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Amazing Things Found in Old Books | Mental Floss

From George Washington's hair to a winning lotto ticket, surprises abound between the pages of vintage books.

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J.K. Rowling sets the record straight on the 8th 'Harry Potter' book

J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to field questions about the eighth "Harry Potter" book.

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'Harry Potter' Fans Rejoice: Four New Wizarding Schools Have Been Revealed By J.K. Rowling

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and you don’t follow the Pottermore Twitter account, you’re doing yourself a disservice. To kick off Universal Orlando’s “Celebration of Harry Potter” three day event down in Florida, Harry Potter actress Evanna Ly

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One super sleuth 'Harry Potter' fan just worked out why Hedwig had to die

One Harry Potter fan on Tumblr just came up with a theory that perfectly explains Hedwig's death.

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The first thing that Snape says to Harry Potter has much more meaning than we thought

Snape's first words to Harry Potter are actually a cryptic message about his mother, Lily.

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Harry Potter echoes in new books by Rainbow Rowell and Patrick Ness

We live in a post-"Star Trek" world, a post-"Star Wars" world, a post-"The Lord of the Rings" world, with these tales echoing throughout our current pop culture climate. It was only a matter of time before "Harry Potter&

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12 'Harry Potter' Secrets You Didn't Know J.K. Rowling Revealed

It's hard to believe, but the boy wizard, who was born July 31, 1980, is turning 35 this year. Perhaps even harder to believe is that we still don't know everything about him. Though Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out in 2007, author J.K. Rowling is still revealing secrets we had no idea about.

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J.K. Rowling reveals backstory of the Dursleys, Harry Potter's terrible guardians

On what marks the 35th birthday of Dudley Dursley, J.K. Rowling has released new information on Pottermore about Harry Potter's miserable aunt and uncle; Petunia and Vernon Dursley. Surprising to no one, Rowling's notes seem to hint at the fact that she doensn't like these characters very much.

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The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014!

We found these titles released in the last year inspirational, profound, informative, and straight-up fun!

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OverDrive Review: A Free E-Book Lending Service That Requires Some Patience | Re/code

Why pay for e-books when you can get them from free?

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The Best Books For Fall 2014!

Thrillers and memoirs and stories, oh my!...

2014's beach days are numbered. Time to trade in your summery reads for the best new titles this fall has to offer. Below are 27 forthcoming new books, fiction and non-, that we're itching to pick up:

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The 100 Books Facebook Users Love - The Atlantic

What titles most shaped the site's readers? Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings—and the Bible.

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Top 10 books for wine lovers!

The world of wine, with its picturesque vineyards and understated elegance, provides authors with a fabulous setting for any tale – from the entirely fictional to dramatic real-life events.

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Your Spring Must-Reads List: 3 Books We're Reading Now

The task of choosing the next book to read can be daunting—especially when your Goodreads roster is growing substantially longer than your bucket list (and they slowly morph into the same thing...). In the Glamour...

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    The Most Famous Book Set in Each State

    Do you agree with the book chosen for your state?

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      ‘Doctor Sleep’ Is Stephen King’s Sequel to ‘The Shining’

      In “Doctor Sleep” Stephen King offers a sequel to “The Shining.”

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        Amazon.com: Twelve South BookBook for iPad!

        Amazon.com: Twelve South BookBook for iPad - Vintage leather case for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPad (vibrant red): Electronics

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          Children's books are a fantastic resource for simile lesson plans! This page has a list (compiled by teachers) of the best children's books that are full of creative and fun simile examples.

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            You're Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore (Ways to Say It): Nancy Jean Loewen, Donald Wu: 9781404867178: Amazon.com: Books

            You're Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore (Ways to Say It) [Nancy Jean Loewen, Donald Wu] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Here's a BRIGHT IDEA: read this book. It's a PIECE OF CAKE. And trust us; no one will call you A TURKEY. For more metaphors