Books & Stuff: Fictional Families, Gaiman, Bowie

20 Things Overheard In Bookshops

Bookshops are wonderful places. Obviously, they’re full of books, which is enough to make them wonderful, but they’re also full of interesting people who love books. Our kind of people, in other words. And it’s always fun to eavesdrop on those people. Kudos to the person who thought of this response immediately and not in the shower the next day.

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19 Books With Fictional Families We Love

What does it take to be adopted by the Weasleys? “My favorite book family has to be Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family in the series of the same name. Set in the Regency era of England, it is a romance book series to savor. Not only is it well written and romantic, it is often hilarious. The books follow the romantic entanglements of the Bridgerton family, each book devoted to the romance and shenanigans of one of the siblings always with an HEA.”

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The Books Briefing: First Exercise, Then Write

The disease of living too fast Neurasthenia took [the] age-old problems of happiness and comfort and medicalized them. Neurasthenic Nation, by David Schuster American Nervousness, 1903, by Tom Lutz Wear and Tear, or Hints for the Overworked, by S. Weir Mitchell Why Mohsin Hamid exercises, then writes My head cleared.

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The Atlantic

For Keeps! Atlanta’s home for rare and classic black books

A few blocks from the Martin Luther King Jr.s church, in an area considered the heart of black Atlanta, sits a small place that houses a chunk of black history on brick walls, not-so-steady tables and steel shelves. If Rosa Duffy has her way, For …

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NBC News