Top Seven Villains and Why I Love to Despise Them, by Lauren
I love books that have a well written villain. You know when a writer has written a villain well because you grow to despise that character. A villain can add a whole new dimension to a novel so here are my seven villains.   Voldemort from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling I love […]
I was quite excited to see the blog theme for this week, as I dedicated several weeks just to looking at villains a few years ago on my blog. Over that week, I discussed several types of villains and some of the best representatives from each category. But I don’t have space for several posts […]
Keith R. Fentonmiller Readings and Appearances, by Clare Dugmore
To coincide with the release of his fantasy novel Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat, on March 20th, author Keith R. Fentonmiller will be doing an number of readings, signings and appearances over the coming months. Here is the current list: Book of Life Podcast – Date to be confirmed. March 21, 2017 (7:30-9:30 pm): The Inner […]
Five Great Hero and Villain Pairings, by Crystal
Great stories need great characters and a great hero needs a great villain. The villain provides conflict. He provides impetus. Otherwise, a hero may just spend their life happily, with no need to travel, to learn. No need to hone their skills in order to fight the forces of evil. A good villain is the […]
Word Count, by Private: Matthew Cox
Word count. Love ’em or hate ’em. I remember being in school, and being given an assignment to write a 1,000 word essay on something, and feeling like the world had just ended. Oh, if I had only known then… Lately, I’ve made a habit of writing 100,000 word books left and right. The idea […]
Greatest YA Relationships, by Chloe Harris
How fitting seeing as though Valentine’s Day has just passed by! If you’re like me, you spent the evening cozied up with a nice book and wishing that you could date one of the characters in said book. Don’t be ashamed- we all do it! So here is a list of the greatest, most envious […]
10 Romantic Sci-Fi Book Covers That Will Make You Believe There Is Love on Other Planets, by Nya Designs
In a time where ebooks are available one Amazon’s click away, and with so many to chose from, cover design has never been more important in reflecting the tone and the content of a book. When we think about science fiction, romance isn’t the first thing that usually comes to mind, at least not as […]
Different Kinds of Love – Bookish Edition, by The Royal Polar Bear
Agape Everyday by David Levithan depicts what Agape really means. Selfless love. “A”, the protagonist of the novel give justice how Selflessness truly means. How you can love someone but you need to let go of that person because you couldn’t given her what she needs the most. I cried so much for this book […]
Interview with Read With Me founder Christine Brenner, by Private: Nina Post
Welcome to the Curiosity Quills blog, Christine, and congratulations on Read With Me! Downtown Raleigh is lucky to be getting a place like that. Can you tell us a little about Read With Me and how it will serve your community? Read With Me is a children’s book & art shop located in downtown Raleigh. […]
What My OTPs Taught Me To Look For In Relationships, by Astrid Kaniele
As any self respecting fan girl would, I have multiple OTPs (or One True Parings). I see it as ‘an OTP per show/book/film/etc’ rather than a hard and fast rule that only one coupling can be the ultimate romance. Regardless of the amount of OTPs I’ve collected through the seasons and trilogies, there’s some things […]