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How To Crush Your Reading Goals This Year

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I have a confession to make.  The year is a quarter of the way gone, and I’m already behind on my reading goals for 2018. That’s right: the bookseller, who is CONSTANTLY surrounded by books, can’t seem to sit still long enough to read some of them. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve read a few, but compared to my usual number by now, it’s measly. It’s times like these when I’m ashamed to call myself a bibliophile. How can I claim that books are my life when I’ve barely made a dent in my TBR list this year? It’s...

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7 Classic & Creepy Short Stories You Can Read Right Now

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Our lives are busy. It’s easy to get sidetracked while reading or overwhelmed by doorstop-sized novels. Sometimes, it’s nice to just sit down and read a quick story all the way through. For times like these, I’ve collected a list of short stories perfect for a cold winter night. Some are just slightly chilling, and others may prompt you to double-check that all the doors in your house are locked. Some widely-loved classics are also included. The best part is: most (if not all) of these can be read online for free! What could be better than that?   1. The Lottery by...

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Spotlight Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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  I cannot say enough good things about Station Eleven. I recommend it to everyone, no matter which genres they typically read. I think it's the type of story anyone can connect with in their own way. It resonated with me so deeply that I still think about it all the time. The story is a gorgeous depiction of the struggle for survival after a worldwide epidemic. But, as is mentioned many times, survival is inefficient. Kirsten and her traveling party continue to bring art and beauty (in the form of music and theater) to the people of this new, ravaged world,...

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15 Books To Look Out For In 2018

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I’m always on the lookout for exciting new books to add to my TBR list, no matter how many books are already on it. I have this fear that if I don’t put every intriguing book I hear about on my list, I’ll forget about it forever (am I the only one who worries about things like this??). My TBR list is my source of truth. It comforts me. It allows me to keep track of all the books I want to read in my lifetime, even if I won’t get to them for a while. So, if you’re anything like me,...

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The Best Books I Read in 2017 (Part Two)

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I read some incredible books in 2017, but for one reason or another, 16 of the 40 stood out above the rest. These books were so good that I will beg you to read them if I have to. So if you're looking for a great book to pick up, I've got you covered. We may not have these particular books in stock (if we do, they'll be in our We Recommend section), but that won't stop me from helping you find the best books to add to your TBR list! I’ve broken this post down into two parts by genre. Part 2 includes Science-Fiction,...

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