Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

33 Cool Podcasts for Horror Lovers

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 18, 2018
A smorgasbord of podcasts for horror lovers, covering scary fiction, film, reviews, and the industry itself.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Noah Webster, the Inventor of American English

Column by Taylor Houston
Happy 260th Birthday to the man whose name is synonymous with “Go Look It Up!” (Which is the pre-cursor to today’s “Google It!”)

Put A Vampire In It!

Column by Peter Derk
These same ol' boring books, movies, and TV shows got you down? We've got the solution! A (nonsensical, ill-fitting, badly done) vampire!

15 of Literature’s Most Villainous Names

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
What Do You Call an Evil Skeleton? In honor of the scariest holiday of the year, here are 15 of the most bone-chilling, blood-curdling villainous names in all of literature.

My 13 Favorite Audiobooks So Far

Column by Annie Neugebauer
My top 13 audiobooks of the 70 I've listened to so far.

What Famous Authors Would Be Like on Social Media if They Weren't Dead

Column by Max Booth III
How much writing would Charles Dickens have accomplished with FarmVille in his life?

Stephen King's 10 Best - Yes, Best! - Endings

Column by Meredith Borders
Happy birthday, Stephen King! Let's take a look at the ten best endings the author ever wrote.

8 Reasons We Should Listen To Book Banners

Column by Peter Derk
Sometimes a friendly ear can save a book.

10 Gloriumptious Words to Celebrate Roald Dahl’s 102nd Birthday

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To throw a birthday bash for one of the greatest children’s writers of all time, we created a dictionary of Roald Dahl’s most memorable (or should we say churgling?) words.

7 Ways to Prepare for NaNoWriMo Right Now

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Want to write a novel but don't know where to start? NaNoWriMo 2018 might be the perfect opportunity — here's 7 ways you can prepare for it now.

13 Dark Short Stories You Can Read for Free Right Now

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 24, 2018
13 killer stories you can read for free online right now! What are you waiting for?

My Book Arrived in Good Condition, But the Writing Was Terrible

Column by J. David Osborne
What makes a good book review good? We investigate by looking at the different genres of "bad Amazon review."

10 of Our Favorite Moments from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
July 29th marked the 64th anniversary of the publication of "The Fellowship of the Ring". To celebrate the occasion, here are 10 of our favorite moments from Tolkien’s epic fantasy series.

5 Weird Beach Reads for the Peverse Sunbather

Column by Ed Sikov
People usually think of the term "beach read" as involving but light literature. But that's so limiting! Here's a selection of perverse books to read while soaking up the sun.

6 Books to Stoke Your Inner Cyclist

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
The world of cycling and bicycles is a fascinating one. Turn yourself from a novice to an expert with these hand-chosen titles.

5 Essential Character Traits For Ourselves, Not Our Creations

Column by Joshua Isard
It’s important to develop the kind of personal character that’ll help us get through everything the writing life throws our way.

Celebrating Kafka: 5 "Kafkaesque" Scenes in Pop Culture

Column by Emmanuel Nataf August 3, 2018
To celebrate Franz Kafka’s birthday (this past July), we did a rundown of five famous scenes in film and literature to see how “Kafkaesque” they really are.

Why Nobody Gives A Crap About Books In The Summer

Column by Peter Derk
Books? In the summer? Who cares?

10 of Our Favorite Moments From the Harry Potter Series

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
July 31st is both J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's birthdays. To celebrate, we're counting down 10 of our favorite moments from the series. Wands at the ready!

10 Horror Movies from the Past Decade that Prove Horror Doesn’t Need to “Come Back”

Column by Annie Neugebauer July 27, 2018
Horror doesn’t need to “come back.” Horror never went anywhere. Here are ten movies from the past decade that prove it.

5 Ways for Writers to Stay Motivated in the Heat of Summer

Column by Repo Kempt July 23, 2018
Does your productivity drop during the dog days? We're here to help.

The 85 Best Things About Cormac McCarthy

Column by Peter Derk July 20, 2018
How could we pick a mere 85? But seriously, in honor of Mr. McCarthy's 85th birthday, a handful of facts, bits of trivia, and some tall tales about one of our favorite authors.

The Top 10 Shark Books (that are in my house) Just in Time for Shark Week!

Column by David James Keaton July 19, 2018
Just in time for Shark Week, here is the definitive list of shark books that this particular reviewer happened to have within reach.

7 Tips For Your Summer Road Trip From Jack Kerouac

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
In homage to the trip behind Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," we're sharing seven Kerouac-inspired travel tips. Pack them up and take them with you... on the road.

The 13 Unluckiest Characters In Fiction

Column by Meredith Borders July 13, 2018
Feeling unlucky this Friday the 13th? You're not alone!