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<i><b>Literary Strolls</i></b> : Dublin, Ireland

Literary Strolls : Dublin, Ireland

“When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.” –James Joyce Dublin may have written itself on James Joyce’s heart, but Joyce’s history is equally written across the landscape of the city itself. Most notably, a statue of the famous author stands in the […]

Your Weekend Reading Snack, Sorted: <b><i>Try This Delicious</b></i> Irish Soda Bread

Your Weekend Reading Snack, Sorted: Try This Delicious Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread: all the deliciousness of home-baked bread with no need for yeast or kneading. A little bit sweet, a little bit savory, it’s the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day. Or any day, really. Though often served as a side with corned beef […]

“The Oprah Effect”: Oprah’s Book Club Turns Twenty!

“The Oprah Effect”: Oprah’s Book Club Turns Twenty!

Embed from Getty Images   It’s hard to believe, but Oprah’s Book Club turns twenty this month. In 1996, the club launched with Oprah’s selection of The Deep End of the Ocean; the announcement and subsequent book discussion skyrocketed sales of the book nearly tenfold. […]

The Books We Want To Read Right Now

The Books We Want To Read Right Now

It’s hard to believe it’s already September, but here we are: it’s back to school time, autumn, fall, pumpkin spice season, or whatever moniker you choose to attach to these pre-winter months. Luckily for us readers, this season is notorious for bringing with it a […]

The Season of the Bride: 6 Books to Read When You’re Up To Your Neck In Weddings

The Season of the Bride: 6 Books to Read When You’re Up To Your Neck In Weddings

With spring comes the official start of wedding season; I’m writing this as I wait for a flight home from my first of six (yes, six!) weddings in as many months. With more engagement parties, showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions coming up […]

All About Jane: Taking Inspiration From <b><i>Jane Eyre</b></i>

All About Jane: Taking Inspiration From Jane Eyre

I somehow made it through all of  my years of high school and college (with a minor in English, no less) without ever being assigned a single Bronte novel. Much to my chagrin, for when I finally picked up Jane Eyre at the age of […]