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Exchange programme encourages Subang Jaya residents to read

Exchange programme encourages Subang Jaya residents to read | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
In an effort to encourage the reading culture, a group of volunteers has set up a book exchange programme in USJ, Subang Jaya. It is a new avenue for book lovers to get their hands on free books while donating old ones.
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The Dangers of Reading in Bed

The Dangers of Reading in Bed | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
In 18th-century Europe, the practice was considered a menace to life and property, but mostly to morals. An Object Lesson.
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100 Must-Read Strange and Unusual Novels

100 Must-Read Strange and Unusual Novels | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
100 book recommendations for people who like to read weird, unusual, strange novels
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I like "strange and unusual".

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Miles Franklin award 2017 longlist reveals 'depth and strength of Australian writing'

Miles Franklin award 2017 longlist reveals 'depth and strength of Australian writing' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Nine authors in line for $60,000 prize, with books covering themes such as assisted suicide, murder, retirement and desire
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'My father's work was never published. Now he’s gone, what happens to his words?'

'My father's work was never published. Now he’s gone, what happens to his words?' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
He dedicated his life to writing, but never made a living from it. What do I do with the huge body of unpublished work he left behind?
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Very moving piece about a real dilemma.  I have the feeling though that his daughter is just embarking on the journey of getting his work out into the world and this is just the first step.
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The age of anxiety: what does Granta’s best young authors list say about America?

The age of anxiety: what does Granta’s best young authors list say about America? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The US is in crisis - what about its literature? Michelle Dean reports on the 2017 Granta list of writers under 40, which is as diverse as the country itself
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Very interesting piece about where American writing is at. More women, more diversity.
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Walter Scott historical fiction prize shortlist revealed - BBC News

Walter Scott historical fiction prize shortlist revealed - BBC News | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Seven books are shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction to be awarded in Melrose later this year.
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What Is Lost in a Nation That's Reading Less Literature?

What Is Lost in a Nation That's Reading Less Literature? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
One Alabama library is demanding jail time for late books. How is this happening in a nation that's reading less and less? 
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15 Great Irish Writers You’ve Probably Never Read (But Should)

15 Great Irish Writers You’ve Probably Never Read (But Should) | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that many in the US will be celebrating their Irish heritage with a pint or two—or just, you know, celebrating with a pint
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31 Women Writers On The Life-Changing Books They Read In Their 20s

31 Women Writers On The Life-Changing Books They Read In Their 20s | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
“I would like to enter a woman the way any man can"
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Comfort Food: The Importance of Reading Aloud as Adults - The Millions

Comfort Food: The Importance of Reading Aloud as Adults - The Millions | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Reading a story aloud is a way to take care of someone, a kind of caretaking that isn’t overbearing or smothering, and doesn’t feel like babysitting.
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Trump’s America Book Club: the dystopian novels, satire and right-wing tracts everyone’s reading to understand US leader

Trump’s America Book Club: the dystopian novels, satire and right-wing tracts everyone’s reading to understand US leader | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The US president has unwittingly launched a book club for America as dystopian fiction gains new readers and his blustering style and erratic early actions feed appetite for satire and explainers
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Experimental fiction: revelling in the wonder of words

Experimental fiction:   revelling in the wonder of  words | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Successful Irish novelists are steering away from tradition to explore more radical forms
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Irish authors lead the way in experimental fiction.
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This year's biggest book adaptations – and which ones are worth reading first

This year's biggest book adaptations – and which ones are worth reading first | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
From Margaret Atwood to Stephen King, a host of great authors will see work adapted for film and TV this year. Here’s our guide to which to read before you watch
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Some must-see films-of-the-book here.
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Weird Books You Should Read if You Like 'Twin Peaks'

Weird Books You Should Read if You Like 'Twin Peaks' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Eye-patched amnesiacs, haunted hotels, and existential detectives are just a few of the Lynchian elements you'll encounter in these literary works.
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The Essex Serpent adds top British Book Award to prize haul

The Essex Serpent adds top British Book Award to prize haul | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Sarah Perry crowns a much-garlanded year for her gothic romp, honoured alongside authors including Kiran Millwood Hargrave and JK Rowling
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The underwhelming and overhyped Essex Serpent wins top book award.
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Ten books to read in May

Ten books to read in May | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Including accounts of a married Catholic priest and the first European to set foot in Timbuktu, these titles should sit on your shelf, writes Jane Ciabattari.
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Top 10 terrible houses in fiction

Top 10 terrible houses in fiction | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Places you’d be desperate to avoid in real life provide a magnetic lure in books by authors from Dickens to Du Maurier and even Richard Adams
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A very nice reading list. Probably my favourite horrible house on the list is Shirley Jackson's Hill House. 
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Granta’s list of the best young American novelists

Granta’s list of the best young American novelists | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Once a decade, Granta picks the most-promising authors under 40 in the US and UK. Here are the 21 young American writers to watch this decade
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Young American novelists (and short story writers) to look out for.  Some names I'm familiar with including Lauren Groff and Clare Vaye Watkins for their short stories. But most I look forward to discovering.  
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10 Transgressive Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups

10 Transgressive Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
They may be ancient forms of storytelling, but fairy tales are still big business. Case in point: the new Disney live-action version of Beauty and the
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Books Can Take You Places Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You to Go

Books Can Take You Places Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You to Go | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Books are central to our resistance to a too narrow vision of the world.
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Top 10 novels on rural America

Top 10 novels on rural America | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance
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18 (More) Amazing Novels You Can Read in a Day – Electric Literature

18 (More) Amazing Novels You Can Read in a Day – Electric Literature | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Who loves short books? Just about everybody, as we can tell. Over the past couple years, one of our most frequently read posts is our list of 17 Brilliant Books You Can Read in a Sitting. If you’ve…
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Baileys women's prize 2017 longlist sees established names eclipse debuts

Baileys women's prize 2017 longlist sees established names eclipse debuts | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Margaret Atwood, Annie Proulx and Rose Tremain lead 16 finalists for £30,000 award, only three of whom are first-time novelists
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Books: the year ahead

Books: the year ahead | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Given the 12 months weve just emerged from, a time of political, economic and social upheaval, and a high celebrity death count, the idea of a happy new year is perhaps based more on optimism than recent experience. Having said that, theres one area where I know 2017 will be exciting: in literature. Indeed, in a local sense one of the most challenging, and thrilling, jobs of the year will be that of a book prize judge, particularly in fiction.
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