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Get a Free Children’s Book Every Month

Foster a love for reading from a young age by signing up to get a free children’s book in the mail each month until your child is 5 years old.

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10 Great Kids Books via Entertainment Weekly

Our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly have put together a list of the 10 Great Kids Books from 2012. To see the full list, click here. Personally, I am so glad to find new book recommendations for my son—I absolutely love Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon, but we desparately need some diversity in our nightly reading line-up. More from RealSimple.com: 4 Lunch Ideas […]

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Pride and Prejudice Celebrates 200 Years

As one of the many editors at Real Simple with PPG (that is the Pride and Prejudice gene) I feel it is my duty to inform you of a very important holiday coming up at the end of the month. No, it’s not Jane Austen’s birthday (that was December 16th), but instead the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice‘s publication. You […]

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Use Scrap Wallpaper to Create Book Covers

If you’ve recently redecorated and have leftover wallpaper (get great wallpaper inspiration here), here’s an easy project for using those scraps. Use them to cover a handful of books on your shelves. It will give your bookcase a cleaner, more organized look. Personally, I’d cover a lot of my reference books which don’t necessarily have the best design, and which […]

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Get Good Book Recommendations

If you’re anything like me, it’s always a little disappointing to finish a good book. Finding a new book can be a task in and of itself. And what if I don’t like said book? Luckily, this website makes it easy to find the next great read.

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The 25 Stories Every Woman Should Read from HuffPo

Year-end lists are a dime a dozen, and, admittedly, even the realsimple.com editors shared their favorite stories of 2012. But every now and again, there comes along a reading list that’s really worth your time. Enter: The Huffington Post’s best articles of 2012: The 25 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading for Women. I’ve had the pleasure of reading many […]

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Want to Chat Live with Our No-Obligation Book Club Author?

If you’re reading along with us in our No-Obligation Book Club this month, we have a special treat for you. We’re going to be doing a live chat with Robin Sloan the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. If you’d like to participate in the chat, let us know in the comments on this post or in the comments on our […]

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Fun Friday Read: Pages and Polish

Looking for a little distraction this afternoon? Check out this newish Tumblr, Pages and Polish where Jen matches her manicure to some of her favorite book covers. Here are a few of the coolest combos. (Click the images to see the original posts and get info on the polishes used.) Check out the must-have nail colors for the season.

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The Zipmark from Peleg Design

Even though I rarely use them, I’m a sucker for a clever bookmark. I normally end up keeping my place with a magazine subscription card or that reminder from my dentist that it’s time for a visit. But I love the look of these Zipmarks from Peleg Design. Such a clever idea, and I think they’d make a great stocking […]

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Did You Vote Yet for December?

Hello, Bookies: So much to talk about today! First, of course: the December book poll. Have you voted yet? See the four choices below, take the long holiday weekend to mull over your pick, if you’d like. But make sure that you cast your vote by 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, November 25. Second: Beginning with the next post, you’ll […]

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