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Alice in Wonderland

A World Within a World: Singapore’s Unusual Biodomes

In one world, Alice ponders a giant mushroom inside an arid wonderland. In another, ancient plants weave up a mountain. Welcome to Singapore's unique biodomes.

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Enough Doom & Gloom – Fictional Worlds I Want to Visit (and Maybe Stay Forever)

There has been much talk lately about how books, particularly speculative fiction such as Orwell's 1984, are cautionary tales for the slippery slope the world is proceeding down. I need a break from that doom and gloom. So, let's talk about fictional worlds where I might actually like to visit or even live.

Food for Thought: Where to find Bookish Restaurants

I love to sit alone at a restaurant or a cafe and read a book. I just love a good lit lunch. And one in a place with a bookish-theme is even better. You can find these kinds of places anywhere. Here's where I found a few and some suggestions for very bookish eateries around the globe.

Halloween Journey in Pictures: Best Costumes Based on Literary Characters

It's finally Halloween! My house didn't get egged or TP'd last night. So I guess my neighborhood had a quiet Mischief Night. Now comes the fun part! I can't wait to watch all the kids suit up and threaten to play tricks on people unless they give them treats. It's a weird sort of custom when you think about it. (So I try not to think about it.) Since it's Halloween, here are my 13 (seemed like an appropriate number) favorite Halloween costumes based on literary characters.

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