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How could someone who writes about lovesick teen girls be a feminist?

How could someone who writes about lovesick teen girls be a feminist? | Biblio | Scoop.it

'Twilight' and 'Host' author Stephenie Meyer claims the word, for good reasons.

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A new kind of pop-up book

A new kind of pop-up book | Biblio | Scoop.it

Bridging Book established a new mixed-media book for children and presents a combination of book and eBook.

 
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Independent bookstores are alive and well in America

Independent bookstores are alive and well in America | Biblio | Scoop.it

The number of independent bookstores in the US rose by more than 20% between 2009 and 2014, according to the American Booksellers Association, a finding that may surprise bibliophiles who worry about rising costs for smaller shops and competition from larger chains.

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Zadie Smith on the psychology of the two types of writers

Zadie Smith on the psychology of the two types of writers | Biblio | Scoop.it

'It’s a feeling of happiness that knocks me clean out of adjectives. I think sometimes that the best reason for writing novels is to experience those four and a half hours after you write the final word'.

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Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children

Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children | Biblio | Scoop.it

Facebook's data scientists crunched the numbers on a meme you've probably seen going around.

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'Merci pour ce moment': les libraires s'énervent contre le livre de Valérie Trierweiler

'Merci pour ce moment': les libraires s'énervent contre le livre de Valérie Trierweiler | Biblio | Scoop.it

Il n’y a pas que François Hollande qui s’agace de la sortie du livre de son ex-compagne, Valérie Trierweiler. Sur Twitter, des internautes commencent à poster des photos de messages assassins affichés par leurs libraires.

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Famous writers on keeping a diary

Famous writers on keeping a diary | Biblio | Scoop.it

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more.

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The hedgehog and the fox: Italo Calvino on the two types of writers

The hedgehog and the fox: Italo Calvino on the two types of writers | Biblio | Scoop.it

'I am a fox, even though I dream of being a hedgehog in all my dreams, and even though I try to write hedgehog books if you take each of them one by one'.

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Wonderfully weird & ingenious medieval books

Wonderfully weird & ingenious medieval books | Biblio | Scoop.it

Leiden University book historian Erik Kwakkel describes his tumblr site as follows: 'I post images from medieval books'. In the words of Samuel L. Jackson on the immortal Snakes on a Plane, you either want to see that, or you don't.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, September 7, 6:55 PM

What's not to love about life-size books? Especially when they come with a map of Italy? 

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A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft or Roald Dahl's most famous novel.

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Haruki Murakami: 'My lifetime dream is to be sitting at the bottom of a well'

Haruki Murakami: 'My lifetime dream is to be sitting at the bottom of a well' | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Japanese author talked writing, heroes, domestic life, dreams and how his life informs his novels at a Guardian book club at the Edinburgh international book festival – and he answered some of your questions.

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Bouquets and billets-doux: letters from Proust to his neighbour

Bouquets and billets-doux: letters from Proust to his neighbour | Biblio | Scoop.it

Propped against a multitude of pillows in his dark bedroom, Proust maintained his connections with the outside world through a blizzard of letters.

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Think libraries don't matter? Think again

Think libraries don't matter? Think again | Biblio | Scoop.it

91 percent of Americans say libraries are important to their communities. Why?

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World's most expensive Superman comic sold for $3.2M on eBay

World's most expensive Superman comic sold for $3.2M on eBay | Biblio | Scoop.it

Continuing the trend of iconic comic books selling for house-in-the-Hamptons levels of cash, a nearly perfect copy of Action Comics No. 1 (aka the first appearance of Superman) sold for a record-breaking $3.2 million last night on eBay.

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Chart: how long it takes to read the books you've been putting off

Chart: how long it takes to read the books you've been putting off | Biblio | Scoop.it

The website Personal Creations calculated the hours it takes for an average reader — which they define as reading 300 words per minute — to finish 64 of the world's most popular books.

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Jane Austen Festival breaks record for Regency costume gathering

Jane Austen Festival breaks record for Regency costume gathering | Biblio | Scoop.it

Bath festival reclaims world record from American Austen fans.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, September 16, 5:55 AM

Jane Austen is a popular as ever! 

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, September 16, 7:52 AM

Looks like a festive event! 

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Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy

Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy | Biblio | Scoop.it

Librarians in Massachusetts are working to give their patrons a chance to opt-out of pervasive surveillance.

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Man Booker prize shortlist 2014 includes US authors for the first time

Man Booker prize shortlist 2014 includes US authors for the first time | Biblio | Scoop.it

Two American authors line up with British novelists including Ali Smith and Howard Jacobson.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, September 16, 7:53 AM

Well done to Ali Smith.

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Haruki Murakami's first novel to be retranslated and republished in English

Haruki Murakami's first novel to be retranslated and republished in English | Biblio | Scoop.it

Hear the Wind Sing – currently out of print – gets fresh translation by Ted Goossen, set for release in 2015.

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Book publishing, not fact-checking

Book publishing, not fact-checking | Biblio | Scoop.it

Readers might think nonfiction books are the most reliable media sources there are. But accuracy scandals haven't reformed an industry that faces no big repercussions for errors.

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George Orwell was not a language fascist: why we keep misinterpreting his words

George Orwell was not a language fascist: why we keep misinterpreting his words | Biblio | Scoop.it

Will Self's attack on Orwell reveals the dramatic divide in contemporary fiction over clarity vs. embroidery.

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See author Thomas Pynchon's hand-written edits to his Simpsons script

See author Thomas Pynchon's hand-written edits to his Simpsons script | Biblio | Scoop.it

Executive producer Matt Selman has revealed that Pynchon modified the script that was faxed to him. He wrote in some of his character's better jokes, including puns that refer to his novels (see: 'The Frying of Latke 49'and 'V.-Licious'). Most notably, Pynchon refused to call Homer a "fat ass," writing in the margins: 'Sorry, guys. Homer is my role model and I can't speak ill of him'.

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21 actual analogies used by high school students in English essays

21 actual analogies used by high school students in English essays | Biblio | Scoop.it
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'Don't mention the war'. Some thoughts on H.P. Lovecraft and race

'Don't mention the war'. Some thoughts on H.P. Lovecraft and race | Biblio | Scoop.it

David Nickle: Lovecraft's fiction -- and Lovecraftian horror -- depends on the xenophobia that was endemic to Lovecraft's work to the point that without it, many of his stories lose their unique and uniquely profound effect.

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Booktubers: la nouvelle génération de critiques littéraires

Booktubers: la nouvelle génération de critiques littéraires | Biblio | Scoop.it

Ces adolescents argentins mettent en scène leurs critiques de livres sur YouTube et font le bonheur des éditeurs.

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Why libraries matter

Why libraries matter | Biblio | Scoop.it

A day in the life of New York City's public libraries: Traveling from borough to borough, this short documentary by Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks reveals just how important the modern library is for millions of people.

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