Inspirational Books For Writers

Are you looking for inspirational books for writers?  The Uncorked Librarian asked eight indie authors to share the books that most influenced their writing.  Find these authors’ top book recommendations ranging from intuitive nonfiction and foreboding futuristic classics to storytelling fantasy and world building science fiction.  Learn how these inspiring and motivating books shaped self-published novels, and discover a favorite new indie title along the way. 8 Inspirational Books For Writers And The 8 Indie Books They Influenced 1. Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds Submission by Odin Oxthorn The story follows the exploits of Tanner Mirabel, a security operative on the search for a former employer. His path leads him to Chasm city, which has suffered the aftermath of the Melding Plague, a disease that attacks victims with cybernetic augmentations. After an exhausting chase, Tanner learns a little too much about a former past that leaves him shaken and questioning…

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Gifts For Book Lovers That Aren’t Books

Are you looking for gifts for book lovers that aren’t books? These are some of The Uncorked Librarian’s favorite bookish gifts paired with iconic authors and titles from childhood to adulthood. Find butterbeer tea, Shakespearean enamel pins, and funny bookish Fifty Shades spoofs. Yet, this is not just another BLAH bookish gift list either.  Learn about TUL’s writing heroes and daily sources for inspiration.  Read more about infamous authors and books that leave imprints on your soul like footprints on the beach or wine stains on your lips. Ten Themed Gifts For Book Lovers That Aren’t Books Dear Momma Claus, Daddy Tooth Fairy, Grandma Easter Bunny, Uncle Birthday Wish Fulfiller, Best Friend Anytime Of The Year You Wish To Shower Me With Gifts Giver: This year, The Uncorked Librarian and her friends would like the following gifts for book lovers that aren’t books. Although, these bookish gifts paired with the actual book…

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4 Ridiculously Amazing Indie Books You Might Have Missed This Year

One of my favorite aspects of book blogging is shedding light on new and more invisible authors. While professional reviewing databases like NetGalley offer advanced reading copies for bestselling authors like Jodi Picoult, many of the indie authors are left in the dark. Although I am admittedly sometimes hesitant to review a self-published or indie title—I have had some real doozies—indie books have been by far some of my all-time favorite reads. From a romance bringing awareness about Alzheimer’s disease to philosophical science fiction thrillers and books for art history buffs, these are my four favorite indie books of 2018: 4 Indie Books and Authors You Might Have Missed This Year A Long Goodbye by Anthony Le Moignan Imagine receiving a solicited book in the mail covered in custom stamps with a personalized note. Across the pond in the UK, Anthony and his publicist sent A Long Goodbye with dreams…

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Get Your Witch On! 10 Wickedly Witchy Books

Are you looking for witchy books this season? From witches grounded in a deep Wiccan past to whimsical beasties with powers, witches take on many roles in modern day literature. I always wondered what was borderline cultural appropriation as soon as authors bring in the Wiccan religion. I’d love to know your thoughts. Then, we watch steamy episodes of HBO’s True Blood with a different type of perverted witchy cult juxtaposed with naïve and endearing teenage witch coming of age stories.  Plus, have you started the Chilling Adventures of New Sabrina yet? Below are titles—all of which I have read and recommend—for adults and teens looking for books about witches. In some of these titles, witches are upfront and center, Hocus Pocus style.  In others, these powerful cacklers play minor but necessary background roles. Here are TUL’s top 10 wickedly witchy books to get you in the wickedly witchy spirit any time…

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Seriously Spooky Books For Adults

Stinky farting unicorns, zombie teenagers, true-life crime mysteries, murderous obsessions, and folktales gone grim. From graphic novels to teen fantasy and adult nonfiction, these are just a few of the themes that await the daring and brave reader from this uncorked and terrifying ‘Seriously Spooky Books For Adults‘ book list. Some of my favorite bloggers, bookstagrammers, and new authors have come together to create 11 of their top recommendations filled with spooky books for adults and teens. I dare you to read one of these titles late at night, alone in the house with lights dimmed, and not be terrified out of your mind. Heck, I need a glass of wine just thinking about the horror and suspense. This eclectic Halloween and fall book list, perfect for any time of year, will have something for every type of reader. 11 Seriously Spooky Books For Adults 1. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter…

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Top Beach Reads: Chill Out With A Good Book This Summer

Most days living in Florida I feel like I am melting.  The windows steam up each morning and the parched lizards start moving slower.  The scorching heat makes beach visits daunting, and even sitting by the pool is a challenge.  This frying an egg–aka me–on the pavement scenario is problematic.  My favorite past time involves a book, cool drink, and The Uncorked Librarian in a lounge chair. How do you make these hot days bearable?  Book to beach is like wine to Christine.  There is, of course, only one solution: more alcohol!  Well, frothier drinks at least and maybe more engaging books.  In fact, what if the book gave you the chills?  I’m talking shivers like when you watch Riverdale (Season 2) before bed.  Or even better, what if you read about ice skating and the winter while roasting outside?  Or how about getting your head sawed off and cryogenically frozen? …

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