5 Fantasy Books Featuring Vampire Characters

5 Fantasy Books Featuring Vampire Characters

Well, with Midnight Sun coming out this year, this list should help tide people over for the time being. To even start describing how vampires have influenced our literary landscape would be… difficult. Honestly, it would be a book (or book series) in and of itself to even try to describe that history. Suffice it to say that vampire lore has inspired us… a lot. Below is a combination of stories featuring vampires that spans across genres–a splash of romance, some historically inspired tales, and most definitely a thriller or two. Here are five books featuring vampires. 1. “Interview with the vampire” …

5 Quotes To Help You Kick Your NaNoWriMo Slump

5 Quotes To Help You Kick Your NaNoWriMo Slump

With the month winding down and NaNoWriMo writers working to reach their respective 50,000 word goals, it should come as no surprise that many of these NaNo participants are experiencing a writer’s slump. Some of these individuals might be dealing with deadlines that relate to school, or perhaps work is taking its toll as the holidays fast approach. Or maybe it’s just good old fashioned writer’s block — the scourge of all writers. Regardless, this is the time of the month where NaNo writers are confronted by their exhaustion, and they have to make the choice to keep working towards …

Dive into These New Biographies and Great Personal Stories!

Dive into These New Biographies and Great Personal Stories!

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  Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just so we can ensure consistent, high quality recommendations. This week’s nonfiction picks are new biographies for you to dig into and be inspired! Dig in and enjoy!   5. The Man in the glass House by Mark Lamster   image via amazon   The Man in the Glass House by Mark Lamster tells the story of the most famous architect in the 20th Century: Philip Johnson. Award-winning architectural critic and biographer Mark Lamster’s The Man in the …

7 Hauntingly Horrible Halloween Costumes

7 Hauntingly Horrible Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is almost upon us! Or, at the very least, the time to plan ahead for Halloween is almost upon us! It can be tempting to pick a costume based on one of your favorite characters, or a costume that really amps up the sex appeal. In order to save you from some spooky strife this season, here are some of literary characters you definitely should NOT dress up as this Halloween. 1. The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the hat)   Image via Yandy   I had never heard of Yandy before I began compiling this list, …