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This fall's must-read science fiction and fantasy books

This fall's must-read science fiction and fantasy books | Biblio | Scoop.it

If you want to read your eyeballs out this fall, you are in luck. Here are some of the science fiction and fantasy books we're most excited about this season.

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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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If white characters were described like people of color in literature

If white characters were described like people of color in literature | Biblio | Scoop.it

Welcome to the mocha-chocolate-coffee-bean-exotic-butterscotch-caramel-cinnamon-cafe-au-lait side of town.

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Public library engagement in the United States

Public library engagement in the United States | Biblio | Scoop.it

An overview of three years of research into Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age.

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10 beautiful Australian libraries

10 beautiful Australian libraries | Biblio | Scoop.it

Craigieburn Library in Hume, Victoria has been named public library of the year award following a cross-continent competition – here are nine more amazing library buildings across Australia.

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'Don't read books!' A 12th-century Zen poem

'Don't read books!' A 12th-century Zen poem | Biblio | Scoop.it

'It's annoying for others to have to hear you'.

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The Harvard Classics: download all 51 volumes as free ebooks

The Harvard Classics: download all 51 volumes as free ebooks | Biblio | Scoop.it

Compiled in 1909 by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at first Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, the compendium of literature, philosophy, and the sciences, writes Adam Kirsch in Harvard Magazine, served as a 'monument from a more humane and confident time' (or so its upper classes believed), and a 'time capsule…. In 50 volumes'.

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The woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf

The woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf | Biblio | Scoop.it

Phyllis Rose, who tackled the entire contents of one shelf in a New York library, tells Rachel Cooke what the 'extreme reading' experiment taught her.

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The pleasure of reading to impress yourself

The pleasure of reading to impress yourself | Biblio | Scoop.it

Associating pleasure and guilt when it comes to reading presumes an anterior, scolding authority — one which insists that reading must be work.

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What will your verse be?

Excerpted from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir.

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The Novel, by Michael Schmidt

The Novel, by Michael Schmidt | Biblio | Scoop.it

Michael Schmidt surveys 700 years of the novel, from Austen to Zola.

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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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A place beyond words: the literature of Alzheimer's

A place beyond words: the literature of Alzheimer's | Biblio | Scoop.it

Matthew Thomas’s visionary and challenging We Are Not Ourselves prompts a reassessment of a burgeoning genre.

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Here’s how to play Haruki Murakami Bingo as you read his books

Here’s how to play Haruki Murakami Bingo as you read his books | Biblio | Scoop.it

For fans seeking a more interactive and adorably competitive experience with the author’s novels, an artist has created 'Haruki Murakami Bingo', a tongue-in-cheek 'game' that collects the various idiosyncrasies and recurring elements that have popped up in most of Murakami’s 13 novels and many short stories.

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Orwell's review of Mein Kampf

Orwell's review of Mein Kampf | Biblio | Scoop.it

From March, 1940, a fascinating look at the development of Hitler's reputation in Germany and the UK, and the way that his publishers were forced to change the way they marketed his book.

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Biblio | Scoop.it

Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books.

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J.K. Rowling posted another new Harry Potter story

J.K. Rowling posted another new Harry Potter story | Biblio | Scoop.it

Shortly after providing an update on adult Harry, Hermoine, and Ron, J.K. Rowling has given the Muggle World another gift of supplementary material, this time with a story about Celestina Warbeck.

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Codex Seraphinianus: a new edition of the strangest book in the world

Codex Seraphinianus: a new edition of the strangest book in the world | Biblio | Scoop.it

In October Rizzoli will be republishing what is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world, the Codex Seraphinianus. The book is just so damned strange that it has accumulated a veritable industry of speculation about its meaning, deeper origins, and whether the language in which it is written actually has any syntax or not. 

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Henry Miller reads from Black Spring

Henry Miller reads from Black Spring | Biblio | Scoop.it

Not a lot of writers ever attained a badass quotient as high as Henry Miller did in Paris in the 1930s. He was a Whitmanesque American novelist in the international center of high art, writing scandalous books about sex and having plenty of sex with Anaïs Nin. And unlike the works of the 'hordes of shrieking poseurs' populating Montparnasse at the time (to quote Orwell), his books are very good.

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Waiting for Godot taught me the difference between being smart and being intellectual

Waiting for Godot taught me the difference between being smart and being intellectual | Biblio | Scoop.it

Nicholas Lezard: Samuel Beckett was irreverent yet profound, and able to sustain my interest despite nothing happening. I was mesmerised.

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