Standard eBooks Is a Gutenberg Project You’ll Actually Use

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Spread the loveTweet Image credit: Giorgio Minguzzi/Flickr I’m always trying to save a few bucks when stocking up on books for my beat-up Kindle or my iPad. I’m not a…


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How to Pretend You’ve Read a Book

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Spread the loveTweet We might be at Peak TV now, but we’ve been at Peak Books for at least a century, and if you enjoy reading, it’s physically impossible to…


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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover—Judge It by Its First Page 

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Spread the loveTweet Recommendmeabook.com shows you the first page of a random popular book, stripped of identifying info. If you like it, reveal the cover; if you don’t, click “next…


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This Spellbinding Emma Watson Lookalike Loves Dressing Up as Hermione and Belle

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Spread the loveTweet The internet has discovered that actor, activist and book-hider Emma Watson has a startling lookalike. Kari Lewis from Indiana says people started to mistake her for the…


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Bob Dylan Explores Whether Song Lyrics Are Literature in Nobel Prize Lecture

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Spread the loveTweet Bob Dylan has delivered a lecture for his Nobel Prize the way he’s lived his life: on his own terms. The announcement that the legend had won…


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What the World Got Wrong About the Russian Revolution

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Spread the loveTweet Like 1789, when the French Revolution erupted, 1917 has entered the lexicon of world-historical dates all educated citizens are expected to know and remember. The meaning of…


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How to Self-Publish a Book

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Spread the loveTweet So you want to self-publish your book? You’re in good company. Plenty of authors have gone ahead of you, working to prove that high-quality books can hold…


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Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

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Spread the loveTweet Our favorite non-fiction books of 2017 (so far) vary widely in format, tone and content, from Scaachi Koul’s humorous personal essays in One Day We’ll All Be…


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Best Paperbacks of 2017 So Far

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Spread the loveTweet For those of us who read for a living, paperback releases provide an opportunity to catch up on some of the best books that came out last…


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Best Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

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Spread the loveTweet A common thread among our favorite fiction of 2017 (so far) is a sense of the surreal, from the comical, empathetic ghosts in George Saunders’s Lincoln in…


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