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26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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Books

The Great Gatsby

• <b>Author:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, <i>The Great Gatsby</i> (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken …

Hidden Order

• <b>Author:</b> Brad Thor<p><b>#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don’t miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free download now!</b><p>The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the …

Law of Attraction

• <b>Author:</b> Allison Leotta<p><b><br>A</b>s a newly minted Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., Anna Curtis has already developed thick skin to deal with the brutality she encounters with her daily stack of domestic violence cases. Yet when Laprea Johnson walks into Anna’s life<b>—</b>battered by her boyfriend on …

Stardust

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Gaiman<p>Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that …

Why We Love Lime Pickle—It's Hot, Sour, Salty, Sassy

Lime pickle—a salty, sour, spicy, sassy Indian condiment—livens up everything from sandwiches to braised meats to sautéed kale<p>Made by salting and fermenting limes with chiles and spices, lime pickle is fiery, tangy, and crazy-flavorful. I fold it into mayo for hopped-up sandwiches, serve it with …

Cooking

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel to be written

<b>A writer has been hired to pen a fourth instalment to the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series by author Stieg Larsson, its Swedish publishers have said.</b><p>David Lagercrantz will write a new story about the characters of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomqvist, which is due for publication in August …

Books

Consent to Kill

• <b>Author:</b> Vince Flynn<p>For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to prevent terrorists from fulfilling their bloody wishes. His battles for peace and freedom have made …

Slaughterhouse-Five

• <b>Author:</b> Kurt Vonnegut<p><b>Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time</b><p><i>Slaughterhouse-Five,</i> an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our …

Cat's Cradle

• <b>Author:</b> Kurt Vonnegut<p><b>Cat’s Cradle</b> is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once …

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

• <b>Author:</b> Helen Fielding<p><b>Bridget Jones—one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)—is back! In Helen Fielding's wildly funny, hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions:</b> <br>What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as …

A Nantucket Christmas

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Thayer<p>Known for her heartwarming observations of family life, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer showcases her beloved Nantucket’s snowy off-season in this emotionally gratifying and utterly entertaining story. <br>Holidays on this Massachusetts island are nothing short of …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

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Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

Breakfast

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

Tools

Articles about 6 ways color accent your home on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water each day—which...<p>Upgrading a kitchen is seldom a cheap endeavor, but you can save yourself a pretty penny by following these tips.<p>Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for …

Real Estate

New Ways To Eat Sriracha

For those of you who <i>really, really</i> love sriracha (you know who you are with your bottle-a-week addiction), it can be hard to satisfy your craving for this spicy Thai chile sauce. Sure, you can snack on sriracha-flavored lollipops when the need should strike; and you can start cooking with it at …

Geometric Wall Mural Laundry Room Makeover

My cousin Laurie has a gorgeous new house in the most adorable neighborhood. When you walk in, it smells like cookies because, chances are, she’s …

Laundry Rooms

Cool Industrial Concrete Lights: Catherina 30 Knitter

Concrete lamps are nothing new but they are always stylish because industrial minimalism is very modern. But Catherina 30 Knitter is something …

Knitting