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What does running do to your brain?

Neuroscientists have studied treadmill runners, ultramarathon athletes – and a number of lab animals – to investigate the effects of running on grey matter

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Exclusive excerpt: Stephen King's The Outsider gets a chilling first look | EW.com

With the mystery surrounding the gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy, Stephen King's new novel 'The Outsider' is poised to be the summer's spookiest read

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10 books to read if you love 'Westworld'

Robots, westerns, and meditations on the concept of humanity abound

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Five brilliant bedtime books that fathers will love reading to their children

Jay Jay Burridge is a former BBC children’s TV presenter and the author of The World of Supersaurs, a six-book series.

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Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig’s 10 Favorite Books

Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig shares her ten favorite books including works by George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and more.

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These Kids’ Books Are Written By Kids From Around The World

Rakonto is teaching kids critical thinking skills by making them the authors of their own children’s books.

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22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

Fifty Shades versus the book she told you not to worry about.

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How the Rise of Paperback Books Turned To Kill a Mockingbird Into a Literary Classic

If you read Harper Lee's novel in school, it wasn't entirely because of the book's stellar literary value (though it has that, too).

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Badass Music Books to Take to the Beach

These books delve in creative and crazy music experiences from four decades.

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Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It's not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It's frustrating, and it's lonely, and for most people, it doesn't pay. But one genre con

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The best recent crime novels – review roundup | Books | The Guardian

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips; The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins; Strange Magic by Syd Moore; Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham; Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson

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23 Books Guaranteed To Give You That Summer Feeling

"The locations alone make you want to pack up and travel all summer long."

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50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.

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The 20 best audiobooks of all time

Following the announcement that sales have doubled in the past five years, Carole Mansur picks the 20 best audiobooks of all time

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1984 on Amazon Best Seller List After Donald Trump Inauguration | Fortune.com

The George Orwell novel is enjoying newfound popularity since Donald Trump's inauguration

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The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.

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These are the top 100 books of the year, according to Google

Google ranked the top books and graphic novels of the year, based on their popularity in the Google Play store.

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JK Rowling is giving us three new books set in Harry Potter world

When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released, a small but hilarious subset of fans reacted with fury when they discovered that the “

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‘Harry Potter’ is back — and so is the bookstore hoopla we haven’t seen since 2007 - The Washington Post

The original cohort of readers has grown up. And the last time a Potter book came out, the Kindle didn't even exist. Can retailers still score a big hit in a new era?

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Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.

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9 Books That Let You Travel Abroad (Without Leaving Home)

“A promising debut that’s awake to emotional, political, and cultural tensions across time and continents.”

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45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare | Anglophenia | BBC America

[caption id="attachment_118801" align="aligncenter" width="612"] William Shakespeare (Pic: AP Images)[/caption] April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of...

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33 1/3 essential books that rock

Stories of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll: These are the basic elements of a rock book. Make the band the Rolling Stones and you get "Life" by Keith Richards (2010), a memoir notable not just because the legendary guitarist lived through all those

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10 Books For Adults That Are Just As Magical As The Harry Potter Series | Bustle

Growing up with the Harry Potter series was a magical thing. So much so that many of us are already planning on reading them to our own kids, because everyone deserves that magical experience. But when you grow up with a series of books as amazingly life-

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15 Chicago-set stories explore the darker side of humanity in Chicago Noir | Bleader | Chicago Reader

Local author Joe Meno's Chicago Noir: The Classics compiles stories from the likes of Stuart Dybek, Patricia Highsmith, and Nelson Algren—some more hard boiled than others.

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Read the First Chapter of Harper Lee’s New Book -- Vulture

Happy Friday: The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian have exclusive excerpts of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the author's first release since To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Straight To Audiobook: Authors Write Original Works Meant To Be Heard : NPR

Writer Philip Pullman says it's all part of the oral tradition: "Long before writing, people were telling each other stories," he says. Audiobook technology has come a long way since the early days.

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The 5 Must-Read Books of November!

Motor City's Divine Diva

1. David Ritz's Respect (Little, Brown) judiciously captures the conflicted life of the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin...

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Is your book a self-published masterpiece?

We've chosen our first self-published book of the month. Now we want more, and to champion the best. Please send us your finest work

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Library nerds: This candle will lift your soul with the smell of old books - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

It’s amazing just what scents you can get out of candles these days. There was one of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and now we’ve found a candle that library ner

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Really Harsh Early Reviews of 20 Classic 20th-Century Novels

While these books are adored with the benefit of time and hindsight, they weren't universally loved when they were first published.

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9 Books To Genuinely Inspire Your New Year

Originally published on Kirkus Too many books sold on the inspirational shelves at bookstores are anything but—the advice they offer is too easily considered and sometimes pitying.

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New York Times: Best Illustrated Books

The 10 books whose images are displayed here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2013.

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Wild Montana Sky (The Montana Sky Series): Debra Holland: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

Wild Montana Sky (The Montana Sky Series): Debra Holland: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

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    Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel: Sylvia Day: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

    Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel: Sylvia Day: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

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      The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy: Nora Roberts: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

      The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy: Nora Roberts: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

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          Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel: Sylvia Day: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

          Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel: Sylvia Day: Amazon.com: Kindle Store