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Dad Wisdom: The Paternal Teachings of Pop Culture

Dads have been giving advice longer than we’ve been receiving ties for Father’s Day.  We’ve given advice on the big screen, the small screen and the mobile screen.  We’ve given advice in books and music.  And, we’ve given advice a long time ago…and in galaxies far, far away.  The advice is sometimes comedic, often practical and always from the heart.

How to be Awesome at Crying During a Movie

There are a few tear-jerkers set to come out in the near future (chief among them, the cinematic debut of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars). Never fear, these simple steps will help you prepare mentally and strategically for tears and help keep your emotional outbursts as private as possible!

Book Giveaways This Month on Goodreads, LibraryThing, & BookLikes!

We're thrilled to welcome June in with a number of fantastic giveaways on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes! 

This month, you can get finished hardcover advances of the fourth Nick & Tesla book, Nick & Tesla's Super Cyborg Gadget Glove, as well as finished advances of How to Make Your Baby an Internet Celebrity. We've also got ARCs of Kid Presidents, signed copies of Haute Dogs, and finished copies of Tic-Tac-Tome!

Check out the giveaways below, and good luck!

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Make Household Chores Fun

Bonus Tip: Find cute animals to help you out.

Now that the dark days of winter are gone, many people will set out to clear off some of the dark place in their homes. That’s right; we’re referring to the dreaded spring cleaning. While there are some who relish the opportunity to give their home a good scrubbing, many of us fear and loathe household chores.

But, thanks to The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, we have some very important instructions on how to survive all the tasks on your to-do list, and maybe even have some fun while you’re at it (active imagination required for most of these).

How-to Tuesday: Literary Monkey Bread Variations

Photo via Gimme Some Oven
Monkey bread! You’d be bananas not to love it—oh yes, I went there. 
If you have opposable thumbs, you can make monkey bread. So why not make an extra-special batch (or three) and dedicate it to your favorite literary primate?
All you need are the basic 4 ingredients (biscuit dough, butter, sugar, and plastic bags), plus a couple add-ins to make your Bookish Monkey Bread.


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