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24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The ultimate television show–based book recommendation guide.
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Interesting recommendations...not sure if I agree with them all, but it's always good to have a place to start. :) 

 

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"A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven": Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen? | VQR Online

"A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven": Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen? | VQR Online | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"In his extensive correspondence with fellow author and critic William Dean Howells, Mark Twain seemed to enjoy venting his literary spleen on Jane Austen precisely because he knew her to be Howells’ favorite author, In 1909 Twain wrote that “Jane Austin” [sic] was “entirely impossible” and that he could not read her prose even if paid a salary to do so. Howells notes in My Mark Twain (1910) that in fiction Twain “had certain distinct loathings; there were certain authors whose names he seemed not so much to pronounce as to spew out of his mouth.”

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Twain on Austen...fascinating article. 

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Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014

Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Overdrive is the undisputed leader in facilitating e-Book and audiobook loans in libraries all over the world. The company has just announced that 105

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Glad to see libraries catching up with reading trends. 

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The 100 Year Old Trick to Writing Faster

The 100 Year Old Trick to Writing Faster | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Stenography is 'old tech' that still makes sense today. Plover is an open source project designed to deliver 240 wpm typing to authors, bloggers and coders.

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Now, I just need the words to put on the paper! :) 

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Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype

Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Philip Oltermann: Stories lost in Bavarian archive for 150 years and newly translated into English offer surprisingly modern heroines

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Are You an Adult Who Reads YA Novels? Congratulations, You Saved Publishing in 2014

Are You an Adult Who Reads YA Novels? Congratulations, You Saved Publishing in 2014 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

YAWe won’t have the full picture until sometime in 2015, but as it stands right now, book publishing had a profitable year in 2014. In the face of constant fighting between the Big 5 publishers and A...

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YA is becoming more and more Adult/YA. 

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The New Wave of Graphic Novels

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After “ignoring half the market,” publishers are targeting women readers with the next generation of book-length comics. Margaret Atwood weighs in.


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BookBub by the Numbers in 2014 - BookBub Unbound

BookBub by the Numbers in 2014 - BookBub Unbound | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Digital book marketing insights from BookBub, the leading service for eBook price promotions. Trends we’ve identified to help our partners market and sell their books.
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#infograpgic with stats that prove some insights on the mystery of bookbub
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Watch The Hobbit Book Cover Transform Over 75 Years

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Here's how 'The Hobbit' book cover has changed over the past 75 years.
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Fascinating overview of book cover design trends via @bookbub

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Christmas Books: How Your Favorite Characters Celebrate via @Bookbub

Christmas Books: How Your Favorite Characters Celebrate via @Bookbub | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
What would your favorite book characters be doing this time of year?
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I love the setting in the Harry Potter series (indoor snow with no mess!)  as well as the generousness of the March Sisters in Little Women, but I'd pass on Holden Cauldfield's or Ishmael's Christmas plans. 

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Librarian Discovers one of Shakespeare's First Folios

Librarian Discovers one of Shakespeare's First Folios | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
French #Librarian stumbles across #Shakespeare's First Folio: Remy Cordonnier, the director of the Saint-Omer library's medieval and early modern collection, opens a page of the newly discovered Shakespeare's original first folio in Saint-Omer, northern France, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. #Books #reading
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Fee-Based #Libraries Nothing New (#Books #Reading)

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 The WSJ: Fee-based libraries go back 200 years. 

 "Austen’s own novels often reflect the concerns of typical circulating-library customers, even though her books are vastly more artful than the libraries’ typical fare. Austen enjoyed the attention, but she had the same concerns about the phenomenon that many authors have now. Fully 200 years ago, she complained that many people were “more ready to borrow and praise, than to buy…but tho’ I like praise as well as anybody, I like…Pewter too.” 

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 I love Auten's quote about the fee-based libraries and that she had the same concerns that authors today have. The more things change, the more they stay the same. :) 

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All Quiet on the Western Front author’s final book published

All Quiet on the Western Front author’s final book published | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Erich Maria Remarque’s unfinished novel The Promised Land gets English translation 85 years after anti-war classic
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Interesting background on the author. I didn't know his first book was #banned and burned in WWII. #books. Via @guardianbooks
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Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma'

Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma' | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"The book became the cornerstone of Goucher's 1,700-item Jane Austen collection, which school officials say is the largest in North America. Now the college hopes to use technology to introduce this rare edition — just one of six in the world — to a new generation of readers."

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I didn't know that Emma was the only one of Austen's book published in the USA during her lifetime. 

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A Literary Travel Guide To The USA

A Literary Travel Guide To The USA | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Land of the free. Home of the brave. Kingdom of the Kardashians. Yes, America has given the world much to celebrate in a short space of time.
The nation's roster of top class authors is no exception to that rule. Since splitting from the land of Shakespeare, Orwell and Dickens, writers of the United States have blessed the world with thousands upon thousands of memorable tales themselves.
We've whittled down eight of the very best literary pilgrimages you can take this summer and beyond. 

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I love literary #travel guides like these. 

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4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015

4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

You'll be happy to know that young adult fiction has some new topics and trends coming atcha in 2015! As a YA book blogger, it's my job (minus the getting paid part) to tell you that the next big book themes of the year will be....


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No more "sick lit?" Yes, please. #Books #reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Yoga for Writers

INFOGRAPHIC: Yoga for Writers | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Paper cuts, carpal tunnel, compound hangovers, and the mind-numbing effects of a friend's experimental poetry reading are just some of the occupational hazards that any writer must face. Now we can...

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Don't think I'll ever be able to do the "Accepted Story Pose." 

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Finally, a cure for every affliction ...

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Book Publishing Predictions for 2015

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What will book publishing bring in 2015? Shrouded as the industry is behind a veil woven of billions and billions of dollars, it's difficult to say. But if you look hard enough — at the bestseller ...
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Among the predictions: an Amazon redesign and less ghostwritten books. 

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Writers and Editors on their Literary Resolutions

Writers and Editors on their Literary Resolutions | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

As far as resolutions go, drinking less or working out more seem so familiar, so perennial, that they're impersonal and doomed for failure. For my New Year's resolution I looked for one that spoke ...


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I don't do resolutions, but here are some interesting #bookish resolutions.

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Script Notes on The Birth of Jesus | Whatever

Dear Matt and Luke: We just read through your story treatment of The Birth of Jesus. We love it. Love it. Seriously, “love” is not nearly the right word for what we feel about what will almost certainly become a perennial seasonal classic. I hope the two of you have made space for awards on your mantelpieces; I think it’s about to get very crowded up there!
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Very funny. Can totally see this happening if Hollywood made a movie of the Christmas story.
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AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014

AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
AbeBooks' Most Expensive Book Sales from 2014 run the gamut from Marx to Gandhi and more.
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Art Nouveau posters is at the top of the list. Via @bookriot

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Bookish Gifts via @BOOK RIOT

Bookish Gifts via  @BOOK RIOT | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Marauder’s Map Puzzle

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Need a quick bookish gift? Check out this list via @BookRiot

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BookBub Announces Author Follows | Sara Rosett

BookBub Announces Author Follows | Sara Rosett | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
 "In the short term, readers who follow an author will get a special dedicated emailwhenever BookBub features a deal on a book by that author. As a result, members who use this feature will be less likely to miss promotions from their favorite authors, and if (heaven forbid) a member at some point decides they want to unsubscribe from the BookBub daily email, they can still get these special alerts when their favorite authors feature a deal." Full announcement on blog: Announcing BookBub Author Follows - BookBub Unbound. Sara: Intriguing, but still another platform between author and the reader.
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 Intriguing, but still another platform between author and the reader.

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15 Oscar Wilde Quotes About Reading, Writing and Books WritersDigest.com | WritersDigest.com

15 Oscar Wilde Quotes About Reading, Writing and Books WritersDigest.com | WritersDigest.com | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Poet, playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde was born October 16, 1854 in Dublin. While his most famous works, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of
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The one about taking out the comma then putting it back in is one of my favs. I identify.
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