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5 Beloved Novels That Almost Had Very Different Endings

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5 Beloved Novels That Almost Had Very Different Endings

The act of creation isn’t always simple. Sure, sometimes writers receive a flash of inspiration and create something fully-formed. More often, writing a...
The Book Nerd’s Guide to Picking the Right Christmas Carol

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The Book Nerd’s Guide to Picking the Right Christmas Carol

Welcome to the Book Nerd’s Guide to Life! Every other week, we convene in this safe place to discuss the unique challenges of life for people whose...

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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...
Authors with Crazier than Fiction Personal Lives

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Authors with Crazier than Fiction Personal Lives

One clichéd writerly image is that of a drunken, perhaps insane, party animal who somehow occasionally overcomes his or her hangover and delusions long...
Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

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Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

Is there anything that fixes a character better in a reader’s mind than learning what food makes her mouth water? Sometimes a character’s...
Our Favorite Fictional Characters Share Their New Year's Resolutions

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Our Favorite Fictional Characters Share Their New Year's Resolutions

When it comes to well-meaning New Year’s resolutions, actual people aren’t the only ones trying to improve themselves by vowing to join a gym...
Have a Merry Christmas with these Books and Stories Set on Christmas Day

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Have a Merry Christmas with these Books and Stories Set on Christmas Day

As soon as the holidays roll around, everyone starts talking about their favorite Christmas movies and songs. For the most part, I’m all about it. I...
The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

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The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

The holidays usually bring out the best in people, but every so often you witness the worst. That woman who had a tantrum in the checkout line? The parents...
The Christmas IQ Quiz: Can You Name Which Books These Quotes Come From?

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The Christmas IQ Quiz: Can You Name Which Books These Quotes Come From?

In our house, Christmas isn’t complete without some cozy nights spent by the fire, reading aloud. We look forward to rereading our favorites and...
The Book Lover’s Countdown to Christmas

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The Book Lover’s Countdown to Christmas

Christmas is coming, and an advent calendar is a fun way to build anticipation. It’s like watching the ball drop in Times Square, but in December!...

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Try These Famous Authors’ Tricks to Slay Your NaNo Novel!

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Try These Famous Authors’ Tricks to Slay Your NaNo Novel!

We’re about to enter the second weekend of National Novel Writing Month! Are you, the eager NaNo novelist: a. Looking forward to continuing your...
Which Famous Author Should Be Your Roommate?

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Which Famous Author Should Be Your Roommate?

It’s well known that some of the world’s foremost literary geniuses have some peculiar personalities and strange writing habits. We all have our...

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