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Great Authors You've Never Heard Of

Lost Classics: Novelist Elizabeth Taylor

No, not that Elizabeth Taylor – she of the ostentatious makeup and jewelry; that many-times-married friend of Michael Jackson. Perhaps you haven’t even heard of English novelist Elizabeth Taylor? Born in my current hometown of ...
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20 Best Female Authors, Part 2

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 Last week, I wrote the first article in a four-part series about the 20 Best Female Authors. Here are the next five authors whose works are undeniably great. Remember, this li...
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Romantic Books for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to stock up on romantic literature and recognize those who spend so much time loving you throughout the year. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the most romantic books for Valentine’s...


Bookkaholic Q&A: Favorite Literary Romance

Bookkaholic Q&A is a weekly feature where we all share our answers to a bookish question. Think of it as a conversation over coffee with friends! “What is your favorite literary romantic relationship?” Lucy My f...
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Best Reads of 2013: Fiction

So far I’ve read 229 books in 2013, so although my task is nigh on impossible I’m gamely attempting to reduce that list down to just ten stand-out titles, five nonfiction picks last week and five fiction this week. (Some of the...

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Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jane Austen meets Downton Abbey is the crude shorthand, but Longbourn by Jo Baker, a new take on the Pride and Prejudice story, is so much more than that. Like so many, I fell in love with the 1995 BBC production of Pride and P...
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What’s in a Name? Judging Books by their Titles

You’ve heard that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but what about judging books by their titles? Despite the perennial admonitions from good-natured and tolerant book-lovers, I daresay we all do it all the time: take on...
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A Bibliophile’s Miscellany: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

When’s the last time you put pen to paper and wrote a letter? Not an e-mail, not a quickly jotted memo, but an actual hand-written letter, with the date at the top, a more or less formal term of address (you can never go wrong ...

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Summer Lovin’: 5 love(ish) stories for summer reading

Beach books have become synonymous with “Chick Lit,” an often condescending term for light-hearted books by women and about women that assumes predictability and a story about shoes, cosmos, and Mr. Right (the liter...
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A Bibliophile’s Miscellany: Books on the Financial Crisis

I don’t claim to understand very much about the economics or history of the downturn that began around 2008. What little I do know I largely attribute to the books I’ve read about it, both fiction and nonfiction. Many authors h...