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How to write an author bio that stands out

Nothing can strike fear into an author’s heart quite like the author bio. Sure, you may have just finished off the final touches of the next great American novel. But the task of condensing an entire career into a couple short paragraphs is a lot trickier than it may seem. Plus in today’s age of […]

Books that inspire some of the most creative bookstagrammers

Books that inspire some of the most creative bookstagrammers I’d say that all bookstagrammers have to be creative — a lot of work goes into creating aesthetically pleasing pictures of books. But these influencers go above and beyond! From fashion to baking to drawing, they raise the bar for book reviews. We asked 26 bookstagrammers […]

Enter to win our HallowRead Challenge!

It’s the spookiest (and, dare we say, best) time of the year, and we’re celebrating with a new photo contest! We looovve Halloween decorations and thought it would be so fun to design our own Halloween-themed book stack — and now we want to invite you to create your own, and win a prize! Enter […]

The Invention of Horror Literature

October is the perfect time for a good ole ghost story or scary movie, but did you know that the “horror genre” is a relatively modern invention? While some staples of horror (such as witches, demons, bloodsuckers, spirits, and other malevolent entities) have haunted folklore, mythologies, and classic literature for centuries, “horror” as a marketable […]

Loving a bookstore from afar

Visiting local independent bookstores is one of my favorite parts of a vacation (it’s literally the first thing I plan after deciding on a destination), but since travel plans are on hiatus for the foreseeable future, I’ve been spreading the love by buying books from different stores around the country. Even though I’ve never stepped […]

Take inspiration from books for your Halloween costume

It is safe to say that 2020 has been a doozy, and that we all need some holiday cheer. Whether you are going to a Halloween party or searching for an easy costume for your kids, we’ve compiled a list of some timeless literary character costumes from classic books, and screen adaptations, that will look […]

Leaning into e-books during the pandemic

I’m an old-fashioned gal — I much prefer reading a print book over an ebook. But I’ve never been one to pass up a good sale, so if there’s an e-book I’m interested in for 99 cents, I’ve probably bought it. That accounts for most of the 60+ books in my Kindle account. How many […]

Spooky season approaches! Prepare with one of these atmospheric books

Guest post by Sydney from Bookpals (@bookpals) It. Is. Spooky. Season. Raise your hand if Halloween is your absolute favourite holiday of all time? Yes. Yes spooky babies, I see you and I am here for you. Why do we love Halloween? For me it’s a potent cocktail of pure nostalgia (grade school halloween parades […]