Summer Reading: We're Going to Need a Bigger Bag

Sometimes you just can’t help using a cliché. So, with beach brain kicking in a little early this year, let me say.... It’s Summertime and the reading is... easy? Long? Light? Heavy? Full of pictures? All of the above, probably – as evidenced by our Summer Reading Roundup.

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Not Pretty Enough

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, the untold story of a storied magazine editor, books about struggle and triumph, and Alan Cumming makes us feel like we should be doing more with our lives (or maybe that's just me)...

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Book club

10 Do's and Don'ts for a Happy Book Club

Maybe you want to launch a book club but don’t know where to begin. Or maybe your book club opened strong but enthusiasm is now flagging. Here are 10 tips to start—or jump-start—your book club.

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Weekend Reading-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading: Mother's Day Edition

Normally this is where the Amazon editors wax on about what's on our to-read piles, but with Mother's Day approaching, it seemed only fitting that we dedicate this edition of Weekend Reading to some of the very special women who nurtured our love of the written word...

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The Atomic Weight of Love-Amazon Book Review

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

Releasing today is an impressive list of novels, some new, some from names you know. If our Best of the Month lists had subtitles, this one would be Love, War and Cryogenics...

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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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Rich and Pretty-Amazon Book Review

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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Kate and Hamlet duel

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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