Upcoming Con: NOLA Author Event 2/1/14

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Guys, we just thought we’d give you a head’s up. There is a very cool con coming up next month. This will especially interesting to you LitStackers in the Southeast. Check out the details below. The New Orleans Author Event (NOLA) Date: February 1, 2014 Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm Venue: The W Hotel [….]

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 [….]

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

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The folks over at Time Ideas published an interesting piece on how literature impacts us all. From the piece: Gregory Currie, a professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, recently argued in the New York Times that we ought not to claim that literature improves us as people, because there is no “compelling evidence that suggests that [….]

LitStaff Pick: Film Adaptations We Love and Those We Hate

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JK Rowling once said that fans of her Harry Potter series shouldn’t look to the films for canon details. They were (and I’m paraphrasing here) “different interpretations of the books.” Sure, we should take that into consideration when setting out to watch a film based on our favorite books, but what should be considered of [….]

What Reading Does…

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There is something uniquely powerful about readers. When we delve into fictional worlds and journey through an epic quest right alongside a heroine, we become a fraternity- a congregation of readers who are intimately connected to the imaginary worlds we share. With this thought in mind, we came across a few Pins via Pinterest that [….]