The March Hunkness Tournament of Literary Hunks is HEATING UP! Which makes sense, really. These heroes are hot, hot, hot. Your votes have been cast, your voices have been heard, and the Elite Eighteen have been whittled down to the Nifty Nine. (And suddenly, I want nothing more than an Ocean’s 11 style movie called The Nifty … More March Hunkness Round 3: The Nifty Nine
Growing up as a book lover in New England, there was no one I revered more than Louisa May Alcott. With Little Women, she gave me a favorite book, a set of characters I’d love for life, and the belief that one day I too could become a writer. As I got older and dipped … More The Other Alcott: An Extraordinary Read About an Extraordinary Woman
It’s Thanksgiving week, friends, and you know what I’m grateful for? I mean aside from my family, my friends, MY DOG, and stuffing. I’m grateful for genuinely good people—real and fictional. And even though I’ve always had a soft spot for the bad boy with a heart of gold, sometimes a girl needs a literary … More Literary Hunk of November: John Brooke
The first round polls have closed and the results are in! Our Terrific 27 battled hard. There were a couple of really close calls and a couple of blowouts (poor Bhaer), but in the end, 13 literary hunks reigned victorious and are moving on to round two in Book Perfume’s first ever March Hunkness. (Silly … More March Hunkness Round Two: The Thrilling Thirteen
If you’ve ever read this blog, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a Little Women fanatic. I love the March sisters, and as a book nerd growing up in New England, Louisa May Alcott has always been one of my heroes. When I was in grad school, what started out as archival research on … More Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott — And a Giveaway!
It’s hard to believe that we’ve already covered a full year’s worth of literary hunks. Thank God there’s a never-ending supply of gushable crushables, because I am really excited to kick off year two. We started this blog with Professor Bhaer, so it’s only fitting that we spend this September honoring Little Women’s other resident … More Literary Hunk of September: Teddy “Laurie” Laurence
It’s National Siblings Day! In the moments when I haven’t been posting embarrassing adorable pictures of my brother (and myself, fair’s fair) on Facebook, I’ve been thinking a lot about the best siblings in literature. There are so many, from Outlander’s Jamie and Jenny to Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona, and I could probably spend … More The March Sisters: The Best Fictional Siblings Around
When I was in elementary school, I had to do a project on my favorite historical figure. While one of the founding fathers or revolutionary war heroes we learned about in class might have seemed like a more obvious choice, I chose my personal hero, Louisa May Alcott. Sure, George Washington was our first president … More Happy Birthday, Louisa May Alcott!
If you’re a human being with access to a TV or the internet, you’ve probably heard that today is the 20th anniversary of the Friends premiere. As much as we love the Central Perk crew, fictional friendships started touching our lives long before Ross and Rachel ever took their break. Though the dynamics of each … More Best Friendships in Literature
A recent Writer’s Digest article challenged readers to share the top ten books that have never left them. As someone who has spent the bulk of her life reading, writing and thinking about books, only one word came to mind: impossible. How could I limit my list to ten books without including everything Jane Austen, … More Ten Books That Have Never Left Me