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Endlessly creative bookstores show how much we still need more books from women

Endlessly creative bookstores show how much we still need more books from women A literary world without women isn't much of one at all.To kick off Women's History Month on March 1, the store turned all its books written by men backward, with their spines obscured from view.

Emma Watson honored female heroes by leaving feminist books at their memorials

Emma Watson honored female heroes by leaving feminist books at their memorials Yesterday, the world celebrated International Women's Day.In honor of IWD, Emma Watson announced via her Twitter that she and the international band of feminist book fairies would be hiding feminist books throughout their respective cities.

MashReads Podcast: 'Glee' star Chris Colfer talks about his new novel 'Stranger than Fanfiction'

MashReads Podcast: 'Glee' star Chris Colfer talks about his new novel 'Stranger than Fanfiction' That's the idea behind the most recent book from Glee star and bestselling author Chris Colfer, Stranger than Fanfiction.In a special episode of the MashReads Podcast, MashReads spoke to Colfer about his return to YA and the inspirations behind the story, from both sides of passionate fandoms.

No. 1 best-selling book on Amazon is some very light reading

No. 1 best-selling book on Amazon is some very light reading Here's a quick flip through the book, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide: Yup, it's filled with empty pages.1 spot on Amazon's best-sellers book page.

Why You Should Scare the Crap Out of Yourself for Fun

Why You Should Scare the Crap Out of Yourself for Fun “I don’t like scary stuff,” you tell people—as if it’s an allergy of some kind.According to psychiatrist David Zald, thrilling activities like scary movies and spooky games activate a dopamine response in the brain.

This Is My Favorite Limited Edition Game Guide On The Citadel

This Is My Favorite Limited Edition Game Guide On The Citadel Mass Effect Andromeda’s Pathfinder edition game guide might be the most impressive limited edition guide I’ve ever seen.Here’s what you get: This was listed for over $120 at launch, and was in the $90s for the last several days, so $78 represents a substantial price drop.

Fans may have guessed J.K. Rowling's next book title

Fans may have guessed J.K. Rowling's next book title The Harry Potter author, whose bestselling Cormoran Strike detective series is due for a fourth installment, decided to indulge some curious fans on Twitter this Tuesday when they asked about the book's name.Perhaps that's why Rowling gave it — but missing the bulk of the letters.

MashReads Podcast: 'The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas' is a haunting short story that'll stick with you for years

MashReads Podcast: 'The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas' is a haunting short story that'll stick with you for years You don't need a write a long novel to create a story that will stick with you for years.Or at least that's the case with Ursula Le Guin's short story "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.

The Trump-like terror lurking in a forgotten sci-fi classic

The Trump-like terror lurking in a forgotten sci-fi classic This week: Asimov's Foundation trilogy.Their rough contemporary, the Foundation Trilogy (1951-1953).

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense this month, meth addiction quite literally gave us history's greatest industrial menace: the Nazi war machine.It even got the teetotal Hitler in its grip during World War II.

Chelsea Clinton is writing a children's book, and its title is just perfect

Chelsea Clinton is writing a children's book, and its title is just perfect When Mitch McConnell shut down Elizabeth Warren mid-debate, he later uttered the words that would be heard around the world: "She persisted.But it quickly became a rallying cry in defense of Warren and others who've persisted.

11 year-old started a book club for boys to improve literacy

11 year-old started a book club for boys to improve literacy A lot of kids love to read, but not many kids take that passion and harness it into a full-on movement.The 11-year-old started Books N Bros, a book club for him and his peers to celebrate African-American literature and promote literacy.

The Best Video Game Books for the Literary Player

The Best Video Game Books for the Literary Player Persuasive Games by Ian Bogost If you’ve heard of any “video game professors” it’s probably Ian Bogost.So here’s the video game book for you more academic types.

'The Hate U Give' is required reading for this American moment

'The Hate U Give' is required reading for this American moment To read The Hate U Give as a young black person is to stand in front of a mirror.She is battling issues that black kids everywhere recognize, from code switching to confronting racists to death's unfortunate and early knock.

MashReads Podcast: 'Fever Dream' is a surrealist 'WTF!?' kind of novel

MashReads Podcast: 'Fever Dream' is a surrealist 'WTF!?' kind of novel It's this very challenging and quixotic task that propels Samanta Schweblin's surrealist novel Fever Dream.In Fever Dream, Schweblin constructs a nightmare-like tale of family and motherhood that will leave you asking yourself what's real, what's fake and does the difference between the two even matter.

Here are the winners of the 2017 PEN Literary Awards

Here are the winners of the 2017 PEN Literary Awards Writers from all over the world will celebrate books Monday night at the 2017 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony.The ceremony is an annual celebration of the best and most impactful fiction, nonfiction, essays, plays and poems published throughout the year.