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5 Modern Day Poets Who Will Legit Get You Excited About Poetry

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5 Modern Day Poets Who Will Legit Get You Excited About Poetry

Poetry—real poetry, the sort that speaks to the human condition and moves you to tears, to applause, to sudden epiphanies alone in your room at...
5 Sci-Fi Influenced Records for Spaced-Out Music Fans

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5 Sci-Fi Influenced Records for Spaced-Out Music Fans

Science fiction fans have a lot to be thankful for lately, thanks to the success of TV shows like Black Mirror, Westworld, and Stranger Things. If...
The Book Nerd’s Guide to Knowing When to Break Up

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The Book Nerd’s Guide to Knowing When to Break Up

Welcome to the Book Nerd’s Guide to Life! Every other week, we convene in this safe place to discuss the unique challenges of life for people whose...
6 Romances Inspired by the Magic of Beauty and the Beast

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6 Romances Inspired by the Magic of Beauty and the Beast

Everyone has their favorite moment of this classic romance: whether it’s when Belle takes care of the Beast after their encounter with wolves, when he...
6 Memoirs You Can’t Help Reading in the Author’s Voice

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6 Memoirs You Can’t Help Reading in the Author’s Voice

When it comes to famous people writing their memoirs, there are two basic categories: those who you know on some level are famous, but whose appearance...
Romance Roundup: Vampires, Advice Columnists, and Marine Archaeologists

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Romance Roundup: Vampires, Advice Columnists, and Marine Archaeologists

This week’s Romance Roundup includes a down-on-his-luck duke, a woman going back to school, and a vampire who’s been waiting centuries for the right...
5 Unusual Puzzle Books That Will Eat Your Brain

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5 Unusual Puzzle Books That Will Eat Your Brain

People read books for many reasons—to relax, to learn, to escape. Sometimes we read to challenge ourselves, and sometimes, the challenge is part of the...
5 Recent Comic Novels That Are Hilariously Reviving the Form

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5 Recent Comic Novels That Are Hilariously Reviving the Form

The comic novel is not a genre as popular as it once was. This form, generally expressed in the format of a sane narrator slowly unraveling at the...
10 Writers Who Played a Key Role in the Rise of the Short Story

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10 Writers Who Played a Key Role in the Rise of the Short Story

Novelists seem to get all the hype. The short story was once considered just as important as the novel—think Hemingway or Chekhov—but at some point,...
5 Famous Authors Who Switched Genres

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5 Famous Authors Who Switched Genres

Authors are just like any other creative professional in that they tend to find something they’re good at, stick with it, and keep going as long as...
Romance Roundup: Wyoming Wineries, Music Teachers, and Amish Love

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Romance Roundup: Wyoming Wineries, Music Teachers, and Amish Love

This week’s Romance Roundup includes a jilted Amish guy, a man unleashing his animal instincts, and sheltered heroines looking to break free. If Not for...
7 Novels that Show Us How Dangerous a College Campus Can Be

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7 Novels that Show Us How Dangerous a College Campus Can Be

Ideally, college is an environment of learning and personal development. For some it’s also a place of stress and failure—but even that’s better than...

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