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Banned Books: It All Comes Down to Sex

Reading formerly banned books, you become a literary scavenger of the past—it’s impossible to read these works without analyzing the time from which they came.

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And the Best Book Title in Translation Goes To …

What's your favorite book title (in translation or in English)? Let's share in the comments!

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16 of the Best Book Covers of 2014

What's your favorite book cover of 2014? Let's share in the comments!

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RIFers Can’t Wait for Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler is a bonafide literary superstar. If you've read one of her novels, how would you describe her writing? Let's chat in the comments!

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Author Essay

Start Reading If I Fall, If I Die

If I Fall, If I Die has been called "a death-defying coming-of-age story." What's your favorite coming-of-age novel? Tell us in the comments!

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Novelists Adam Sternbergh and Lev Grossman on Genre Fiction and Theories of Nerd-dom

There are essentially three kinds of nerds: Sci-Fi Nerds (e.g. Star Trek, Star Wars, etc.); Superhero Nerds (e.g. superheroes and comic books), and Fantasy Nerds (e.g. Tolkien, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.). My theory is: You can’t be all three. You can be one, you can be two, but never all three.

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