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Here at Bored to Death we love peeking into author’s houses. Paste has made a list of 10 houses owned by American authors that are definitely worth your time. And keeping with the theme, you might want to try this Harry Potter style hotel.

It’s almost Halloween so there are lots of lists of spoopy stories going around the internet. Here are some that you can listen to, here are the scariest short stories and here are some modern horror comics.

Huffington Post found four trends in the new YA books being published. No more dystopias and supernatural romances!

Archie comics is making the leap to TV. And no, it’s not another cartoon series of Josie and the Pussycats, it will be live action!

The Artery profiles A Girl is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimar McBride, an avant-garde Irish blockbuster, that most people can’t seem to get through. Definitely needs a reader who can persevere!

The writers of Ms. office open up about their favorite feminist reads. Their most hated books are often written by man. How interesting… Pair this with Roxane Gay’s theses on the feminist essay.

Reviewers are really getting it these past weeks. First Katheen Hale went out to find a book blogger that was giving her terrible reviews and now Jennifer Weiner responds to an Amazon review.

Michel Faber announced he will stop writing. The New York Times wrote a profile on the author who’s last book came out not too long ago.

And Mediaworks created another infographic called Battles of the Genre, this time for Furniture UK on the best-selling books of all time. Children’s books rule the world!

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