The Story’s the Thing: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

When most people think of the story of The Last Unicorn (myself included), they usually think of the  film adaptation – and yes, I did say “adaptation.” I came across the novel this past month in a used bookstore, and thinking of my beloved childhood movie, I snatched it up immediately. The novel was written […]

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The Story’s the Thing: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

I discovered this book a number of years ago and fell in love immediately. The Eyre Affair is the first of a large series centering around the exploits of literary detective Thursday Next, who lives in London with her pet dodo, Pickwick. In this parallel universe based in 1985, Russia and England continue to fight […]

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The Story’s the Thing: Beka Cooper Trilogy

You know those times when you just can’t put a book down, even if you have homework, or need to walk somewhere or hang out with people? Even if you only have time to read one page, one paragraph, you’ll read it because you just can’t put the book down? Even though this is probably […]

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I Can’t Believe A Year Went By So Fast

A lot can happen in fifteen years, let me tell you. In fifteen years, a boy wizard went from being an obscure children’s book to one of the most beloved and known characters in the history of literature. Harry has spawned music, other books, an online advocacy organization (hi, everyone!), and an online community which […]

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Gilderoy Would Be So Proud…If He Could Just Remember Why

I tend to end up writing a lot of articles about horrible things going on the world. It is, or course, all important that people be made aware of such things, but now and then I think it’s equally important to celebrate life’s bright sides. Also, you probably get tired of being belted with the […]

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Please Call Your Mother!

Before I go any further, I want to wish every mother in the world – present, future, and (whether by love or paperwork) adopted, a very happy Mother’s Day. The world would not be what it is without you all. Thank you for everything you have done and everything you will do. Now, if you […]

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Becoming the Heroine of My Own Story

Katherine Green tells us about being inspired by Anne of Green Gables, and how her life reflects that.

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The Reluctant Muse

Kara tells us about being influenced by a Dickens character.

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The Shaping of a Woman

Lori Earl discusses the characters who have inspired her and helped to guide her through her life.

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Rising to the Challenge

Molly Horan talks about life lesson learned from Buffy.

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