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Read More in 2018: 40 New Books to Help You Build the Perfect Library

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Books have been making a comeback! Each year, more people in the public eye are putting down their phones and picking up a book— and they are encouraging the rest of us to do the same. In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution was to read a book every other week; by the end of the year, he had read 26. In 2017, Reese Witherspoon launched a book club that now has over 27,000 followers on Facebook alone. Oprah Winfrey, the Queen of Talk and of Books has been encouraging people to pick up books and read for over two decades through Oprah’s Book Club. Reading more is something we should all pledge to do not just for ourselves, but…

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Author Camille Di Maio is Haunted by Matthew Sullivan’s ‘Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore’

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What is your first scary memory? For me, it was the horrible murder of a family by the hands of a stranger that took place in my hometown of Aurora, Colorado. I won’t go into the details – it would be a spoiler alert. But like me, author Matthew Sullivan remembers what every local child in the 1980s remembers about that night and asks themselves, “Could it happen to my family?” I could never sleep downstairs in my house again. In Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, the debut author with a string of awards for his short stories, creates a fictional character who has a tie to the retelling of that infamous event. He handles the subject deftly –…

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