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Can you guess the book title by the emoji?

Every November the word-buffs at Oxford Dictionaries choose one word from their lexicon that has risen in prominence and now best exemplifies the year that has passed.

2013 (selfie) saw the rise and rise of Instagram queen Kim Kardashian and in 2014 (vape) e-cigarettes became mainstream as cities around the world clamped down on smoking in public…

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What we’re reading: Nelika McDonald, Stan Lee and Hanya Yanagihara

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Fiona Hardy is reading Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran

I’m a huge fan of graphic novels and superhero movies, but not such a fan of s…

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Australian podcasts I got hooked listening to this year

For delicious nuggets of storytelling: Story Club

I’m super jealous of all the cool stuff that goes on at Sydney’s Giant Dwarf Theatre – luckily, podcasts like Story Club help to ease the pain. Hosts Zoë Norton Lodge (author of Almost Sincerely) and Ben Jenkins present a selection of short, snappy stories recorded at their monthly storytelling …

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