity and thoughtfulness of my friends – just the cutest book shower ever for baby Gaines! Feelin’ the love…now I just need to figure out how to shove these books in my car so I can get them to the farm! #babygotbooks pic.twitter.com/5m2Lvqpykq — Joanna Gaines (@joannagaines) June …

This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

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Now, if you’re at all like me, then you already know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the greatest series to ever grace modern television. This layered, genre-bending series about a cheerleader-turned-heroine helped pave the way for a generation of girls who believed that they, themselves, could fight the monsters under the bed; a generation of girls who knew exactly how powerful they were.        ***Buffy Spoilers*** . . . . . . . . . . . .   Even without the very clear feminist foundation, Buffy had such intense, powerful messages hidden beneath the plot lines of monsters, demons, and vampires. …

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Philip Roth Dies Aged 85

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Philip Roth Dies Aged 85

Winner of a multitude of literary prizes including the Pulitzer, Man Booker, and two National Book Awards, Philip Roth has died at 85. His death ending an era in American literature. Some of his most popular works include American Pastoral, The Human Stain, and Portnoy’s Complaint.    Image Via L’Express   The New York Times reported that he had died of congestive heart failure.   During his career, Roth was able to explore many versions of himself through his literature, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. He explored what it meant to be an American, a Jew, a writer, and …

Junot Díaz Steps Down as Pulitzer Prize Chairmen Amid Misconduct Allegations

Junot Díaz Steps Down as Pulitzer Prize Chairmen Amid Misconduct Allegations

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Last week, award-winning author and MIT professor, Junot Díaz was confronted by author Zinzi Clemmons, who stated he backed her into a corner and forcibly kissed her while she was a graduate student in his workshop in 2012. What quickly followed was a slew of accusations and allegations from various authors; accusing Díaz of sexual misconduct, assault, harassment, bullying, and violent misogyny.    As a grad student, I invited Junot Diaz to speak to a workshop on issues of representation in literature. I was an unknown wide-eyed 26 yo, and he used it as an opportunity to corner and forcibly kiss …

George R. R. Martin Has Finished Book! No, it’s Not ‘The Winds of Winter’

George R. R. Martin Has Finished Book! No, it’s Not ‘The Winds of Winter’

George R. R. Martin has announced on Twitter that his new book, Fire and Blood, is ready, and fans are furious.   via Twitter From his website’s blog, Fire and Fury is set 300 years before A Game of Thrones and follows House Targaryen and what really happened during the Dance of the Dragons.   Image Via George R. R. Martin The book’s manuscript, according to Martin, is almost 1,000 pages long and complete with illustrations throughout the book by illustrator Doug Wheatley.   Image via George R. R. Martin   The book is out November 20th of this year and with (not …