Sadie Trombetta

The 5 True Crime Books To Read While You're Waiting For New 'Serial' Episodes

It's official: NPR's wildly popular This American Life spinoff Serial is coming back for a third season, and soon. If you need something to help you pass the time until you can hear Sarah Koenig's voice in your ear buds again, or something to…
By Sadie Trombetta

This Book Might Change The Way You Perceive Female Anger

A few weeks ago, U.S. Open final in New York, professional tennis player Serena Williams was penalized with a series of what she called (and many agreed to be) “unfair” code violations by chair umpire Carlos Ramos during her losing game against…
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9 Short Audiobooks You Can Finish In A Single Day

Readers may not all like the same novels, appreciate the same authors, or enjoy the same genres, but if there is one thing they can agree on it is that there are too many books and not enough time to read them all. That is why short audiobooks you…
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7 Nonfiction Books About Witches, Because They Aren't Just The Stuff Of Fairy Tales

Fall is fast approaching, which means Halloween will be here before you know it, as will a flood of stories and products featuring broom-riding, wart-nosed, curse-casting witches. If you’re curious about the real women behind the spooky aesthetic,…
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Missing 'Grey's Anatomy'? 5 Books To Read While You Wait For The New Season

This fall, Grey's Anatomy will return for it's 15th season, and fans of the long-running Shonda Rhimes show have a lot to look forward to: the return of Kim Raver's Dr. Teddy Altman as interim chief at Grey Sloane Memorial Hospital, at least one…
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9 Books With Floral Covers That Will Brighten Up Your Nightstand This Fall

Like clockwork, once Labor Day is over, so too it seems is summer. The truth is, though, the best season of the year (go ahead, @ me) doesn't officially end until September 23. If you, like me, are not ready to trade in your sundresses for sweaters,…
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The True Crime That May Have Inspired 'Lolita' Is Explored In A Fascinating New Book

In 1948, seven years before the publication of Lolita, 50-year-old Frank Le Salle abducted 11-year-old Florence “Sally” Horner from her hometown of Camden, New Jersey. For nearly two years, the convicted pedophile moved the young girl from…
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9 Hilarious New Nonfiction Books Written By Very Funny Women

Less than a year after admitting to sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. returned to stand-up during a surprise set at New York’s famed Comedy Cellar. His performance and the angry backlash that has followed begs the question: Does Louis C.K.…
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5 Fascinating Books About The History Of Strikes — And How They Affect Modern Day Labor Laws

From A Day Without a Woman in March to the teachers strikes that took place in multiple states throughout the spring to the nationwide prisoner strike that is happening right now, 2018 has been a busy year for labor movements large and small. Of…
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I Stopped Reading Thrillers — But These 5 Books Made Me Fall In Love With The Genre Again

It’s heartbreaking to admit, but over the last few years, I have been going through a long and painful bookish breakup with something I once thought was the reading love of my life: mysteries and thrillers. Luckily, however, thrillers and I have…
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10 Riveting Nonfiction Books About Women You Probably Didn't Learn About In History Class

As the famous Winston Churchill quote goes, “History is written by the victors.” Unfortunately, that means it’s overwhelmingly written by white men who tend to tell their side of the story, while leaving that of marginalized groups — women, people…
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I Couldn't Explain Why My Partner & I Decided To Remain Unmarried — Until I Read This Essay

“Are you two going to get married?” I have been asked this question, in one form or another — “Do you want to get married?” “When are you getting married?” “Why aren’t you married?” — more times than I can count. It is to be expected, I suppose,…
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5 Spooky Audiobooks Guaranteed To Give You Goosebumps

October is the official month for scary stories, but who says you can't enjoy horror all year long? If, like me, you don't want to wait until Halloween to indulge in your love of ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night, then tune into…
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If You're A Real Bookworm, You'll Want To Read These 10 Books About Other Books

If you're a true literature-lover, reading books simply isn't enough. You also want to read books about your favorite books and the talented authors who wrote them. Luckily for you, there are plenty of titles that fit the bill. Book nerds know that…
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5 Books From 2018 That Are Already On Their Way To Becoming Literary Classics

Wuthering Heights. Pride and Prejudice. Frankenstein. Anna Karenina. The Picture of Dorian Gray. If you’re a bookworm — or took a literature class in school — chances are you know these classic novels, but aside from being considered among the…
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If You Can Never Remember Anything You've Read, These 7 Tips Can Help

Have you ever found yourself at the end of a book you’ve just finished wondering, what did I just read? (And not in a Gone Girl "what the hell just happened" way.) If you have trouble remembering the finer points of your recent reads, don’t stress,…
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9 Gender-Swapped Retellings That Will Change How You Feel About Sherlock, Mr. Darcy, & More

I've said it before, and I will say it again: I love classic literature, but that doesn't mean its without its problems. For starers, some of the most famous English-language novels are exclusively about men, which is what makes gender-swapped…
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If You Love 'Law & Order,' You Need These 9 Crime Procedural Novels

In the book world, legal dramas are considered procedurals, and they are the perfect books for Law & Order fans who have run out of episodes to (re) watch. These are some of those stories. One of my favorite traditions growing up was my mother and…
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7 Easy Ways To Make Sure You Actually Get Writing Done On Your Next Trip

It’s the dream of so many aspiring authors: to pack their bags, hop on a plane, and head off on a globe-trotting adventure, one in which they will finally finish their soon-to-be bestselling novel. But how do you actually successfully write while…
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These 5 Nonfiction Books Are Essential Reading For Incoming College Freshmen

September is right around the corner, and you know what that means: millions of Americans will be heading off to university for the very first time. If you are one of these new students, or you know someone who will be, you might want to check out…
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