March 29, 2013
What is all the hype about Harry Potter and why are people still asking that question fifteen years later? There are a few concepts that make this series stand out and connect the reader to J.K. Rowling’s enchanted other-world.
A secret magical world
What kid doesn’t love to imagine a magical place where fantastical creatures exist and kids are the heroes that must save their world and keep it guarded? A sense of doing noble deeds, of being special and unique, and sacrificing for the Read the rest…
October 21, 2012
The Twilight Saga has delighted millions and has fans that range in age from young teenagers to soccer moms to grandmas. What is the allure? Why are so many people enchanted with Twilight?
Twilight is a series of novels that offers so many elements to be enjoyed. There is the element of fantasy since the books are stories of a girl and her love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf. There is much action as there are fights between Read the rest…
October 17, 2012
The increased usage and availability of the Internet and computers has certainly changed the book industry to a degree, but some facts about books and book publishing remain constant. There are some who still enjoy reading and still seek a good book for leisure reading. While the best-seller lists change frequently with titles, there is one series that has captivated many in the last decade: the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter-mania certainly made its creator, J.K. Read the rest…
October 14, 2012
The Best Books In Classic Literature
Classic Literature has captured the imaginations of some many writers and people since the earliest books in civilization. Furthermore, there are many writers and playwrights who have created works of fiction that have influenced people in so many ways.
However, let us take a look at a few of the best books in Classic Literature.
1. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the prime movers of the modernist movement in Literature. He wrote The Great Gatsby and what subsequently followed was a whole new movement Read the rest…
October 13, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel that is geared toward women. It spins the tale of a young woman and her relationship with a businessman. These are normal plot points for most romance novels. So, what makes this one as popular as it is compared to the others out there for us to read.
Part of the reason for the surge in popularity is the fact the author doesn’t hide that his story is modeled after the Twilight series. The story and characters have a lot of Read the rest…
October 10, 2012
The Most Controversial Books Of All Time
What makes a book controversial is a few things. First, the book is usually banned or put on trial during the time of its release. Second, it creates a controversy during its release and still contains the enigma years or centuries later. Lastly, the book usually contains a certain violent of obscene element. To be sure, obscene not in the traditional sense, but a body of work that is imbued with themes that may not be suited for a general audience. Here Read the rest…