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Five Books that Tell the Story Behind the Story

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Five Books that Tell the Story Behind the Story

Sometimes it seems like classic novels have just always existed; they were there when most of us were born, and seem like eternal aspects of daily life....
5 Authors Who Only Wrote One Novel

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5 Authors Who Only Wrote One Novel

It’s easy to write something bad and then never look at it again. Thousands of people did it just last month—it’s called NaNoWriMo. But to...
43 Great Quotes From Literature We Forgot to Mention

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43 Great Quotes From Literature We Forgot to Mention

Last week we collected 10 of our favorite lines in literature, but it appears we have forgotten some. Embarrassing! To those of you who weighed in on your...

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11 Actors Who Made These Famous Fictional Characters Their Own

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11 Actors Who Made These Famous Fictional Characters Their Own

Over here at the Book Blog, our main passion is books—but you know we also love us some movies. Especially when those movies are based on books! When...

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Fun With Useless Prequels

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Fun With Useless Prequels

When it comes to our favorite novels, a rich fictional universe and a memorable cast of characters often beg to be explored in further depth. But although...

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Mean Girls! Here Are 5 Characters to Rival Regina George

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Mean Girls! Here Are 5 Characters to Rival Regina George

We hope you’re wearing pink, beyotches, because this isn’t just any Wednesday: it’s the tenth anniversary of the release of Mean Girls, cinematic...

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10 Fictional Men Who Have Ruined Me For Actual Men

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10 Fictional Men Who Have Ruined Me For Actual Men

Pity the poor boys in my life from 1996 on, few as they may have been. That was the adolescent year I first started reading novels by Jane Austen and the...

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The Literary Doppelgängers of Mad Men

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The Literary Doppelgängers of Mad Men

Last night Mad Men, everyone’s favorite dramedy about midcentury malaise, amazingly high-functioning alcoholics, fantastic clothes, questionable...
9 Great Books for People Who Love Downton Abbey

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9 Great Books for People Who Love Downton Abbey

Ahh, the joys of Downton Abbey—the meaningful glances, the sharp-tongued dowagers, the rigid class structure, the fancy dinner dresses! Not only do I...

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9 of the Most Knockout Last Lines in Literature

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9 of the Most Knockout Last Lines in Literature

Unlike Rick Astley, a character’s final words WILL give you up, let you down, run around, and hurt you. They can make you cry, say goodbye, tell a...

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16 Book-to-Movie Adaptations That Oscar Loved

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16 Book-to-Movie Adaptations That Oscar Loved

The Oscars are all about the movies, but it’s usually a good night for book lovers too. This year, for example, four of the nine nominees for Best...

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Ten Literary Characters You Love to Hate

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Ten Literary Characters You Love to Hate

What’s the only thing better than a literary hero you can root for like a rabid cheerleader? How about a villain whose imminent demise you yearn for...

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