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Artful Artifice: 10 Brain-Bending Novels with Unreliable Narrators

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 06, 2022

Books with unreliable narrators are the literary equivalent of the sand shifting under our feet. Told from the POV of characters who can't (or won't) provide a complete or accurate account, they are, at once, both bewildering and thrilling. If you like this kind of story, here are ten great titles to consider.

14 September Book Releases We’re Excited About

And What You Can Read in the Meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 04, 2022

Our TBR shelves may be overloaded, but that doesn’t stop us from browsing (and buying!) new books! Here are fourteen exciting September releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy in the meantime.

The Multiverse of Great Expectations: ‘Please, sir, I want some more.’

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 01, 2022

We’ve been having fun exploring the "Multiverse" of selected classics, by curating a collection of inventive adaptations. So far, we’ve featured installments on Alice in Wonderland, the Brontës, The Wizard of Oz, and Pride and Prejudice. Here we offer a collection of ten imaginative takes on Charles Dickens.

Game of Thrones Trivia: 10 Little-Known Facts About the Original Books and Show

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 30, 2022

We've been busy revisiting everything Game of Thrones in preparation for HBO's new House of the Dragon series. Along the way, we've learned some pretty interesting things. Here are ten little-known facts we've uncovered.

A Season-by-Season Guide to Rick and Morty

Plus All the Must-Haves for the Show’s Most Fervid Fans

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 28, 2022

A new season of the wildly popular animated sci-fi sitcom, Rick and Morty, premieres on September 4. The darkly funny show is packed with interdimensional action, pop culture references, and celebrity cameos. Catch up on past seasons and boost your viewing pleasure with some stellar accompaniments.

Raising Lifelong Readers

A Survey of 2,000 Americans Found...

By Amanda Cleveland • August 25, 2022

ThriftBooks enlisted OnePoll to survey 2,000 parents of school-aged children about their kids' reading habits and personal libraries, and we found some page-turning stats. Here are some of our favorite findings.

A Look at Trendsetting Science Fiction Pulp Magazines

By William Shelton • August 23, 2022

In 1926 the launch of Amazing Stories introduced a new genre of science fiction in the form of a pulp magazine. Writers like Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and even Stephen King began their careers in magazines like these. Let's take a brief look at some of the trend-setting pulp science fiction magazines which are well remembered, and highly valued, today.

Find Your Next Series

New Releases in 10 Excellent Series for a Variety of Readers

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 21, 2022

Time to discover a new series! Solve the question (albeit temporarily) of what to read next with one of these highly anticipated releases in a great series. Browse a variety of categories: middle-grade, YA, romance, fantasy, and mystery/thriller.

Poetry Through the Ages

The Power of Verse from Ancient Lyricists to Instapoetry

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 18, 2022

Poetry is one of the purest forms of expressing the human experience. It also offers a reflection of the era in which it was created. For National Poet’s Day on August 21, we celebrate the age-old artform with a tour of poetry through the ages.

'The Sandman' Finally Makes it to the Screen

7 Compelling Facts About Neil Gaiman

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 16, 2022

It's been a long wait for fans of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, but finally the Netflix adaptation is here and it's so good! The show really captures the dark, seductive magic of Gaiman's beloved comic book series. Read on for seven captivating facts about the author.

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