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And you thought your family was dysfunctional? We are right at the height of the holiday season, which means one thing: lots of family time. There is no such thing as a family that isn’t dysfunctional. Some families are dysfunctional in a pleasantly chaotic way; some are in a rip-your-hair-out and run-away-screaming-way. Regardless, unless you are the sort of person who watches the Hallmark channel, nobody wants to read about a pleasant family where everyone gets along and there is no conflict. Watching paint dry is far more interesting.
‘Tis the season to be shopping! Hey there, 20Something readers! Christmas is fast approaching. And like me, I’m sure you’re all rushing from store to store, and madly looking for those items on your holiday gifts list. Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the booklovers in your life? I’ve come up with 10 suggestions that will surely appeal to any bookworm!
December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Let it Snow!

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Two weeks til Christmas! We're wrapping things up in the office (see what I did there?) before the holidays, but we figured we'd squeeze in one last Throwback. So consider this our gift to you, readers, whether you were naughty or nice this year --- unlike a certain red velvet-wearing, snowy-bearded gentleman, we don't judge. Enjoy, and happy, happy holidays from the entire 20SomethingReads staff!
December 12, 2013

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: Books on Screen

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The 2014 Golden Globe nominations are in! The Hollywood Foreign Press Association must be a doing a lot of reading, because books on screen are dominating in both film and television categories. Netflix's "House of Cards" and the HBO overnight sensation Behind the Candelabra are leading the TV nominations, which also include a nod to TBRN favorite Taylor Schilling for "Orange is the New Black." American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave are poised to clean up in the film categories, so fingers crossed that we'll get another classic Jennifer Lawrence awards show moment. Here are all the books on screen nominated this year:
GraphicNovelReporter is proud to present our list of the best graphic works of the year!
Part two of three of Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, THE HOBBIT, is soon upon us, 20Something readers. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty excited. In fact, I’m so excited I’ve got --- as Gollum would say --- “hobbitses” on the brain. I thoroughly enjoyed the part one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so I’m expecting part two will be an equally fun ride through Middle-earth. I’ve come up with a couple of ideas to get you ready for December 13th! Here we go!
Whether you read fairy tales as a child or whether you’re simply aware of them because you are a person who is alive and does not live under a rock, fairy tales have played a role in your reading experience.
December 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday: More Bang for Your Book!

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One of the great challenges of December is figuring out what gifts to get for your loved ones and postman. The best gifts come from the heart (or so your poor friends would have you believe), but if your heart's fresh out of ideas, then might we suggest books? Better yet, beloved books from our childhood? See where I'm going with this? Anyway, check out our latest TBT, and happy holiday shopping!
This past Friday, the 29 of November, wasn’t just a day for leftover turkey sandwiches and football. It was also the birthday of two fantastic authors, Madeleine L’Engle and C.S. Lewis!