Category: Books

10 Words Invented by Authors

1. “Bump” first appeared in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare coined a ridiculous number of words, actually, although some historians and linguists think certain words just get attributed to Shakespeare even if he...

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Characters in Hamlet

Overview of main characters Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark; he is son to the late King Hamlet; and nephew to the present king Claudius. Claudius is the King of Denmark, elected to the throne after the death of his brother, King...

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12 Books from the Smelly Shelf

1 The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure (Joseph Jenkins) 2 Starting With Ducks (Katie Thear) 3 Maggots, Murder, and Men: Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist (Z Erzinclioglu) 4 The Great Stink...

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Top 20 Geek Novels

1. The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams 2. Nineteen Eighty-Four — George Orwell 3. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley 4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip Dick 5....

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