First autoerotic novel, Marcella, celebrates 40 years

Marcella, the first English book ever published that explored sexuality from taboo standpoints, will celebrate its 40th birthday this month with the release of a 40th anniversary limited edition of the classic version.


‘The Marriage Plot’ a good read

Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot" is not really about marriage, and while love and what it brings is a factor, this novel is really about self-discovery and the painful transition that often comes with entering adulthood.


Twitch

You twitch in your sleep.
At first, your face is peaceful,
a swell of silence, a blank lullaby,
waiting, twiddling its thumbs for lyrics
written by Queen Mab's calligraphy.
Instead, the honest Puck
Sneaks up with dustings of tripped
Up fairy musk, curling up
Your nose with its more or less distasteful
Scent.
Like an old dog twitching at a
Bad dream, you shoo away Hermia's
Irksome trouble, or at least, you try.
It frightens me a little, the way
Your body stutters, as if the
Weird Sisters are casting Macbeth's
Prophecies, and nights of
Invisible blood.
If I could, I would brush away
The spider beds, inked with dew and anxieties
From your head.

I love to see the lullaby when you sleep.


Get attached to Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Attachments’

Oh, the forbidden office romance. So exciting. So taboo.


‘The Hunger Games’ a best-selling book among young adult fiction readers

A story about a girl named Katniss Everdeen is taking the fiction world by storm. "The Hunger Games" is the first book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy, followed by "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay."


Showcase features local authors

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR The University of Nebraska at Omaha Bookstore and Criss library are giving local authors a chance to step into the spotlight with...

10 reasons to read a book

While packing up The Gateway office,  I came across a red and white bookmark that made me smile. On one side was a list of...