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All 88 Of The Books On The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Reading List That You Really Need To Read

Rory would approve<p>Over the course of beloved television series <i>Gilmore Girls</i>, one thing became crystal clear: Rory Gilmore really loves to read. While viewers didn't need to be particularly perceptive to pick up on this personality trait, it did take a certain kind of viewer, one with an obsessive …

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9 New Books Destined To Become Classics

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus.</i><p>How soon is too soon to call a recently published book a modern classic? Just because critics praise a new book and readers buy it doesn’t mean that book will be read by future generations. The awed whispers of adulation we’ve been hearing about the nine books in this …

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran review – a Portnoy's Complaint for girls

Often when a book comes along to which the phrase "coming-of-age" attaches, particularly if it's the product of my own gender and era, I set my face and aspect politely, readying, not to enjoy it, but to look as though I do, because I would hate to be one of those people from whom criticism might …

The Fantastic Folklore And Satire of Terry Pratchett's Discworld

Blame it on a lifetime of poring through <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> <i>Monster Manuals</i> and Crestwood House Universal Studios monster books, or maybe growing up in …

10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back In Time

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."<p>So begins <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i>, with one of the most celebrated opening lines in literature. What's often forgotten is how the sentence ends. (It is, to be fair, an extremely long sentence.) Written in 1859, the novel is set during the French …

Vikings: “Raid”

We need to talk about Jarl Haraldson.<p>One recurring theme, both in the comments and, you know, from me, has been that the Jarl is a poorly imagined …

How-to: Use Preview to put signatures on PDF’s, Pages Documents, and Mail messages

As we have written about in previous articles, Preview is a valuable tool in OS X that does not get a lot of press. In this article, we will review how you can use Preview to capture your signature using the iSight camera on a Mac, then use it in Pages documents, to sign PDF documents, and as an …

6 Ways to Make a Pumpkin Topiary