6 Books Worth Reading a Second Time

by Lee Cross Just following up on part one of this blog, I’ve put together a list of books that I would recommend for reading twice...   1. Fight Club By Chuck Palahniuk What do you know about Tyler Durden? I’m not going to elaborate on that, I just going to pose another question; what does … Continue reading 6 Books Worth Reading a Second Time

What it Takes to Read a Book Twice

by Lee Cross Broadly speaking we, as bookworms, should be willing to attempt to read any book once. Realistically, that’s just not possible, we only have so much time and we’re always going to make value judgments on how to spend our most precious commodity – reading time. Back when I was a teenager and … Continue reading What it Takes to Read a Book Twice

Best Literature Smackdown: Maud Gonne’s Response to William Butler Yeats

by Regina Kenney I want to share my favourite literature smackdowns of all time. William Butler Yeats was hopelessly in love with a phenomenal woman named Maud Gonne. He pursued her relentlessly and asked to marry her many times. Many of Yeats' poems were inspired by Gonne including, "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven", … Continue reading Best Literature Smackdown: Maud Gonne’s Response to William Butler Yeats

4 Literature Gems Just Waiting to Become Shared-Universe Movie Franchises

by Lee Cross Once upon a time, there was a modestly budgeted movie (well relatively, it’s pretty messed up that tens of millions of dollars isn’t considered to be that much… but it isn’t) called Ironman. It was a movie about a self-obsessed billionaire, acting like a self-obsessed billionaire. Well, that’s one way of looking … Continue reading 4 Literature Gems Just Waiting to Become Shared-Universe Movie Franchises

17 Books That Make Perfect Christmas Presents For The Bookworm In Your Life

by Lee Cross Right about now the high street is doing its annual ramp up, and the bookshops are no exception. One glance at the shelves is enough to tell you that pretty much every big-ticket thriller writer has a book out, and if you take a closer look you’ll notice a few of the … Continue reading 17 Books That Make Perfect Christmas Presents For The Bookworm In Your Life