Flatiron Books: The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

Vocabulary Boost from Being Read to Aloud

"Kids whose parents read to them understand up to 1.4 million more words," Mental Floss reported.

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"For centuries, know-it-alls carried beautiful miniature almanacs wherever they went," Atlas Obscura noted.

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Merriam Webster looked up "7 words and phrases inspired by the theater."

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Quirk Books served up "beer in literature: a guide."

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Headline of the day (via the Guardian): "Polish priest apologizes for Harry Potter book burning."

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Brain Pickings showcased Arthur Rackham's "stunning 1926 Illustrations for The Tempest."