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The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

As balmy summer nights give way to brisk autumn evenings, we're breaking out our woodsy-scented candles, filling our glasses with full-bodied red …

Books

10 Fantastical Mythology Books to Read When You Need a Spark of Imagination

Joan Didion once wrote, "We tell ourselves stories to live," but perhaps we also tell ourselves stories in order to imagine. When life can be all too …

Books

Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read

Following the announcement that Nick Drnaso’s <i>Sabrina</i> is the first graphic novel ever to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Joanne Harris (the author of Chocolat) tweeted #TenThingsAboutGraphicNovels and stated simply: “graphic novels are novels.”<p>Once upon a time, graphic novels may have been …

Graphic Novels

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

<i>This article originally appeared on Money</i><p>Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent …

Retirement

15 Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very Last Page

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to …

10 Books To Read And Discuss This Summer With Your Mom & Grandma

Reading is a solitary sport, which is why I love it. Alone time plus a good book equals my happy place. Like many people, summer is when I read the …

The best thrillers and crime fiction of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

Popular Fiction

Tips for Teaching Someone How to Knit

It seems like everyone at one point or another will have the opportunity to teach someone how to knit, whether it’s a friend, family member, church …

12 best summer books reviewed by book editors 2018.

Sit back and enjoy a good read.<p>It’s June, which hopefully means we’re all finding more opportunities to loaf about. Proper loafing, we tend to think, …

25 Must-Read Books That Will Make July Fly By

Do you hear that? It's the sound of your beach bag begging you to stuff it with the Summer's best new books. June already blessed us with a ton of great reads, so it's time to take a peek at what's been arriving on shelves in July. Need a spine-tingling thriller? How about a breezy romance or some …

Books

Eight Business Books That Are Actually Great Summer Beach Reads

Summer beach reads have gotten a bad rap. They’re often dismissed as trivial and unimportant—solely there to keep you entertained with salacious …

What We’re Reading This Summer

“Maybe Esther,” by Katja Petrowskaja<p>This book took a long time to get to me. Katja Petrowskaja and I were close friends in Moscow in the nineteen-nineties. Then she moved to Berlin, and we have seen each other sporadically since. A couple of years ago, she published “Maybe Esther,” her first book, …

Books

21 Books Goodreads Users Can't Get Enough Of This Summer

All of the faves — in fantasy, mystery, romance, and more.<p>Below are the titles, based on average rating and number of ratings, that are getting a lot of buzz and love.

Here are the best books of 2018 so far, according to Amazon

Good thing summer vacation is here because your reading list is about to get a whole lot longer.<p>On Tuesday, Amazon Books announced its selections for …

Dragon Eggs and Clay

If you’re a fantasy art fan this tutorial is a fun one. Add your own favourite embellishments to your “egg” to make it as fabulously dragon like as …

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

All the New Books You'll Want to Read This April

And then some.<p>"Eye Level" by Jenny Xie (April 3)<p>In this visceral debut collection, Jenny Xie is both delicate and gut-punching — and the result is …

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

The television trick to learning a new language

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwiches and plopped down on the couch to watch an Argentine telenovela with Hebrew subtitles.<p>The girls became so proficient in Spanish that they started speaking it at home to …

TV

11 Useful Travel Apps That Work Just Fine Offline

Having access to cell data while traveling overseas is often complicated, slow, limited, and/or expensive. Even in the US, fast, reliable coverage …

5 of My Favourite Night Markets in Bangkok

Night markets are one of the best ways to experience the nightlife of Bangkok. From the chaotic Rot Fai market to the knockoff-heaven Patpong - here …

European Travel

There's an All-out Airfare War for Flights to Hawaii — Here's How to Take Advantage (Video)

Since last June, we’ve been closely following an airfare war that’s entangled almost every major domestic carrier, including United, Hawaiian, and …

Essential Guide to India's Khajuraho Erotic Temples

If you want proof that the Kama Sutra originated in India, Khajuraho is the place to see. Erotica abounds here with around 20 temples, many featuring …

Madhya Pradesh

15-Minute Churros You’ll Make Again and Again

<b>1</b> of <b>11</b><p>Ingredients:<p><p>1 sheet puff pastry, thawed</br> 1 egg</br> 1/2 cup sugar</br> 1/8 tsp chili flakes</br> 1/4 cup unsalted butter</br> 1/4 cup …

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation

This may seem like an obvious one, but “many travelers forget to do it,” said Levent. Check the forecast for your destination and your hometown when …

We Tried That 2-Ingredient Dough From Instagram And It's Legit AF

Self-rising flour + Greek yogurt = endless possibilities.<p>View this post on Facebook

This Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Peel Potatoes

When I saw a trick for removing potato skins by slipping them off without using the dreaded vegetable peeler, I knew I had to try it immediately to …

These stunning debut novels are the talk of the literary town

Every year, amid a sea of high-profile and heavily-hyped literary debuts, only a few manage to really stand out from the pack, to generate sustained …

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

Video tutorial: Sew 16 half square triangles at one time

Amy from Diary of a Quilter shows a quick method for sewing up a a lot of these half square triangles at one time. It’s a video tutorial showing how …