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Kelly Anderson has been reviewing books online for over seven years. and writing about them in completely charming (and in no way cliché) leather journals since long before that. She blogs about her never-ending to-read list at Shoulda, Coulda Woulda Books and lurks on twitter @giddythings .

7 Amazing Female Friendships in Fiction

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7 Amazing Female Friendships in Fiction

Besties! BFFs! #SquadGoals! Whether it’s Taylor Swift and her parade of friends onstage, or adorable groups of puppies on Twitter, best friendship,...
For Your Next Cocktail Party: A Crib Sheet of Classic Literary References

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For Your Next Cocktail Party: A Crib Sheet of Classic Literary References

I love hanging out with book nerds, for many reasons. One of them is feeling like I’m part of an elite club, one with secret handshakes and...
10 Shakespearean Romances, Ranked

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10 Shakespearean Romances, Ranked

Shakespeare wrote some of the greatest tragedies the English language has ever seen, his comedies still have them rolling in the aisles, and his sonnets...
Love and Marriage: 5 Books for Newlyweds

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Love and Marriage: 5 Books for Newlyweds

It’s spring! Season of mercifully rising temperatures (and less mercifully rising allergies), flowers in bloom, and, of course, l’amour. Yes, that’s...
Happy World Scrabble Day!: Books for Word Lovers

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Happy World Scrabble Day!: Books for Word Lovers

Today word nerds everywhere are celebrating National Scrabble Day, by hoarding our S tiles, challenging our opponent’s play of the word HASHTAG...
6 of the Most Surprising Books I’ve Ever Read

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6 of the Most Surprising Books I’ve Ever Read

SURPRISE! I know, it’s not your birthday, but it is that most divisive of holidays: April Fools’ Day! As I tend to find most pranks more heart...

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5 of Our Favorite Celebrity Book Nerds

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5 of Our Favorite Celebrity Book Nerds

It is possible that, in addition to reading War and Peace and all the Austen ever printed, I may occasionally glance at magazines that may feature...

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5 Books To Break You Out of a Reading Rut

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5 Books To Break You Out of a Reading Rut

The dreaded reading rut: that awful, unthinkable moment when no book can please you for more than a few pages. Your favorite vampires no longer make the...
5 Books to Drive the SAD Away

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5 Books to Drive the SAD Away

Even book nerds get the blues: the Seasonal Affective Disorder blues, to be specific. In the doldrums of February, it can be hard to remember you once...
5 Reasons Winter is the Best Time to Be a Book Nerd

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5 Reasons Winter is the Best Time to Be a Book Nerd

To be clear, there’s no bad time of year to be a book nerd. There’s no season where it is less awesome to lose yourself in a new world, slip inside...
5 Awesome Books With Non-Human Narrators

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5 Awesome Books With Non-Human Narrators

Great fiction is all about providing a different perspective on the world—taking readers outside of their own heads and looking at things in an...
6 Books for People Who Loved Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

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6 Books for People Who Loved Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Susanna Clarke’s fantasy masterpiece Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is 900 pages long, but if you’re like me, even that wasn’t enough...

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