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Alibris Picks: Best Books of 2013 (Fiction)

Alibris Picks: Best Books of 2013 (Fiction)

We’ve made it through another busy year! And if you are lucky you carved out some time to pick up some of the Best Books of 2013. If not, no fear! Here’s our favorite fiction published this year. There’s no time like the holidays to dig in and enjoy some reading.[…]

by × December 13, 2013 ×

Side Splitters

What’s Cracking Us Up Right Now

What’s Cracking Us Up Right Now

What’s been making you laugh lately? Is it those jokesters at your mobile provider putting that hilariously high number at the bottom of your monthly bill? Oh wait, sorry, that’s the actual amount you owe. Maybe it’s one of those gag seats that wacky airline is pretending you’re supposed to[…]

by × November 12, 2013 ×

Zombie Lit

Five Zombie Books to Feed Your Undead Obsession

Five Zombie Books to Feed Your Undead Obsession

What is it about the idea of zombies that works its way into our minds with the same kind of ferocious force that propels the undead themselves out into the world in search of fresh meat? Over time, our obsession with these flesh-eating fiends has steadily grown, reaching epic proportions[…]

by × November 12, 2013 ×

Gifts Galore

How to Survive Holiday Shopping

How to Survive Holiday Shopping

Admit it. You hate the holidays. Not on account of any sort of misanthropic streak, of course, but just because your stress level escalates off the charts every time the alleged season to be jolly rolls around. The reason? Own up, there’s no shame in it — getting the ideal[…]

by × November 12, 2013 ×

Winner Winner

Are you a Sucker for Award Stickers?

Are you a Sucker for Award Stickers?

OK, I’ll admit it: the stickers get me. When I’m wandering aimlessly through the new books aisle and I happen to catch “Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize” or “National Book Award Winner” on that little round sticker slapped in the corner of a book cover, it works its magic.[…]

by × November 5, 2013 ×

Sci-Fi Essentials

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

If I asked you to name ten essential science fiction books, could you? I’m talking about the ten books you’d say a friend HAS to read to know what science fiction’s all about. OK, what about five? Now, what if I told you to subtract any books from that list[…]

by × November 5, 2013 ×

Yay! 4 YA

Intro to YA

Intro to YA

O.K., so I’ll admit it: everything I know about Young Adult books I learned when I was, well, a young adult. And at the risk of giving away my age (is it revealing too much that Men at Work is my favorite band?), let’s just say there’ve been more than[…]

by × October 29, 2013 ×