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How I built a $500 farmhouse table for under $90

My wife and I had the same dinner table since we first got married: a tiny, light-weight Ikea number that included four chairs for under $150. Just married and living in a townhouse with a dog, it was all we needed. And it was the right price: under $200 for …

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9 secrets to container gardening

Pots make gardening seem easy, but there’s still plenty that can go wrong. Certified organic grower Tom Yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring. 1. New soil After a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted …

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18 of Summer 2016’s Hottest Novels (So Far)

Summer is officially underway, which means we’re scouring the shelves for the perfect books to read while relaxing in the shade. Need inspiration for your next book? There are plenty of excellent new titles to choose from! In May and June, 18 different books entered The New York Times’ Combined Print & …

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The 10 Bestselling Ebooks of 2016

With more than half of 2016 under our belts, it’s time we look back at the bestselling books of the year so far. Including a diverse mix of thrillers, fantasy, historical fiction, and nonfiction, this list offers a story for every reader’s taste. Check out Amazon’s top 10 bestselling Kindle ebooks through June — as …

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18 of Summer’s Biggest Books You Might Have Missed

This summer was packed with exciting new page-turners that featured complex characters, captivating plots, and gorgeous prose. We’ve compiled a list of summer’s biggest books, complete with publishers’ descriptions below. These titles hit the bestsellers lists and delighted readers, creating a buzz of excitement. Don’t miss the books that made a …

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The 25 Bestselling Novels of the Summer

With the sun setting on summer, we’re recapping the bestselling novels that had readers buzzing. These 25 titles entered the top three spots on The New York Times’s Combined Print & Ebook Fiction Bestseller List in the weeks since Memorial Day. We’ve also included one honorable mention — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child …

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12 Things ‘Outlander’ Fans Are Sick of Hearing

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Angela Erickson Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander are sincerely devoted to the books and the TV show starring Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe. They’re not fans of fielding negative questions and comments from non-fans. If you love Outlander, you may have experienced some of these …

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14 International Bestsellers You May Not Have Read, But Should

If you’re on the hunt for your next favorite author, then look no further. We’ve gone beyond New York Times bestsellers to compile top-selling books from around the globe. Spanning mysteries, thrillers, romance, and more, these books gained popularity outside the US — and are sure to please even the most discerning bibliophile. Publishers’ descriptions include.   …

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