Select Page

Author: Guest Writer

Top 10 | Literary Web Series You Need To Know!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been in love with stories and the different mediums used to tell them. Be it by listening to the enthusiastic voice of a storyteller in class, letting my imagination go wild while reading a book I just happened to stumble upon in the library, or watching how the addition of music, scenes, and editing is used to show a new perspective when it comes to conveying a story through a big movie screen. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago, I would say 2013 to be more precise, that I stumbled...

Read More

Book Review | Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

They say never to click in the comments section of articles posted on social media. Sometimes I am able to resist, but sometimes I can’t and I find myself scrolling through the comments. More often than not, the comments are rife with meanness. People slinging horrible insults at each other via social media. No matter the topic – politics, parenting, health, sports – people have strong opinions and have no problem scalding the strangers with whom they disagree through vicious words. What’s the reason for this sudden uptick of person-to-person cruelty? Perhaps it’s the cloak of quasi-anonymity the Internet...

Read More

Book Review | A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas

Special welcome to Liselle, who is joining us today with a guest post! Liselle is the fantastic blogger behind Lunch-Time Librarian. Pop over there and say hi on behalf of Imaginary Book Club! Going into a book with a lot of hype surrounding it is different from starting other books. I hadn’t even read a summary of A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) before I decided to read it. All I knew was that there’s a dude named Rhysand that everyone has their underwear in a bunch over. That and I had seen some very impressive fan art. It was enough...

Read More

Book Review | The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

I’m happy to admit that I’m a nerd. And a science nerd at that. So I have a special place in my heart for books that either have a scientific perspective or narrative. I’m also a fan of literature written in a scientific research/journalism style similar to books by Mary Roach (Stiff, Spook, or Bonk), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma or The Botany of Desire), and of course Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. And among my very favorites is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. One of my current issues as a scientist, and specifically as one who...

Read More

The (Un)Making of a Poet | Maud Martha, by Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks is best known for her poetry that portrays compassionate and insightful depictions of lives surviving poverty and racism. Her ability to instill the seemingly inconsequential or mundane moments of lives often overlooked with poetic grace and brilliance impossible to ignore sealed her success as a poet. But what of her merits as a novelist? I’m not sure how many attempts she made at writing fiction, but I know that of the one attempt that remains in the form of a published work, her only novel Maud Martha, originally published in 1953, she proves that poetic vision fuels...

Read More

Book Review | Dietland, by Sarai Walker

This post is part of #IBCdoesGalentines! Inspired by our main squeeze Leslie Knope, the creator of Galentine’s Day, we’ll be celebrating the best in being a lady. Check out all of our posts from February 1st to 14th for the best in bodice ripping, budding romance, and a healthy dose of feminism. Please join us in welcoming Shaina from www.shainareads.com! This review was originally published on Shaina’s site. The minute we read her review of Dietland, we knew that this had to be a piece of Romance Week with your Imaginary Book Club. Who doesn’t need a side of feminist porn with their Valentine’s Day...

Read More
<!-- BEGIN JS TAG - ImaginaryBookClub_300x250
<!-- BEGIN JS TAG - ImaginaryBookClub_300x600
Find me there!

Subscribe

Pin It on Pinterest