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11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

Literature

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

Tutorials

Time to give up the pot: why it’s much better to plant in the ground

We assume earthenware vessels are easier; in fact the opposite is true<p>To newbie gardeners the world of horticulture can seem a daunting place. Between the daily slog of summer waterings, the bewildering range of fertilisers and the cost of pots, potting mix and assorted paraphernalia which can soon …

Gardening

Here's A Chocolate Pie Made With Pretzels That Will Tickle Your Taste Buds

#PieIsLife<p>Servings: 8<p><b>For the pretzel crust:</b><br>5 cups crushed pretzels<p>1 stick (8 tablespoons) melted butter<p>⅓ cup brown sugar<p><b>For the chocolate pie filling:</b><br>¼ cup cornstarch<p>1 ½ cups sugar<p>¼ teaspoon salt<p>4 egg yolks<p>3 cups milk<p>7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>2 teaspoons vanilla extract<p>2 tablespoons …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

Books

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Middle East

8 Books To Read Over A Long Holiday Weekend

Beware: These addictive reads will keep you turning the pages -- so much so, you might just forget to barbecue.<p><i>Girl Underwater</i><p>By Claire Kells<p>304 pages; Dutton<p>College sophomore and lifelong swimmer Avery Delacorte is heading home for Thanksgiving break when her airplane crashes over the Colorado …

Books

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction: the highest number of Britons ever nominated

The 2015 longlist for the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by women features 16 British authors out of 20<p>Sixteen British authors have been longlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction – the highest ever number in the prize’s history – <b>it has been announced today</b>.<p>The …

Books

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, reviewed.

Here, in no special order of importance or chronology, are some things that happen in Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel: An old man uses a hoe to fight off …

Books

Dragons aside, Ishiguro’s “Buried Giant” is not a fantasy novel

The “Remains of the Day” author’s latest is a strange hybrid of genre and realism that doesn’t always connect<p>To understand why Kazuo Ishiguro’s ambitious new novel, “The Buried Giant,” doesn’t quite work, it helps to understand what it’s trying to do. Unlike his two best-known works, “The Remains …

Literature

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Gardening Pt II: Planting the Basics

If you’re new to the whole gardening game, it’s easy to put off your planning until May or even June. By then however, it’s too late to plant a lot …

Gardening

Joe Abercrombie Conquers HALF THE WORLD - Unbound Worlds

<b>Half the World</b> by Joe Abercrombie is in fine bookstores now!<p>It is the sequel to his bestselling novel, <b>Half a King</b>—a book I loved from the moment I …

Picture Book Nonfiction Biographies that Read Like Narrative Stories

Biographies should be compelling stories that hook the reader immediately. This list of <b>nonfiction picture book biographies</b> do exactly that — they …

Books

For Writers: My Revision Breakthrough

Prime Books: June 2015With the upcoming summer publication of my first short story collection, <i>Ghost Summer</i>, I have been focusing on short fiction for …

Writing

Laura van den Berg is the best young writer in America

Laura van den Berg’s debut novel “Find Me” is earning deserved comparisons to Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro<p>In “Poetics,” Aristotle says that the best endings are surprising, yet inevitable. Can the same be said for a character? Joy Jones, the narrator of Laura van den Berg’s first novel, “Find …

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