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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: J.K. Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
'In place of burning fossil fuels, humanity can become smarter, more creative, kinder.'
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J.K. Rowling has thanked her army of fans as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book being released. Monday (26 June) marks 20 years to the day that 'Harry Potter And The Ph...
It’s risky to admit how much of an influence Harry Potter has had on me.
If the last novel you read was in your school curriculum, it's time to reconnect with the classics.
For every positive attribute a woman may possess ― strength, persistence, decisiveness ― there seems to be a popularly used synonym that casts the same quality in a negative light. Women who lead may...
Author Roxane Gay says that when you're fat, "you don’t fit in the world, oftentimes."
Here's what the first season finale didn't cover.
"The story of my body is not a story of triumph," Roxane Gay writes in her new memoir, Hunger, which publishes June 13. "This is not a weight-loss memoir." Instead, Gay ― the author of Difficult Wome...
More so than a collection of stories, the "Harry Potter" series can be characterized by its most devoted fans as a hobby, or a lifestyle. The increasingly voluminous installments were hefty enough to...
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Melina Marchetta's debut bestseller struck a chord with a generation of young Aussies.
Crime dramas continue to pull Aussies in.
We all need a little corner.
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Bookworms, it's time to add to the collection.
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The romance genre is still the second most popular in the world.
Since becoming a mother, I have come to appreciate more and more the diverse, complex depictions of motherhood in fiction.
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Ivanka Trump is sometimes tossed in the same category as Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook executive who is an outspoken advocate for working women. On an extremely superficial level, both women seem to o...
“It will be informed by insider details that only a president can know.”
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Whether you're 'babe', 'chicken' or 'mouse', take heart that your pet name is spoken with affection. (Unless it's 'muffin'.)
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Books can blur the line between good and evil.
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In the aftermath of last year's presidential election ― which turned out differently than most media outlets predicted ― the questions on a lot of minds seemed to be "How?" and "Why?" Today, William...
Don't like AFL? Join the (book) club!
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Fortune was writing detective stories before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Book hoarding is a well-documented habit. In fact, most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to maximum capacity. They're not looking to stop hoa...
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The brave, new(ish) world of citizen reviews can inform, but they can also misguide.
We need to give kids the opportunity to explore, analyse and interpret ideas that aren't always comfortable.
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When you read them out loud, you are almost singing, and there is undoubtedly something joyful in that.
The sadness we hear in music, literature and film is strangely irresistible.
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For women who grew up in the late '80s and early '90s, few characters loom larger than Belle from the 1991 Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast." Compared to her Disney princess predecessors, Belle was...
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Chelsea Clinton was raised by one of American history's most influential women. Now, she is honoring some of the many other female pioneers who paved the way for women in politics and more. According...
Someone actually guessed it.
It would be a terrible shame to lose the opportunity to visit physical bookstores, whatever form they might take.