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Mario Is Getting His Own Fancy Encyclopedia

Having had tremendous success with its trio of The Legend of Zelda reference books, Dark Horse Publishing sets its sights on the Mushroom Kingdom, chronicling three decades of Nintendo gaming in the Super Mario Encyclopedia. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Quit More Books

Some people know how to quit a book as soon as they stop liking it. But many of us feel some sort of completist pressure to stick with every book we start, even when reading for pleasure. We struggle through stuff we don’t actually like, and so we’re less likely to pick up the book […]

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Get Ready for the Movie With Comixology’s Massive Black Panther Sale

Just in time for the release of the film, Comixology just kicked off a massive Black Panther sale, with hundreds of single issues available for just $1 each, plus big discounts on collections from every era of the series, including the recent issues written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Comic Books Are Books 

Comics can be thought-provoking, boundary-breaking, emotionally complex, and all the things that books without pictures can be. Any kid who’s ever devoured a title like Anya’s Ghost or Invisible Emmie or A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel can already tell you this. Some parents, though, could use more convincing.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Save $16 On the Official, 512-Page Breath of the Wild Guide

The upcoming expanded edition of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild official guide looks like the ultimate memento for the ultimate game. The hardcover guide is a whopping 512 pages long, and includes a 36 page atlas with the location of every shrine and Korok seed, walkthroughs for every divine beast and shrine,…Read […]

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I’m National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas, and This Is How I Work

Since 1950 the National Book Foundation has awarded the National Book Award to authors such as Colson Whitehead, William Faulkner, Beverly Cleary, and Jesmyn Ward. The Foundation also runs several programs for readers and writers, including the BookUp after-school reading program. In March 2016 the Foundation hired…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Sentimentality Is Killing The West

To say that Return Of Kings encourages sentimentality toward women would be beyond ludicrous. However, Theodore Dalrymple’s book Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality reveals ways in which much of the modern West is polluted by excess feeling, whether we suffer from a surfeit of emotion individually or not. Blessed Are The Hypersensitive An […]

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Give Kids an Entryway to Poetry Through Hip-Hop 

Why aren’t the youths connecting with Shakespeare these days? Young adult novelist Jason Reynolds shared some thoughts on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, plainly stating, “Young people are allergic to boredom.” He doesn’t mean Shakespeare is boring—the guy’s been dead for more than 400 years and yet his plays are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Gifts of Imperfection Wants You to Let Go of Who You’re ‘Supposed’ to Be

From its title, The Gifts of Imperfection sounds like a book for perfectionists. And it is, but also so much more. The titular gifts are courage, compassion, and connection. If you’re ready for some deep digging on the way to having more of those qualities in your life, read on.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Dragon Age’s Varric Is Getting His Famous Book Published For Real 

Varric Tethras is Dragon Age’s wry but poetic dwarf. Making his first appearance in Dragon Age 2, he’s not just a resourceful hunter and trap layer but also a famous writer. His novel “Hard in Hightown” is a best seller in the continent of Thedas and, it turns out, soon to be published in the […]

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Subscribe to the New York Times Book News Calendar

The New York Times just released a calendar even more useful than its astronomical event calendar. The NYT 2018 book events calendar, available for Google or Apple, includes highly anticipated book releases from authors like Zadie Smith and Dave Eggers, plus events, literary anniversaries, and releases of movies based…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Sign Up For a Free Audible Trial, Get Three Books of Your Choice to Keep Forever

Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of Audible with two audiobooks of your choice, but for a limited time, they’re throwing in a third free book. All three credits are good for any book in the Audible library, and the best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel […]

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I’m Feminist Press Director Jamia Wilson, and This Is How I Work

Jamia Wilson grew up reading books from the Feminist Press, so she’s proud to be the literary publisher’s executive director (the youngest person, and the first woman of color, to lead the 47-year-old press). When she became director, Wilson was already an outspoken activist and writer whose work had appeared in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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