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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Reading

What books are you into lately?

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Beach Reads

Imagine: you’re lying on the warm sand, listening to the waves come and go.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Reading

I’m not in school, so I can do what I want.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Reading

Show me your books.

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Pets

Fiction For Dog Lovers

I am an audiobook fanatic. Mostly I stick to sci-fi, fantasy, and other things that could never happen. There are a few books that I liked, but I’ve only truly learned to adore since I became a dog person. Sometimes all a book needs is a dog glad-handing to take it from entertaining to completely delightful.

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Books

Reading Beyond the Canon

Over at xoJane this week, author K.T. Bradford posted about her efforts to read only works written by women or people of color or LGBTQ authors and challenged her readers to take up a similar goal for year. As this is the internet, it was not terribly surprising that the comment section of the post was filled with […]

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Books

Poll: When Do You Give Up On A Book?

To paraphrase those who are in the business of writing about books: Life is too short to read anything you do not enjoy. Do you have certain criteria for setting aside books? Or are you a reader who stays until the bitter end? Let’s compare notes.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

In which fashion is tone deaf not once, but twice.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Making a Book List

So many books, so little time.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Summer Reading

What’s everyone reading right now?

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Pop Culture

Kickstartable: Reading Rainbow on the Web

Raise your hand if you remember watching Reading Rainbow, or if the kids you babysat for did! Reading Rainbow is as iconic as Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. I was excited when this Kickstarter was brought to my attention, because who doesn’t love LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow? And yes, the theme song will […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: What Are You Reading?

What have you been reading?

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Humor

10-Second Anecdotes That Say Too Much About Me: Anne

My addition to our semi-regular series that grants you insights into the minds of our writers (they’re just like us!):

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness IV – The Author Runoff Votes

Since we only let one character per author move into the bracket, to prevent the Pratchett/Martin/Rowling wars of 2011, today we’re going to have several (and I’m not kidding) votes to narrow down our favorite characters.

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Middlemarch Madness

Guess What Time of Year It Is?

It’s Middlemarch Madness time.