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Why everyone needs a comfort read

Why everyone needs a comfort read | About Books | Scoop.it
Do you have comfort reads? The literary equivalent of a nice bowl of chicken soup, or bread and butter pudding?
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Amid depression, bleak stories can be as consoling as self-help

Amid depression, bleak stories can be as consoling as self-help | About Books | Scoop.it
Rather than exhorting the depressed to help themselves, fiction can provide a welcome realisation that we are not alone in despair
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30 Literary Works to Read Before You Turn 30

30 Literary Works to Read Before You Turn 30 | About Books | Scoop.it
I have always been a voracious reader. Even as a toddler, I would insist on my parents reading practically every book on the shelf before bedtime. I loved "reading" THE BERENSTAIN BEARS and LITTLE ...
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10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies

10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies | About Books | Scoop.it
You can't do jump-scares in a book. There's no computerized special effects, or actors covered with gruesome makeup and KY jelly. You can always put a book down for a few days.

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10 romances que são mais assustadores do que a maioria dos filmes de terror.

Você não pode dar saltos ou sustos em um livro. Não há efeitos especiais computadorizados, ou atores cobertos com maquiagem horripilante e geléia . Você pode sempre colocar um livro de lado por alguns dias. E, no entanto, a prosa assustadora dos maiores escritores de horror tem o poder de manter você preso em um feitiço de terror que nenhuma equipe de filmagem pode igualar.

Aqui estão 10 romances de terror que são mais assustadores do que quase qualquer filme que você poderia estar assistindo. Melhor lê-los com todas as luzes acesas, crianças.

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All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in 2013

All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in 2013 | About Books | Scoop.it
This year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining.
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The Private Book Collections of 10 Famous Readers

The Private Book Collections of 10 Famous Readers | About Books | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, we stumbled across Carolyn Kellogg’s great article about Bernie Madoff’s book collection, parts of which are being sold slowly on eBay by the person who won Madoff&#...
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Nomeados para os Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2013 - Falling into Infinity

Nomeados para os Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2013 - Falling into Infinity | About Books | Scoop.it
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Best of Book Riot: Why What You're Reading Matters

Best of Book Riot: Why What You're Reading Matters | About Books | Scoop.it
To celebrate the end of the year, we're running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We'll be back with all-new stuff on January 7th. __
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Adorable Pictures of Famous Writers and Their Pets - Flavorwire

Adorable Pictures of Famous Writers and Their Pets - Flavorwire | About Books | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill...
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Susan Cain: The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in ...
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11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World

11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World | About Books | Scoop.it
We’ve shown you many beautiful libraries from around the world, and we’ve shown you some of the most fantastic museums, as well — so what about gorgeous museum libraries? Well, be...
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The Best Coffee Mugs for Book Lovers

The Best Coffee Mugs for Book Lovers | About Books | Scoop.it
Wake up, fuel up, and READ ALL THE BOOKS after you've caffeinated with these awesome mugs for book lovers. More to recommend? Drop a link to your favorites
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10 Works of Literary Fantasy to Jump Start Your Imagination

10 Works of Literary Fantasy to Jump Start Your Imagination | About Books | Scoop.it
Tomorrow marks the release of an exciting new addition to the modern fabulist genre — Texas-based author Manuel Gonzales’s debut collection, The Miniature Wife. We’re always excit...
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Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’: A Visual History

Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’: A Visual History | About Books | Scoop.it
On this day, 50 years ago, the first edition of The Bell Jar was published in England under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. It didn’t make it to the United States until 1971, because Aurelia Pl...
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The Ten Commandments of a Righteous Readerly Life

The Ten Commandments of a Righteous Readerly Life | About Books | Scoop.it
And lo from the heavens did the God of Literature (who is not, however self-appointed, Jonathan of Franzen) come down from its heavenly cloud made of unrel
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Watch Kids React to THE HOBBIT

Watch Kids React to THE HOBBIT | About Books | Scoop.it
Because you stayed out late last night seeing the premiere. And because it's adorable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSHcaAYWY4c
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7 Pictures of Cats and Books

7 Pictures of Cats and Books | About Books | Scoop.it
Term is ending. Holidays are coming. Big projects are winding down. Shopping is winding up. Shit is bananas, yo. You like books.
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Eugénio de Andrade - PÚBLICO

Eugénio de Andrade - PÚBLICO | About Books | Scoop.it
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