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The Perfect Gift for ’50 Shades of Grey’ Fans Who Like to Cook Chicken [VIDEO]

The video trailer for the new cookbook 'Fifty Shades of Chicken' will get you cooking, if you know what I mean.

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Book Vending Machine Introduced

A store in Toronto, Canada found a better way to sell books. The "Monkey's Paw" had a vision of a vending machine that you could put money in, and get a book out. Now, the "Monkeys Paw", used book store, has created such a machine.

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Banned Books Week Starts Tomorrow

What do the books "Slaughterhouse Five," "To Kill A Mockingbird," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and the "Harry Potter" novels have in common?  They were all banned books by certain school systems and libraries at one time.

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J.K. Rowling Builds Awesome ‘Harry Potter’ Tree Houses for Kids

In a move destined to make you wish that J.K. Rowling was your mom, the author of the ‘Harry Potter’ series recently won permission to build two massive 40-foot high tree houses in her backyard at a cost of almost $395,000.

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Michigan Middle High School Students Assigned Laptops Instead of Textbooks

A pilot project in Michigan is exploring ways of delivering instruction without textbooks. In place of the textbooks, students will receive laptop computers. Do you think our education system is headed in the right direction?

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Oxford Dictionary Update: New Words To Add

It's that time again! Time to get the "official" new words that will soon be accepted as legitimate words. New words like “micropig”. Micropig is just one of the new words/terms  that became official as part of ODO’s most recent quarterly update of new words and definitions, which includes “soul patch,” “hosepipe ban” and “vajazzle.”

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Ernest Hemingway Birth Anniversary Tomorrow

July 21 marks the birth anniversary of one of America's most famous authors.  Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, and died in  1961.  His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement was a big influence on 20th-century fiction.  Hemingway lived a life of adventure, which was reflected in his writing.

 

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So…What Does Christian Grey Look Like? Hot Or Not? [POLL]

A new composite has been created by Dr. Faye Skelton.The composite has actually disappointed some fans. They thought he would have looked hotter.

Why sure after all any man that could get the attention of that many women should look like a serial killer. See for yourself after the jump.

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Hilarious – Ellen DeGeneres Reads ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ [Video]

The Fifty Shades trilogy is making lots of women blush worldwide. There is already a line of adult toys inspired by the books, and rumors of a movie based on the popular series, but what about an audio book? Who would you pick to read it? Watch Ellen DeGeneres try to do it justice after the jump. Very funny!

 

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Three Grandmothers Discuss ’50 Shades Of Grey’ [VIDEO/POLL]

Would you let your grandmother read '50 Shades Of Grey'? These 'Golden Sisters' got their hands on the bestseller by E. L. James, and their reactions are priceless. Although hearing elderly women saying, um, some of the words they utter, may make you squirm just a little bit.

Take our Cars 108 Listener Poll below.

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‘Like’ KFC On Facebook – Get Colonel’s Autobiography, Recipes Free Today

I should start by saying that the recipes included in the free Colonel Harland Sanders autobiography don't include the secret blend of herbs and spices that made his fried chicken world famous, but it promises to be a good read, and there are some fantastic southern recipes. Did I mention that you can have it for free? Details after the jump!

 

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May is ‘Get Caught Reading’ Month, What Pages Are You Turning?

May is National Get Caught Reading Month. Reading is a great way to entertain and educate yourself, and if you are a regular visitor to your local library branch, it is something you can do for FREE.

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