On This Day: Ernest Hemingway’s ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ Published!

On This Day: Ernest Hemingway’s ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ Published!

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Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He was a true ‘Renaissance man’ of the 20th century, being an accomplished novelist, short story writer, sportsman, and journalist. He lived an adventurous lifestyle, being known for wrestling lions, flying airplanes, and much more. He’s practically the real life ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ and his real world adventures are matched by his superb writing. Known for his matter of fact, economical, and down to earth yet still complex style, Hemingway wrote numerous acclaimed books such as The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and …

Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaku and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami     Surrealism “The themes of finding closure for unresolved personal negativities really resonated with me.” – Nate   The Space Between – Brenna Yovanoff     Fantasy “This is a book about being deeply flawed, and how even as you’re trying to be better, it’s honest to let those things stay a part of you.” – Kali     The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle     Fantasy/Children’s “It Reminds me that there’s magic in the world even if you can’t see it.” – Becky   The Prisoner …

Booze & Books(tr): 7 Cocktail Pairings to Get You Lit(erary)

Booze & Books(tr): 7 Cocktail Pairings to Get You Lit(erary)

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It’s Thirsty Thursday, and Bookstr is bringing you Booze & Books, our newest weekly feature dedicated to drinking games and booze-book pairings. This week, we’re bringing you another booze & book pairing. Our recommendation? Any booze and any book. Since that’s a little too general, we’re going to be paring classic & popular novels with cocktails to help you get what all the buzz is about. Admittedly, some of these cocktails are pretty vile. But since vile people often feature heavily in books, the drinks make for appropriate pairings. (That is, these cocktails are nasty unless you actually WANT to …