Dear Breaking Bad Season One: I’m Falling In Love With a Great Show

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Dear Breaking Bad Season One: I’m Falling In Love With a Great Show

Dear Season One, I’m writing this wearing a beanie and a puffy red vest that’s way too big for me, my pants are sagging, also, I’m eyeing a puny...
4 Reasons the Second Miss Peregrine’s Book is Even Better Than the First

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4 Reasons the Second Miss Peregrine’s Book is Even Better Than the First

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a YA crossover hit by Ransom Riggs, was released in 2011 to glowing praise from no less than The Fault in...

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Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

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Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

You can admit it—you kiiinnndaa think you could’ve saved Anna Karenina—she’d be that good kind of crazy under your mellowing influence. Katniss...

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5 Books that Play with Fire

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5 Books that Play with Fire

Maybe kids who grew up in big cities (where there were things to do, and actual danger) never felt compelled to light things on fire with Bic lighters from...
Our Picks for More TV Movie Adaptations, in a Post-Flowers in the Attic World

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Our Picks for More TV Movie Adaptations, in a Post-Flowers in the Attic World

Smell that? It’s the distinct aroma of bananas, a cloud of weirdness hovering around the vicinity of your TV. This weekend Lifetime, the network of...
The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Sloth

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The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Sloth

On the subject of sloth and sloths, I have three things to say: 1. Sloths, those furry two- and three-toed mammals, may be displacing cats as the animal...

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How (Not) to Tick off a Literary Superfan

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How (Not) to Tick off a Literary Superfan

Geeks are my people. Book geeks, mostly—spastic, obsessive, all-in types. Literary superfans know everything (about their chosen reads), and it’s an...

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Literary Power Couples We’re Crushing On

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Literary Power Couples We’re Crushing On

Your garden-variety creep would probably say she intends a list like this to be complimentary, and I do, really. I’ve got no history of stalking, my...

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Our Favorite Hidden Histories, Revealed

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Our Favorite Hidden Histories, Revealed

2013 was a banner year for revelatory writing: The Secret History author Donna Tart released her first book since 2002; the heavily anticipated (and, at...

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10 Lines from Sarah Palin’s Good Tidings and Great Joy

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10 Lines from Sarah Palin’s Good Tidings and Great Joy

Last week, I did perhaps the most seasonal, political, religious, and lazy thing I could ever consider work—I curled up on the couch and read Sarah...

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8 Great Books for People Who Love Stephen King

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8 Great Books for People Who Love Stephen King

In elementary school, I really wanted to read Stephen King’s The Stand, a contemporary, Tolkienian good ‘n’ evil story with sexual content...

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The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Wrath

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The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Wrath

Our most ancient, foundational stories are filled to the gills with wrathful acts—committed by gods, monsters, and mortals alike. But wrath is a slippery...

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