Eight Fictional Places We’d Love to Visit

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando is a fantastic park to visit for any fan of the series or films, but if I had my druthers, I’d take the “real” Hogwarts over the Muggle version of Harry’s world. But until that’s a viable option, I’ll stick to dreaming about the fictional places I’d [….]

Marlon James Opens Up on His Epic Fantasy Trilogy

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In an Entertainment Weekly interview published this week, Man Booker prize winner Marlon James opened up about the epic fantasy series he is currently working on, to be known as the Dark Star Trilogy. And get this – it’s going to be based in African mythology. An African Lord of the Rings?  Yes, please! This [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ten Books that Made Me Who I Am

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So, there was yet another Facebook “game” going around where the person tagged was to list ten books that had made them who they were today.  At first I thought nothing of it, but the idea nagged at me.  This was not “My Ten Favorite Books” or “Ten Books that Influenced Me” or “Ten Books [….]

Our Favorite Fictional Friends

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Sometimes the truest friends aren’t those sitting next to you in class or skipping rocks with you down at the river. For many readers, their very best friends have lived in the imagination, on the banks of Prince Edward Island, in the mystical dimensions of time and space and yes, even in the Hundred-Acre Wood. [….]

Great Literary Vacation Destinations

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True, it’s only January and there’s still sleet and snow mucking up our outdoor activities, but we’re already thinking about our summer plans. Of course, being the book nerds that we are, we don’t do simple vacations. We like tours of literary places, the spots of inspiration that some of our favorite writers have frequented. [….]

George R.R. Martin Plays ‘GRR vs. JRR’

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Who would win in a fight between Tolkien characters and Game of Thrones characters? George R.R. Martin weighs in. Warning: spoilers! Back during WonderCon, MTV consulted Martin about a series of Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings smackdowns: Aragon vs. Jaime Lannister Smaug vs. Balerion Saruman vs. Melisandre Wargs vs. Direwolves Ice vs. [….]