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Born-to-Run

Five Songs That Set Springsteen on Fire

The Boss has a new autobiography as big as his legend. Here are five songs cited as some his greatest influences in Born to Run, as well as a couple of images from the book, one more muscly than the other.

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From AbeBooks: The Gloriumptious World of Roald Dahl

September 13 marked the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth, a truly gloriumptious author who made an indelible impact on children's literature. But did you know that Dahl also wrote books for adults, often described as "macabre," "twisted," and "gruesome"?

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Kremlin

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, Putin, body-snatching aliens, and...hamsters!

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Bestseller-Code

Your Guide to Hacking the Bestseller List

What do Fifty Shades of Grey, The Da Vinci Code, and Gone Girl have in common? Write your own blockbuster with the secrets of The Bestseller Code.

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BOTM

Amazon's Best Books of September: Today's Releases

The Best of the Month selections released today happen to both be memoirs--one that will make you laugh, and one that will make you cry (like, messy cry, on page three)...

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Cumming

September's Celebrity Picks: Alan Cumming

The Scottish character actor, author, and activist shares what he's been reading lately...

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Crosstalk

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, empathy implants, Thomas Dolby (earworm alert), and the latest by a Printz Award winner...

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Mischling

Amazon's Best Books of September: Today's Releases

Includes our Spotlight Pick--a novel involving Auschwitz's infamous "Angel of Death"--a tender family drama from Jonathan Safran Foer, and Amor Towles gives us a unique view into a tumultuous time in Russia's history...

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Weekend reading

Weekend Reading

This edition features a detective tale set in Victorian London, two Beach Boy bios, and a salve for the slovenly...

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Upstream

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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