LitStaff Pick: The Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

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There’s nothing quite like the first read. Whether it’s a newborn entry into Hogwarts or the initial fright of a truly scary horror or even the first pass of a novel that makes us think and makes us cry, the first read of a great book leaves an impact. This […]

LitStaff Pick: Authors We Love for More Than Their Writing

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Our favorite books are a bit like a good pair of shoes. We have our preferences, those that are comfortable, easy to slip into, the ones that manage to relax us, make us feel at home. And sometimes the authors that pen our favorite books do something, say something, stand […]

LitStaff Pick: ‘I Wish My Favorite Author Would Write…’

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The books closest to our hearts become a part of us. We love them for various reasons, and  when a story is great, we tend to gravitate toward its author. Their worlds speak to us. Their characters resonate with us. And while it’s true that even our favorite authors and […]

LitStaff Pick: Children’s Book Authors Who Speak to Adults, Too

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Really great writers, regardless of their chosen genre, know how to collect and captivate audiences. If they are true masters at their craft, they are able to transcend age brackets and personal preferences set to separate stories into neat little categories. At the end of the day, a great story […]

LitStaff Pick: The Books That Turn Us Into a Sobbing Mess

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What is the point of great literature if we can’t find some semblance of ourselves or at least some sense of relatability in the works we read? Great books speak to us all, deliver to us a sense of familiarity and echo what we understand about the human condition. And […]

LitStaff Pick: The Books That Got Us Hooked Us on Reading

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There’s nothing quite like that first book. You know the one. It holds a distinct place in your memory because that first book is the one that made you love reading. You realized, when you turned the very last page, that the utter disappointment you felt didn’t come from an […]

LitStaff Pick: The Books That Affected Us the Most

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One of our favorite things about literature is the impact it has on our lives. A really great book can inspire, enrage or become a part of the many and varied aspects that form the people we become. They can remind us of our past and shape the foundation of […]

LitStaff Pick: Favorite Characters from Shakespeare

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There are so many facets of Shakespeare’s works that have endeared him to the ages. His plots, his stirring landscapes, his stories of triumph and tragedy and, most certainly, his characters have withstood centuries. That his work has transcended time is not surprising; it is, however, his characters that we […]

LitStaff Picks: Our Favorite Literary Crushes

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When you’re a bit of a book nerd it’s not hard to imagine that some characters are real. Okay, we know very well that they aren’t real, but some impact us so much that they seem very real to us. Sometimes, as with meeting someone beyond the pages of a […]