Browsing: Literature

While Stephanie Meyer’s 4 book series “Twilight” may have brought vampire romances out of their coffins in the eyes of the book-reading public, the paranormal genre has been going strong with these vampy romances for decades and, in at least one case, over a century! There are a few redeeming qualities in “Twilight” …fine maybe…

There’s no better way to sound smart than by dropping a perfectly timed quote from some well-respected literature.  It shows that you’re both well-read and possess the stunning intellect to memorize whole chunks of books in the off chance that you might need it at some point (and barely anyone ever considers the implication that…

Well, here it is!  2012 and all that happy nonsense.  The Mayan calendar says the world is going to end this December, though it is decidedly vague as to how exactly the planet-engulfing calamity will occur.  From all of the publicity given to radio host Harold Camping’s big prediction that Judgment Day and the Rapture…

In the last century, entertainment has taken huge leaps forward with the advent of first radio, then television, movies and the Internet. However, one form of entertainment has evolved – writing, specifically novels and the long form of fiction. Funny thing about that evolution is that the fiction genre of fantasy has only just started…

We’ve all read books that we wished we could live in.  Furthermore, we’ve all read books with characters we wished were real.  While today’s fiction gives us characters like Noah from The Notebook, Edward from Twilight, and a host of other new literary hunks that have captured the hearts and imaginations of girls and women…

Video games aren’t usually associated with books—games have yet to reach literature’s level of sophistication in storytelling, and we all know books are for uncoordinated nerds who can’t get kill streaks in Halo. But the two mediums are sometimes combined, and not just into dozens of mediocre Lord of the Rings games. Some very fun…

Whether you believe its God’s word, a historical relic, or a load of hogwash, there’s no doubt that the Bible contains some interesting stuff. Like monsters, for example. All sorts of terrible creatures and mythical beasts can be found in its pages. Like… 10. The Behemoth In Job, one of the Bible’s oldest books, the…

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