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My favorite Irish libraries and bookstores, etc., outside of Dublin. There are so many!
Our favorite literary tourism destinations in greater Ireland, from Belfast to Limerick.
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Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge: Protect Your Privacy Online
"Graffiti in Shoreditch, London - Zabou, Privacy" Photo by KylaBorg via Flickr. As bloggers, we want to share stuff over the internet: our posts, first of all, plus cute cat videos, pictures of our dogs, our favorite TV shows, Benedict Cumberbatch doing any...
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Sunday Snapshot–It's 2016. Yay.
Calypso is enjoying my her new reading nook! Sorry I missed last week's Sunday Snapshot. My mom and I went up to Denver and I didn't have time to write anything. Not the most auspicious start to 2016, but we're back on track today! Currently reading: The Ma...
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2015 Year-End Wrap-Up
2015 is exiting quickly, stage left. The first half of the year felt like it passed in a fever. I seemed to have no time to do anything, even though I really wasn't doing that much. Things kept happening, like my grandfather (who has dementia) wandering off...
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Sunday Snapshot Says Adios to 2015
Currently Reading: The Valley of Fear  by Arthur Conan Doyle: Different from what I was expecting. My Fair Gentleman  by Nancy Campbell Allen: I can never resist a My Fair Lady adaptation. Posted: A review of The Conjure Woman  by Charles Waddell Chesnutt o...
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Sunday Snapshot Is Almost Ready for Christmas, but Not Really
Currently reading: Family Plot by Sheri Cobb South: So far, not enough John Pickett/Lady Julia drama! Posted: A review of Lisa Kleypas' latest historical novel, Cold-Hearted Rake , plus a Buy Borrow Bypass on four short Christmas books you should read over ...
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Mini Bloggiesta Sign Up Post
Mini Bloggiesta is this weekend. I'm hosting a mini-challenge on simple and easy ways to protect your privacy online , but I also have a short list of stuff I'd like to get done: Write and publish my weekly Sunday Snapshot. Go through my saved documents on ...
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In Support of Reading Series Backwards
About a year ago, I wrote about the various ways one can read a book series , and that my favorite way to read a long-running series was backwards. Reactions to this methodology ranged from "crazy pants" to "no." But really, guys. Reading a series backwards...
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Who was the real-life inspiration for "the woman," Irene Adler?
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Review: MASTER FLEA by ETA Hoffmann
Original Publication Date : 1822 Genre : fairy tale, fantasy Topics : trust, love, friendship, coming of age, forgotten for a reason   Review by heidenkind : Peregrinus Tyss is an odd duck. If he was living in the 21st century, he'd probably be diagnosed wi...
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Review: THE CONJURE WOMAN by Charles Waddell Chesnutt
Original Publication Date : 1899 Genre:  folk tales Topics : slavery, antebellum South, magic   Review by heidenkind : John and Annie are northerners who relocate to North Carolina for Annie's health, and want to invest in some property. The first day looki...
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Review: COLD-HEARTED RAKE by Lisa Kleypas
Devon Ravenel is not pleased when he inherits the estate of his cousin, the Earl of Trenear. For one thing, the house itself is falling apart, the estate is mired in debt, and it's not producing enough income to keep it afloat. For another thing, Devon and ...
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Tasha Brandstatter is a freelance writer and blogger with a master's degree in art history and a love of food, history, books, and culture. She's a contributor to Book Riot, Femnista, and History Colorado. She has 3 scotties and enjoys making cocktails. You can find her on her book blog, Truth Beauty Freedom and Books.
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What's Your Poison? -
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Scofflaws unite to dispel the myth that alcohol is a poison!

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Novella Edition
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Should you buy, borrow, or bypass on these three novellas?

Helen Fielding Kills Off Mark Darcy: A GIF Response
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The feels Helen Fielding's new, Mark Darcy-less book inspires can only adequately be expressed in GIF form.

Destination Bookstore: Livraria da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil
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To celebrate Book Riot’s second birthday on Monday, we’re running some of our favorite posts from our first two years. _____________________

Panzanella, the Salad for People Who Hate Salad -
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Don't say you don't like salad until you've tried panzanella, an Italian classic made with tomatoes, bread, and garlic.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: August 26, 2013
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Should you buy, borrow, or bypass on FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT, THE SUICIDE SHOP, or SECRETS AND LORDS?

An Ode to the Sidecar Cocktail -
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What makes the perfect sidecar cocktail, the most wonderful of all classic cocktails? I put way too much thought into the answer so you don'

The Best of Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels
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A few favorite books by Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels I'd recommend.

The Curious Case of THE CUCKOO'S CALLING—Why it Wasn't a Success Before ...
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The reason why THE CUCKOO'S CALLING wasn't a success was because it wasn't by JK Rowling—but it was.

The Tale of the Angry Bookseller
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A GIF response to The Bookseller's articles about authors not supporting independent bookshops.

Read This, Then That: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and THE SHEIK
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Fifty Shades of Grey and The Sheik: two "romance" novels published nearly 100 years apart that reinforce gender roles and cultural norms in

What Next? Three Books to Read After PRIDE & PREJUDICE
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Love Pride & Prejudice? Here are three books to read next.

Creating Blog Features
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Tips for how to create features on your blog.

Coursera Lit Class Wishlist
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Some literature classes I would love to see offered online through Coursera.

Blanc de Blancs Champagnes — Review
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The wine panel tasted 20 blanc de blancs, the finest and most delicate of Champagnes.

5 Bookish 'Idea' Videos That Will Blow Your Mind
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Five videos from PBS Idea Channel with novel (har har) bookish conundrums.

Curious, Creepy, and Cute: A Tour of Neil Gaiman's International Book Co...
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A tour of Neil Gaiman's international book covers from China, Japan, France, Russia, and a bazillion other countries (okay more like a dozen

Note à Note, the Haute Cuisine of the Future? - FOOD RIOT
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Note a Note, the new trend in haute cuisine, may the be the food of our future. But is that a good thing?

PSYCH's Shawn & Gus Eating: A Gifestigation - FOOD RIOT
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The fascinating world of Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster eating on the TV show Psych, a story told in gifs.