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I seem to be cracking open more and more new fiction written in present tense. I'm a bit embarrassed to…

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Lights, Camera, Comics!: A Quick-ish History of Licensed Comics

A short history of licensed comics, from The Beverly Hillbillies to Star Wars and beyond.

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Witches can be fun and magical, and they can be downright scary. These horror books about witches, including Bad Witch…

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Where to Find the Best Children’s Book Reviews

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Feeling nostalgic for your childhood junk food faves? Take this '90s food quiz and get a throwback book recommendation!

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I’ve always turned to reading as an escape, but this time, I didn't have the capacity to push a button…

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It’s another great summer for books by women in translation. Exciting debuts, literary thrillers, and so much more, including The…

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Here are some things about LORD OF THE FLIES that you probably weren't taught in English class, including disturbing facts…

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I take my auntie activism seriously. When a friend becomes a parent, it becomes my duty to be a positive…

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Read these great books about Appalachia, books that counter the narrative that one book can define an entire region.

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Though we've come a long way, there's still a long way to go: how the mystery genre is still leaving…

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