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7 Tips on Finding a Great Book

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on May 21, 2012




We’ve all been there.  Meekly wandering the aisles of the airport bookstore, wondering which paperback will take our mind off the impending doom of a water landing.  And yet, despite hundreds of options, nothing seems to be remotely interesting.  What’s a tremulous traveler to do? Below are 7 tips for finding a future favorite. Bestsellers […]

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5 Acclaimed Authors No One Reads

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on March 30, 2012




It’s easy to hate on Twilight and The Hunger Games, but there is something eminently readable about both.  Clear, simplistic language and heroic, one-dimensional characters cuddle a lazy reader, enticing attention typically reserved for soap operas and professional wrestling. On the flip side, however, are the authors everyone feels they ought to like, but don’t.  […]

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6 Romantic Classics Sure to Fire up Your Valentine’s Day

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on February 9, 2012




Instead of an over-priced dinner at a crowded restaurant, you may want to consider a quiet night at home for Valentine’s Day with a good book.  Below are 6 excellent classic novels renowned for their passion and romance. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Elizabeth Bennet, literature’s most perfect heroine, and her Mr. Darcy banter […]

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How to Make an Animal Speak

by Jack Martin on January 24, 2012




Charlotte spins her web, Wilbur shows up the other pigs at the County Fair, and young readers rejoice. They don’t even seem to care that animals can’t talk. Why do kids get to have all the fun? After spending week after week writing online book reviews on stories about normal people that speak to other […]

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The other night I pulled my 800 page copy of Middlemarch out of my denim hobo bag and set it down on the table where those I was hanging out with promptly marveled at its heft.  I told my friends that I had recently decided to read Middlemarch once a year and was in the […]

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