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INTERVIEWS

An Interview With Kat Rosenfield, Author of Inland

An Interview With Kat Rosenfield, Author of Inland

Today marks the release of Kat Rosenfield’s Inland, a moody, scary spin on paranormal YA that will get under your skin and keep you far from the water on your next beach weekend (or find you inexplicably drawn to it). […]

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POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Should You Be Embarrassed to Read YA? The Best Debate on the Internet

Should You Be Embarrassed to Read YA? The Best Debate on the Internet

Ruth Graham’s Slate piece, “Against YA,” has everyone asking, “is YA embarrassing?” We had to weigh in. Below, two contrasting opinions of the debate of YA validity. We can’t wait to hear where you stand! Grown-ups: We Are Better Than […]

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MYSTERY ROUNDUPS

June Mystery Roundup: Cold Cases, Suspicious Coincidences, and a Slanderous Video Game

June Mystery Roundup: Cold Cases, Suspicious Coincidences, and a Slanderous Video Game

Gather round, mystery lovers! It’s no secret that we at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog relish tales of suspense that set our hearts racing and our eyes darting for the door. But look over your shoulder no more! Here, […]

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THE READING LIFE

6 Flirting Tips I Learned From Fiction

6 Flirting Tips I Learned From Fiction

My first school dance ended with me crawling out the bathroom window clutching Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. I was in seventh grade, I was a scrawny little book nerd, and I’d attended an all-girls Catholic school my entire life. No […]

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READING LISTS

8 Books Perfect For Reality TV Fiends

8 Books Perfect For Reality TV Fiends

Let’s just be honest: We’ve all watched at least one reality TV show in our lives. And if we’re being super-honest, I’m sure at least some of us would admit being quietly addicted to one. There is zero shame in […]

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ECONOMICS

Why Capital in the 21st Century Is Worth the Hype

Why Capital in the 21st Century Is Worth the Hype

Have you been following the action? I mean the media torrent surrounding Capital in the 21st Century, one of the hottest academic books to hit shelves in years—dare I say this lifetime? Thomas Piketty, a professor at the renowned Paris […]

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HARD CHOICES

5 Revelations from Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir, Hard Choices

5 Revelations from Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir, Hard Choices

She’s nothing if not a polarizing figure, and if you ask ten people their thoughts on Hillary Clinton, chances are you’ll get twenty different responses. But it’s undeniable that she’s led a fascinating life filled with unique experiences—and shows no […]

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ROMANCE ROUNDUPS

Romance Roundup: Blackmail, Sea Voyages, and the Return of Jamie Fraser

Romance Roundup: Blackmail, Sea Voyages, and the Return of Jamie Fraser

This week’s roundup features a racy manuscript that falls into the wrong hands, an arranged marriage with a secret agenda, and a cowboy who cares too much. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, by Diana Gabaldon Fans of Gabaldon’s enormously […]

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HOTLY ANTICIPATED

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood: The 8th Outlander Novel is Finally Here!

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood: The 8th Outlander Novel is Finally Here!

You’ve been waiting patiently for years to hear this news. Perhaps you’ve reread An Echo in the Bone in order to ensure that your memories of the most recent book are fresh, or maybe you’ve been rereading the entire Outlander […]

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