Category Archives: Books

Weekend Reads: Goliath

Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. A young man named David slays a Philistine giant with a slingshot and a well-aimed rock to the head. The giant, however, “was armed with a coat of mail and had greaves of brass upon his legs.”

National Book Lovers Day: Staff Picks

Ahoy, bookworms. It’s National Book Lovers Day (who knew we had a day?). Is this the bone that is thrown at as us bibliophiles between April (poetry month) and November (NaNoWriMo)? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But it’s here. And we’re excited. To celebrate, the

Weekend Reads: American Housewife

If the cover alone isn’t enough to get you reading Hellen Ellis’s collection, American Housewife, then let me try to persuade you further. I’m not and have never been a fan of collections of short stories. I’d rather read a 300 page story than a

A Definitive Ranking of 36 Harry Potter Butts

July 31st is always a holiday at The Nerd League, obviously. This year, the editorial staff made the horrible mistake of leaving their in-house Ravenclaw and Slytherin in charge of the festivities. While so many other listicle options exist in this vast, yet rather limited

This Just In: Kirsten Dunst to Direct The Bell Jar

*Screams* Hi, hello. Welcome to the “Woah, this came out of nowhere” news section. Currently, I am supposed to be working on something else. But I was savagely catapulted out of concentration when I discovered that (okay, I was browsing the Internet) Kirsten Dunst is

Happy 36th Birthday, Harry Potter!

It’s not everyday your young man turns 36! It also isn’t every year that Harry Potter fans have two things to look forward to. According to various articles disputing Harry’s actual age, and the Pottermore website officially putting the controversy to rest, Harry James Potter

Weekend Reads: Romeo and/or Juliet

Romeo and/or Juliet, Ryan North Romeo and/or Juliet is brilliant. Do you remember the Choose Your Own Adventure stories of yore? Well, that’s exactly what Romeo and/or Juliet is. Only infinitely more clever and laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish. Ryan North brings together some of the

Weekend Reads: The Girl from Everywhere

The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig 2016 has been a fantastic year for books about time travel and Heidi Heilig’s debut novel, The Girl from Everywhere, is one of the best. The Girl from Everywhere is an amalgamation of historical fiction, high fantasy, science fiction,

22 of Ernest Hemingway’s Best Quotes

In lieu of Papa Hemingway’s birthday (which is today) we thought we might share a slight compilation of what we believe are some his most fundamentally profound quotes. Let’s not forget the man that changed American literature. Becoming the voice of the famed “Lost Generation,”

Weekend Reads: The Grownup

There are contemporary authors who revel in making their readers uncomfortable. Yet very few can do so as addictively and undeniably well as Gillian Flynn. The Grownup (a 62 page novella that Universal Studios recently paid a ridiculous six figure sum for) was originally titled

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