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‘Life Is A Wheel… It Always Comes Back Around To Where It Started’: Stephen King’s Life in Books

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Stephen King has thrilled readers for more than four decades with a body of work that effortlessly combines scintillating fear and some very uniquely memorable characters.  King, who recently turned 70, is as unique and memorable as his characters and has lead a life that is just as interesting as his books. Check out these 6 facts about the unique talent that is Stephen King and great books that shed some light on the character of the man, himself. 1. Stephen King is a huge Red Sox fan (despite his disapproval of Fenway Park safety nets in the past). For those of you who can’t get enough of King or the Boston Red Sox, this fact is enough to get the blood flowing!…

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Welcome Back: Already Stressed from School? Read More!

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Move-in day, back-to-school day, whatever you call it, people are going back to class. That essentially means: books on books on books. Regardless of the subject or your major, you’ll be assigned to read 45 books for four courses within the first two weeks (we’re thinking this number is basically accurate!). The horror, the horror. Stressful times like these are perfect opportunities for us to read more. Yes, you read that correctly. ‘Now wait just a second, Matt,’ is probably what you’re saying to yourself, ‘I’m knee deep in schoolwork. There’s just no way I’ll have time to read anything else.’ Well, hypothetical person, hear me out on this. Let me tell you about some of the benefits: You’ll be reading something…

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Not Barstool Sports: Books to Read Before You Go off to College

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Just about to begin your freshman year of college, eh? Make sure you have your shower caddy ready, your matching bed set from Target (XL Twin, for sure), and all of those Cup Noodles you’ll never end up eating because you have a meal plan. College is easy! Just kidding, college is pretty hard, duh! However, if we were able to get through it, you probably can, too. With these books, you will have everything you need to be the big person on campus. The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty – 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel Hardcover, Tiffany Watt Smith (Little Brown and Company, June 7, 2016) You’re about to meet a…

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7 Stupid Things to Say to Your College Professor

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I’ve been a college English instructor for just about 20 years, and I like to think that I’ve heard it all. But somehow, every year, my students manage to surprise me and come up with something new. So if you’re going to college, or if you know someone who’s going to college, here’s a list of stuff that should never, EVER be said to an instructor. Will you get in trouble if you do? No. But asking one of these questions is a great way to grind your teacher’s gears, and you know what they say about first impressions. As you’re sizing up your instructors, they’re doing the same to you, even if they don’t know it or won’t admit…

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14 Tips to Help You Ace College

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Heading back to college (or worse, heading to college for the first time) is always something of a shock. It’s like heaping helpings of all the fun of school combined with the responsibility of adulthood—a combination that can overwhelm even those of us who spent many years trying to make going to college our profession (Get another degree? Don’t mind if I do!). So for those of you about to head back to school (or those of you who know someone who is), we’ve assembled some of the best college tips, hacks and words of wisdom we can find. Stick to these, and you drastically decrease your chances of veering off into the academic nosedive. Our first tips come from…

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Ready for midterms? Back to School will provide forgotten facts

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You may have graduated from college years ago, but this time of year may still give you the heebie-jeebies. Mid-terms are coming. Remember mid-terms? Just as you were settling into the new semester and getting comfortable—it was times for mid-terms. And suddenly, the professor in your least-favorite course was telling you how bad you were doing, just in time for you to realize that you had a boatload of homework to do over that Spring Break for which you had already made major vacation plans. And exams. Don’t forget mid-term exams. Well, we at BookTrib have got you covered. With the help of Benjamin Smith’s Back to School: 1,001 Facts You Learned and Forgot in High School (Adams Media, 2015)…

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Back-to-school looks inspired by classic characters from literature

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Labor Day has passed, which means summer is almost officially over and its time for kids (and adults) everywhere to head back to school. Want to be the best-dressed student walking the halls? From first grade to grad school, BookTrib has got you covered. Here are five back to school outfits inspired by iconic characters from classic literature: Elementary School Style inspired by Ramona Quimby   Ramona Quimby by rachelcarterya featuring a bib statement necklace Everyone’s favorite 8-year-old is a bit of a tomboy, bright, and definitely rowdy. So her style needs to be fun and bold, with lots of colors and clashing patterns. Plus the candy-like necklace and polka dot backpack are perfect for an imaginative girl like Ramona.…

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10 dorm room essentials for book lovers

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Are you headed off to college in a few weeks—or know someone who is? It isn’t always easy to find the perfect décor for your dorm room, especially when you’re trying to fit beds, lofts, couches, mini-fridges, desks, and televisions in a space the size of a small closet. Plus, when you’re a book lover, it’s especially difficult. Where are you possibly going to fit the 20 boxes of novels you brought along as well? Don’t worry; here at BookTrib we’ve got you covered. We might not be able to give you a bigger space, but we can certainly help you make it pretty. Here are ten unique book-themed ways to decorate your dorm room: 1. Hanging Book Shelf Need…

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