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No Happy Endings- Books in Honor of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Today Netflix premiers its new television adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which, for me, means that tonight is going to be less about reading and more about watching. A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of children’s books (thirteen, to be exact) about the orphaned Baudelaire children who are constantly… Read More »

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Five Family Books to Ease Readers through the Holidays

There are two types of people in this world: Christmas people and everyone else. Now that the holiday season is about a month away, it’s reasonable to start thinking of the gift shopping, the decorations and the big dinners. Although all of that can seem stressful, once those details are settled, the holiday season really… Read More »

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Give Me a Break—A Spring Break: 5 Books for Your Time Off

For me these days, the term Spring Break conjures visions of Play-Doh and wooden toy train tracks. But whether you’re on staycation with your children or lounging on a sunny beach with a cocktail—whether you’re donning a diaper bag or a beach bag—you’ll want to make sure you’ve got something good to read. Here are… Read More »

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Can You Guess the Contemporary Novel from the First Sentence?

I recently discovered Buzzfeed had done an amazing quiz called Can You Guess The Classic Novel From Its First Sentence? and I loved it so much I just had to create a spinoff for contemporary novels. Test your knowledge of recent literature!   1. “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a… Read More »

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