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7 Reasons I Wanted To Be Laura Ingalls Wilder When I Grew Up

7 Reasons I Wanted To Be Laura Ingalls Wilder When I Grew Up

While I’m proud of being a modern woman with my tablets and my spectacles and my insulated mugs, there has always been a part of me that’s longed to toss my iPhone into an environmentally sound waste receptacle and head […]

by × December 2, 2013 ×

GIFT GUIDES

11 Books to Buy People Who Loved Lean In

11 Books to Buy People Who Loved Lean In

When Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In came out in March, its working girl’s pep talk seemed to be all anyone, XX or XY, was talking about. The Facebook COO has stirred up plenty of attention and plenty of emotion with a […]

by × December 2, 2013 ×

GIFT GUIDE

The Best Books to Buy Everyone On Your Holiday Shopping List

The Best Books to Buy Everyone On Your Holiday Shopping List

Throughout the holiday season, we’re gathering books that make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list—from your mother and the teen in your life to your foodie friend and the coworker who loves Harry Potter. Here’s a collection of all […]

by × December 1, 2013 ×

ESCAPIST READS

10 Antidote Reads to a House Full of Guests

10 Antidote Reads to a House Full of Guests

They’re heeeeeeeere. The roast’s being reheated, the guest room is full, and the family members seem to be multiplying. You love them, sure. You just hate the way grandma picks the corn out of her dentures, and how Aunt Rita’s […]

by × November 29, 2013 ×

BLACK FRIDAY

Celebrate Black Friday With Our Favorite Fictional Shopaholics

Celebrate Black Friday With Our Favorite Fictional Shopaholics

Now that our bellies are fully distended with turkey, the time has come for the next big holiday. No, not the one with the tree and the reindeer. The one where you roust your family at 3:30 a.m. to go […]

by × November 29, 2013 ×

THE DEADLY SINS READING LIST

The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Gluttony

The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Gluttony

Among the list of the Seven Deadly Sins, gluttony, alongside lust and well-performed greed, is the most fun. Sidling up to a buffet and knocking back a couple of roast chickens whole? There are worse ways to go. The following […]

by × November 28, 2013 ×

THANK GOODNESS

Books We’re Thankful For

Books We’re Thankful For

“I spent a good long while trying to come up with an answer that wasn’t so obvious, but when it comes down to it, I will forever be most thankful for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I remember first seeing […]

by × November 27, 2013 ×

GIFT GUIDES

Gifts for People Who Loved Fifty Shades of Grey

Gifts for People Who Loved Fifty Shades of Grey

Throughout the holiday season, we’re gathering books that make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list—from your mother and the teen in your life to your foodie friend and the coworker who loves Harry Potter. Need more ideas? Check out all of […]

by × November 27, 2013 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

The Worst Fictional characters to Invite to Thanksgiving

The Worst Fictional characters to Invite to Thanksgiving

For what will you be giving thanks on Thursday? Your health? Your happiness? The pilgrim who brought green beans topped with French-fried onions to the first Thanksgiving? In the event that you need a little inspiration on the thankfulness front, be grateful that […]

by × November 27, 2013 ×