Category: What We’re XOing

Happy MLK Day!

We hope your day is filled with lots of love and that you find the small beauties in every moment. —XOXOAD

Beat stress with this amazing video!

How many of you swore that 2016 was the year you were finally going to reduce your stress? If you’ve finished every page in your adult coloring book, and already experienced all the life-changing magic of decluttering you can handle, perhaps it’s time that you listen to this: Visitors to Hokkaido’s Xylophone of the Forest […]

Happy 2016 from XOXO!

About last night… whether you were up to no good or snuggled on the couch watching the ball drop from afar, we at XOXO wish you a happy New Year and a 2016 filled with only the best and most fun of all the things! And, in case you need some inspiration for New Year’s […]

S&S asks you to #Read1Give1 for Literacy

We at XOXOAD think all book people are great, but today we’re pretty proud of our parent publisher, Simon and Schuster. This holiday season, they’re campaigning to “Give the Gift of Reading” to support local independent bookstores and Literacy Partners, whose mission is to strengthen families by empowering parents through education–and you can help. If you’re purchasing […]

We did it!!!! #XOXOConnects is in the BOOKS.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our #XOXOConnects Readerfest! We had a great time, and hope you did too. If you missed any of the fun, you can see all the archived posts, videos and chats by clicking the links in our schedule of events (you must be a registered user of XOXOAD […]

This Saturday 10/24!!! XOXO Connects Schedule

UPDATE, 10/26: Thank you to all the authors, bloggers and XOXO readers who helped make our online readerfest so much fun! If you weren’t able to make it on Saturday, never fear…we’ll be archiving all the events and sharing them on the front page of the site bit by bit. In the meantime, as long as you’re […]

Is E.L. James’s GREY a Real Book?

Is Grey, the summer’s biggest publishing sensation (perhaps bar one, which we’ll get to in a minute) a real book? That’s the question posed by Andrew Hart in today’s Gawker Review of Books. In examining the phenomenal explosion of E.L. James’s series, and specifically this summer’s riff on the iconic 50 Shades books, he suggests that (in […]

Bury your nose in a life-sized book with these literary murals

We’ve got a serious case of the Mondays today, but this adorable piece from Bookriot is the perfect pick-me-up! Check out the book-themed murals they’ve found on libraries and bookstores around the globe: This Utah bookstore got its facelift courtesy of artist Alicyn Wright. Don’t you love the way she achieved that embossed feel of […]

What Adorable Animals Did on Their Summer Vacations

Summer days, driftin’ away… yes, it’s Labor Day weekend, which means another year’s summer fun is behind us. Before we get our sweaters and tights out of storage, we had to share with you this feature from Slate.com, of animals having a blast in the summer sun! When your apartment doesn’t have air conditioning, you […]

Immortals After Dark are even sexier on audio

Our friends over at Simon & Schuster Audio have a fun look back at Kresley Cole’s audiobook editions for DEMON FROM THE DARK and DREAMS OF A DARK WARRIOR! Watch as Robert Petkoff, the beloved narrator for the entire Immortals After Dark series, goes behind-the-scenes of each recordings with an exclusive interview and fan Q&A: […]

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