Jamie Akins

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The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

Thousands Of People Swear By These 40 Glorious Products On Amazon Prime

It’s one thing to love a product, but it’s a whole different thing entirely to take time out of your day to write an essay-length review professing …

Shopping

If You Haven't Read These Graphic Novels, Now's the Time

If you grew up loving and collecting comic books, chances are you'll love reading graphic novels as an adult. Personally, I didn't discover the joy …

Graphic Novels

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

The 8 best vintage speakers for your turntable set-up

The post The 8 best vintage speakers for your turntable set-up appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.

Audiophile

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

21 Classic Opening Lines in Books

21 Classic Opening Lines in Books

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

46 Random Amazon Products That Thousands Of Reviewers Say Changed Their Lives

Life isn’t without its frustrations — and sometimes you need special products to help you solve those little problems that always seem to pop up. …

60 Things You'll Only Understand If You Are A Xennial

Again, please don’t click on this post unless you lived through the ’80s.

Universal Pictures

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalise violence and human suffering, but …

Books

How to match your shoes with your suit

There’s one thing that, time after time, we see ruining suits. They could be double-breasted, peak-lapelled, single-vented – it doesn’t matter. Even …

Every Gentleman Should Own a Pair of Shoes from These Four Heritage British Cobblers

From John Lobb to Cleverley, these British brands should be on your radar (or better yet, on your feet).<p>When it comes to the bastions of British …

Plot holes and pot holes. 8 common plotting mistakes & how to fix them

Shares 111<p><i>Beware plot and pot holes in your fiction!</i><p><b>by Ruth Harris</b><p>We all come face to face with them, those pesky glitches, oopsies, OMGs and WTFs …

Writing

The 15 Best Single Malt & Blended Scotch Whiskies

First mentioned in 1495, Scotch Whiskey has been born in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, under the beautiful name of Aqua Vitae or Water of Life. …

Whiskey

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Writing

Here Are The 5 BBQ Sauces Every Southerner Should Know

If any region can claim to be masters of BBQ, it’s surely the South! The flavorful cuisine often makes an appearance at pool parties, weddings, …

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

Cooking

26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

I need all of these.

Shopping

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

40 Ultimate Backpacking Hacks To Make Your Next Journey Comfortable

“If travelling were free, you would probably never see me,” this has been one of the favourite sayings of people who have been bitten by the bug of …

The best headphones for music lovers

Headphone buying can be a minefield of terms for the non-audiophile. Most people don't spend their whole life in the studio, but some are willing to pay more for the best sound and music.<p>Music lovers who want the best headphones will find dozens of big brand names, plus a number of excellent …

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

15 Powers You Never Knew Doctor Doom Had

The Fantastic Four are one of the greatest superhero teams ever. Dubbed Marvel’s First Family, they paved the way for Marvel Comics. The success of …

Comics

The 6 Best Comics of 2017

This last year has been a particularly strong one for comics—so much so, in fact, that this year’s Top 5 is actually a Top 6, and even <i>that</i> is only …

Our definitive list of the best comics in 2017

From escape artists to ambulances named Danny<p><i>Polygon is kicking off its best of entertainment series, which will run through the end of December and beginning of January, coming to a finale just before the 2017 Golden Globes. These personal essays will examine the best, most important and weirdest</i> …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey