Samantha Solimo

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11 Big Fat Debut Novels to Keep You Reading All Summer

By Julianna Haubner | Off the Shelf<p>While the classics have always had a reputation for intimidating length (Tolstoy, Dickens, I'm looking at you), we are now living in the era of an entirely new trend: the big, fat, juicy debut novel. Industry insiders (<i>The Daily Beast</i> and <i>Vulture</i> among them) have …

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13 Books You'll Want to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>In classic Hollywood style, everything old is new again. They say the book is always better than the movie, but I'm of the mind that nothing's better than experiencing your favorite stories first on the page and again on the big screen. So grab some popcorn, dim the …

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9 must-read books for summer beach reading

Whether you’d prefer to stretch out in the sun with a hot romance, a classic Western, or a riveting thriller, we have the perfect summer read for …

14 Must-Read Novels About Books

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Let's explore: Travel around the world with these 12 books

When you read an incredible book, the author usually has a way of transporting you to another place making you feel like you're actually immersed in …

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Go Set a Watchman : A Review

I just finished reading Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman and I am impressed at the timing of the release of this book. It begs me to wonder why the family chose to release this book NOW, when our country is in such a state of civil unrest. Or rather, did the family intentionally release it now for …

6 Sexy Books for Sexy Grown Ups

Once upon a time, I was a voracious reader. Recently, my book consumption has dwindled, but my love for lit hasn't and these six books are some of my sexiest favorites.<p>If you like your reading list to come with a splash of sex appeal, pick up one of these six books. From historical sex scandals to …

Improving Reading by Playing With Words: Four Classroom Activities

By onJuly 18, 2015 4:45 PM<p><i>St. Louis</i><p>This morning at the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski …

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Classics I should read this summer – and why I won’t

The road to constructive reading is paved with good intentions, but I know I'll end up on the beach, reading trash, instead, says Boarding School Beak<p>As the summer holidays approach, the thoughts of any self-respecting English teacher naturally turns to the serious books he/she should be reading …

15 Easy and Fun Summer Reads for 2015

In three days, we’re setting sail on a 7-day Mexican riviera cruise, and we couldn’t be more excited! Not only will it be fun to explore some new …

The Best YA Books To Get Excited About

If you're shopping for the YA lover in your life (or if you're a YA lover yourself!), it's time to look beyond the adventures of Katniss Everdeen. YA …

30 YA Novels to Add to Your Summer Reading List

With school out, there's no better time to pick up a book and dive into some poolside reading. Whether you're interested in fantasy, romance or edge-of-your-seat thrillers, you'll be able to beat the heat with this list of 30 page-turning YA books.<p>Click through the slideshow of our picks above, and …

New York City's 10 Craziest Sandwiches

<b>Tranca Pecho</b> — The name means "chest clogger," and it’s considered the national sandwich of Bolivia. (Shouldn’t every country have a national sandwich?) Mounted on a hero roll, the sandwich is layered with a breaded beef cutlet, fried egg, purple onions, tomatoes, and here’s the kicker: diced beets …

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

The 10 Most Expensive Apartments for Rent in Queens

Having already brought you the Most Expensive Rentals in New York City (i.e. Manhattan) and the Most Expensive Rentals in Brooklyn, we conclude our <b>Renters Week</b> coverage of apartments you can't afford with the <b>10 Most Expensive Apartment Rentals in Queens</b>. (Sorry, Bronx and the other one, maybe next …

29 awesome things to do in New York City this summer

But that doesn't mean you need to have a disposable income to enjoy it.<p>Particularly in the summer, New York offers multiple events that won't cost you a penny to attend.<p>From parades to movie nights in the park to cultural festivals, here's what you can enjoy in the city this summer free.

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12 things real New Yorkers don’t know but are too afraid to ask

Even if you've lived in New York your entire life, there are a few things that somehow manage to slip through the cracks. And just like that …

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A Dozen More Cheap Eats Classics in New York City

This series explores the durable mainstays of the cheap eats demimonde, an oft-neglected collection of spectacular places that have provided inexpensive meals, often for decades. These are New York restaurants that can be depended on day in and day out.<p><b>A-Wah —</b> This small but labyrinthine space …

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NYC’s Hottest Cocktail Bars, July 2018

Welcome to the Cocktail Heatmap, a guide to the hottest drinking dens of the moment with info like where to grab a cocktail, a refreshing version of a bloody mary, or even a fancy sake bomb. For Eater’s guide to New York’s top cocktail bars (both old and new), check out this list.<p><b>Added in July:</b> …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

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26 of the Hottest New Books You'll Want to Read This Summer

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50 Best Books for Summer

Whether they’re poring over a bayou mystery in a backyard tent, cracking up over spork-wielding rats while lying on a beach, or sitting in a tree …

What are the best children's books on the second world war?

To mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, children’s authors including Shirley Hughes, Michael Morpurgo, SF Said, Piers Torday and Katherine Rundell, together with children’s books site members, share their favourite books set in or about the second world war<p>We want this blog to grow, so please share …

Take a free tour of any New York firehouse on May 2 for the FDNY's 150th anniversary

Ever wonder what it would be like to get closer to an NYC fireman than just a hunky wall calendar? On May 2, you’ll have the chance to do just</b> …

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16 Awesome Ice Cream Shops in NYC

The best places to get a scoop right now<p>Summer is the ideal time for ice cream whether it's regal vanilla, black sesame, or the mayhem of a blueberry with buttermilk and honey scoop. For old-school parlors, innovative gelato shops, vegan options, and modern creameries, read on for where to go for …