On Following Your Passion: Interview with Yumi Sakugawa

Yumi Sakugawa is a writer and illustrator located in Los Angeles, CA. She works with eNotes as our primary illustrator, and has published two books, I Think I’m in Friend-Love With You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. Her work is sincere and ethereal, striking a  balance between poignant and peculiar. We are obviously…

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Ode to Adolescence and Maybe John Green: #VeryRealisticYA Gets Real

If there’s one thing we love here at eNotes it’s literature. We also love wit, and the latest trending hashtag combined both. Last week #VeryRealisticYA began trending and the results were nothing short of hilarious and harshly truthful. The YA (young-adult) fiction genre is alluring and entertaining for many audiences, but can be melodramatic and oftentimes unrealistic. The hashtag…

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7 Wintery Novels To Cozy Up To

eNoters! We are so close to springtime! Birds, bees, apple trees, and sunscreen. It’s almost in our reach. But when the sun comes back, we lose our (completely viable) excuse to stay in after school/work… with our fuzzy slippers & snowflake jammies, bingeing on Netflix or absorbed in a book all night. Let’s be clear: coming…

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10 Books You Won’t Believe Were Published

…and the reviewers who actually read them. 1. People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It Author Gary Leon Hill tells of his family’s work luring dead spirits from the bodies of very alive people they’ve held hostage. There are actually quite a few Goodreads…

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Could This Be the Worst Book Cover of All Time?

Well, no. That title probably goes to this… Or this… Or this… However, it is possibly the worst cover of a classic novel ever published. (Wait, are you saying Henry James’ 1891 novel The Turn of the Screw isn’t actually about screws?!) No. It’s not about screws. We’ll let you be the judge: here are quite possibly…

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