Six Oscar-Nominated Movies Based on Books

This year, the Academy Awards will air on February 26th this year. Several of the movies nominated are based on books or stories. Arrival (2016) is the story of an alien arrival on planet Earth and the linguistics professor, played by Amy Adams, who endeavors to interpret the language of the alien visitors. Arrival is nominated for…

Bees and Books: What You Can Do to Protect the Planet

During my recent MFA residency, one of my classmates (a fellow lit mag editor) found out that the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where we were doing our residency, was home to its very own bee colony. Only a few hours later, our professors convinced the resident beekeeper, Doug McGinnis, to give us a tour of…

Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge – December Update

As of right now, I've read 117 books this year. My goal was 115. Go me! I wrote one novel (and 5 agents are reading it right now!), and I'm halfway through writing another. I did a post about Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge a few months back, and I'm still as much of a Book…