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August Wrap-Up: A Comically Hot (Yet Bookish) Month

Oh August! The month where my lawn turns scorched-sun yellow and the humidity poofs out my hair like Monica on Friends...

10 for Tuesday: 10 Famous Books You Might Not Realize Take Place in Chicago

The Windy City. It has inspired songs, a band name, a Broadway show, and a very famous line from a very famous movie called The Untouchables. ("That's the Chicago way.") It's also the setting of many classic and popular books.

Surprising Famous Authors Who Hail From the Garden State – Traveling with The Travelers (Spring Break Edition)

It's day 1 of Traveling with the Travelers: Spring Break Edition and we've arrived in Northern New Jersey. To honor my former home, here are some famous authors you might not realize are from the Garden State.

It’s Criminal! The Search for YA Noir Detective Novels

Is anyone else watching this show on TBS called Search Party? I don't watch a lot of television. (Unless you count 6 hours of Gilmore Girls, but that couldn't be helped. Nothing keeps me from the Lorelai ladies.) Along with periodically catching up on episodes of Atlanta and Nick Cage, Search Party is really the only other show I watch consistently. It's like HBO’s Girls and Veronica Mars had a baby with Sam Spade! (Yes, I realize that sounds crazy. But the show is crazy – crazy good!) And, of course, since my mind went to Sam Spade, it then took the not so far leap, where my mind is concerned, to detective novels.

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