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What Makes You Put Down a Book?

What Makes You Put Down a Book? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
We tried to find out! Here is a list of some of the top books you put aside and a few reasons why.

Via BJ Neary
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Interesting responces to this question of Good Reads.  I have no guilt about abandoning books I'm not enjoying, but try to give them a fair chance first.  There's too much stuff that you will love out there - why stick with a book that's eating up your precious reading time?

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BJ Neary's curator insight, November 1, 2013 5:30 PM

Thanks to Joyce Valenza for this great infographic on her twitter feed!

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The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years

The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
When Parade asked me to compile a list of the best 75 books to celebrate the magazine’s 75th anniversary, my first answer was, “Not a chance!” I could picture the mountains of furious letters complaining about all the great works of literature I’d left off. But when I asked the staff at Parnassus Books, the [...]
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The Center for Fiction Announces the 2016 First Novel Prize Long List  

The Center for Fiction Announces the 2016 First Novel Prize Long List   | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The Center for Fiction has announced the long list for the 2016 First Novel Prize. The winner of the prize will receive $10,000. Previous…
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12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Here are 12 great American books recommended by some of today's bestselling authors.
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Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory | Norman Miller

Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory | Norman Miller | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Shared reading in groups reduces isolation and can transform the lives even of residents with dementia
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Reading books and talking about them good for the elderly ... and the rest of us.
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Top 10 books to make you a better person

Top 10 books to make you a better person | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better
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Ten books to read in May

Ten books to read in May | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
From a novel that imagines a lost manuscript by JS Bach to a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace on tennis, Jane Ciabattari selects must-read titles for the month ahead.
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Translated fiction sells better in the UK than English fiction, research finds

Translated fiction sells better in the UK than English fiction, research finds | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Survey commissioned by the Man Booker International prize finds authors including Elena Ferrante and Haruki Murakami are driving a boom in UK sales of translated literary fiction
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Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List

Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Settle in for some armchair travel! This list will take you to the eighty most populated countries in the world.
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The world - in fiction - very readable titles, though not always what I'd have chosen (but what's the purpose of a book list except to get you arguing?). And the Malaysian novel is -
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Because a big part of why we read is to go to know people different from ourselves
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100 Must-Read Works of Southern Literature

100 Must-Read Works of Southern Literature | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
A Riot reader from the Midwest was so intrigued by my love letter to Flannery O’Connor, she tweeted me and aske
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Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for 'The Sympathizer'

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for 'The Sympathizer' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for "The Sympathizer" published by Grove Press. Nguyen is one of the L.A. Times' 10 critics at large.
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Can children's books help build a better world?

Can children's books help build a better world? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Author SF Said on how almost all the world’s problems come down to ‘us and them’ – and how children’s books can knock down the barriers
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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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For those who like their reading weird.
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Stop pushing the same 'classic' books on children and trust modern writing

Stop pushing the same 'classic' books on children and trust modern writing | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The BBC’s #LoveToRead poll has produced a thoroughly predictable list, which risks making a wider world of reading a closed book to youngsters
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Summer reading 2016 

Summer reading 2016  | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Alec Russell Editor of FT Weekend I will shamelessly abuse my position and plump for two outstanding novels. Robert Harris’s Dictator (Arrow), the third and finest of his Cicero trilogy, is a pitiless and masterful dissection of the way ideals,
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Dystopian Ukraine novel, written on Facebook during protests, gets English translation

Dystopian Ukraine novel, written on Facebook during protests, gets English translation | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Kaharlyk by Oleh Shynkarenko, a novel that began as Facebook posts to evade censors, tells story of man whose brain is controlled by Russian army
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US author Richard Ford wins Spanish literature prize

US author Richard Ford wins Spanish literature prize | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

U.S. writer Richard Ford, author of the widely acclaimed novel "Independence Day," has won Spain's prestigious Asturias prize for literature in recognition of his contribution to American letters.  

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Akhil Sharma wins €100,000 Dublin International literary award

Akhil Sharma wins €100,000 Dublin International literary award | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Family Life, his autobiographical novel, is praised by judges as ‘the highest form of achievement in literature’ but the winner has some humbler aspirations
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Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist 2016

Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist 2016 | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist for 2016 has been announced. Congratulations to the shortlisted authors and publishers – and an extra special hurrah to our own St Kilda bookseller A.S. Patrić!

To celebrate the shortlist we’re offering a…
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Alain de Botton on why romantic novels can make us unlucky in love

Alain de Botton on why romantic novels can make us unlucky in love | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Alain de Botton explores how our attitudes to love are shaped by romantic yet unrealistic novels in this exclusive essay
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On the Heartbreaking Difficulty of Getting Rid of Books

On the Heartbreaking Difficulty of Getting Rid of Books | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Like a lot of avid readers, I enjoyed Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up but bristled when it came to the section about books. The gist of her
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30 Poets You Should Be Reading

30 Poets You Should Be Reading | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Amy King Amy King's breathtaking poetry reflects the same unwavering commitment she brings to her role at VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts: aesthetics rooted
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21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Championed by 21 writers you have, including Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz, and more.
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