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On (Not) Learning To Cook From Grandma

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 10:46 AM

Originally published on FoodRiot:

Nana, my mother's mother and uncontested matriarch of our brood, was probably an excellent cook. She owned a catering company, and stories are still told about her fried okra, chicken, sweet tea. I have one Polaroid-style memory of being in the kitchen with her...

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Perfumes Inspired by Dead Writers

(11) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 8:42 AM

Originally posted on Book Riot:

Falling down the Etsy rabbit hole is one of my internet-ish weaknesses, and upon one of these bottomless falls I came across this Dead Writers Perfume, which is made with "black tea, vetiver, clove, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, and tobacco." The...

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Is Pirating Books Ever OK?

(43) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 11:07 AM

First published on Book Riot

I stumbled upon a blog post this morning that gave me pause (pauses). The author had recently purchased an e-reader and was pirating digital copies of all the paper books he owned so he could get rid of them and just have the...

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The Gender of Reading Shame

(34) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 10:54 AM

This article was originally posted on Book Riot:

Try asking an adult who wanders into our Young Adult section if you can help them find something, and most of the time you get an awkward shrug or a nervous laugh, followed by an "oh, no, I just...

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