The Week’s Most Popular Posts: July 20-26, 2013

Take a look at the most popular posts from the week that was…

Many potential readers don’t want a book. They want that book. It might well be the only one they buy in 2013. And if they can’t have it, there are plenty of other things to occupy their time.

from Not All People Who Read Books are Book People by Sarah Rettger

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Liam Neeson as Runaway Bunny Title

from RUNAWAY BUNNY starring Liam Neeson by Minh Le

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Shakespeare Quote iPhone Case: Nothing says “don’t talk to me while I’m on the phone” like a little quote fromThe Tempest.

hell phone

from Book Fetish: Volume LXXX by Rachel Manwill

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iBooks — This is, by far, the best pure e-reading app — it’s smooth, very customizable, and seemingly crash-resistant. The quirk here is that you can’t download library e-books (in epub format) and use them with iBooks. That’s annoying. But this is the app I’d use (if I had an iPad) for all non-library-book e-reading. It’s really slick.

from The Quirky World of E-Reading Apps by Greg Zimmerman

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And the week’s most popular post over at Food Riot is…

5. Have a Drink, for Heaven’s Sake

Certainly, no one should expect you to drink alcoholic beverages if you abstain, but when your host offers you a beverage—even if it’s just sparkling water—that’s a signal that the party’s about to kick off. It’s a subtle thing, but saying “No thanks, I’m fine, for now” makes you look more like a spectator than a participant—and when it’s a party, everyone needs to join in.

from 7 Secrets to Being a Great Dinner Guest by Wini Moranville

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