Rossetti married his muse in 1860, but it wasn’t to last. “Lizzie,” as she was known, had been taking laudanum in increasing doses for years. Not long after their marriage, she died of an overdose that was ruled accidental by the coroner, but has long been surrounded by suspicions of suicide. This is where things began to get weird. Dante retreated to his home in London, where he cultivated a menagerie of exotic animals that was said to include “peacocks, raccoons, kangaroos and armadillos, to zebus, marmots, a brahmin bull and a wombat. In the house he kept mice, parrots, owls and woodchucks.”
British fantasy literature has two towering figures: J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia….
Surprisingly existential, ‘Invisible Beasts’ is filled with explorations on what separates human and animal, as well as some of the things we may have in common.
New book out today. You should give it a whirl if you’re fishing for something to settle down to some tea with.
Do you like cookies? What about words and books? Well then do I have a (sweet) treat for you: literary cookie cutters. Let’s take a tour through the possibilities for some of the most bookish cookies your heart can imagine. … Continued
Like going on a date, character exercises are part of the process of getting to know another person better (in this case, an imaginary person).
So, I got my hooks into the much anticipated YA debut, The Queen of the Tearling.
I’m going to refer to this chart from now on whenever I’m thinking of just heading over to Hulu or Pinterest for some procrastination.
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but what about the thickness of its binding?
What about you, tumblr? Do you prefer big books, or small?
An international writing contest for Arabic speakers has been released from heart of Egypt with an intention to “help in globalizing the Arabic language”.