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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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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

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When we read fiction, how relevant is the author's biography?

When we read fiction, how relevant is the author's biography? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Thomas Mallon and Adam Kirsch discuss whether knowing about an author’s life deepens or detracts from the pleasures of reading fiction.

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14 quotes from writers inspired by football

14 quotes from writers inspired by football | Biblio | Scoop.it

Oscar Wilde, George Orwell and Nabokov all had views on the beautiful game.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, June 30, 10:57 AM

Anyone else watching the World Cup? 

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17 bookstores that will literally change your life

17 bookstores that will literally change your life | Biblio | Scoop.it

And all you have to do is visit them.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, June 30, 11:05 AM

I want to visit each one! 

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A three-time Caldecott winner talks with his editor about how a children's book is made

A three-time Caldecott winner talks with his editor about how a children's book is made | Biblio | Scoop.it

Margaret Ferguson has edited children’s books for over 30 years, and is now the publisher of Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers. She talked with three-time Caldecott Honor winner and MacArthur Fellow Peter Sís, about the process of editing a picture book and how Sís’ new children’s biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Pilot and the Little Prince, was made.

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Where a book is read can be as powerfully charged as where it's set

Where a book is read can be as powerfully charged as where it's set | Biblio | Scoop.it

Imogen Russell Williams: For me, it's childhood holidays in the sun I remember when I revisit the chilly climes of Tolkien. What are your unlikely associations?

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A Song of Ice and Fire could be 8, not 7, books

A Song of Ice and Fire could be 8, not 7, books | Biblio | Scoop.it

George R.R. Martin's longtime editor Anne Groell recently answered some fan questions about her editing process, Martin's writing timeline, and the future of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. The big takeaway? Groell thinks there might be more than seven books.

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When Groucho Marx quoted 'The Waste Land' to T.S. Eliot

When Groucho Marx quoted 'The Waste Land' to T.S. Eliot | Biblio | Scoop.it

Strange but true: Groucho Marx and T.S. Eliot were pen-pals. Their correspondence began in 1961, when T.S. Eliot sent Groucho Marx a fan letter. It continued for several years, with them finally meeting for dinner in 1964.

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James Joyce's dirty love letters read aloud by Martin Starr, Paget Brewster & other TV comedy actors

James Joyce's dirty love letters read aloud by Martin Starr, Paget Brewster & other TV comedy actors | Biblio | Scoop.it

For Valentine’s Day, the sketch comedy video site Funny or Die capitalized on the availability of these highly detailed, fantasy-saturated Joycean mash notes by having them read dramatically.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, June 3, 7:11 PM

James Joyce's dirty love letters to Nora. (Warning: some naughty language and graphic detail!)

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I love this..

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Amazon absorbing price fight punches

Amazon absorbing price fight punches | Biblio | Scoop.it

By blocking inventory from the Hachette Book Group, Amazon has become the less-than-everything store.

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10 authors who are brilliant at Twitter

10 authors who are brilliant at Twitter | Biblio | Scoop.it

They can write books, but can they tweet? Here are 10 authors you should follow.

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Fine bookbindings: judging by the cover

Fine bookbindings: judging by the cover | Biblio | Scoop.it

Elegant bookbindings might not seem to have much of a place in the modern world. E-books barely have graphics, much less finely crafted covers. Yet the love of handmade books as beautiful objects persists and, as a new travelling exhibit shows, retains many adherents.

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Can a Comic Con approach work for the book industry?

Can a Comic Con approach work for the book industry? | Biblio | Scoop.it

BookCon is an attempt to draw fans, but will they actually buy books? 

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Jack Kerouac's On the Road turned into an illustrated scroll

Jack Kerouac's On the Road turned into an illustrated scroll | Biblio | Scoop.it

Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road is currently being turned into a beautifully illustrated scroll by artist Paul Rogers. Rogers is drawing one illustration for each page of the book, producing the work on one long scroll, just as Kerouac wrote his famous novel on one scroll of teletype paper — though he did it in 'three coffee-soaked-benzedrine-fueled days'.

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Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame | Biblio | Scoop.it

One of Los Angeles' greatest noir writers will be getting a permanent place in the sun: on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Raymond Chandler is one of 30 people who will get such stars in 2015.

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Has the electronic image supplanted the written word?

Has the electronic image supplanted the written word? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Dana Stevens and Rivka Galchen discuss whether we are living in a new revolutionary age, or just a continuation of the old one.

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The top 10 feminist books

The top 10 feminist books | Biblio | Scoop.it

Eleanor Marx's biographer Rachel Holmes picks works, from Jeanette Winterson to George Bernard Shaw, that address 'the greatest global injustice'.

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Foyles: potted history of idiosyncratic British bookseller

Foyles: potted history of idiosyncratic British bookseller | Biblio | Scoop.it

From humble beginnings to HQ of 1930s literary set, eccentric decline and bold revival … 111-year-old tale has never been dull.

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'How to write good'

'How to write good' | Biblio | Scoop.it

Stuck on the fridge at BBC Hull.

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What causes the smell of new & old books?

What causes the smell of new & old books? | Biblio | Scoop.it

As with all aromas, the origins can be traced back to a number of chemical constituents, so we can examine the processes and compounds that can contribute to both.

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The first recording of Allen Ginsberg reading 'Howl'

The first recording of Allen Ginsberg reading 'Howl' | Biblio | Scoop.it

You can hear the first recorded reading of Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl', from February, 1956 at Portland’s Reed College. The recording sat dormant in Reed’s archives for over fifty years until scholar John Suiter rediscovered it in 2008.

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BookCon's debut was chaotic, but promising

BookCon's debut was chaotic, but promising | Biblio | Scoop.it

There were lots of kids, movie stars, and long lines at the book industry's Comic Con.

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Patricia Lockwood's crowd-pleasing poetry

Patricia Lockwood's crowd-pleasing poetry | Biblio | Scoop.it

Lockwood is famous, but the source of her fame is almost entirely owing to her tweets and not to her poetry.

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The bookshop revolution: can coops hold out against Amazon?

The bookshop revolution: can coops hold out against Amazon? | Biblio | Scoop.it

With more than 500 independent bookshops closing since 2005, coops are injecting a bit of creativity to help keep the physical bookshop thriving.

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I hate you... No, wait, I love you! 5 literary 180s

I hate you... No, wait, I love you! 5 literary 180s | Biblio | Scoop.it

Have you ever finished a book and thought, 'Well, that was disappointing', only to have it take up prime real estate in your brain? Then, it hits you: it was actually one of the best books you’ve ever read.

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Watch the most touching tribute performances of Maya Angelou's 'Still I rise'

Watch the most touching tribute performances of Maya Angelou's 'Still I rise' | Biblio | Scoop.it

For all of Maya Angelou’s cultural travels, most people first encounter her through her poetry. One small measure of that influence can be found on YouTube, where dozens of scrappy tribute performances of her many classics have accumulated over the years.

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