literature

Geek literature from the New York Times or the recesses of online. Our favorite stories showcase geeks.

E.J. Hagadorn3 days ago
Lovecraft in Anime
When people think of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, they often think of mind-bending imagery, and unearthly beasts with tentacles. When people think of anime, they often imagine the same thing. If you’r...
Harry Potter: The Boy Who Would Not Die
As with many people my age, I grew up reading the Harry Potter series as each new installation was released. They were my first full-length novels, and I saw the films as soon as they were released in...
Tyler Turner6 days ago
The Truth Behind the Tales
From Austen to Plath, many of our most beloved authors have found themselves on the other end of the pen, having their life stories retold through the medium of film. J. R.R. Tolkien is the latest ico...
Autumn Ellesmere16 days ago
'Dealing with Dragons' by Patricia C. Wrede
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede has been one of my absolute favorite books since I was a child, and since I have been wanting to get back into reading for myself, I figured it would be a goo...
E.J. Hagadorn17 days ago
Utterly Weird Books You Should Definitely Read
Not every book is a simple progression from beginning to end. Not all words are what they seem at face value. Between the covers of a book (assuming the book even has covers) anything can happen, and ...
hannah irelan19 days ago
A Collection of Novels on My 'To-Read' List
I’m a busy college student balancing a writing side hustle and a full-time job. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to the imagination, yet still, an overflowing bookcase greets me each morning. On it ar...
Shannii Writes22 days ago
Listening Made Me Read
As a kid, I was an avid reader. I was really annoying at school. Instead of paying attention in class, you could usually find me with my nose secretly in some unrelated book. It was quite a thrill to ...
Hannah Smarta month ago
Death Was Not the End: David Foster Wallace Ten Years Later
Last October, while reading a David Foster Wallace short story entitled “Death is not the End” from his 1999 collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, I happened upon the following (very long, as ...
What to Read After 'Code Name Verity'
If you're reading this, then I assume you've read Elizabeth Wein's 2012 young adult historical fiction masterpiece, Code Name Verity. If you're reading this, then I also assume that you're still not o...
E.J. Hagadorna month ago
Lights, Camera, Nevermore!
The works of Edgar Allan Poe have struck many a chord with filmmakers over the years. There are plenty of professionally made, studio-produced films based on Poe's stories, and they do all right in th...
Ranking All 33 Dear Canada Books
If you were a Canadian child in the early-mid 2000s then you probably saw the Dear Canada books hanging out on library shelves with their beautiful ribbon bookmarks and incredibly foreboding titles. I...
talia mason2 months ago
Book Review: 'Wrath' by W.S. Klass
W.S. Klass is truly a master of his craft and brings us a tale that offers a little bit of everything: Gunfights, superhuman beings, assassins, corrupt politicians, a child in peril, a mental patient ...
Mimo le Singe2 months ago
Mimo Reads: 'The Outsiders' (1967)
This is the last of my journal entries from the eighth grade—that I'm able to find, anyway—edited and shared for your reading pleasure. Note: My "The Cay" disclaimer applies here as well.
Ashley Wentz2 months ago
Book Review: 'A Throne for Sisters' by Morgan Rice
This book is just the beginning of a most intriguing series written by Morgan Rice, an author that I had never heard of before seeing this book pop up in an email from BookBub and downloaded after rea...
Mimo le Singe2 months ago
Mimo Reads: 'Underground to Canada' (1977)
These are some journals I wrote about the book for a language arts class back in the eighth grade. Here, I've decided to edit and share them with you for some nostalgic fun! NOTE: The disclaimer from ...
Ada Zuba2 months ago
Why 'The Dresden Files' Are the Best
I always loved reading fantasy books from a young age. I started with Harry Potter like any other kid. I then read Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, but as you grow up, you realize that you want to...
Ashley Wentz2 months ago
Book Review: 'Heartless' by Marissa Meyer
As a little intro before getting to the actual review, I had heard of Marissa Meyer, seeing her very interesting covers for The Lunar Chronicles, but had not actually read any of her books yet. My hus...