Have you ever found yourself wondering, what would happen if in one of these fantasy stories like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. . . the Dark Lord won? What if Dark Lord Sauron said to Frodo, at the end of his long journey through Mordor, "Hey, that's my ring. Thanks for bringing it [...]
At Discover Books, we love to recognize the wonderful writers whose books we sell, resell, and redistribute. So, we’ve compiled a list of ten authors with February birthdays to celebrate this month. Similar to our previous author birthday blog posts, we’re featuring famous writers across a variety of genres and periods. However, the literary works [...]
February's Reading Challenge The Winter Olympics get underway in Beijing this month. People worldwide will watch skiers take to the slopes, skaters twirl and jump on the ice, snowboarders fly, curlers push their brooms, and hockey players shoot for gold. These athletes take our breath away. Perfect opportunity for a Winter Olympics book chain challenge. We're [...]
At Discoverbooks.com we celebrate authors with January birthdays from classic to contemporary see if you bday is shared with a famous author.
What author idolizes Eleanor of Aquitaine and sent her first romance novel to a publisher handwritten on 300 pages when only nine years old? The answer is New York Times bestselling writer Lauren Willig, author of over 20 notable works of historical fiction. History, specifically giving women in history the credit they deserve, is a passion for [...]
At Discover Books, our mission is to "Let the Stories Live on." So, it should be no surprise that stories, specifically the stories of remarkable people, are the focus of 2022's reading challenge. Each month, we'll introduce someone with an extraordinary story and build a reading chain that takes you on a voyage of discovery. One book will link to another and then another as you explore some of the most incredible stories ever told.
Growing up with a librarian mother was quite fun. My mother brought me books all the time. I was (still am) a huge bookworm back in my tweens and teens. My book journey started when I was young, but it is a journey that continues today. Goosebumps was my all-time favorite book series. I am [...]
Ken Follett is everywhere. His 36 books have sold over 178 million copies in 80+ countries and been translated into 33 languages. His first bestseller, written over 40 years ago, is still selling strong. Whether he’s keeping readers glued to the page with tales of spies, Nazis, and CIA ops, spinning out spellbinding epics about the construction of a medieval cathedral, or weaving together global conflict and family drama, readers can be certain Ken Follett’s books will be filled with memorable characters, unpredictable plot twists, and page-turning anticipation.
Here at Discover Books, we’ve been celebrating famous writers' birthdays each month on our blog. As we turn to featuring authors with December birthdays, we've again chosen writers in various genres and periods to feature. Whether you’re looking for a literary holiday gift for someone else or adding books to your own To-Be-Read list for [...]
The decorations are up. The fire is crackling, the cocoa is simmering, and your toes are comfortably cozy in your favorite winter socks. These are all sure signs you’ve successfully set the stage for an idyllic afternoon of wintertime reading. Now, all you need is a festive book to put you in the holiday spirit. [...]