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Love Comics? See This Year's Eisner Award Nominees

The nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 19, with the winners to be crowned at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 22.

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Poetry Month: Original Poems from Rick Yancey, Joe Hill, and Angela Duckworth

We launched National Poetry Month on April 1 with poems from some of our favorite writers about their books or their love of books, but don't worry: The fun continues all month! Here are original poems written by Rick Yancey,...

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Reading "Partners," John Grisham's New Kindle Single

This weekend I read John Grisham’s Kindle Single Partners, which has ranked very high on the Kindle best sellers list since it was published at the end of March. The story is billed as a “standalone prequel to his #1...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – New Books

What's the title of the film after "The Force Awakens"? My 10-year-old daughter thinks it should be "The Force Brushes Its Teeth." This selection of new adult and kids books will refresh your thirst ("The Force Gets a Glass of Water"?) for all things Star Wars in time for this week's digital and Blu-ray release.

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And the Winner of the Great Literary Tournament Is...

Learn who won the match of the century!

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The Great Literary Tournament: And Then There Were Two...

Last week, sixty-four book characters entered the Great Literary Tournament. More than one hundred matches have been fought. More than 25,000 votes were cast by readers. And we're finally down to the final two contenders, who will face off on...

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YA Wednesday: Markus Zusak's Top 10 Books List

The much beloved YA novel, The Book Thief celebrates ten years in print this month. It's a book often found on readers' top 10 lists (mine included) so we wondered what books are on author Markus Zusak's favorites list?

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What to Read This Spring...

Around here the daffodils are in bloom but the rain is still coming down--spring has arrived. So what to read this drizzly (or for some, snow blown) season? We've got a few ideas...

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Round 2 Results for the Great Literary Tournament

It's getting messy, folks! We received almost 20,000 votes to whittle the bracket down to these sixteen book characters who are still (barely) standing after their hard-fought skirmishes. Fun facts about round two: Carrie (from Stephen King’s Carrie) and Marvel’s...

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Round 1 Results for the Great Literary Tournament

Sixty-four book characters faced off in round one of our bookish March Madness this week, and you, our readers, chose your champions. Fun facts: Winnie-the-Pooh decimated Martin the Warrior (Redwall) with the largest lead, winning 86% of the votes versus...

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