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The Polls Are Open--Children's Choice Book Awards

Let the voting begin! The quest for the winners of the 2015 Children's Choice Book Award begins today as kids across the country cast their ballot for one of the five finalists in each category...

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PlentyMore

Foodie Favorites: IACP Award Finalists

It used to be that a copy of the Betty Crocker Cookbook was all you'd really need in the kitchen, but why limit oneself to a single volume when there are cookbooks on everything from haute cuisine to booze popsicles? The International Association of Culinary Professionals are here to help winnow it down with their finalists for the 2015 ICAP awards...

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The Wild Oates Project

Living From Her Body Instead of Her Mind: Robin Rinaldi on Sowing Her Wild Oats

If you’re looking for a straightforward, uplifting memoir about a confused woman having a midlife crisis, the kind of book that you read from beginning to end, piling up in your mind questions answered and lessons learned...

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Unabrow

Weekend Reading

This edition of Weekend Reading includes books about delightfully awkward teenagers, murderous militia leaders, Jack and the Beanstalk, and...water (we like to mix it up a bit).

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Chast

Announcing the NBCC Award Winners

Marilynne Robinson's Lila has won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. It is the third book in a trilogy that started with her novel Gilead, which won the NBCC Award for fiction in 2005.

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Magic

Terry Pratchett Dies at 66

Author Terry Pratchett, the best-selling fantasy writer, has died at the age of 66. Despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease eight years ago, Pratchett continued to write and publish--his latest is A Blink on the Screen, a collection of short fiction that will be published next week.

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Be Format Agnostic

Sara Says: I'm Format Agnostic...And Maybe You Should Be Too

Maybe because it’s my job to read, but I was one of the first converts to e-reading, back in the day when I ran a magazine that required lots of reading (poor me) and lots of travel. (Ditto). But much...

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Maude

Indie Titles Perfect for the Big Screen

While it’s exciting to see an indie favorite like 50 Shades of Grey pushed to the big screen, we’d love to see some more get the Hollywood treatment. Here are some cinematic page-turners that we dream to watch in theaters.

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UnlikelyHeroCrop

YA Wednesday: If You Were a Superhero...

Last week I told you a little bit about my favorite YA book this month, "The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B," but one of the things I didn't mention is how Batman and Robin, Thor, and Wonder Woman fit in...

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Bettyville

A Place to Hold Your Life: George Hodgman on Memoirs and "Bettyville"

Our spotlight pick for Best of the Month this month is George Hodgman's humorous and affecting memoir, Bettyville, which documents his unintended, and indeterminate tenure as a caregiver to his aging mother. It also, as Hodgman explains here...

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