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February 12, 2016

Friday favorites: The Valentine's Day edition

Happy early Valentine’s Day to our fellow book lovers! We’ll start with the sweet holiday-themed picks and move on to the sour ones ... If you haven’t gotten your sweetie a present yet — or if you suspect your sweetie hasn’t gotten yours yet — the Guardian has a few...

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January 29, 2016

Friday favorites: The shrink is in

This week’s Friday favorites was built all around a single post we really enjoyed — BookRiot’s Myers-Briggs analysis of 202 fictional characters. Mental Floss did a similar post but kept it within a series or show, i.e., finding a Lord of the Rings character for each personality. And that had...

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January 8, 2016

Friday favorites: A challenging time of year

The jolt of reality after the holidays are over and winter weather is just getting started can be pretty tough. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up some challenges for readers this Friday. For instance, we have a measuring stick to see how well-read you are — but if you don’t...

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January 1, 2016

Friday favorites: Best of the blog in 2015

’Tis the season for year-end list-making. And just like many other December activities — gift-buying, braving the cold, indulging in treats without splitting your pants — pulling together our best-of-blog list proved to be somewhat challenging. Two easy inclusions were our reader-survey series on such issues as prices, blurbs, and...

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December 18, 2015

Friday favorites: Beyond 'A Christmas Carol'

We hope yule enjoy this holiday-themed edition of Friday favorites. (Sorry, couldn’t resist!) Photo courtesy of Steer the dinner discussion away from politics with some general Christmas trivia from Interesting Literature. Or if you look forward to a debate over economic policies, you may prefer a historical explanation for...

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December 11, 2015

Friday favorites: Youthful reading lists

Creaky joints. Fading eyesight. Inability to sleep in. Forgetfulness. There aren’t many perks to aging, but growing older isn’t totally bad — each year that passes seems to lend you more authority to tell kids these days what they ought to be doing. And that applies to book recommendations as...

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November 20, 2015

Friday favorites: A purr-fect pairing

Fussy has a hunch that her readers, like her, could use something uplifting. What better way — for those who aren’t allergic, that is — than to look for the union of our two favorite things? So we present a roundup of literary cat links, photos, and videos for you...

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November 6, 2015

Friday favorites: Jane Austen

We want to say Jane Austen is back in style, but then we realized — she never actually faded from the public eye. It’s safe to say, though, that a few modern takes on “the lady” have kept the media talking about her works. For example: An app now delivers...

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October 30, 2015

Friday favorites: Happy Halloween

It’s truly a freaky Friday on the Fussy blog today. We’ve rounded up links that will get you in the Halloween spirit, and we’re doing it on the anniversary of the infamous “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast. We’ll ease in to the spookiness with costume recommendations for book nerds....

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October 23, 2015

Friday favorites: Food in fiction

Some of our most vivid memories of childhood reading come from scenes set at a table. So, understandably, we were psyched to come across these links in our Internet wanderings. Grab a snack and enjoy the fruits (ha!) of our labor! Flavorwire, appropriately, rounds up 10 memorable food-related scenes. Contrary...

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