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We know you love to bring something when you're invited over for Thanksiving, but your mom emailed us and asked us to drop a subtle hint that your baked brie and raspberry appetizer is getting a little old. Be sure to pick up a copy... [More]

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Red Rain: A Novel

The master of YA spooks, R. L. Stine, has a new goosebump-raising tale out for adults. Red Rain ($17) is a supernatural thriller complete with creepy child twins and haunted islands, perfect for those of us who grew up devouring his words by flashlight under... [More]

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We know e-readers are seemingly replacing books, but we're going to maintain that there are too many word nerds in the world to let the printed page go extinct. We'll safely invest in a few Zipmarks ($9 each) to show our solidarity with our fellow... [More]

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Halloween with Matthew Mead

Buying Halloween with Matthew Mead: Style Made Shockingly Simple ($10) feels a little like we're cheating Martha, the queen of Halloween. But we need some new inspiration, and Matthew Mead's style is impeccable! We can't wait to test some of the drink recipes!... [More]

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Vampire Forensics

Think vampires all look like the studs on True Blood? We wish. But the truth behind the now heavily-sexified myth is a bit more on the gruesome side. In Vampire Forensics ($15), Mark Collins Jenkins examines the real history behind the bloodsucking folklore, uncovering some... [More]

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Zombies Hate Stuff

We're going to start our own book club. We'll call it "State the Obvious Reads of the Month". This whimsically illustrated little number, Zombies Hate Stuff ($10), will be our first pick, followed afterwards by Oceans Are Wet and Rich People Think They're Better Than... [More]

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How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking the Bank

Classy ladies: you know who they are. You can spot them from across a room. Their skin is flawless. Their makeup is elegant. Their hair is obviously not natural - because no one's real hair color could possibly look that good. We desperately want to... [More]

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The History of the World According to Facebook

Sure, we get plenty of sarcasm, wit, and humor just by scrolling through our Facebook newsfeeds, but that didn't stop us from leafing through The History of the World According to Facebook ($12) by Wylie Overstreet. Based on Overstreet's hilarious articles on Cool Material, the... [More]

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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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