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I Dream Books: website review | The Hub

I Dream Books: website review | The Hub | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

Quote: "I Dream Books collects reviews published around the web and calculates a score for each book based on the reviews. Books with over 70% positive reviews get a happy face on I Dream Books — recommended!"

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TED Blog | 9 reasons to be excited by the new TED Books app

TED Blog | 9 reasons to be excited by the new TED Books app | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Transmedia Tuesday: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Transmedia Tuesday: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

Chaunton: "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (LBD) is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice that has been unfolding across the internet over the last few months" ...


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The 10 Best Books of the Year (So Far) - Flavorwire

The 10 Best Books of the Year (So Far) - Flavorwire | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

"...we have our own ideas about which books have made the biggest splash so far."

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Neuroscientists On Twitter: 30 Names To Know

Neuroscientists On Twitter: 30 Names To Know | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
How does the brain work? What explains love--and hate? Is free will an illusion?

If these sorts of questions interest you, HuffPost Science would like to introduce you to a a few folks--renowned experts in neuroscience whose tweets can help keep you abreast of the latest findings and continuing controversies in the realm of the brain and mind.


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Cursing: Not Just for Sailors Anymore | The Hub

Cursing: Not Just for Sailors Anymore | The Hub | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

How should profanity in YA lit be considered?  A critical review of one study that looks at how much profanity is used.

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Kate Hart: Uncovering YA Covers: 2011

Kate Hart: Uncovering YA Covers: 2011 | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

A breakdown of what, and who, appeared on YA covers in 2011.  

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'Losing yourself' in a fictional character can affect your real life

'Losing yourself' in a fictional character can affect your real life | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
When you “lose yourself” inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.
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'Between Shades of Gray' – probably not the book you're thinking of

'Between Shades of Gray' – probably not the book you're thinking of | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought there would be confusion when I picked up 'Between Shades of Gray' (which was the book I meant to pick up).

Young adult author Ruta Sepetys says her novel 'Between Shades of Gray,' about a Lithuanian girl sent to one of Stalin's work camps, is frequently being mixed up with E L James' erotic trilogy.
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What Science Fiction Books Does A Futurist Read? : NPR

What Science Fiction Books Does A Futurist Read? : NPR | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
Science fiction's job is to give us a map of where we're headed. From Jules Verne to William Gibson, sci-fi authors describe their visions of the future, and how people might live in it. We ask Intel's futurist for his list of favorite sci-fi books.
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Censorship in Tucson, Arizona: Exercise Your Rights | The Hub

Censorship in Tucson, Arizona: Exercise Your Rights | The Hub | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

A travesty in education.

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No More E-Books Vs. Print Books Arguments, OK? : NPR

No  More E-Books Vs. Print Books Arguments, OK? : NPR | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

Bestselling novelist Jonathan Franzen came out heavily against ebooks, but, really, who cares?

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Don’t Judge a Manga by It’s Rating… | The Hub

Recommendations and information for anyone interested in reading Manga.

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Author Maeve Binchy dies aged 72

Author Maeve Binchy dies aged 72 | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
Best-selling Irish author Maeve Binchy, who sold more than 40 million books worldwide, dies after a short illness.
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10 Quintessentially American Novels - Flavorwire

10 Quintessentially American Novels - Flavorwire | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill...
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Little, Brown.com -THE CASUAL VACANCY

Little, Brown.com -THE CASUAL VACANCY | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

JK Rowling's newest book cover is released!

 

"Little, Brown and Company was founded in 1837 and for close to two centuries has published fiction and nonfiction by many of America's finest writers."

 

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Double prize for Monster novel

Double prize for Monster novel | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
Patrick Ness's children's novel A Monster Calls wins both the prestigious Carnegie Medal and its sister prize for illustration for the first time in the awards' history.
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'The Watch' Humanizes Both Sides Of A Classic Tale : NPR

'The Watch' Humanizes Both Sides Of A Classic Tale : NPR | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya revitalizes Sophocles' Antigone with the story of a Pashtun woman who visits an American military base in Kandahar for permission to bury her brother.
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Read to Lead: The Secret Code for Cracking 'Tough' Books and Reading Above Your Level - Forbes

Read to Lead: The Secret Code for Cracking 'Tough' Books and Reading Above Your Level - Forbes | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) The best advice I've ever got about reading came from a secretive movie producer and talent manager who'd sold more than 100 million albums and done more than $1B in box office returns.
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Ebook Crowdfunding Platform Unglue.it Launched — The Digital Shift

Ebook Crowdfunding Platform Unglue.it Launched — The Digital Shift | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

"Unglue.it, the crowdfunding platform designed to encourage authors and publishers to make their ebooks available under a Creative Commonslicense, was officially launched on May 17..."

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Author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

Author Maurice Sendak dies at 83 | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, dies aged 83.
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12 Great Small Press Books Recommended by Literary Insiders - Flavorwire

12 Great Small Press Books Recommended by Literary Insiders - Flavorwire | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
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Reddit Steps Up for Kids’ Books — The Digital Shift

Reddit Steps Up for Kids’ Books — The Digital Shift | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

A great way to contribute to libraries and classrooms in need!

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The Future of the Book Is the Stream

The Future of the Book Is the Stream | Books and Literature | Scoop.it
Cloud storage is paving the way for books that are sold not by title, but by time.

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YALSA App ‘First of Its Kind’ for Discovering Teen Books — The Digital Shift

YALSA App ‘First of Its Kind’ for Discovering Teen Books — The Digital Shift | Books and Literature | Scoop.it

A new way to find teen books. 

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