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65 Thoughts Book Lovers Always Have At Barnes & Noble That Will Make You LOL

Would anyone notice if I smelled this book?<p>1. OK, I'm only going to browse around for fifteen minutes.<p>2. I will NOT spend half a day in here like I did last weekend.<p>3. I've got my 15% off coupon LIKE. A. BOSS.<p>4. Where do I even begin??<p>5. Omg, journals!!<p>6. Why do I already own five but feel like I …

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Not a reader yet? These are the books India’s book editors suggest you start with

Twenty-two books for your starting kit.<p>If you haven’t been introduced to the concept of reading for pleasure in childhood by your parents, teachers …

Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling review – JK Rowling’s detective dalliances come to life

The body of a young model lies dead on a snowy London pavement, having fallen from a penthouse flat. Did she jump, or was she pushed? This looks like a job for Cormoran Strike.<p>I haven’t read any of the crime novels JK Rowling has written under the nom de plume Robert Galbraith, but it is easy to …

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Curl up with your pet — and a good book: 12 great new pet reads

For every cat lover there is a cat book lover; for every good doggo, a good dog story. Right now, there are pages and pages devoted to puppies and kitties and other critters too. Take a look for beautiful books, silly interludes and animal stories that will break your heart.<p><b>"The Animals Among Us:</b> …

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This week’s must-read books

<b>Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller</b><br>(Fiction, Minotaur Books)<p>Based on a true story, this tale of heroin addiction is sadly all too timely these days. …

Bookstore Employees Share The Fall Books They’re Most Excited For

It’s lit<p>Summer's known for its great beach reads, but fall might be an even better time for books. After all, there's something inherently satisfying about cozying up with a good read when the weather drops.<p>To help spread that special feeling around, we've enlisted the help of bookstore employees …

A Newly Discovered Mark Twain Story Is Coming And It's So Beautiful

The author's unfinished notes were discovered by a scholar and transformed into a beautiful children's book.

Mark Twain

Finding A Place in the World: 12 Coming-of-Age Novels to Read Now

A Novel<p>John Boyne, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Boy in the Striped Pajamas</i>, is back with another compelling historical fiction novel. This story takes place in post-WWII Ireland and follows the life of Cyril Avery from his birth to his death, and everything in-between. It’s a story of …

The best books on Cuba: start your reading here

It’s 2003, and ex-cop Mario Conde – the hard-drinking, heretical anti-hero of Padura’s Havana Quartet of crime novels – is now a second-hand book dealer.<p>In his constant search for literary gems, he stumbles across the decaying mansion of a wealthy Cuban who fled the country after the revolution. …

Cuba

15 Of The Best Places To Find Free Books Online

Want to get your eyes on MILLIONS of free books online?<p>I got you.<p>If you’ve been following along, you already know that you can find free audiobooks …

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David Bowie’s 100 favorite books

“David Bowie Is” is a traveling art exhibition featuring over 300 pieces from David Bowie’s personal archives of instruments, sketches, stage …

Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' hits TV in the slow lane, but that’s not a bad thing

In one of his occasional breaks from the supernatural,<p>Stephen Kingcreated a detective, Bill Hodges, to engage with strictly human monsters. The first Hodges book, 2014’s "Mr. Mercedes," has been adapted for television by David E. Kelley, who seems clever again after writing the hitHBOminiseries …

Stephen King

5 more smart summer reads - once more unto the beach

<b>You will not go wrong with any or indeed all of these three cracking novels - and two collections of short stories - to while away beach-time, be it</b> …

Books that authors read to their own children

<i>Reading picture books aloud is a tradition in many homes. The other tradition? Kids who pick out the same books over and over again. Sometimes, we need a recommendation or two to mix it up. Here, we asked best-selling authors and illustrators to tell us what they like or liked to read to their</i> …

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Q&A: Stephen King busier than ever with 'Mr. Mercedes' show, new books

Even Stephen King is allowed a crisis of confidence once in a while.<p>The iconic author is currently stuck on one aspect of a new novel he’s started — “If I could think of a title, I’d be really happy” — and years ago, when tackling the detective genre with 2014’s <i>Mr. Mercedes</i>, King worried about not …

Stephen King

The 7 Best Books of August

Have you ever wondered why it’s called “the dog days of summer”? I have, too. Unfortunately, my computer melted before I could look it up, so it’s …

A Physician Explores 'A Better Path' To The End Of Life

Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, author of <i>Extreme Measures,</i> discusses the ethics of using medical assistance to hasten death. Zitter is the subject of the Netflix documentary <i>Extremis.</i><p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest is a critical care and palliative care physician …

Mind

OMG, There's Going To Be A Children's Book About Fiona The Hippo

Written by the director of the Cincinnati Zoo, Saving Fiona is the book the baby hippo's fans have been waiting for.

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Movies You Didn't Know Were Based On Stephen King Stories

The accumulated word count of Stephen King's career is so astoundingly high it makes my head hurt. Over the course of his career, he's written 56 …

Pop Culture of My Life: R.L. Stine reveals the Stephen King plot he's 'stolen' five times

<i>A version of this story appears in the Aug. 11, 2017 issue of Entertainment Weekly. Pick it up on stands Friday and available here. Don’t forget to</i> …

Which book should you read on holiday? The perfect books to match your destination

Some people put as much thought into their holiday reading as they do into packing their clothes.<p>The perfect book can really complement a destination …

25 Amazing Books You'll Want To Buy Just For The Title

From learning how to survive garden gnome attacks, to proper methods for beating your meat — there's a book out there for everyone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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18 of the Best Coming-of-Age Books to Read at Any Point in Your Life

Whether you've freshly entered high school or you're stumbling through your 30s (or beyond), you never really stop growing up. For this very reason, books centered on coming-of-age tales are great for every age no matter what stage in life you're at. And many times, the core theme is so damn …

Every Roller Coaster at Cedar Point, Ranked

Nothing says "vacation" quite like a terror-inducing thrill ride, and that's the specialty at Cedar Point, the self-proclaimed "Roller Coaster …

Cedar Point

Stephen King's 10 Most Terrifying Human Villains

The utterly prolific Stephen King has produced so many ways to scare us that's its difficult to keep up with them all. Some of his stories feature …

Walnuts could improve gut health, suggests new research

And your overall health as a result<p>They are rich in fibre, alpha-linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), manganese, biotin and other health-boosting …

Book Review: The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook

Is it really possible to transform ourselves in just fourteen days? Tim Desmond, author of <i>The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook</i> believes it is.<p>Desmond …

7 Mindful Books Worth Reading This Summer

1) ATTENDING<b>Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity</b> <i><br>Ronald Epstein, MD • Scribner</i> <br>A family physician and a professor at the University of Rochester School …

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The Very Real Psychological Benefits Of Cooking For Other People

In this fast-paced life, it’s hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re feeding a family. Sure, baking for other people can be fun (and …

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