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New Sega Book (For Adults) Has Pop-Ups

Specialist publisher Read-Only Memory, the team behind A+ books like the Sega Genesis Collected Works, are trying something different. Instead of releasing another coffee table book about video games, they’re releasing a coffee table book about video games that also has cardboard pop-ups of old Sega arcade cabinets.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Formula One Got A Little More Down To Earth—And A Little More Dangerous—In The Mechanic’s Tale

Chances are, most of us are never going to have a chance to step foot on a Formula One pit lane—let alone even, y’know, walk into a factory. It’s a good thing we’ve got guys like Steve Matchett, then, who can tell us all about his experiences so that it’s like we were hanging out […]

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June Book Club Open Thread: Is There Life After Death?

Welcome to your June Book Club open thread. Any and all thoughts you have on Mary Roach’s Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife are welcome here. Please just remember, this is strictly for fun—a lot of the topics touched upon in this book (religion, death, pseudoscience) are contentious, but, in the words of Fox News…Read more… […]

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Read the Guide to Summer Reading Guides

It’s summer, the only season that gets its own “reads,” for some reason. Pick a book for the beach, park, or hoarded table at the air-conditioned Starbucks, with this collection of the 20 summer reading lists from major publications, compiled by Metafilter user Fizz.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Dog Doesn’t Die: Heal Yourself With These Rewritten Book Scenes

Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt the dogs. Electric Literature’s Riane Konc rewrote famous stories where the dog dies, so this time the dog doesn’t die. It’s cathartic for gentle souls and for fans of literary rewrites like Texts From Jane Eyre or How It Should Have Ended. An excerpt from the new Where the…Read […]

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I’m Ken Jennings, Author and ‘Jeopardy’ Champ, and This Is How I Parent 

Ken Jennings became famous the easy way—through an unprecedented 74-game victory streak worth $2.52 million on Jeopardy. Since that 2004 era, the affable quizmaster has gone on to co-host a podcast, become a beloved Twitter hero, write several books (including the newly released Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Five Best Audiobook Services

If you’re looking for a great way to fit more books into your life, try picking up an audiobook. You can listen to it on your commute, on vacation, or just at home while you’re doing other things. Or, better yet, sign up for a service that gives you access to a ton of books […]

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Before You Buy Something New, Shop Your Own Stuff

Most of the time, saving money is more about knowing what not to buy then it is about squirreling cash away. If you’re an impulsive shopper like me, that can be a problem. That’s why I recommend you shop at one particular store before all the others: your own.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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