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5 Female-Fronted Alt-Rock Albums You Need to Own on Vinyl

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5 Female-Fronted Alt-Rock Albums You Need to Own on Vinyl

Rock music can sometimes seem like a boy’s club where female musicians are treated like novelties, but the supremely talented women on this list...
You Always Hurt The One You Love: Elena Ferrante’s Final Neapolitan Novel

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You Always Hurt The One You Love: Elena Ferrante’s Final Neapolitan Novel

A wise author knows that granting a main character her heart’s desire is not simply fan service, it’s a fascinating way to create conflict....
The Girl in The Spider’s Web is Even More Larsson Than Larsson

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The Girl in The Spider’s Web is Even More Larsson Than Larsson

If Stieg Larsson’s story were a film, people would complain about its theatricality: A man writes a trilogy of thrillers in his spare time, seemingly for...
5 Books to Read Instead of Watching True Detective‘s Second Season

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5 Books to Read Instead of Watching True Detective‘s Second Season

Season One of HBO’s True Detective was a huge hit and an incredible pop culture moment. Feeding off the remarkable (and completely unpredicted)...
7 Reasons We’re Counting Down the Days Until Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition

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7 Reasons We’re Counting Down the Days Until Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition

I hope all of you Muggles are ready to be jealous, because I’m currently staring at a sixteen-page preview of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s...

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5 Reasons We Want to Be Jack Reacher When We Grow Up

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5 Reasons We Want to Be Jack Reacher When We Grow Up

Kids are constantly pestered about their future career plans, and most learn at an early age to come up with a profession that sounds challenging and...
10 Powerful Moments in Go Set a Watchman

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10 Powerful Moments in Go Set a Watchman

The publication of Go Set a Watchman was one of the most exciting and unexpected literary events in recent memory. Now that we’ve all had a chance to...
Top 10 Must-Read Stephen King Books

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Top 10 Must-Read Stephen King Books

With over 60 titles to his credit, Stephen King is one of the world’s most prolific authors—and he has been terrifying and captivating us with his...
6 Fictional Women Who Broke the Glass Ceiling

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6 Fictional Women Who Broke the Glass Ceiling

It has been long been prophesied that girls just want to have fun. What that age-old wisdom neglects to mention is that girls have the most fun when...
The Book Nerd’s Guide to Baby Shower Gifts

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The Book Nerd’s Guide to Baby Shower Gifts

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...

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Ask a Literary Lady: Best Hiding Places for My Books?

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Ask a Literary Lady: Best Hiding Places for My Books?

Dear Literary Lady, My wife requested I get rid of some of my books when we moved. I didn’t. Now I have to unpack them without her knowing I brought them...

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5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to Read The Girl in the Spider’s Web

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5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to Read The Girl in the Spider’s Web

When Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo appeared on bookshelves in 2005, shortly after he passed away from a heart attack, it was...

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