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13 Spectacular Audiobooks You'll Enjoy This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.09.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Brilliant. Fantastic. Exceptional. Outstanding. Phenomenal. These are just a few of the ways we describe our ...

"Me Before You" - an Oscar contender?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

Yes, yes, I know, we have to get through a summer chocked full of juvenilia, digitized end-of-the-world mayhem, and gallons upon gallons of blood accompanying screams and gore galore. And then, of course, serious cinema heavyweight award contenders throughout the fall. Okay, yes, of course.

Why I Blocked All Advertisements for "Me Before You ""

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Hitselberger

This article was originally posted on Claiming Crip It seems like I can't be on Facebook or any other form of social media for more than five minutes...

Why Excitement Over 'Me Before You' Is Deeply Troubling

Kim Sauder | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Kim Sauder

There is a big difference between actual human people having feelings about their actual lives and experiences of disability and a fictionalized account written by someone who isn't disabled and which heavily romanticizes very problematic stereotypes about disability.

'Me Before You' - A Life-Enhancing Presence, a Life-Enhancing Present

Joseph Cooper | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Louisa Clark has never seen such an array of medicines other than in a pharmacy. After introducing Louisa (Lou) to the apothecarial responsibilities, Nathan, the unflappable nurse, explains that the patient may need a little help in getting the medicines down.

12 Novels That Celebrate the Joys and Challenges of Motherhood

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

For Mother's Day, we've collected these beautiful and moving stories of mothers--their delights and their struggles. With memorable and colorful characters, they explore the unique journeys of female characters through life as parents and professionals, lovers and leaders.

Who's Telling the Story? A Crash Course on Writing Points of View

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

For all of you readers out there, the next time you pick up a novel, consider this: Why did the author choose this point of view? What would have happened if the book had been told from a different perspective? Or even multiple vantage points? The answers may surprise you.

What Happened When My Characters Hijacked My Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

I write emotional family mysteries, the sort of fiction where the characters suffer through freakin' horrible crises: abandoned children, missing pare...

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 33: The Ugly Cry -- Part Two

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 10.18.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I very much enjoyed Me Before You, even though it made me cry in public. Which bring us to week 34, where we're reading our first non-fiction piece (which is being fictionalized on Netflix) Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 32: Famous Last Words

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Billed as this summer's Gone Girl, The Silent Wife tells the story of a couple who has been together for twenty years -- but never married -- and the way each of them deals with the revelation of his infidelity.

The Elevator Tweet

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Agents, editors and publishers will tell you that the key to successfully selling your book is to master the art of the elevator pitch.