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    New author we love: Elizabeth Laban

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    Elizabeth Laban's young adult novel, The Tragedy Paper , is a beautifully-written story that has captured the attention of everyone...
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    Fiction meets non-fiction: A mash-up

    We've paired some favorite fiction reads with some non-fiction suggestions that explore similar themes in our monthly mash-up!
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    What's hot in memoirs: January round-up

    Each month, Candace of Beth Fish Reads invites you to meet fascinating people by reading buzz-worthy memoirs or biographies. This...
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    Tired of politics? Books to help you appreciate the USA

    If you're tired of politics, tired of the gridlock and Congress and all that jazz, then the inauguration of President Barack Obama...
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    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

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    The Tragedy Paper by debut novelist Elizabeth Laban, is an engrossing young adult novel about forbidden love and desperate secrets...
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    Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download

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    Did you get a new e-reader for Christmas? Or, are you feeling guilty that your e-reader has been untouched for months? Here are...
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    Crafty mysteries: A January round-up

    January is National Hobby Month, and what better way to get interested in a new pastime than by reading an entertaining, cozy...
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    MLK Day: A civil rights round-up

    With Martin Luther King Day right around the corner, it's important to remember this civil rights leader and what he fought for....
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    MLK: Reading with kids

    We celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to remember that all people should be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of...
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    Historical fiction beyond Anne Boleyn: Art and artists

    Historical fiction covers a variety of subjects, not just the wives of Henry VIII. One subject that often results in particularly...
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    Women's fiction for the new year

    Women's fiction can sometimes be considered a derogatory term (after all, there is no "men's fiction"), but it also can be useful at...
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    New beginnings: Five novels of reinvention

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    Many people use the new year as an opportunity to change something in their life that they aren't happy with. If you aren't sure...
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    Read it first: January's book-to-movie picks

    Some of the best movies and television series were born from the pages of a book. Every month Candace from Beth Fish Reads features...
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    Fiction meets TV: A Rizzoli & Isles mashup

    Rizzoli and Isles is a hit TV series focusing on the relationship between its two main characters -- Detective Jane Rizzoli and...
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    Touchdown! 5 Football novels for bowl season

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    We're right in the middle of championship football season: College bowls have been going on since mid-December, and the Super Bowl...
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    Books to cuddle up with

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    It's getting colder outside every day, and there's nothing like snuggling up by the fire with a good book.
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    Best books of love letters

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    It's National Letter Writing Week! In honor of the celebration of the written word, we're highlighting the best books of love...
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    Books for New Year's Eve

    If you're exhausted from hosting or traveling for the holidays, going out on New Year's Eve might seem just too daunting. Here are a...
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    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran

    Gurjinder Basran's debut novel has been compared to Jhumpa Lahiri's writing, and for good reason. This tender, thoughtfully written...
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    New year, new you: Best self-improvement books

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    New Year's is just days away. And if you're like most, you have at least one resolution. So we've found the best books that will...