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11 Amazing Facts About the Authors of Your Favorite Children’s Books

From champion beaglers to real-life James Bonds, the stories behind these authors are equally as fascinating the books they wrote.

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The Best Ways to Buy Textbooks — Stores, Online, E-Readers and More

Buying textbooks can be a difficult, uncertain, expensive process, especially if you're an adult going back to school for the first time in a few years. To help you out, we've gathered some of the best ways to buy or access textbooks.

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Books With a Letter Missing Are Better Than the Originals

Remember that time that #BooksWithALetterMissing was trending on Twitter, and it was hilarious? No, because your life consists of more than clicking around the internet all day searching for meaning in your life that you're never going to find? Well, let us tell you -- it was indeed hilarious.

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6 Modern Horror Movies as ’80s Young Adult Novels

In the late '80s/early '90s, how many of you were glued to books by people like Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine and A. Bates? Long before 'Twilight,' these young adult authors were churning out sordid tales of psycho teenage killers, body-switching beautiful girls and revenge fantasies that also somehow involved final exams.  

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8 Unintentionally Inappropriate Children’s Books

Reading to a child is essential to their growth, and most children's books address similar topics of sharing, accepting who you are and eating your vegetables. We found some gems from the children's literature department, though, that made us pause and say WHAT?!?!

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10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers

Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as

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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions for 2013

2013 is gearing up to have some great movie releases, some of which include the usual book-to-movie adaptions. Yet with allgreat new book to movie adaptions coming out, it can be difficult to figure out which one to spend $10 at the theater on, especially if you are not sure if it will wind up being a hit like 'Lord of the Rings' or a dude like 'Eragon.' Of course we're looking forw

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Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine

What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, the man who penned numerous fantasy and science fiction classics of American literature, like ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles,’ died June 5th, 2012, in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Bradbury was a master of the written word. His wonderful imagination seemed to hold no bounds. He wrote more than two-dozen novels in his lifetime, and helped cement science fiction as a true literary genre. His lyrical prose, combined with his provocative storylines, captivated the hearts and minds of his readers.

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Most Well-Read City in America? It Ain’t Us!

So, you're thinking of catching up on some reading this summer? Well, you're not alone. Amazon.com has come out with its list of the most well-read cities in America and Buffalo didn't make the list. Of course, the results may have been skewed. 

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