Hidden Gems in the Free Library of Philadelphia

We go to libraries to find books, but inside the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, there are mini exhibits, making the library a museum of sorts. The hallways are lined with original paintings, statues of Ben Franklin … Continue reading

.The Nineteenth Century’s Miss. Independent

We look at the idea of an independent woman as an idea associated with modernity, but there are a few Olivia Pope-minded women hidden in older literature. The eighteenth and early nineteenth-century writer, Jane Austen, had visions of more than … Continue reading

Paradise as a Library?

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges Books are mini escapes. When we read them, we are not only removed from our current circumstances, good or bad, but also transported into … Continue reading

Buddle Up Books (In Case You Missed It)

Merry Christmas Alex Cross, the nineteenth novel in James Patterson’s bestselling Alex Cross series was released Monday! If you don’t know, here’s a quick sum of the plot:  Alex Cross is an African American detective and psychologist, and in this latest … Continue reading

Lauryn Hill Explains Why She Hasn’t Addressed Wyclef Jean Comments

Lauryn Hill takes the high road when it comes to Wyclef Jean! Back in September, Wyclef Jean made headlines when he revealed secrets about Lauryn Hill in his autobiography “Purpose.” In the book, the “Gone Till November” singer claimed that … Continue reading

So You Want to Write a Novel…

Hear what two of our fabulous writers have to say about National Novel Writing Month this November! There’s a chance for you to win BIG. Happy November! November means the start of National Novel Writing Month, a month devoted to writing … Continue reading

Can’t Get Enough Tolkien? More for 2013

The Lord Of The Rings is one of the bestselling book series of all time and spawned the Academy Award winning films of the same name. And now fans have even more to be excited about! J.R.R. Tolkien’s never before seen epic poem … Continue reading

EGL Movie Watch: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is the exciting upcoming scifi-adventure film with a diverse cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant! The film is based on the 2004 novel by British author David Mitchell and has been the recipient … Continue reading

And The Nominees Are…

We’re talking NBA…and no, not basketball. In November 2012, National Book Awards will be given to four authors, one in each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. The National Book Award Ceremony is designed to … Continue reading

Get Those Tears Off Your Shoulders

Categories Have you ever been the sounding board for friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers? The person everyone dumps their problems on when in need, while yours fall by the way side? Has this caused you to feel neglected?  Well, it’s … Continue reading