One of the most dreaded feelings experienced by readers in the past was the discovery of a long overdue library book. Returning it not only involved the shame of admitting that you forgot all about it, but also sometimes a hefty overdue fine.
While names like Stephen King, Anne Rice and John Grisham are household names these days and associated with their best-selling books, this was not always the case. Even the best writers had to do something to put food on the table while working on their books in their spare time.
We all know the pain when our favorite television show is canceled after only a season or two, but this is something that is even worse in the literary world. George R. R.
An invitation to a group of kids to come and read stories to shelter cats, has literally changed the lives of both the children and the animals in a profound way.
Some authors are never completely satisfied with their work and, were it not for pressure from publishers and fans, could keep working on a book forever.
Writing a book is quite an achievement and most people would be proud to have their name listed as the author. However, there are a few authors who, for various reasons, decided not to use their own names on their books.
Although we all hoped that George R.R. Martin would publish The Winds of Winter before the new season of Game of Thrones begins, this was not meant to be.
Many authors use their imagination to pen tales that take the reader on a journey featuring people, places and objects not found in reality. From the deepest oceans to the furthest reaches of space, these books are filled with the weird and the wonderful.
Although not all libraries were created equal, they fulfil one very vital purpose: they bring books and culture to people all over the world. Here's a list of the weirdest, most wonderful libraries in the world.
Thanks to the imagination of skilled authors, even books set in the real world can be filled with mysteries and intrigue. However, some authors are not content with simply creating characters, but prefer to also re-imagine the world's that they inhabit.