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Laura Oosterbeek

Laura is a Promiscuous Reader and Book Club Slut who spends her time biking around looking for sidewalk cats and browsing bookstalls. She is obsessed with Donna Tartt and drinks her coffee black. Originally from Aotearoa, New Zealand, she lives in Cambridge, UK. Find her on bookstagram at @oosterbook

Seeing Double: Books About Twins

The sign of Gemini begins of the 21st of May, so add these books about twins to your stacks and read your fill of doubles, twins, duos, and twos.

Heavenly Book Covers: Met Gala Looks Paired with Book Covers

The best of The Met Gala Looks paired with book covers. Who knows – maybe next year the theme will literary inspired.

Reading Pathways: Where to Start with Ali Smith

How to tackle the work of brilliant British novelist Ali Smith.

Books About Art That Aren’t “Art Books”

Novels, memoirs, and more books about art without being "art books."

5 Short Story Collections for International Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women's Day with these five amazing short story collections, all written by women.

9 Cat Poems for Cat People

Quickly sate your feline appetite with these nine cat poems (for cat people).

Books to Read After You Watch ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Call Me By Your Name has been nominated for four Oscars--here's what to read after you watch it.

On Place and Space in Literature

As I was leaving work yesterday, I bumped into a friend. The sun was setting ahead of me so I ...

Literature of The Long White Cloud: The Best Books from Aotearoa New Zealand

Confessional poetry, fantasy, Māori history, and more in excellent books from The Land of the Long White Cloud--New Zealand.

Books and Authors Recommended by Lorde

Book recommendations from pop superstar and well-read witch Lorde.

Literature’s Greatest Parties

Champagne swimming pools, never-ending fireworks, midsummer bonfires, and handsome strangers: The lavish late-nights of literature. Like anyone else who’s bookishly ...

On Abandoning My Reading Goal

One reader on abandoning the reading goal -- and why it might make them a better reader.

Best Children’s Books Quotes

Take a journey into the library of your memories with these best children’s books quotes that will remind you of your own childhood.

Literary Tourism: Cambridge UK

A literary jaunt through Cambridge

I’m in 10 Book Clubs

How one reader started her fascination with book clubs, and why she keeps joining more.

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