good book

noun, often capitalized G&B

Definition of good book 

: bible

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Some people like to meditate before bed; others might write in a journal, listen to a podcast, or read a good book. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "I Practiced Perfect Sleep Hygiene for a Week and Here's What Happened," 8 June 2018 Itamar Moses, who won for best book of a musical, was a Yale undergrad. Christopher Arnott,, "The CT Critics Circle Awards; 'A Band's Visit' Wins 10 Tonys," 14 June 2018 The leading contender for best book of a musical is Ms. Fey, and Ms. Kirkwood and Ms. van Kampen were nominated their plays. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "2018 Tony Nominations: ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘SpongeBob’ Lead the Way," 2 May 2018 Rice also has won three Tony Awards, including best book of a musical and original score in 1980 for his work for Evita, and original score in 2000 for Aida. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "With Emmy Noms, John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Get Closer to EGOT," 12 July 2018 The contest aimed to select the best book to win the Man Booker Prize, which was first awarded in 1969. Michael Schaub,, "'The English Patient' was voted the best book to win Booker Prize in 50 years," 9 July 2018 In spite of a public career, Janet was an introvert who loved her time alone with a good book., "Janet Kniffin," 14 June 2018 Shirley enjoyed the simple things in life like spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, playing Bunco, and going to the movies., "Deaths in South Florida: 6/24," 24 June 2018 Nothing is better than feeling a summer breeze on your face while taking a nap, or listening to the rain while reading a good book. Dan Bawden, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Get ready to get outside," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of good book

1651, in the meaning defined above

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obstinately defiant of authority

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