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It's All in Your Mind. Really, All of It.

Want to know which demons lurk in the dank cellar of your skull, driving your moods and behavior? Go beyond the inkblot with Psychobook, an archive of the often bizarre history of psychological testing.

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Fall Preview: 9 Romances I Can't Wait to Read

While driving to work this morning, I passed a heap of golden leaves crouched at the edge of the road. Yes, fall is on its way. But given the marvelous books that await romance readers, I'm more excited than depressed...

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, essays from a beloved poet, the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette returns, and a story about a detective who gets paid with baked goods...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Summer Reads, Not What They Seem

There’s no easy way to say this: I was sick while on my summer vacation, and I liked it. During my annul trip into the Canadian wilderness, I spent my time reading in bed instead of fighting ticks, mosquitoes, and...

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Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel

For over 150 years, the New York landmark has amassed as many tales and secrets as there are bricks in its Victorian Gothic facade. Here is a (by no means comprehensive) list of books celebrating the hotel, its misfits, and their art.

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Ten Kids' Comics That You Need to Read

Maybe you've thought about getting a young reader interested in graphic novels or wanted to check them out yourself but haven't known where to start? I get it. Author and Ambassador Gene Luen Yang is here to help...

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The Best History Books of August

This entire summer has been great for history books. In keeping with that theme, August has some big hits, once again betraying the common impression that summer is only for beach reads. Here's a selection of our Best History Books...

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From Audible: Your Body is on the Beach, But Your Brain Is in the Boardroom

Who says you can’t be smart and beautiful? Use this fact-filled audiobooks to enrich your mind while you work on your tan during these last days of summer.

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A Conversation with Best-Selling Author and Oscar Winner, Graham Moore

"The people alive in the 1880s, they don’t even know how to talk about it. They’re so overwhelmed by the sight of the lightbulb. People talk about it like they’re seeing a new color. " -- Graham Moore, author of The Last Days of Night

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How the Army Taught Courage Before World War II: Elizabeth Letts on "The Perfect Horse"

Elizabeth Letts talks about the brave men who remembered the lesson to put their horses first...

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Talking with Amy Gentry about Her Thriller "Good As Gone" and the Culture of Victim-Blaming

We picked Good as Gone as one of the best books of the month due to Gentry's twisty, turny, and emotionally gut-punching story of a daughter who returns to her family eight years after her abduction. Here, Gentry answers our questions about her debut novel, the likelihood of child kidnapping, and the quiet culture of victim-blaming.

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