10 Reasons We Reread Our Favorite Books

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10 Reasons We Reread Our Favorite Books

My niece is adorable. She’ll have me read her favorite book about 8,000 times before bed, then wake up and ask me to read it another few hundred...

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The Worst Fictional Kids to Babysit

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The Worst Fictional Kids to Babysit

Being a good babysitter is an uncommon gift. For the rest of us, the best we could hope for back in our babysitting days was that the kid just wanted to...

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6 of Our Favorite Book Moments in TV History

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6 of Our Favorite Book Moments in TV History

We love the fact that some of the most memorable episodes of classic TV are ones in which the storyline revolves around a book.  Here are a few of my...

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How To Be a Good Book Fairy

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How To Be a Good Book Fairy

It’s safe to say most books are recommended to us by someone else—a friend, a mom, a blog. But half the time we don’t actually read those...

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The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Envy

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The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Envy

Of all the deadly sins, envy is the one that always feels terrible. The rest of them can feel natural, fun, satisfying, even good. I find sloth to be a...
The 6 Most Memorable Pets in Fiction

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The 6 Most Memorable Pets in Fiction

There is an undeniably tight bond between man and animal. For instance, I can’t discuss the day my dog died without getting misty and pretending I...

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Books Are Better Than These 10 Things (And That’s Just the Beginning)

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Books Are Better Than These 10 Things (And That’s Just the Beginning)

Some of us have friends who never read books. Their excuses are that they don’t have the time, that there are so many other things to do, that they...

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6 Reasons Malala Yousafzai is the Most Inspirational Person of the Year

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6 Reasons Malala Yousafzai is the Most Inspirational Person of the Year

It’s been one year since Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for advocating education. Since her miraculous recovery, she’s been working...
8 Types of People You’ll See at the Bookstore

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8 Types of People You’ll See at the Bookstore

There are so many reasons I love walking into bookstores. It’s quiet, the books smell good, you can get lost and not even care, and the people who...

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5 Books for the Insomniac

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5 Books for the Insomniac

You’ve checked Facebook, raided the fridge, counted sheep, and you still can’t sleep. Use the time to expand your horizons with these...

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9 Extremely Odd Jobs Writers Had Before They Were Famous

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9 Extremely Odd Jobs Writers Had Before They Were Famous

Becoming a famous writer is, in itself, an honor. But on top of the regular prestige, your previous places of employment will become sacred tourist...

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The 9 Weirdest Writing Habits Of Highly Effective Authors

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The 9 Weirdest Writing Habits Of Highly Effective Authors

It’s hard to imagine an author writing thought-provoking, deep, restful prose knowing they lived lives of complete chaos and alcoholism. And...

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