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Wild for Ampersands: 9 Fab Books Sporting the Stylish Symbol in the Title

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If I had to pick a favorite grammatical symbol, it would definitely be an ampersand. It’s all curves and swooping lines, and it’s just as fun to write as it is to say. Look at this little guy and tell me you’re not in love: & When an ampersand is added to a book title, it instantly lends a certain panache to any novel. The title suddenly flows, making those books using the word ‘and’ seem needlessly long. While it’s not quite as common to see ampersands in titles as of late, a few authors are still holding onto the trend (bless their hearts!). Plus, there are always the classics to refer back to again and again. Here are nine awesome books that…

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Woof Woof: Books to Get you Excited Because It’s National Dog Day!

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Calling all dog lovers! Today is National Dog Day! So grab your four-legged friend(s), their favorite tennis ball and visit your local dog park. And while you’re sitting on the park bench watching your fur-baby frolic with their buddies, pick up one of these dog-themed books! (Slobber not included.)   Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel (Little, Brown & Company, 2012) For anyone who has ever brought their pooch in a pool or a lake, you know the sight of a dog swimming is priceless, whether they know how to do it or not. But what does it look like when they dive down to the depths to reach their favorite ball? That’s a sight not all of us get to witness.…

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