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This Controversial Umbridge Theory Sparks More Questions Than It Answers

The holiday season all about love and forgiveness, and for Harry Potter fans, it might be the right time to give the gift of mercy to one particular book villain: Professor Umbridge. According to a fan theory online, it is possible that Dolores Umbri…
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You Seriously Need To Follow Emma Roberts's Book Club On Instagram

Move over, Emma Watson, because there is another starlet competing for the title of Best Read Emma in Hollywood: Emma Roberts. The Scream Queens star started her own book club, Belletrist, and you need to be following it on Instagram. A self-proclaim…
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This Harry Potter Chapter Written With Predictive Text Is Riddikulus & Hilarious

Attention, Potterheads: your ultimate Christmas wish has finally come true, because after all these years, there is finally a new Harry Potter book — well, sort of. With the help of their own own digital Polyjuice Potion, the creative geniuses at Bot…
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That Obama Coffee Table Book Everyone Loves Is Sold Out On B&N And Amazon Right Now

Every holiday season, there are a few hot-ticket items that so many people have on their wish lists, they become nearly impossible to find. This year, one of those items, White House photographer Pete Souza's book Obama: An Intimate Portrait, is so p…
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A Meghan Markle Biography Is Coming Out, And It's Being Released Before The Royal Wedding

It seems like Meghan Markle has truly been living in a fairy tale, and like all the best heroines, she will finally be the subject of her very own book. The author of Princess Diana's controversial biography Andrew Morton is writing an in-depth biogr…
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Amazon's Most-Read Book Of 2017 Is Still Super Relevant, 22 Years After Its Release

It may be over three decades old, but Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale is the most-read book of 2017. Thanks in part to the success of Hulu's award-winning adaptation of the book, and the Trump effect, the feminist favori…
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Sean Spicer Is Writing A Book About The Six Months He Worked At The White House

If you miss Melissa McCarthy's political caricature of Sean Spicer on SNL, you might be in luck, because the actress is getting a whole lot of new material to work with. The former White House press secretary is writing a book about Donald Trump's ca…
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This Interactive Comic Book Is Giving Syrian Refugees The Info They Need To Stay Safe

Ask any book-lover and they will tell you of the undeniable power reading has to change a life. Ask a staff member at the International Rescue Committee's Women's Center in Lebanon, a not-for-profit organization that is using an interactive comic boo…
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This YA Novel About Grief & Immigration Is A Call For Empathy — & You Can Start Reading Now

Acclaimed young adult author Marie Marquardt is known for creating works of emotional fiction that truly resonate with her readers, whether they are teens or adults. In her upcoming novel Flight Season, out from Wednesday Books/St. Martin's Press in …
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The Reporters Who Broke The Harvey Weinstein News Are Now Writing A Book

Since the publication of their first article detailing Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct back in October, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's reporting has revealed one of the biggest abuse scandals in American history, but it seems their work isn't do…
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This Publisher Rejection Letter From 1928 Is The Most Crushing Thing You'll Read Today

Every aspiring author's biggest fear is having their work rejected by a publisher, but not even in the worst kind of nightmares could any writer imagine receiving this heartless rejection letter from 1928. It may only be four sentences long, but it i…
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9 Classic Christmas Books That Aren't 'A Christmas Carol'

December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year, but for a lot of adults, the youthful magic of the holiday season is nearly impossible to find underneath all of the stress and anxiety that comes with being a grown-up at Christmas. Instead…
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A Love Story Set In Stalinist Russia Just Won 'Best First Novel' — & It's Written By A Doctor

It is widely assumed that individuals are either right-brained or left-brained; creative or logical; artistic or scientific. Julie Lekstrom Himes, a Boston-based doctor and the debut author of the Center for Fiction's 2017 First Novel Prize-winning t…
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A Tiny Harry Potter Manuscript Is About To Go On Sale For $150,000

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone may span over 300 pages, but now, you can fit all of its magic and wonder in your pocket with this tiny manuscript written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling herself. That is, if you have £120,000 (about $161,000), …
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People Keep Buying This Rare Book And Returning It, And The Reason Will Warm Your Heart

For the ninth year in a row, author Patrick Rothfuss's nonprofit Worldbuilders will be raffling off a rare ARC of Neil Gaiman's Stardust as part of their annual fundraiser for Heifer International. If history is to repeat itself, it will also be the …
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These Are The 150 Best Books Of The Year, According To Barnes & Noble

Still looking for the perfect holiday gift for the bibliophile in your life? Barnes & Noble announced the best books of 2017, and their incredible list will give you plenty of present ideas for your loved ones, and for yourself. Every December inevit…
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'The Hate U Give' Has Allegedly Been Banned By A Texas School District

When it was published in February, Angie Thomas's groundbreaking The Hate U Give found immediate commercial success and critical acclaim, topping bestseller lists and quickly becoming one of the most talked about books of 2017. It seems not everyone …
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This YA Historical Fantasy Is For Anyone Who's A Fan Of 'And I Darken'

When it was published in 2014, Makiia Lucier's debut A Death-Struck Year swept young readers off their feet and into the past during one of the deadliest pandemics in history for a heart-pounding life-or-death adventure unlike anything else. Now, the…
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Emma Cline's Ex-Boyfriend Is Suing Her For Plagiarism & Everything About It Is Infuriating

Since its publication in 2016, the global bestseller The Girls has hurtled author Emma Cline into the literary spotlight. This week, though, the critically acclaimed writer, heralded as one of America's best young novelists, is the center of attentio…
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This Book Just Won The Bad Sex In Fiction Award & You Can Read The Awkward Passage Now

Authors and writers dream of getting industry recognition for their hard work, but not all book awards are welcome. Take it from U.S. author Christopher Bollen, whose novel The Destroyers was crowned the 2017 Bad Sex in Fiction Award winner. The anno…
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