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Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is publishing a book. And no, it’s not a memoir or something based on his own life. It is SO much better. It is a novel about Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s older brother!

The Millions looks back on all the authors the world lost last year. It’s somewhat depressing to see such a long list of dead people.

Bustle is helping along every 22 year old girl with this amazing reading list, because 22 is not always fun, but we can make it so.

Mental Floss delves deeper into the publishing history of Ulysses. Never knew that a hot day almost ruined the fight against censorship!

The shortlist of the Tournament of Books is finally here! So expect to be reading about a bunch of these books on our website very soon!

Naomi Skwarna will tell you all you need to know about Lorrie Moore and why women connect to her work so readily.

And after the SUPER successful stage production, Wicked might finally be coming to the big screen in 2016. I’m not holding my breath, but it might just happen…

Your happy meal just got happier! It will come with a book in January instead of a wasteful plastic toy. Good for you McDonalds!

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