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The Handbuilt Home

You're going to spend almost as much time assembling that DAGSTORP from IKEA as you would if you just built what you wanted from scratch - so why don't you? The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple, Stylish & Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room ($16) has... [More]

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The Casual Vacancy

It may not be set at Hogwarts, but J. K. Rowling's new novel aimed at adults, The Casual Vacancy ($21), still has plenty of charm. There's a bit of a debate going on about whether or not the characters are likeable - they each certainly... [More]

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Edible Landscaping

As much as we wish we could say otherwise, we are not yet retired. That means that finding the motivation to keep our yards looking nice is a challenge. But how much more likely would we be to put in the effort if we got... [More]

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Shakespeare Book Mark

What better way to keep track of your place in that bodice ripper piece of classic literature you're reading than with the hand of the Bard himself? This Shakespeare Book Mark ($8) points out your place with Will's quill.... [More]

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You Are So Loved

The geniuses behind Everything is Going to Be OK have just put out a second installment: You Are So Loved ($10). Be prepared for another serving of warm fuzzies as the collection provides more feel-good photos, art, quotes, and illustrations. Keep this book nearby for... [More]

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Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation ($11) could not have been released in 2009. We're guessing something more like 1975. We're almost sure Mom had a copy. And, well - we turned out pretty great, didn't we?... [More]

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That's Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale

We all know it's coming. Do we really want our children to be unprepared for the zombie apocalypse? Get them on track for survival with That's Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale ($8), Matt Mogk's important guide to how compassion is a deadly weakness... [More]

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The Age of Miracles

Your turn to pick for book club? Make everyone read The Age of Miracles ($15) by Karen Thompson Walker. Though the doomsday premise may sound depressing, Walker's end-of-the-world plot unravels slowly, and as shown through the hopeful eyes of preteen Julia. Julia comes of age... [More]

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Doubtblush: Fashion Cats

They say great taste is timeless - but then again, so is bad taste. Despite the time we spend looking for stuff to make you salivate with desire, occasionally we stumble upon things that elicit a very different oral reaction. Sometimes we shudder and move... [More]

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Ramen to the Rescue Cookbook

On a shoestring budget? We've been there. Unfortunately for us, Jessica Harlan's Ramen to the Rescue Cookbook ($10) wasn't around during our college years to help us create gourmet meals out of one of the cheapest ingredients in the supermarket. We made do, but we... [More]

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Finish off your summer reading stack on a high note with Jenny Lawson's hilarious Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) ($16). If you've ever read The Bloggess, you already know how witty Lawson can be. Describing everything from a rural Texan upbringing... [More]

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The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches ($19) offers ideas and recipes for a variety of sandwiches we've never even dreamed about. Does a pound cake sandwich count as a well-rounded meal? We say yes! Oh, lunch, you're about to get exciting again!... [More]

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I Could Pee on This

We're certain our cat is not a poet. If she were to write anything, it would most likely to be a compilation of death threats. Obviously, Francesco Marciuliano's furballs are more literarily inclined, as demonstrated in I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by... [More]

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Bookmarker

Still solidly a book reader? Holding real pages requires a little more than a quick tap of a finger, but you've got that covered thanks to the Bookmarker ($13). Featuring witty phrases like "to be continued" and "coming soon," these metal bookmarks beat out last... [More]

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Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir

Shoe princesses, you've got to check out Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir ($14). The author, Camilla Morton, recreates a favorite fairy tale by incorporating events from the life of one of the most amazing... [More]

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Ryan Gosling Colour Me Good Book

Need a little motivation to spiff up those artistic skills? Pick up this Ryan Gosling Colour Me Good Book ($12), which is stuffed with pages of hotness ready and waiting for your crayons to complete them.... [More]

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Vintage Cocktails

What goes better with a scrumptious cocktail than sparkling wit? Not much! Vintage Cocktails: Retro Recipes for the Home Mixologist ($11), by Amanda Hallay, delivers both. Well, technically, Hallay delivers a healthy serving of humor alongside classic cocktail recipes that you can make at home.... [More]

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The Just Bento Cookbook

We've been so good about bringing our lunches to work instead of buying questionable chicken salad sandwiches from the deli downstairs, but lately things have been getting a bit boring. We cannot survive on Wheat Thins and hummus alone! So we sought out some lunchtime... [More]

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Easy Sexy Raw

So you mean we can be sexier if we eat raw foods? We're definitely game. In Carol Alt's Easy Sexy Raw ($19), she shares culinary secrets that will have you looking and feeling better in no time.... [More]

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101 Places Not To See Before You Die

Forget the "it" list. There are a ton of obviously awesome spots we'd love to visit. We figure it's more important to know which ones would be a total waste of our precious travel dollars. 101 Places Not To See Before You Die ($11) warns... [More]

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