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10 Best Lois Lowry: Classics From the Reigning Queen of YA

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 12:25 PM

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Okay, so we admit the trailer looks pretty impressive, but while you're standing in line to see yet another fabulous performance by Her Majesty Meryl Streep, we suggest refreshing your memory on why Lois Lowry's classic dystopian YA novel became an...

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Hot Temps & Tempers: 11 Books From Our Summer Vibes & Vices Collection

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:47 PM

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If typical beach reads aren't really your thing, we've still got you covered. These summer reads are more spiked than sweet. Indulge in the seedier side of the season with our favorite hot-tempered page turners from Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Neil Gaiman,...

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Revenge, Madness, Unrequited Love: 13 Books From Our Dark & Stormy Collection

(3) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 6:05 PM

Psychosis, codependence, grief. Deviants, tempests, feuding lovers. We think the only thing better than a rum & ginger beer is sipping it while reading a Dark & Stormy book. Added bonus: unlike the rum, we bet you'll never run out of pages.


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Famous Favorites: Read The Books That Spurred Your Idols To Greatness

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 11:37 AM

How did Oprah become so wise, Bill Gates so successful, and J.K. Rowling so creative? We think the answer is something along the lines of "you are what you read." Even the president, Mark Zuckerberg, and Ellen DeGeneres had to start somewhere--and we like to think they started in the...

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Dad Jokes Are the Best Jokes: 4 Homemade Father's Day Cards

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 11:17 AM

Oyster's here to save Father's Day. Because you were going to get your dad socks, or a tie, or razor blades. You were! You were.

In honor of every kind of dad (with that same brand of fatherly humor), we bring you our homemade Father's Day ecards. Click the one...

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10 Summer Blockbusters

(5) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 5:06 PM

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Why are books almost always better than the movie? The characters are never badly acted, the soundtrack is whatever you want it to be, and 35-year-olds don't play high schoolers. So give yourself the cred to say the original was way...

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Successful Summer Reading In 6.5 Steps

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 1:56 PM

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Whether you're beach-bound or couch-bound this weekend, start the season off right. Need a book recommendation? Our Memorial Day reading list has got you covered.

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Literature's Most Horrifying Mothers

(4) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 5:15 PM

With Mother's Day right around the corner, we've taken this occasion to award literature's most horrifying mothers the accolades they deserve. Read on, and then thank your mom for being her wonderful self by springing for the big bouquet this year (or a year of free reading). And...

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Why You Can't Get Enough of Mr. Darcy

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM

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We examine one of the most timeless (and studly) of literary heartthrobs: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. 200 years and 20 million books sold later, we have quantified the swoon.

Our graph shows reading speed (on the y axis) over the words...

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