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Do you love books and TV, but do you feel like there just isn’t enough literature on TV? Well, The Book Report to the rescue with a literary talk show hosted by Janet Potter and Michael Shaub!

The geniuses have been picked! We love that Alison Bechdel (who you know from the Bechdel test) was among them and we have high hopes for Alison Bechdel’s new graphic memoir.

More faux-pas, wooo! There now is a book etiquette written by Henry Alford. Are you doing it wrong?

A very Christian lady got into fan fiction because she wanted to read Harry Potter to her children, but didn’t want them to turn into witches. Meet reverend Dumbledore and his marry band of Christians.

And the YA debat rages on! Henry James adds his two cents on how reading literature should be a gift, not a punishment and Damien Walter continues to explain why YA is loved by all.

Has it happened to you that you’re writing and you want to mention a specific color, but  you don’t know what it’s called? Ingrid Sundberg made you a very special color thesaurus just for this purpose!

Someone took the time to comb through every episode of Friends and made a list with every single literary reference they could find. There’s more then I expected!

And an Elle reading list for the modern feminist reader. All books that came out in the last five years!


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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