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The TBR List: August 30

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- The Kitchn's tour of Joy the Baker's tiny kitchen is a fangirl dream come true.

- Illustrated books aren't just for kids. Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her will be released as a deluxe edition this fall.

- I tested out this crazy coffeemaker that sings for my Viewpoints column.

- Some airports (not O'Hare or Midway, cough cough) are offering lending libraries to weary bored travelers.

- The sexy and mysterious Marion Cotillard has been cast as Lady Macbeth. What do you think?

- We love this: In the past four years, more independent bookstores have opened than closed in America.

- Food52 offers us a handy list of tips about how to eat well on a budget.

- I loved this recent Chopped episode that was dedicated to using food scraps instead of wasting them. Download it here.

- One of my favorite sites, Books are the New Black, took The Cuckoo's Calling and created an outfit for J.K. Rowling's latest.

- I went to a weekly Wicker Park food festival called The Nosh with my sisters. Check it out if you have a free Saturday. (Pictured)

Don't forget! We're discussing Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane in our Virtual Book Club. Stop by and leave a comment.

Check back next week for a fresh installment of The To Be Read List!

Kate Atkinson's Life After Life & Crepes Three Ways

Virtual Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman