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12 Graphic Novels with Iconic Artwork

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12 Graphic Novels with Iconic Artwork

There’s a reason the word “graphic novels”  are called “novels”—these works are just as complex, deeply-imagined, and surprising as...
Outlander Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: All Debts Paid

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Outlander Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: All Debts Paid

There’s no reason to beat around the bush when it comes to this week’s episode of Pain and Suffering: The Miniseries Outlander. There’s plenty to...
10 Books Non-Geek Parents of Geeks Need to Read

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10 Books Non-Geek Parents of Geeks Need to Read

Having children is one of the most powerful aspects of existence—the opportunity to mold and educate a new human, to shape their personalities and moral...
5 Dark Romances for Adventurous Readers

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5 Dark Romances for Adventurous Readers

The word “romance novel” immediately brings up images of floating hearts and happy endings, but there’s a subgenre of romance that’s challenge the...
50 Short Stories That are Like Mini-Novels

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50 Short Stories That are Like Mini-Novels

The novel is a big canvas. It allows for complexity and a deep dive into character—ample space for readers to explore and contemplate. The price for this...
How to Sell Your Favorite Book to Someone Who Doesn’t Read

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How to Sell Your Favorite Book to Someone Who Doesn’t Read

As Gary Coleman once taught us, it takes different strokes to move this world, and that means that people who love to read must work hand-in-hand with...
8 Books Every Grandparent Should Have on Hand

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8 Books Every Grandparent Should Have on Hand

Becoming a grandparent is one of those magical moments in life—an opportunity to pass down wisdom, tradition, and hard-won experience. People fortunate...
Romance Roundup: Costume Parties, Actresses, and Tender Scotsmen

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Romance Roundup: Costume Parties, Actresses, and Tender Scotsmen

This week’s Romance Roundup includes a trauma surgeon in need of some R&R, a high society Englishwoman who’s in love with a Scot, and an FBI...
6 Funny, Awkward Memoirs By Funny, Awkward Women

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6 Funny, Awkward Memoirs By Funny, Awkward Women

The last ten years have seen a surge of funny lady memoirs. When you want the literary equivalent of drinking wine with an old friend—the one who’s...
Outlander Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: Surrender

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Outlander Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: Surrender

This week’s Outlander introduces a new character to the series: Cave Jamie. We will treat Cave Jamie as a separate and discrete character because he is...
50 Novels That Changed Novels

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50 Novels That Changed Novels

The novel has been the dominant form of literature for centuries, evolving and changing in exciting, unexpected ways over the years. Just when you think we...
20 Books That Belong on Every Writer’s Bookshelf

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20 Books That Belong on Every Writer’s Bookshelf

Like painting, wine, and the human condition, writing is something that can stand up to a lifetime if study. Wherever you are in your journey as a writer,...

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