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Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy to become very graphic novel

Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy to become very graphic novel | Biblio | Scoop.it

DC Comics signs Glaswegian crime writer Denise Mina to adapt Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novels for comic format.

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

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Westeros 101: Game of Thrones taught in college seminar

Westeros 101: Game of Thrones taught in college seminar | Biblio | Scoop.it

Students at University of Virginia will create their own addition to GoT after studying the hit series this summer.

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Quiz: the Moon in literature

Quiz: the Moon in literature | Biblio | Scoop.it

It's 45 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the surface of the Moon. Our mission for you? Test your knowledge of lunar literature

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5 wonderfully long literary sentences

5 wonderfully long literary sentences | Biblio | Scoop.it

Despite its occasional use in spoken monologue, the Very Long Literary Sentence properly exists in the mind (hence 'stream-of-consciousness'), since the most wordy of literary exhalations would exhaust the lungs’ capacity. Molly Bloom’s 36-page, two-sentence run-on soliloquy at the close of Joyce’s Ulysses takes place entirely in her thoughts.

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To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee calls bullshit on biography about her

To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee calls bullshit on biography about her | Biblio | Scoop.it

Ultimate one-hit wonder Harper Lee released a statement this week further denying her cooperation with a newly released biography. Lee’s only book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill A Mockingbird, was published in 1960, with a film adaptation released two years later.

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The age of erasable books

The age of erasable books | Biblio | Scoop.it

What a society chooses to rewrite is as revealing as what it records in the first place.

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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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Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land

Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land | Biblio | Scoop.it

With two of the biggest events on the world SF calendar coming to town this August, others are racing to join in.

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9 Raymond Chandler quotes for readers hip to split infinitives

9 Raymond Chandler quotes for readers hip to split infinitives | Biblio | Scoop.it

Enjoy nine wise quotes from Raymond Chandler, one of the great masters of guns, gumshoes and femme fatales. Then continue reading to learn what kinds of hell you raise upon trying to unsplit a Chandler infinitive.

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Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book | Biblio | Scoop.it

Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading, writes John Naughton.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, July 21, 9:12 AM

I think this is an unnecessarily pessimistic view of Kindle's new service.  Many readers are already enjoying books via other subscription services - Scribd and Oyster.  It's a way of discovering authors and trying out different genres.

 

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Apple agrees to conditional $450 million e-books antitrust accord

Apple agrees to conditional $450 million e-books antitrust accord | Biblio | Scoop.it

Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.

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Nadine Gordimer, novelist who took on apartheid, is dead at 90

Nadine Gordimer, novelist who took on apartheid, is dead at 90 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Ms. Gordimer found her themes in the injustices and cruelties of South Africa’s policies of racial division, and she left no quarter of the society unexplored.

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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'

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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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