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The Most Disastrous Dinner Parties in Fiction

The Most Disastrous Dinner Parties in Fiction

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Dinner parties follow different rules for the hosts and the guests. For the hosts, the best party is one no one will remember a week from tonight because everything went well. For the guests,...
How to Throw a Bookish Holiday Party

How to Throw a Bookish Holiday Party

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So you want to throw a book-fueled ho-ho-holiday blowout? What a great idea! Nothing says holiday spirit like curling up with your favorite tome—and then inviting others to join you in the...
J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Story, Fans Rejoice

J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Story, Fans Rejoice

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Since closing the book on Harry Potter in 2007, with a time-jumping epilogue that seemed designed to squash readers’ hopes for an eighth installment in the series, J.K. Rowling has given us...
The 7 Best Literary Wedding Themes

The 7 Best Literary Wedding Themes

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Here comes the bride, all dressed in…mithril? Anyone out there with a Pinterest account can tell you about the intense years-in-the-making planning that goes into tying the knot, even for...
How to Celebrate Bloomsday Even If You’ve Never Read ULYSSES

How to Celebrate Bloomsday Even If You’ve Never Read ULYSSES

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For years now, James Joyce’s Ulysses has been in a Mexican standoff with Tolstoy’s War and Peace and DFW’s Infinite Jest, each vying for the title of Most Abandoned Novel. Ulysses is the...
Planning the Best Walking Dead Finale Party

Planning the Best Walking Dead Finale Party

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The Walking Dead finale airs this Sunday, which is bittersweet. We want to know what happens to Rick and that wacky gang of misfits, but we also want to keep watching the show. If we can...