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Seven Long Books for the Longest Night of the Year

The winter solstice marks a turning point in the seasons—though there is much of the winter still to come in terms of weather, temperature and (in many places) snow, it offers hope that spring will eventually get here in the form of an additional moment or two of daylight with each passing day. First, of… Read More »

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Bookstrology: Aries

By Emma Hunter ARIES (March 21–April 20) In like a lion, out like a ram: March is coming to an end and Aries is at the forefront of Bookstrology this month, just like they are in most areas of their lives. Creative, adventurous and forceful, Aries dives into challenges headfirst and is always looking for… Read More »

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In Praise of Big Books: How 800 Pages Can Feel Too Short

There is something exhilarating about reading a book in just a day or two, the rush that compels you to keep reading even as the hours fade into meaninglessness. And when you do emerge from the world in the pages, bleary eyed and satisfied, the exhaustion is delicious. Like a square of Swiss chocolate or… Read More »

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