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Classic Cookbooks That Never Go Out of Style

Classic Cookbooks That Never Go Out of Style

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Maybe your mom is a gourmet chef. Maybe she can just about manage not to burn a pot of boiling water, but obsessively follows cooking blogs. Maybe she makes a mean tuna noodle casserole or the...
7 Great Reads by Mexican American Authors for Cinco de Mayo

7 Great Reads by Mexican American Authors for Cinco de Mayo

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If you’ve already laid in a supply of guacamole and stocked up on tequila for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations, may I suggest a more meaningful way to commemorate the Mexican army’s...
Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes Is the Next Must-Read YA Fantasy

Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes Is the Next Must-Read YA Fantasy

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“You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it.” “You are full, Laia. Full of life and dark and...
Outlander Episode 13 Recap: The Watch

Outlander Episode 13 Recap: The Watch

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Oh, baby. Things are moving and shaking on Outlander. We’ll get to the literal baby in a moment, but first, Jamie. Since we got to Lallybroch, much of the action has revolved around the...
Wolf Hall Recap: Crows

Wolf Hall Recap: Crows

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Much has happened in the first four episodes of Wolf Hall. It’s okay to be a little tired. Henry sure is. After Cromwell sneakily arranged a visit to Jane Seymour’s familial home,...
Picture Book of the Month: Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

Picture Book of the Month: Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

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How far should you go to accommodate your friends? When does being agreeable turn into betraying yourself? If you revealed your true self, would your friends still like you? These questions for...
5 Reasons to Read David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers

5 Reasons to Read David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers

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Whether you consider yourself a history buff or not, a new book by David McCullough means one thing: it’s time to clear your schedule and head to your best reading chair. Few writers can...
14 Reasons to Love James Patterson’s 14th Deadly Sin

14 Reasons to Love James Patterson’s 14th Deadly Sin

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It’s hard to remember a time when James Patterson wasn’t James Patterson, when each month didn’t bring at least one—sometimes several—novels from his inventive mind. He’s...
Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

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Is there anything that fixes a character better in a reader’s mind than learning what food makes her mouth water? Sometimes a character’s signature food is delightful, and other times...
An Ember in the Ashes Author Sabaa Tahir on the 5 Books That Made Her a Writer

An Ember in the Ashes Author Sabaa Tahir on the 5 Books That Made Her a Writer

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Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, a bloody fantasy series starter set in the fully fledged world of the Martial Empire, combines epic storytelling with a grim, magic-infused setting. It’s...