Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

Novel Listicles: What do you think about them?

First, I suppose I should ask, have you heard of the word listicles? I had not until I read Ann Leary’s The Children, a novel in which one of the characters refers to articles that include lists, which seems to be an increasingly popular trend, a way to entice people to read on. Like: 10 […]

The Song of Hartgrove Hall

A complicated tale of sibling rivalry set against the backdrop of a once-grand English manor. This novel is the perfect mid-winter read, especially if you’re a “Downton Abbey” fan. Curled up in front of a fire, you won’t want to stop turning the pages once you begin, so time your read carefully. Bestselling author Natasha […]

Staff Picks: Feminist Books

THE BELL JAR BY SYLVIA PLATH  Favorite Line: “I knew that’s what marriage was like, because cook and clean and wash was just what Buddy Willard’s mother did from morning till night…and I knew in spite of all the roses and kisses and restaurant dinners a man showered on a woman before he married her, what he secretly wanted when […]

Another Fantastic Review for Tobias Lanz’s New Book

The Life and Fate of the Indian Tiger “His text offers educated general readers a multifaceted look at India’s endangered Bengal tigers, incorporating historical and cultural topics…and events from his field work. He also discusses global efforts at tiger conservation and suggests what must be done in the future to ensure the survival of this […]