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The Book Smugglers | The Half-Year Mark: Best Books of 2013 (so far)

The Book Smugglers | The Half-Year Mark: Best Books of 2013 (so far) | About Books | Scoop.it
That means, it is time for our Best of 2013 Lists – So Far. Ana's Best of 2013. So far this year I have read and reviewed a whopping 81 books, setting a new record for the half-year mark (granted, 7 of those are shorter fiction ...
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When do posthumous releases go too far? - A.V. Club

When do posthumous releases go too far? - A.V. Club | About Books | Scoop.it
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When do posthumous releases go too far?
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24 Reasons Why George R.R. Martin Is The Biggest Troll In Literature Right Now

24 Reasons Why George R.R. Martin Is The Biggest Troll In Literature Right Now | About Books | Scoop.it
George, please, just, please stop. It's too much to handle.
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The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013

The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 | About Books | Scoop.it
The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It's hard to choose -- especia...
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Characters Keeping Secrets: A Reading List

Characters Keeping Secrets: A Reading List | About Books | Scoop.it
This round of the Riot Recommendation is sponsored by The Expats by Chris Pavone. Can we ever escape our secrets? In the cobblestoned streets of Luxe
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17 Movies Starring Books

17 Movies Starring Books | About Books | Scoop.it
We've done movies starring libraries and movies starring bookstores, and now it is time for the final chapter in our trilogy (since everything has to be a
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"Listening to Books is Cheating" and 7 More Myths About Audiobooks

"Listening to Books is Cheating" and 7 More Myths About Audiobooks | About Books | Scoop.it
This is the inaugural post of The Audiophiles, a regular column in which contributors Rachel S. and Cassandra chat about the latest and greatest audiobooks
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10 Classics That Won't Put You To Sleep

10 Classics That Won't Put You To Sleep | About Books | Scoop.it
Originally published on Kirkus: Starting in early June, Kirkus is going to publish our best bets for the new fiction and nonfiction that will delight you this summer.
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IMAGES: New Covers For Classic Books

IMAGES: New Covers For Classic Books | About Books | Scoop.it
Some of the greatest books in literature are now available in the public domain - yet the public domain editions are often poorly designed, with automatically generated covers.
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Que a Estante nos Caia em Cima: As raparigas lêem romances, os rapazes lêem ficção científica

Que a Estante nos Caia em Cima: As raparigas lêem romances, os rapazes lêem ficção científica | About Books | Scoop.it
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15 Books You Should Definitely Not Read in Your 20s

15 Books You Should Definitely Not Read in Your 20s | About Books | Scoop.it
The Internet (this site not the least bit exempt) is fond of telling you which books you should read. Particularly, it seems, when you're in your 20s. But now that you have enough of those lists to...
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Hours spent reading books around the world - Los Angeles Times

Hours spent reading books around the world - Los Angeles Times | About Books | Scoop.it
Hours spent reading books around the world
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According to this infographic, Indians spend more time reading books than the residents of any other nation. Each week, the average Indian reads for 10 hours, 42 minutes.
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Stephen Fry Reads Oscar Wilde’s Children’s Story “The Happy Prince”

Stephen Fry Reads Oscar Wilde’s Children’s Story “The Happy Prince” | About Books | Scoop.it
I first encountered Oscar Wilde’s story “The Happy Prince” while working part-time as a tutor on New York’s Upper East Side. Looking for suitable reading material, I came across Wilde’s children’s stories, which I had not known existed.
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Papel ou plástico [infográfico]

Papel ou plástico [infográfico] | About Books | Scoop.it
Um infográfico que ilustra os prós e os contras da leitura em papel e da leitura digital. Paper or Plastic infographic by Lauren.Salomonson.  
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7 Works Of Science Fiction That Changed The World

7 Works Of Science Fiction That Changed The World | About Books | Scoop.it
Geeks read books that probe dreams, envision life on Mars, posit hyperspace, reconstruct history, remake the world. Here are seven greats.
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The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

The Curse of Reading and Forgetting | About Books | Scoop.it
If we are cursed to forget much of what we read, there are still charms in the moments of reading a particular book…
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Because We Are Readers

Because We Are Readers | About Books | Scoop.it
We are the curious ones. We are the ones who always want to know more, always more – and often more than one is willing to say. We are never let down by
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10 of the Most Powerful Female Characters in Literature

10 of the Most Powerful Female Characters in Literature | About Books | Scoop.it
[Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're spending the next two Tuesdays by counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #12, was originally published March 3rd.]...
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Sobre os livros traduzidos « Estante de Livros

Sobre os livros traduzidos « Estante de Livros | About Books | Scoop.it
Estante de Livros, opiniões de livros, novidades, autores,editoras.
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Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | About Books | Scoop.it
"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy
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Does Great Literature Make Us Better?

Does Great Literature Make Us Better? | About Books | Scoop.it
The view that literary fiction educates and civilizes its readers is widespread, and unproven.
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20 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her 20s

20 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her 20s | About Books | Scoop.it
Recently, we stumbled upon this list of "fun" books that every woman should read in her 20s -- needless to say, if you're even a casual visitor to this space, the books (Confessions of a Shopaholic...
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