Our Favorite Film Adaptations

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We’ve all heard it before: “Books are always better than the films they’re based on.” The book vs film debate is likely never to be resolved. From the British Vivien Leigh taking on the role of the very southern Scarlett O’Hara to Will Smith portraying a completely different version of Robert Neville in I Am [….]

Book Endings We’d Like to Change

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It’s happened to you before. You’re invested in a great book, in the flux and flow of a twisting plot, of multidimensional characters that make you mad, make you cry, maybe even make you scream out loud. Then, after all the hours you’ve invested in the book, all the possibilities, the hopes, the resolutions that [….]

Fallback Fiction – The books we never, ever tire of reading

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  Ah, books. They’re not like TV shows. Your favorite characters never age; there are no contract negotiations that pull them out of the frame. The goods ones, our favorites, never change yet seem to introduce you to images you may have not noticed on your first read-through. Today the LitStack staff is talking about [….]

Pretty Cool Literary Tattoos

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Contrariwise is a cool site. It houses some of the best and, okay, let’s be honest, some of the lamest literary tattoos fellow bibliophiles have gotten. What do you think of the following, LitStackers? Would you ever brave the needle and brand your body with the words of your favorite books? We want to hear [….]

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

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This week we want to discuss several things. We’ve been thinking a lot about those hot button topics you are all discussing and we’d like to continue the conversation. These are the things we love, the things that make us smile and the things that piss us off. Check out what’s on our minds and [….]

Beautiful Book Covers of 2013

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We caught a wee glimpse over on GoodReads of some pretty amazing-looking book covers that will be landing on shelves in 2013. Some are haunting, some, just down right cool. In any event, if these covers are any indication, (come on, we know you judge a book by its cover), then this year’s crop of [….]

i09’s Absolute Best Cosplay from New York Comic-Con 2012

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i09 posted their review of some of the best cosplay images from this year’s New York Comic-Con. They “saw a whole heap of crazy innovative costumes this year such as Lady Blue Beetle, a gang of Neverending Story cosplayers, a few Korras, and a laser-eyed Superman.” The following are just a few of our favorites. [….]

Our Favorite Pictures from the Awesome People Reading Tumblr

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They’re cool and we adore them. We think you will as well. Check out our favorite pictures of Awesome People Reading Tumblr. Which ones are your favorite? Let us know, LitStackers. We want to hear from you! Source

LitStaff Pick: Characters Who Didn't Get What They Deserved

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Sometimes authors can disappoint us. Sometimes (particularly for those of us who are writers), there is a less-than-satisfactory fate for certain characters we’ve either loved or hated. This week, our LitStaff pick concerns the guy who never got the girl, the villain who didn’t get (what we thought) was justice or the goofy hero who [….]

100 Best Teen Novels?

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Bookriot posted a great piece on the mild controversy surrounding NPR’s  “100 Best Teen Novels.” NPR narrowed their 235 candidates and opened the votes to more than 75,000 readers. “The results of the poll were fairly predictable (assuming for the moment you’ve heard of John Green), but the most interesting part of the process was [….]