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The Bookstore Strikes Back

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Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism

Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Outsized praise for a new novel quickly turned to a torrent of outrage as its young German author admitted to using full passages from another work.
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Not plagiarism but "sampling".  What crap is that?

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50 Writers You Need to See Read Live

50 Writers You Need to See Read Live | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Here's a dirty little secret about books and liking books and the fact that people who are real-life people write books: more often than not, a book reading is deadly boring. A writer will read som...
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Leading authors mount international open-letter protest to defend 900 persecuted writers

Leading authors mount international open-letter protest to defend 900 persecuted writers | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Writers including Yann Martel and Alberto Manguel hope to let incarcerated writers and the wider world know that they ‘are not forgotten’
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Literary Style: A Look at the Homes of Famous Writers

Literary Style:  A Look at the Homes of Famous Writers | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Love literature AND architecture? Check out this collection of homes where some of our most celebrated literary figures did some of their most celebrated works.

Via Mary Daniels Brown
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Michel Faber Plans to Stop Writing Novels

Michel Faber Plans to Stop Writing Novels | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Ahead of the American publication of his latest work, “The Book of Strange New Things,” Michel Faber discusses it and why it will be his last novel.
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Arts Council announces longlist for Irish laureate award

Arts Council announces longlist for  Irish laureate award | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Eligible writers include Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle, Donal Ryan and Eimear McBride
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What is Literature for? - YouTube

What is Literature for? - YouTube | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

Why should we spend our time reading novels and poems when, out there, big things are going on? 

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7 Horror Books Scarier than Any Movie

7 Horror Books Scarier than Any Movie | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Scary movies are undeniably terrifying... but horror books are the understated devils of the horror industry. Read these books just in time for Halloween!
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I would add:

Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Also worth a mention:
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Little stranger by Sarah Waters

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, October 6, 11:09 PM

It's that time if year. do you want to be scared?

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Stephen King: 'I Think Books Are Going To Be Here For A Long, Long Time'

Stephen King: 'I Think Books Are Going To Be Here For A Long, Long Time' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
At one time, Stephen King was on the cutting edge of ebook technology as one of the first big-name writers to release his works digitally. But for all the "bells and whistles" ebooks have, King says, nothing will be able to replace a physic...
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Yes, Adults Should Be Embarrassed to Read Young Adult Books

Yes, Adults Should Be Embarrassed to Read Young Adult Books | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this weekend virtually guaranteed to become a blockbuster, it can be hard to remember that once upon a time, an adult might have felt embarrassed to be caught reading the novel that inspired it. Not because it is bad—it isn’t—but because...
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"...the YA and “new adult” boom may mean fewer teens aspire to grown-up reading..."

 

There's nothing wrong with adults reading YA novels.  But there is something wrong if those are the only novels adults read.

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National Book Award fiction long list arrives early

National Book Award fiction long list arrives early | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The National Book Foundation's plan to release the news of its fiction long list Thursday morning was foiled by news outlets that posted the list Wednesday afternoon. With the embargo broken, we bring you the list now; it includes a National Book Award winner, two National Book Award finalists, and a debut novelist who happens to be a popular musician.
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The fiction long list:

Rabih Alameddine, "An Unnecessary Woman"

Molly Antopol, "The UnAmericans" 

John Darnielle, "Wolf in White Van" 

Anthony Doerr, "All the Light We Cannot See" 

Phil Klay, "Redeployment" 

Emily St. John Mandel, "Station Eleven"
Elizabeth McCracken, "Thunderstruck & Other Stories" 

Richard Powers, "Orfeo" 

Marilynne Robinson, "Lila" 

Jane Smiley, "Some Luck" 

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10 Experimental Novels That Are Worth the Effort

10 Experimental Novels That Are Worth the Effort | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

Today marks the US publication of Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, a highly experimental, Joycean novel that, despite the fact that modern readers often eschew difficulty, has been h...


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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?


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"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards

"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Ursula K. Le Guin was honored at the National Book Awards tonight and gave a fantastic speech about the dangers to literature and how they can be stopped. As far as I know it’s not available online yet (update: the video is now online), so I’ve transcribed it from the livestream below. The parts in …
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Costa book awards shortlists 2014 – in pictures

Costa book awards shortlists 2014 – in pictures | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

This year’s shortlists feature household names alongside new voices, and subjects ranging from Renaissance painters to restaurants


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Castro wins Patrick White literary award

Brian Castro named the 2014 Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature.
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From Austen to Poe, Dickens to Doyle: A Book Lover’s Guide to Spotify

From Austen to Poe, Dickens to Doyle: A Book Lover’s Guide to Spotify | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
If you're still using Spotify just for music you don't know what you're missing! Here's your guide to classics and poetry read by great actors and authors alike.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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The future of the book

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Essay on the future of the book - choose the format that suits you best.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:59 PM

Thanks to Dr. Richard Lynch.

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Author Peter Carey turns to the ‘crime’ of Whitlam dismissal in new book, Amnesia

Author Peter Carey turns to the ‘crime’ of Whitlam dismissal in new book, Amnesia | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
HE’S written about conmen, hoaxers, liars, thieves, bush­rangers and killers, but Peter Carey’s new novel prosecutes the Australian “crime’’ he considers one of the worst: the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government.
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Great to hear of a new Carey novel but hope I like it better than the dull Parrot & Oliver.

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The Books We Talk About (and Those We Don't) by Tim Parks

The Books We Talk About (and Those We Don't) by Tim Parks | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
What is the social function of the novel? Conversation. A shared subject of discussion. Something complex for minds to meet around.
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The books that become part of the conversation.

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly

Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Digital publishers have gotten better at creating e-books that preserve a poet’s meticulous formatting, but some writers are still leery of surrendering their work to the digital realm.
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This is good news for poetry lovers - including me!

 

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Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress

Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
At least 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading with a book or e-book helps.
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Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children

Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

Facebook's data scientists crunched the numbers on a meme you've probably seen going around.


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