Historical Fiction to Remind Us That This Too Shall Pass

By Natalie Baliker History is written in black and white, words on a page. Often, the darker parts of history are so many years removed from the present that we can safely regard the deaths of many as an “event” rather than the tragedy it was for those who lived through it. But when we… More Historical Fiction to Remind Us That This Too Shall Pass

‘Queen of Nothing’ and female fantasy archetypes

By Alex Houdeshell As I got my hands on each new installment of Holly Black’s Folk of the Air trilogy, I went through the exact same speed-reading, can’t-put-it-down-until-I’m-finished, suspense-filled experience. Starting with The Cruel Prince and ending with Queen of Nothing (released last November) Holly Black kept my eyes glued to her pages with new… More ‘Queen of Nothing’ and female fantasy archetypes

6 Books to Get You Through Your Quarter Life Crisis

By Brenna Sarantides We all can agree that times are weird right now. In the midst of quarantining, existential dread is abundant. For those in their 20s, panic was already on the horizon. These conditions have merely exasperated the effects.  On the brink of adulthood, many people find themselves questioning all the uncertainty. Will I… More 6 Books to Get You Through Your Quarter Life Crisis

What Quarantine Book You Should be Reading Based on Your Star Sign

By Jennie Fetzer It’s Monday, March 23, 2020, and the CDC has officially closed all non-essential businesses in the state of Connecticut. It has also been advised that we practice social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19, better known as “Corona”. For many, this means hunkering down in our homes and figuring out ways… More What Quarantine Book You Should be Reading Based on Your Star Sign

Reading Recommendation: ‘Self Care in Uncertain Times’

By Danny Mitola I think we can all agree that we’re living in a strange moment in history right now. With the looming threat of COVID-19 hanging over everyone comes many challenges, from having to adjust to staying home all the time, to wondering where food will come from. A few months ago, I don’t… More Reading Recommendation: ‘Self Care in Uncertain Times’

5 Ficticious Books

By Kathryn O’Donnell Any media marathoner like me has been there before: You’re hooked on your newest movie, television show or book, and suddenly your favorite character mentions a book. Sometimes it’s a book they’re writing, like Jane Gloriana Villanueva’s first novel from the television series Jane the Virgin, and sometimes it’s a book they’re… More 5 Ficticious Books

Something Different: An Introduction to the ‘New Weird’

By Jordan Shaw If you’re looking for a novel experience (pun intended), then you’ve come to the right place. The term ‘New Weird’ refers to a genre related to science-fiction, fantasy, and horror that is built upon the subversion of trademark tropes and expectations in the genres it draws inspiration from. The New Weird is… More Something Different: An Introduction to the ‘New Weird’

The New Adult Genre and What It Could Mean for Aspiring Writers

by Jose Paz Soldan “New Adult,” is a term first used in 2009 in a contest held by St. Martin’s Press, a publishing company looking for something new. Though the idea of the genre itself wasn’t new at the time, the publishing company still christened a genre that to this day remains in hot contention… More The New Adult Genre and What It Could Mean for Aspiring Writers