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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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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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Use These Spelling Tricks From the 2017 National Spelling Bee Champion 

“The important thing to know about spelling is that it’s not just rote memorization,” says Ananya Vinay, champion of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, who will ceremonially open this year’s bee next week. While Vinay uses flashcards to study specific words, she says the real trick is learning where different…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Which Audiobook Service(s) Do You Love?

Minor confession time. I have never listened to an audiobook. Music? Of course. Podcasts? When I’m driving, definitely. But an audiobook? I’m a bit of a speed reader, and I feel like I would just get bored hearing someone narrate text—even Benedict himself.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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