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From Toothless to Smaug to Maleficent: 10 of Our Favorite Dragons in Pop Culture

Daenerys’ roaring children, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug, Toothless’ reappearance on the big screen: dragons are definitely in style this season! Fire-breathing, scaled, and generally-winged, dragons have been a big hit in myth and fiction for centuries. These days, they’re taking popular fiction and the big screen by storm. You can even check out this reference guide to compare the size of your favorite dragons! Here are 10 of the most beloved dragons in pop culture; which are your favorites?

Pick Up Countdown City by Ben H. Winters for $3.99 All Month!

You guys, World of Trouble is coming. The final installment in Ben H. Winters' award-winning trilogy is almost here, and we want you to be ready.

So all month long, you can pick up Countdown City, the second novel in The Last Policeman trilogy, for only $3.99 on your eReader.

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Get caught up! Maya is on her way! 

Worst-Case Wednesday: What To Do If Your Golf Club Gets Stuck In A Tree

 
Father's Day is quickly approaching, and if we know any true stereotypes about dear old Dad, it's that he would prefer tee-time over tea-time. While he would sure appreciate a nice day out on the course, soaking in the sun and hopefully making a few balls into the holes, trouble does not shy away from a golf club. Potentially dangerous situations lurk behind every golf cart, but never fear! The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf is here to save the day! For example. if Dad gets a little too into the game and ends up with his club stuck in a tree, here's what you do:

How-to Tuesday: Packing a Perfect Bookworm’s Beach Bag

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Beach reading. It’s a simple concept, and to some readers it’s a genre all its own. But how can you successfully read at the beach? There are a lot of risks to contend with - water, sand, bookish seagulls. Our solution? Pack your beach bag with everything you’ll need to keep your books safe while you read by the sea!

Here’s your packing checklist:

Families in Literature We’d Love to Summer Vacation With

 
As the school year wraps up and calendars are overbooked with graduation parties, the summer vacation season is officially upon us. With young kids home for two and a half months, the idea of being cooped up in the house is too much to bear, so we set out on family vacations, hoping to build some fond memories, but mostly hoping to just get back home with all family members accounted for and relatively uninjured.
 
Fighting, screaming, crying, and half a million bathroom breaks aside, there’s nothing like family vacations. Whether it’s a far-too-long-distance road trip, a trip to the beach, or an ill-advised camping trip, we think that these fictional families would make it memorable.
 

Who's Your Daddy? The Most Dangerous Dads in Literature

 
After our previous blog dedicated to Momsters we decided it was only fair to even the score, and with Father’s Day just around the corner we felt that dads deserved a shout-out as well, so we compiled a unique list of some stand-out dads in literature who will likely not be receiving a new tie this Father’s Day.
 
We can think of many terrible fathers. You have Pap Finn, the abusive drunk who locks his son up in a cabin. Then there’s the shady, conniving car salesman Harry Wormwood, and let’s not forget our romantic hero, Heathcliff, who decided it was okay to let his son suffer for his own conveniences. We’d choose any of them though to toss a ball with over the dads in this list.
 
Ranked in no particular order, we give you the most dangerous and deadly dads in literature. These five dads have deservedly been awarded this title, demonstrating excessive cruelty, violence, and overall destruction.
 

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