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“Maggie Goes On a Diet” by Paul Kramer

New book for your 6-year-old: “Maggie Goes On a Diet” by Paul Kramer.

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Books for Barack: President Obama’s Summer Reading List

President Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List for 2011.

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Lucky Thirteenth Tale for some

A lady called Diane Plumley has written at the Bookshop blog about how she discovered The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield after reading an AbeBooks feature on twins in literature. Hurrah!

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The Blackest Black Humour: Catch-22 & Other Grim Jokes

The most common theme in black humor is death but many taboo subjects are satirized, including depression, drug and alcohol addiction, disabilities, violence, mental illness, poverty, sex and bodily functions.

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Vote for Your Favourite Harry Potter Character

From Dobby the House Elf, to Mad-Eye Moody and Ginny Weasley – Bloomsbury Publishers are holding a worldwide search for the globe’s favourite Harry Potter character, and you can vote!

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Amy Stewart’s Wicked Plants Follow-up: Wicked Bugs

Amy Stewart, cool and interesting author of Wicked Plants now has a follow-up book all about diabolical insects: Wicked Bugs.

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The Dark, Dark World of Cornell Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich – Rediscover one of the true masters of murder and mystery writing.

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Interview with Terry Fallis

An interview with Canadian political satire novelist Terry Fallis.

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Pat the Zombie: A Pat the Bunny Parody

Judy can feel Daddy’s putrefying face!

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Eating and reading

The Millions blog talks about food and reading – two of my favourite activities in life. For example, Lydia Kiesling relates eating tuna fish sandwiches while spending an afternoon reading Lolita. The fall I read 2666 coincided with my rediscovery of a very plain spaghetti I remembered eating every day one summer in my childhood–a […]

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