The Best Horror Stories EVER: Classic vs. Contemporary

You know what the worst question ever is? What’s your favorite book? Yep. Every book lover knows what I’m talking about. Someone finds out you like to read and they immediately seek to know what single volume you value above all others. Seriously, never ask a bookworm this question. It is literally impossible to answer … More The Best Horror Stories EVER: Classic vs. Contemporary

Bookish Christmas “Crackers” DIY Tutorial

Christmas crackers are a longstanding holiday tradition in the United Kingdom and they seem to be becoming more and more popular in the states, thanks to savvy bloggers and Martha Stewart. They’re a fantastic addition to any party, Christmas or otherwise, that is so easy to personalize, you won’t believe it. Any color, any filling, … More Bookish Christmas “Crackers” DIY Tutorial

Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Holiday Jewelry

Today I’m continuing the series of posts on my great-grandma’s beautiful vintage jewelry! She’s here to help us ring in the beginning of the holiday season; after all, Thanksgiving is just one short week away. These are a few festive Christmas pieces I inherited from her and I can’t wait to wear them all season … More Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Holiday Jewelry

Throwback Thursday: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln is certainly best known for his Emancipation Proclamation, which helped to end slavery in the United States. But he also issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation, a document which forever set aside the final Thursday in November as American Thanksgiving (later changed to the fourth Thursday of the month.) The proclamation is a beautifully crafted … More Throwback Thursday: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Friday Faves: Roundup of Clever Halloween Book Page Crafts

Happy Halloween, lovely ghouls!! A quick and Pinteresting roundup today of some very clever Halloween crafts made from our favorite material: recycled book pages. It’s amazing what you can do with some scraps, string and tape so if you’re frantically trying to find some easy, last-minute decorations for tonight’s party, look no further than these … More Friday Faves: Roundup of Clever Halloween Book Page Crafts

24 Literary Character Halloween Costume Ideas

Welcome to my epic roundup of literary character Halloween costumes! Everyone from Alice to Valjean to Tom Sawyer, these are some intriguing, original inspirations. What literary character do you plan to be this Halloween? (And please share if you tackle any of these costumes – I want to see pictures!) Alice, Alice in Wonderland (Karine … More 24 Literary Character Halloween Costume Ideas