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Critics' Lists: Summer 2013

Best Of The Summer: 6 Books The Critics Adore

Have you ever found yourself in the library or a bookstore, about to leave for vacation, with no idea what books to bring? Well, never fear. NPR’s Lynn Neary talks to three book critics about the best reads of the summer.
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Critics’ Lists: Summer 2013

What Does Your Summer Reading Say About You?

Summer is prime time for recreational reading. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what your summer reading reveals about your personality. Are you an open book?

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Critics’ Lists: Summer 2013

Comedian Aisha Tyler Talks About Flipping Off Failure

In her new book, Self-Inflicted Wounds, Tyler writes about her dalliances with failure and humiliation on the long road to success. She says it wasn’t easy being the geeky, tall, black girl who loves science fiction and video games. But it was worth it.

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Love’s Better In Books: 5 Romantic Summer Reads

Romance author Eloisa James picks five sweet summer reads that turn trauma into romantic triumph. Whether you’ve been jilted at the altar, humiliated in the school paper or just plain rejected, James says you’ll find these books “as healing as ice cream.”

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The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long?

When Twinkies hit the stores again on July 15, their shelf life will be nearly twice as long as it used to be: 45 days. (We were surprised it wasn’t longer.) There’s a whole lot of food science employed to help the creme-filled cake defy the laws of baked-good longevity.

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