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March’s Author Crush: Neil Gaiman’s Twisted Storytelling is One of a Kind

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Usually, my author crushes tend to be romance writers. I can’t help it: I just love reading about love. But I recently got my hands on Norse Mythology (W.W. Norton, February 7, 2017), the latest novel by Neil Gaiman, and I’m already hooked. Full of Gaiman’s trademark wit and twisted storytelling, it’s reminding me again of why I’ve always been such a huge fan. So this month, instead of diving back into my regular romance rotation, Neil Gaiman is my official author crush for March. At this point, Gaiman is practically an institution. And for good reason. From writing Dr. Who episodes to crafting bestselling children’s books and graphic novels, he might be one of the most versatile writers around. But…

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5 Things We’d Love to See Jon Stewart and Stephen Amell Do at SummerSlam

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There must be some sort of plot afoot to get people like me to watch WWE’s SummerSlam. I am not a wrestling fan, even if one or two inhabit my house on occasion. But when a certain offspring showed me dreamy Arrow star Stephen Amell responding heroically after being attacked by cosplay reject Stardust on Monday Night RAW, I was intrigued. Then the WWE raised the stakes when it was announced that Jon Stewart would host SummerSlam. My comedic idol with my superhero dreamboat? OK, you’ve got my attention. But if you really want me to watch, here are five things I’d love to see at SummerSlam, which airs on Sunday, August 23. Bring in Arrow star David Ramsey as…

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Six literary worlds to visit with your tax refund

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Tax day is upon us and if you’re one of the lucky few then you’re getting an awesome refund right about now. Instead of blowing it on a new summer wardrobe or a trip to Costa Rica, why not visit some of the best imaginary worlds from your favorite books? This is your chance to see far-off lands, mythical creatures, or just relax with some Hobbits on a grassy knoll. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate tax day then to step out of this world and into one that has never heard of Turbo Tax. The Center of the Earth from Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth  What’s brilliant about the Center of the…

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