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6 Classic Books That Almost Had Completely Different Titles
Have you ever written a book? It’s very, very hard. Writers have to come up with thousands of perfect words and arrange them just so to create a...
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Celebrate Read Across America Day with 10 Authors Who Carry on the Spirit of Dr. Seuss
Few people have done more to encourage our children to read than the late Dr. Seuss, born Theodore Geisel. As the author of iconic picture books...
Join Us at B&N on Friday March 2nd for a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!
March 2 is an important day for book nerds—it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! The wildly popular author, who brought us perennial picture-book favorites...
The 5 Most Brain-Warping Fan Theories About Books
Where once delirious theorizing about novels was the province of English professors and their students, safely locked away in the ivory tower of academia,...
5 Disturbing Details from the Books of Roald Dahl (That You Probably Don’t Remember)
Roald Dahl knew how to capture the imaginations of children, and he always respected them as readers. His books often take extreme plot twists,...
7 Book Quotes that Would Make Great Campaign Slogans
It’s election season! Yes, still. And now that the field of candidates has narrowed, perhaps you’re mourning the loss of slogans like...
Curtis Sittenfeld’s Austen Update
Explores Modern Pride and Prejudices
And now for something completely different. Well, sort of. Fans of Curtis Sittenfeld have come to expect her deceptively lighthearted skewerings of...
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Ranking the Meet-Cutes of Classic Lit
The classic meet-cute can be the best part of a love story, or the most cringe-worthy. The more awkward, quirky, or downright doomed the relationship...
25 Life Lessons I Learned From Harry Potter
1. The family you are born into matters much less than the family you choose. 2. Despite what we were taught by When Harry Met Sally, men and women can be...
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Shakespeare’s Filthiest Puns Are Being Lost in Translation
Thanks to William Shakespeare’s OG status as a master wordsmith, his plays are de rigueur in high school and college classrooms alike. And so, of...
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You Never Knew You Wanted
Lyndsay Faye is a certifiable meddler in fiction. Her debut novel, Dust and Shadow, pitted Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper in a masterful showdown...
6 Fictional Characters’ Celebrity Cookbooks We Would Definitely Read
I love celebrity cookbooks. How could I not? I love celebrities, I love food, and I love making fun of the weird things celebrities like to eat, so...