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Happy Birthday, January Authors

Abigail Beal Abigail Beal

Hey! It’s January! What might surprise you is just how many terrific authors have been born in this month. Sometimes we all hit that challenge of wondering – “What should I read next?” So we have the recommendation of choosing a January birthday author! We’ve selected quite a few here, so you’ll find books that you will enjoy. Edgar Allan Poe (Jan 19th 1809) - Poe was a very well-known poet and fiction writer, whose tales were both spooky and mysterious. Some of his stories that became quite popular include "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." He...

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Lie to Me: Unreliable Narrators in Fiction

George Billions George Billions

People don’t appreciate being lied to. There are a few exceptions, like when someone spares your feelings because the dish you brought to the potluck wasn’t that delicious, or when that shirt really does make you look like a clown. Usually, though, we prefer the truth. We get angry when our elected officials lie to us and heartbroken when our lovers do the same. We hate when we’re misled into wasting our time, our money, or our sympathy. There is at least one place where we do enjoy being lied to: in the pages of a book being narrated by...

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The Chilly Joys of a Winter Horror Read

George Billions George Billions

I found frost on the inside of my windows when I woke up this morning. A white blanket covered everything I could see outside, where the temperature had dropped to fifteen below zero while I slept. My old building’s insulation could only do so much to keep the chill out. The baseboard heaters did their part, but I still bundled up in a few layers before I made my morning coffee. Some dread this seasonal dive in temperature. To the avid reader who loves immersion, it has its upsides. With nowhere to be until the afternoon, this cold moment was...

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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Kimberly Bond astronaut bestseller biography history Kimberly Bond nonfiction space

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Nearly every reader will instantly recognize this quote as the famous words that astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered as he became the first man to ever set foot on the moon. NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, the culmination of years of hard work, sacrifice, and research, was truly an achievement for all of humanity. Armstrong’s words both acknowledged this achievement as well as his unique place in it, ensuring the moment that he said them that they would be repeated many times over in news stories, history classrooms, and books...

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Read to Keep your 2018 New Year's Resolution

Abigail Beal Abigail Beal health

Nielsen conducted a survey from December 29th 2014 to January 2nd 2015, asking about New Year's resolutions. They discovered the 10 most popular ones that people are likely to make:1. Get fit2. Lose weight3. Enjoy life to the fullest4. Stay on track with your budget5. Spend time with family & friends6. Get organized7. Try a new hobby 8. Not to make a New Year’s resolution 9. Travel10. Read more The responses won't surprise you much. The top 2 answers are to "Get fit" and to "Lose weight," which is why you can't find a parking spot at your favorite gym...

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