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3 YA Sub-Genres That Should Exist

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The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond)

The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond) | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
The topic of likability is one that gets played out a lot when it comes to female characters in fiction. Rarely do we see much in terms of what it means to
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Overblown students’ egos ignore teachers’ expertise

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Undergraduate-led learning environment is eroding academics’ authority
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3 YA Sub-Genres That Should Exist

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If You Didn't Buy It From Amazon It Doesn't Count as Reading, Says Amazon

If You Didn't Buy It From Amazon It Doesn't Count as Reading, Says Amazon | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
For the third year in a row, Amazon just issued a press release naming the Most Well-Read Cities in America. As a librarian in the Kansas City metro, I’m a
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SPEAK and Steubenville: Can YA Help?

SPEAK and Steubenville: Can YA Help? | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Books change lives! Or so we always say. Yet this consensus is typically drawn from personal experience alone. We know it’s true because--well, it's happen
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Teaching Baz Luhrmann About 'Gatsby'

Teaching Baz Luhrmann About 'Gatsby' | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Baz Luhrmann emailed me because he wanted to get the details about Gatsby right.
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The Well-Readheads Go on Spring Break

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RJS: I don’t know what it’s like up there in New Hampshire, but here in Virginia we’re in the middle of Very Dreary Days. You know what that makes me want?
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The Adventures of Library Girl: The Science Fiction Renaissance: A Post for Thomas

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Everything I'm Hoping is in the New Mindy Kaling Memoir

Last month Amy Poehler announced she would be writing a memoir (which prompted a thousand angels to get their wings) and I wrote about everything I hope is
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If Books Were Bands - Book Riot

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If Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Bazan, and The Smiths were books, which books would they be?
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Is THE DINNER Really the New GONE GIRL?

Well, if the blurbs are to be believed. The Wall Street Journal dubbed Dutch novelist Herman Koch's new novel "The European Gone Girl." Salon writes,
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Grading Karen Russell's VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE, Story by Story

Grading Karen Russell's VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE, Story by Story | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone loves Swamplandia! author Karen Russell's new collection of short stories. It's basically got the "Universal Stamp of Amazing Awesome Incrediblene
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Sites We Like: The Electric Typewriter

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For the last two years, I’ve made a personal commitment to try and read more essays and long form journalism. While my goal is really to read through m
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Percy Jackson: The New World of Kid Lit

Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series is technically closer to YA than the Percy Jackson series, but only because the characters are older. (And even the
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Dead White Guys: An Irreverent Guide to Classic Literature: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed and a RANTY RANT

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Why is the Women's Fiction Prize a Thing?

Women are responsible for some of the most notable contributions to literature, and that is certainly worthy of recognition. But a women's only prize?
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Who Wins the Battle of the Zelda Books?

Who Wins the Battle of the Zelda Books? | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
With Baz Luhrmann's undoubtedly stunning movie The Great Gatsby hitting the big screen on May 10th, everyone is all about the Fitzgeralds. F. Scott Fitzger
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Dead White Guys: An Irreverent Guide to Classic Literature: Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson

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On Reading the "Greats" (Or Not)

The biggest gap in my reading history is mid-to-late 20th century white American males, those dude-tastic modern masters. Your Pynchons, Roths, DeLillos, U
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Disagreeing With the Tournament of Books Judges

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Disagreeing With the Tournament of Books Judges | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Anyone who's been keeping a half-open eye on Book Riot recently knows that the majority of contributors have been nerding out hard over the Tournament of B
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Reading in the Bathtub: One Woman's Quest

This is a guest post by Becky Cole. Becky enjoys expertly-wielded punctuation, words with oddly precise meanings, and fine dark chocolate. A native Washing
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How to Sell Books Like Charles Dickens: "Yesterday's Gone" and the Kindle Revolution

How to Sell Books Like Charles Dickens: "Yesterday's Gone" and the Kindle Revolution | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Mike Sowden. Mike is an English travel writer and storytelling consultant, rather loosely based in the north of England. He blogs a
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What Happens When You Like Books More Than Anything Else In the Whole World

What Happens When You Like Books More Than Anything Else In the Whole World | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
When I was about 9 or 10, I had the following conversation with my cousin: Him: What do you want for Christmas? Me: The Babysitter’s Club Super Special
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7 Predictions About Dan Brown's INFERNO

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This is a guest post from Tasha Brandstatter. Tasha is an art historian and freelance writer who manages way too many blogs. You can find her at Truth Beau
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The Wrath of Grapes and More from #TitleSwap

The Wrath of Grapes and More from #TitleSwap | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
Here's a fun list of books that seem familiar that you're not likely to find on the shelf. Not yet, anyway.
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