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From AbeBooks: Tales from the Weird Book Room

Need a good DIY coffin book? How about a primer on English smocks? Our friends at the AbeBooks Reading Copy blog share some of the more unusual titles to cross their desks.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, a daughter uncovers shocking truths about her father, a Hemingway classic is deconstructed, and we learn that the country most fanatical about running is...(I won't ruin the surprise)...

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And the winner is

And the Winner of the Shakespeare Character Duel Is...

Last week sixteen brave, tough, and sometimes insane Shakespeare characters faced off against each other to determine who would be the ultimate champion. Some battles were lopsided, such as the duel between Richard III and Aaron, in which the killer...

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Final Shakespeare Character Duel - Hamlet vs. Kate!

The final duel pits Hamlet against Kate in a battle not to be missed! Vote to determine who will win - the mad prince of Denmark or the fiery shrew of Padua. UPDATE: The winner for the Shakespeare Character duel...

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The final four

Shakespeare Character Duel - The Final Four

Our Shakespearean characters battled hard during round two, delivering closely fought duels in which most winners vanquished their opponents by only a few points. At the end of the day, each bracket--the Bracket of Death, the Bracket of Magic, the...

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Shakespeare Character Duel - Round 2!

See which Shakespeare characters progressed to round 2, learn about their battles, and vote for who you think would win when these characters go head-to-head.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, delightfully dysfunctional Brooklynites, tech trends, and a novel that reminds us that even on Martha's Vineyard, bad things can happen. Erin Kodicek: I am going to check out Modern Lovers by Emma Straub, a...

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Geography-Madness

Tales of Travel, Madness, and Despair

Feel a case of Wild Man Syndrome coming on? Or how about Nangiarnek, more commonly known as Kayak Angst? For The Geography of Madness Frank Bures traveled the world in search of bizarre, inexplicable, and all-too-human maladies.

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Shakespeare Character Duel - Round One Begins!

It's another book duel! Shakespeare characters go head-to-head on the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, and you choose the winners.

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Poetry Month: Original Poems from Rick Riordan, David Duchovny, Chuck Palahniuk, L.S Hilton

Our celebration of National Poetry Month continues with original poems written by Rick Riordan, David Duchovny, Chuck Palahniuk, and L.S. Hilton.

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