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The new explosion in audio books

The new explosion in audio books | Biblio | Scoop.it

With lavish original productions and enticing new 'syncing' technology, audio books have emerged as a rare bright spot in the publishing business. Every smartphone is a player.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:00 AM

I am so surprised what a fan of audiobooks I have become.  I often read the visual book alongside.  It's especially nice when an author reads his/her own  words and you get a sense of the voice behind them.  I hope the price of audiobooks comes down, and also that our local Malaysian authors and publishers consider this market.

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What do we see when we read (other than the words on the page)?

What do we see when we read (other than the words on the page)? | Biblio | Scoop.it

This is the question asked by Peter Mendelsund in a welcome and fascinating new book. Or more precisely, 'What do we picture in our minds?'

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Twinkle toes: bookish shoes for literary feet

Twinkle toes: bookish shoes for literary feet | Biblio | Scoop.it

'Make all the 'Fetish' jokes you want, but we at the Riot HQ have a thing for bookish shoes. Heels, flats, sandals, sneakers…you name ’em.

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Meet the slam poets sounding off on feminist issues

Meet the slam poets sounding off on feminist issues | Biblio | Scoop.it

Five female spoken-word poets tackle tough issues and share their experiences in new BBC series Women Who Spit.

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Mark Twain stories, 150 years old, uncovered by Berkeley scholars

Mark Twain stories, 150 years old, uncovered by Berkeley scholars | Biblio | Scoop.it

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco.

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Book ritual marks the passage of time

Book ritual marks the passage of time | Biblio | Scoop.it

Michael Perry: The memories of my mother and father reading to me are precious not just because they introduced me to words and stories but because the words and stories came with a subliminal message: You are important to me, so important that I will pause what I am doing here in grown-up world so that my time can become our time.

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Ernest Hemingway's summer camping recipes

Ernest Hemingway's summer camping recipes | Biblio | Scoop.it

Judging by his 1920 Toronto Star how-to on maximizing comfort on camping vacations, he would not have stood for charred weenies and marshmallows on a stick.

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14 of the most buzzed-about books of 2015

14 of the most buzzed-about books of 2015 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Goodreads recently let BuzzFeed know which books, according to its users, have been the 'It' titles of the year thus far. Here are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of 'Want to Read' lists.

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15 things you might not know about Catch-22

15 things you might not know about Catch-22 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Joseph Heller’s 1961 war comedy Catch-22 is one of the most beloved novels of the 20th century, not to mention one of the funniest. Here are a few interesting bits of information about both how Heller’s story came to be and the legacy that it left behind.

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Is Salman Rushdie a Voltaire for our age?

Is Salman Rushdie a Voltaire for our age? | Biblio | Scoop.it

His fierce defence of PEN America’s prize for Charlie Hebdo’s defiant provocations recalls the Enlightenment hero, but sets Rushdie against other public figures.

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Art Spiegelman warns of 'dangerous' outcome as Russian shops ban Maus

Art Spiegelman warns of 'dangerous' outcome as Russian shops ban Maus | Biblio | Scoop.it

With top Moscow bookstores removing the Holocaust tale under a Nazi propaganda law, author sounds alarm: ‘We don’t want cultures to erase memory’.

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Required reading: 30 of the best horror books

Required reading: 30 of the best horror books | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Paste books crew pooled together our own horror favorites for the first installment of Required Reading, a Paste-curated reading list of our favorite book genres. We’ve all got different favorites, so we’d love to hear yours in the comments section below. Oh—and sleep tight in the next few months.

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Who's the greatest unreliable narrator in literature?

Who's the greatest unreliable narrator in literature? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Jeremy M. Davies and Colin Winnette debate and settle it once and for all (maybe).

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13 beautifully unusual libraries from around the world

13 beautifully unusual libraries from around the world | Biblio | Scoop.it

Improbable Libraries, which documents unusual and visually striking libraries from across the globe, was Alex Johnson’s shot at bringing 'the fun and entertaining side' of libraries back into a conversation that’s become dominated by doom and gloom about their finances.

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The best f-bombs from female authors

The best f-bombs from female authors | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Erica Jong's 'zipless fuck' to Cheryl Strayed's plea that we all 'tackle the motherfucking shit out of' life, women writers know the power of a well-placed f-bomb.

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In Search of Lost Tweets: on being a writer on Twitter

In Search of Lost Tweets: on being a writer on Twitter | Biblio | Scoop.it

Twitter, and the Internet in general, wasn’t created with writers in mind—interesting, since if anyone is sweaty and pale in a dank basement, pecking away at a keyboard in the middle of the night it is writers. But the medium was made for us accidentally. Its brevity forces us to choose our words carefully, a skill we should acquire online or off.

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31 independent bookstores that are every book lover's dream

31 independent bookstores that are every book lover's dream | Biblio | Scoop.it
We asked the BuzzFeed Community about their favorite independent bookstores. Here are some of their picks.
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Charming and unusual bookstores around the world

Charming and unusual bookstores around the world | Biblio | Scoop.it

Curl up with a new book—or catch a reading or concert—at these thriving independent bookstores from Mexico City to Melbourne.

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These are JK Rowling's Harry Potter regrets

These are JK Rowling's Harry Potter regrets | Biblio | Scoop.it

The 2nd of May 2015 was not just the date the second royal baby was born - it also marked the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

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Memorable animals from literature

Memorable animals from literature | Biblio | Scoop.it

When looking back on what characters have stayed with us the most over the years, there's no denying that some of the most prominent ones aren't even human.

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Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle set for TV adaptation

Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle set for TV adaptation | Biblio | Scoop.it

IM Global Television has announced it is developing an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle. The story involves the children of a Nobel laureate physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb and a substance called ice-nine, an alternative structure of water that is solid at room temperature.

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In bed with Tchaikovsky

In bed with Tchaikovsky | Biblio | Scoop.it

Once more, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s sexuality has come up for debate, and once more, the discussion has nothing to do with the composer’s time or place but everything to do with ours.

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Jane Austen's real Mr Darcy unmasked by historian

Jane Austen's real Mr Darcy unmasked by historian | Biblio | Scoop.it

A new book will reveal the true identity of the man who inspired Austen's Pride and Prejudice heartthrob.

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