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The Tannins of Wrath: Select Wines to Accompany Your Favorite Genres (and All Under $100)

Drinking wine, strangely enough, is very much like reading a book. While the average wine drinker may easily simplify a cabernet or a pinot as either “very good” or “absolutely terrible,” wine writers have the knack for reviewing wines in a similar fashion as would book critics. A wine may have a hard or soft finish, varied ingredients, and an overall taste that all contribute to what Poe may have called a Singular Fermentation. To assist your literary wine needs, I’ve conjured a wine for each of the most popular genres there are.

Five Classic Children's Books That Should Be Adapted by HBO

There are so many classic children’s books that have dark, meaningful storylines and HBO shows are often groundbreaking and thought provoking.
The two truly go hand in hand. Here are five children’s books that would be excellent on the network.

Literary Events in Philly This Week: July 20th - July 26th

The Philly weather has been somewhat tumultuous over the past few days, but the weekend looks bright and clear.  It's a perfect time to get out of the house and into your summer reading. Spots we like for reading, writing, and hanging out outdoors: Clark Park in West Philly, the ever-popular Rittenhouse Square, and a comfy hammock at this summer's Spruce Street Harbor Park pop-up. If you want your literature more lively than leisurely this coming week, here are some great events for you.

Ten Amazing Literary Names For Future Bookish Babies

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It's a truth universally acknowledged that most of us would much rather raise lovers than fighters. What better way to ensure this than to honor your favorite characters from some of history's most romantic literature?

Get inspired by our list of beloved authors, characters and muses who will surely win your affection throughout the ages. "What's in a name?" Juliet Capulet asked, to which we answer, "More than the usual suspects." Here are ten literary-inspired picks for baby bookworms.

How to be Awesome at Giving Books as Gifts

I make it a personal mission to gift books to everyone for every occasion, even if the giftee doesn’t read on a regular basis. If you’re a bookish type of person like myself, chances are good that you like giving books as gifts too. Instead of listening to your friend’s pretend excitement — “Oh, this is perfect! Thank you so much!” — take the following five tips to heart. 


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