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Five Young Adult Books You Must Read Before the Movies are Released

Five Young Adult Books You Must Read Before the Movies are Released | License to Read | Scoop.it
Five ah-mazing YA books to read before the movies are released in the coming future.
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14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen | License to Read | Scoop.it
Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.
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My micro-reviews:

"The Book Thief" is fantastic. Period. Read it.

"The Fault in Our Stars" is tragic but uplifting. An Indianapolis author, John Green's books are all worth reading. 

"Gone Girl" and "Ender's Game" are both quick, fun reads. 

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The Not-So-Great Gatsby Wedding Cake

The Not-So-Great Gatsby Wedding Cake | License to Read | Scoop.it
The number of Gatsby -themed weddings being shamelessly put on this season is frankly sickening. But one person did it right.
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Resembles a moldy Spongebob, but I couldn't have done any better myself.

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12 Famous Book Titles That Come From Poetry

12 Famous Book Titles That Come From Poetry | License to Read | Scoop.it

"Here in the heart of Summer, sweet is life to me still,
But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill." -- “The Lonely Hunter” by William Sharp

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The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans | License to Read | Scoop.it

"The Light Between Oceans'" resolution is neither sensationalistic nor overly tidy. By letting neither her readers nor her characters off the hook easily, Stedman creates a bond that makes her book tough to shake off.

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Picked up yesterday, finished today, couldn't put down. Hints of "Gone Girl."

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33 Teachers Who Got The Last Laugh

33 Teachers Who Got The Last Laugh | License to Read | Scoop.it
BREAKING: Your teachers were funnier than you all along.
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"I'm too old to read this. What grade do you want?" 

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Helen Waite is the best.
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Rolling Stone Rocker Owes 50 Years Of Library Fines

Rolling Stone Rocker Owes 50 Years Of Library Fines | License to Read | Scoop.it

"It was a place where you get a hint there was a place called civilization," Richards said of the library in Dartford, Kent, noting that he spent many a day in the library's lending room.

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I wonder what the books were that he nicked?  

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In Defense of ‘Gatsby': A Note to the Moaning Party Crashers

In Defense of ‘Gatsby': A Note to the Moaning Party Crashers | License to Read | Scoop.it

This is a Gatsby for our times: Let’s face it. Fitzgerald was no Camus. Despite his desire to be, Fitzgerald was not a novelist of the “big thinking” kind. He was a chronicler of a new era in American culture: “We were the most powerful nation. Who could tell us any longer what was fashionable and what was fun?”

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As I've been saying: Fitzgerald would have loved this Gatsby.

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15 Inspirational F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

15 Inspirational F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes | License to Read | Scoop.it
Due to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby coming out on Friday, all the talk in the book world is on Gatsby. New York Magazine's Kathryn Shulz admits that she despises the book.
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"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

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A Bizarre Hotel That Is Shaped Like The Trojan Horse

A Bizarre Hotel That Is Shaped Like The Trojan Horse | License to Read | Scoop.it
A Bizarre Hotel That Is Shaped Like The Trojan Horse - DesignTAXI.com
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The only catch is you have to sneak out in the middle of the night.

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20 Literary Facts To Impress Your Friends

20 Literary Facts To Impress Your Friends | License to Read | Scoop.it
Aside from scoring book nerd points, these will also help you dominate on trivia night!
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Of Mice and Men...and Puppies...and book nerd points (as if I need any).

 

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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sings Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sings Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 | License to Read | Scoop.it
In 2001 or 2002, guitarist and singer David Gilmour of Pink Floyd recorded a musical interpretation of William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' at his home studio aboard the historic, 90-foot houseboat the Astoria.
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Thanks to Folger Shakespeare Library for posting this on Facebook.

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Book Madness: The Final Chapter

Book Madness: The Final Chapter | License to Read | Scoop.it
Your favorite classic books on t-shirts and other merchandise
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Harry Vs. Winston. Too close to call. Go Bro!

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24 Incredible Cakes Inspired By Books

24 Incredible Cakes Inspired By Books | License to Read | Scoop.it
Eat your words.
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The Books Flavorwire Staffers Read Too Early

The Books Flavorwire Staffers Read Too Early | License to Read | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, writer Matthue Roth published My First Kafka: Runaways, Rodents, and Giant Bugs, a collection of Kafka stories re-told for children. This is a brilliant idea, since anyone expose...
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Me? "Crime and Punishment" and "A Clockwork Orange" -- read both way too young. 

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PHOTOS: Check Out This Beautiful Book Art

PHOTOS: Check Out This Beautiful Book Art | License to Read | Scoop.it
Ekaterina Panikanova's beautiful book art is absolutely mesmerizing and we can't stop looking at it. Her work was recently shown at the Z2O Gallery in Rome, so it has been circulating on the Internet.
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Good use of those "50 Shades" books...

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Khaled Hosseini: By the Book

Khaled Hosseini: By the Book | License to Read | Scoop.it
The author of “And the Mountains Echoed” keeps a handy copy of “I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, ‘The Big Lebowski,’ and What Have You” on his bookshelf.
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Interesting comment about "The Catcher in the Rye."

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Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934

Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934 | License to Read | Scoop.it

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway. And so began a year-long adventure as Hemingway’s assistant.

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They say you should never meet your heroes, but I guess sometimes it is worth the risk.. 

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World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City

World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City | License to Read | Scoop.it
The "inhabitable" library looks more like a weird robot or a doughnut on stilts.
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"American Gods" is on the shelf!

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READ: Excerpts From Best Summer 2013 Books

READ: Excerpts From Best Summer 2013 Books | License to Read | Scoop.it
This summer, rather than casting our eye across the shelves like we usually do, we thought, why not go inward? We asked a handful of authors with novels out this summer to share a piece of their work with us.
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My new summer reading list, after "The Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini and "Zelda" by Therese Fowler. 

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50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired By Books

50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired By Books | License to Read | Scoop.it
Couples break up, "YOLO" goes out of style, but the literature you love is forever.
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First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film 'The Great Gatsby' : NPR

The soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann's latest high-end refurbishing of a lived-in classic, doesn't try to re-imagine Jazz Age tunes in a modern context.
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Q+A: Tobey Maguire on the Seductive Sets of THE GREAT GATSBY

Q+A: Tobey Maguire on the Seductive Sets of THE GREAT GATSBY | License to Read | Scoop.it
The actor talks to AD about his passion for architecture, the golden days of speakeasies, and what it was like starring in the year’s biggest film, The Great Gatsby
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Kite Runner Author Khaled Hosseini Chats with PEOPLE Readers

Kite Runner Author Khaled Hosseini Chats with PEOPLE Readers | License to Read | Scoop.it
PEOPLE.com hosted an exclusive chat with the author
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And the Mountains Echoed (due May 21).

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15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We'd Like to Drink

15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We'd Like to Drink | License to Read | Scoop.it

You know what's better than a night out? A night out with a book...After all, when else will you feel as inspired to pull down a favorite tome and do a dramatic reading than when you’re on your second cocktail?

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Wonder if the menus double as e-readers.

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