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 [….]

The Books We Can’t Wait to Read: February 2014

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There’s nothing quite like the thrill of getting our hands on a book we’ve been waiting to read. Kicking off our new “we can’t wait” feature here on LitStack, we begin with the books that we are eager to yank right off the shelf. These selections are far reaching…from SciFi and Fantasy to some of [….]

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

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This week, we’ve got a lot on our minds. From stories that stuck with us, to the frustration and exhilaration of the writing (and publishing) process, this week’s picks are as varied and unique as the writers who penned them. We hope you enjoy. Have a great week, LitStackers.  

LitStaff Pick: Our Yearly Re-Reads

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Traditions are important. They cultivate in us a continuum of the normal. They give us comfort, remind us of where we have been and how we came to be the people we are today. Some of the most important traditions are ones that we create for ourselves. It can be anything, really; a certain way [….]

LitStaff Pick: The Books That Remind Us of Our School Days

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Labor Day usually marks the end of summer and the return to bells, books and professions that Algebra will never, ever be used in life! It’s back to school time for most of the country and when we think about our time in school, particularly in those formative years when our minds were eager and [….]

LitStaff Pick: Top Two SciFi/Fantasy Stories Every Genre Fan Should Read

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There is something unique about genre fiction. Perhaps it is the notion that great fiction should offer an escape. Perhaps it is with only these types of stories that true escapism can be attained-some small path to temporary nirvana not found in other genres. That’s what we like to believe anyway. In this week’s staff [….]

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 up for something that makes [….]

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 their works are important to [….]

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 our futures. This week’s LitStaff [….]