Our Top 20 Favorite Christmas Books

Everyone has favorite Christmas books to enjoy during the holiday season, and we at Books & Chardonnay are no different. The winter holidays are about family, warmth, and festivity. What better way to celebrate all of those things than with some beloved holiday stories? Grab a cozy blanket, pour some hot chocolate and gather ’round…

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100 Reasons Everyone Should Read Every Day

  It’s no secret reading is awesome. Through books we can discover new lands, and become completely different people. Through books we broaden our horizons and gain new perspectives on life. Reading stimulates our minds, keeps boredom away, and makes us smarter. If you know someone who doesn’t enjoy reading or can’t see any benefits…

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11 Notable Mary Sues in Literature

In the literary world, a “Mary Sue” is the perfect female character. Someone who is so beautiful she’s desired by all men, and so smart everyone respects her opinion. Her skills and talents are almost super human. She is the perfect heroine, and the perfect woman. It’s often said when a book features a Mary…

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13 Dirty Books Disguised as Classic Literature

Dirty books aren’t a recent thing, regardless of past obscenity laws and rules dictating appropriate behavior. In fact, many old school authors can teach today’s writers of erotica a thing or two. While we’re led to believe that polite and decent people wouldn’t ever be caught reading inappropriate material, the truth is many upstanding citizens throughout the…

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75 Classic Novels That are Free to Download

You know, a wonderful summer beach read doesn’t have to be a current bestseller. There’s a reason the classics are called “The Classics.” So if you’re looking for some great free books to download on your Kindle, don’t pass by these books simply because they’re considered “old” or not traditionally recommended as a beach read….

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