Listen to These 14 Awesome Audiobooks on the Go

Listen to These 14 Awesome Audiobooks on the Go

Busy as we are this summer, it can be hard to pack extra reading time into our schedules. Even if you have some time to spare during lengthy road trips, flipping pages becomes somewhat challenging on the go and not to mention it’s extremely laborious for your eyes. Also, if traveling with your family would jeopardize your sanity, our recommendation is to download audiobooks. With enticing voices narrating these addictive stories, the audiobooks will enable avoidance from meaningless conversations. If you intend on traveling alone, these downloads will enhance your journey by distracting you from the solitude.   Even if you don’t …

Forget Oprah, You Can Now Join the Lisa Simpson Book Club!

Forget Oprah, You Can Now Join the Lisa Simpson Book Club!

No really, forget Oprah. Now you can join the Lisa Simpson Book Club! Lisa has been caught reading several well-loved books on the show. The 8-year-old character reads at a 78th-grade level, according to the show, which includes classics like “The Bell Jar” to books on string theory like “The Elegant Universe.”   Image courtesy of Tumblr.   Many authors have guest starred on the show as voice actors like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, and Thomas Pynchon. In a tweet from show writer Matt Selman, Pynchon revised the script saying he couldn’t be mean to Homer because “Homer is …

How to Get Over a Character’s Death

How to Get Over a Character’s Death

  Losing a beloved character is incredibly hard to deal with. It happens too often. We built a relationship with that character and all of a sudden, they’re gone forever. It’s a terrible feeling that all book works can relate to. So, we’re here with some tips on how to deal when a character dies:   You cry.   You cry a lot. Let it all out.     You are not alone. We’ve all experienced literary loss, and it’s healthy to lie down and cry.   It may not sound like a lot, but this advice is what you’ve got …

Ego-Crushing Shakespearean Insults

Ego-Crushing Shakespearean Insults

Each of William Shakespeare‘s tragic, comedic, romantic, dramatic, and confusing plays is filled with rich dialogue. There is no shortage of witty come-backs and thoughtful remarks. His work is constantly being performed or re-imagined because of how veracious his portrayal of humanity is. Shakespeare lovers have often commented on his humorous, highly offensive, if not perplexing, insults. While much of Shakespeare’s language is outdated, these insults are far from dead.  Use them at your own discretion; some of the perpetrators of these remarks did not make it out alive. Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/1j4eInc  Image couresty of http://bit.ly/1Mb2fd3 Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/1OW6knk Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/1RsoJq8 …

8 Classic Children's Books That Are Delightfully Weird

8 Classic Children's Books That Are Delightfully Weird

One of the great things about children’s literature is how strange it can be. In the hands of capable authors, weird and wonderful worlds can come to life for young readers! While the staple children’s books are important, there can also be room on the shelf for titles that stimulate creativity and imagination. With this list, we’re celebrating the delightfully odd books that imagine bizarre worlds and strange characters. Take your child on a journey, or get nostalgic yourself, with one of these books!   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault The plot in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is as …