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How to Break Out of a Reading Rut
Book ruts: they happen to all of us. My most recent book rut is angsty and decidedly across-the-pond in flavor; I just finished bingeing on Samantha...
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How To Handle Sad Endings
Ask Ginni, our resident Literary Lady, anything you want to know about reading and relationships! She’ll comb the books and wrack her brains to help...
8 Female Characters Who Need a Relationship Intervention
Clearly, not every fictional relationship is straight out of the lusty pages of a bodice-ripper. Similarly, many of literature’s most storied unions...
Romance Roundup: A Lonesome Princess, a Reformed Bad Boy, and a Trip to Sydney
This month’s romance roundup features jet setting, Southern comfort, and a sexy stowaway. Fast Track, by Julie Garwood Book twelve in Garwood’s...
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4 Heartwarming New Books About Family, Togetherness, and Other Hazards
We read for pleasure of course, but also to help us understand the world around us—and what subject is more nuanced, complicated, and—ok, downright...
Author Maya Banks Shares Her Favorite Romance Trope
Maya Banks is the bestselling author of numerous impossible to put down contemporary romance novels and series, including the Surrender Trilogy, the KGI...
4 Books About Adventures Abroad
Faraway lands filled with exotic accents and mysterious strangers—one of the pleasures of reading is that it takes us places we might never see...
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Your Weirdest Fictional Crushes
Last week we asked about your weirdest fictional crushes, and the responses were just as strange and delightful as we hoped. Two things we learned: 1)...
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Our Favorite Fictional Feminists
From Jane Eyre to Janie Crawford, strong female characters make literature go round. All of the best authors seem to concur on their importance. They...
there's an app for that
6 Book-Based Apps We Wish Existed
Just try to name a day-to-day problem that an app can’t fix. Forgot where you’re going and need directions? There’s an app for that. Too...
Is an Up-All-Night Whodunit
I was kneeling in the proofs section of a local used bookshop, ripping titles down with that animal angst you get when you’ve just turned the last page...
4 Reasons to Reread (or Read!)
Before Seeing the Movie
Spoiler Alert: If you have not yet read this deliciously evil book, stop after this paragraph. But first, while I have you here, person who has not read...