#Twilight

The Evolution of Vampires

How did vampires get from evil folkloric cautionary tales to attractive super-humans with complex personalities and societies?

How Teaching 6th Grade Made Me Unconditionally and Irrevocably Love TWILIGHT

How one reader fell in love with TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer after watching it make her sixth grade students fall in love with reading.

Growing Up With TWILIGHT

Who can I blame for how much I loved TWILIGHT as a tween? Read this argument for respecting your teen adoration of this text.

Happy Anniversary, TWILIGHT — Fans Are Getting A New Book!

  This week marks the 10th anniversary of the young adult phenom Twilight. It’s a book that incited so much love ...

Celebrating 10 Years of Twilight

October 5th, 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of a big day in the book world: the publication of Stephanie Meyer’s ...

LitKnits: 22 Patterns for Literary Mittens

Earlier this month, we rounded up some knitting and crocheting patterns for book-inspired hats. But we’ve got to protect our ...

A Book Snob Confesses and Repents (Mostly)

Virtue: I am a reader. Often I’m an insatiable one. Books have overtaken the passenger’s side of my bed. I have ...

The Male Gaze Vs. Female Gaze

What is the male gaze? What is female gaze? And why aren’t the two equivalent? The male gaze was first ...

How To Make Your Book Stop Screaming

So you bought a book. Congratulations! What fun! What exciting adventures are bound between those two covers, what worlds await ...

So You Want To Read A Fiction Novel

You know how it goes: You watch television and see someone holding a book, or else one of your friends ...

We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit

Last week, BookCon announced their event’s lineup of blockbuster kid lit panelists. Jeff Kinney, James Patterson, Rick Riordan, and Lemony ...

An Apology to Bella Swan

I’ve been reading books and writing about them for pretty much forever. I’ve committed many an opinion to the page ...

What Carries the Darkness? – Margaret Atwood on Monsters and TWILIGHT

This post is part of our Margaret Atwood Riot Reading Day, a celebration of one of our favorite authors on the occasion of ...

Potential Husbands from YA Fantasy: A Comparison Chart

There’s something special about the men of YA fantasy. They’re charming, well-intentioned, earnest, and usually attractive. They’re also often good ...

Roger Ebert’s Best Reviews of Movies Based on Books

When I heard last week that Roger Ebert passed away after his long battle with cancer, I thought of two ...