Category: Feature

Discussion: Deckled Edges

Discussion: Deckled Edges

If something makes a book less functional, maybe not do it. -Hank Green Deckled edges. Beautiful addition or nuisance? What are deckled edges to begin with? You know those books that have the unevenly cut pages that makes them look all bumpy and cool? That’s the deckled edge. They’re not particularlly useful, mostly just decorative […]

November 11, 2017
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Halloween at Hogwarts Event ..

Halloween at Hogwarts Event Recap

Halloween time for a college student is an excuse to dress up, get drunk, and in some cases be a little more flirty than usual. However at BGSU this year it was also time to let your geek flag fly. Why? Because Dining Services let out their inner wizard and put on a Harry Potter […]

November 9, 2017
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Books in Verse

Books in Verse

  There is a small group of books in YA that aren’t like the others. Instead of your usual format and writing style, books by authors like Ellen Hopkins and others are written in verse. For some people these books are really interesting in different. But for me? They just don’t work. Verse books are […]

November 8, 2017
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Discussion: Judging a Book B..

Discussion: Judging a Book By Its Cover

  Everyone always says “don’t judge a book by its cover” which, while I understand is not actually about books, is something we totally all do. How many of you see a cover reveal and check out a book description just because the cover looked cool? What about at the bookstore? Do you ever pick […]

October 27, 2017
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John Greening All the Way Do..

John Greening All the Way Down

I have spent the last several years going back and forth on the topic that is John Green. First I watched his vlogs with his brother Hank on the Vlogbrothers youtube channel. Then I read The Fault in Our Stars and Looking For Alaska, loving both. Sadly I didn’t stop there and trudged through the […]

October 15, 2017
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Discussion: Gendering Books

Discussion: Gendering Books

*repeated headdesking* Nothing raises my blood pressure and brings about the BOOK RAGE more than hearing a parent tell a kid they can’t read something because is for the “wrong” gender. Let me tell you a story. I’ve told this once or twice on Twitter because every time it happens I get mad but I’m […]

October 3, 2017
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The Thing About Edelweiss..

The Thing About Edelweiss…

  …Is that it’s fucking complicated Hi I’m Erin and I hate Edelweiss. Of the ways to get ebooks from publishers, Edelweiss is my least favorite. Honestly, the thing is just a giant pain in the ass. I hate the format, I hate the search function, it’s one of the least intuitive websites ever, I […]

October 2, 2017
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iBooks Product Review

iBooks Product Review

This is probably the simplest of the ebook reading apps I’ve tried. It’s also probably my least favorite. iBooks is Apple’s response to Kindle and Nook’s apps. It’s fine, mostly generic, and doesn’t feature Kindle’s idiotic carousel. The biggest advantage I’d have to give it is the fact that iBooks gives you access to George […]

September 16, 2017
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Tip and Tricks: Bookshelf Ma..

Tip and Tricks: Bookshelf Maintenance

If you’re anything like me you’re bookshelves are probably in a state of half collapse under a mountain of double stacked books. So what’s a bookworm to do? Here’s a few tips to keep those shelves for as long as possible before you finally go about replacing them. Help! My shelves are curving and bending! […]

September 9, 2017
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Product Review: Nook App

Product Review: Nook App

Before I had a decent tablet I did most of my ebook reading on my phone. Two apps made up the bulk of my books, Barnes and Noble’s Nook and Amazon’s Kindle. Of the two I always preferred Nook. The Nook app is the better crafted of the two. Rather than the irritating carousel of […]

September 7, 2017
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