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Why Liberalism Needs Islam - The Los Angeles Review of Books

Why Liberalism Needs Islam - The Los Angeles Review of Books | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
EVERY FOUR OR FIVE YEARS, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes a book telling the world about the horrors of Islam. In her latest installment, Heretic, Hirsi Ali rightly feels the need to justify why another such book is in order. Apparently, she now has a bit more hope for the future of Islam. As she...
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Q&A: Rainbow Rowell on her busy life, new book and 'Eleanor & Park' movie

Q&A: Rainbow Rowell on her busy life, new book and 'Eleanor & Park' movie | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it

Last month, Rowell’s “Eleanor & Park” was named Omaha Public Library’s 2015 Omaha Reads selection. The book was decided through public vote and now will be promoted by the Omaha Public Library through various events and programs. We talked to Rowell about her upcoming book, her upcoming movie and the Nebraska-ness of her books.

 

 


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Ten Great Punk Songs Inspired by Books

Ten Great Punk Songs Inspired by Books | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
This summer’s release of the new Titus Andronicus record The Most Lamentable Tragedy—described as “a work of fiction” by the punk band’s singer/songwriter Patrick Stickles—in the form of a five-act...
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10 Novels Written Under the Influence

10 Novels Written Under the Influence | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Drugs, sex, and experimental writing in post-War America — it’s a wonder that Jack Kerouac’s On the Road found publication in 1957. Dubbed a “barbaric yawp of a book,” its author “lacking the “symb...
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My Biggest Novelling Fails

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A novel can only be as perfect as the person (or people) who write it, and no matter how incredible a work of fiction can seem, there are mistakes, bad choices, and strings left untied. Fortunately...
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Your seven favourite quotes from The Little Prince

Your seven favourite quotes from The Little Prince | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
In honour of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s birthday, BBC Culture readers share their favourite quotes from his novella The Little Prince.
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42 Of The Most Beautiful Literary Quotes About Summer

42 Of The Most Beautiful Literary Quotes About Summer | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
"In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different."
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Paper Chasing | The Point Magazine

Paper Chasing | The Point Magazine | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
In Henry James’s novel The Portrait of a Lady, a hapless suitor named Ned Rosier courts the innocent Pansy Osmond.
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Clever Superhero Bookends "Save" Books from Falling

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Everyone needs a hero in their life. For books, it’s the Book & Hero and the Supershelf, a clever bookend and floating shelf that each makes it look like books are being “saved” by a superhero.
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This Zen Comic Is Full of Timeless Life Lessons

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Desiderata poem by Max Ehrmann beautifully illustrated by Gavin Aung Than
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Waterproof Books Could Become a Reality With New Bibliobath Kickstarter Campaign, And It Would Change Everything About Summer Reading Forever

Waterproof Books Could Become a Reality With New Bibliobath Kickstarter Campaign, And It Would Change Everything About Summer Reading Forever | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
You would never risk your beloved, worn copy of your favorite book by taking it into the bath. One false move and you have a bath full of ink and sopping wet paper. And an e-reader?
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The top 10 summers in fiction

The top 10 summers in fiction | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
Summer provides an ambiguously idyllic setting for many novels. From LP Hartley to Tove Jansson, these are some of my favourites
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10 African Books To Save You From Literature by Dead White Men…

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Penerbitan Larangan

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Kementerian Dalam Negeri

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, September 7, 2015 11:07 PM

The latest list of books banned by the Kementarian Dalam Negri (Ministry of Home Affairs) in Malaysia includes my friend Marco Ferrarese's Nazi Goreng.

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30 Years of 30 Books That Made Us Sweat, Squirm, and Swoon

30 Years of 30 Books That Made Us Sweat, Squirm, and Swoon | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
The editors of ELLE dug deep and picked the 30 from the last 30 years that every self-respecting reader should have on her shelf.
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Memorizing Poems Sucks at the Time, but It Will Make Your Life Richer

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If I were going to encourage you to take any one class simply because it’s good for the freshman soul, I would say this: Take some introductory literature class that forces you to memorize poems, heaps and gobs and mounds of poems, old poems. Preferably, this class will be taught...
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Emerson and Islam | OUPblog

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), a quintessentially American writer and thinker, is also one of the most international. Greek, Roman, Chinese, Indian, Persian, French, British, and German philosophers and literary figures pervade his work.
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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy

The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
"When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too." "A library is many things," E.B. White once wrote in a let
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2013 Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate Alice Munro on the Secret of a Great Story

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“A story … has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.” The question
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5 Female Characters Who Are Way More Awesome in Books | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT

5 Female Characters Who Are Way More Awesome in Books | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
From Victoria Moretti to Mary Jane Watson, the book versions of these five female characters are WAY more awesome than their Hollywood counterparts.
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Cormac McCarthy Smiles

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One of the rules I've heard taught most often in writing workshops is that you shouldn't use "smile" or "shrug" too frequently—if at all—as they can serve as a sort of crutch keeping you from writi...
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Egypt to remove books of Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Baz and Ibn Uthaymeen from all mosques

Egypt to remove books of Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Baz and Ibn Uthaymeen from all mosques | everything about books, reading, writing ... | Scoop.it
The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments have launched a campaign to remove the books of scholars that belong to the Salafi movement from all mosques in Egypt.
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WLOX : Biloxi teachers transform old lockers into literary work of art

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - When Biloxi Junior High students return to school this August, they might be surprised at what they see in one of the hallways. Some teachers are spending part of their s
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