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The TBR List: August 7

The TBR List: August 7

Last night was one of the best TV nights in a long while. The GOP debate had plenty of drama and Jon Stewart signing off was touching and wonderful. It's also sad, of course. If you don't like Jon Stewart, I don't like you. So we'll be eating our feelings this weekend — and trying to enjoy the nice weather, of course, as well. What are your weekend plans?

Above: Spotted in Chicago, the bittersweet aftermath of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby.

- What happens when a woman sends her book to publishers using a man's name.

- Bookish movies on Netflix.

- I want these sesame noodles + cucumber.

- Would you buy a $1,200 blender? (Please say no.)

- I think color-blocking an entire book collection is too much work, but arranging coffee table/display books by color group makes sense.

"The Lives of Others" by Neel Mukherjee & ricotta-stuffed chicken breast

"The Lives of Others" by Neel Mukherjee & ricotta-stuffed chicken breast

"The Martian" by Andy Weir & raspberry-nectarine popsicles

"The Martian" by Andy Weir & raspberry-nectarine popsicles