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Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher - review

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher - review | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
'Opportunities were rife to punch the reader in the gut but never came' I have yet to read Annabel Pitcher's first novel, My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece, but after finishing her award-winning second book, the ambiguously titled Ketchup Clouds,...
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Claudia Rankine's 'Citizen' Should Win the National Book Award for Poetry

Claudia Rankine's 'Citizen' Should Win the National Book Award for Poetry | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
"I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background." —Zora Neale Hurston  The cover of Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric throws the hood of a sweatshirt against a sha...
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50 of the Greatest Debut Novels Since 1950

50 of the Greatest Debut Novels Since 1950 | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
For a reader, there's something magical about picking up a first novel -- that promise of discovery, the possibility of finding a new writer whose work you can love for years to come, the likelihoo...
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28 Feminist Writers Recommend Books Every Man Should Read

28 Feminist Writers Recommend Books Every Man Should Read | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
The leaves turn, the air gets colder, and a publication devoted to men makes a list of "80 Books Every Man Should Read" that has just one female writer on it. It's just one slight in a list that's ...
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13 Books You Need To Read Before They Become Movies This Year

13 Books You Need To Read Before They Become Movies This Year | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Movie adaptations in theaters this year.
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12 Outstanding Must-Reads For Your Book Club

12 Outstanding Must-Reads For Your Book Club | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Selecting a book club book can seem as harrowing as the plot of a page-turner. Should you opt for the true story of a valiant trek across the Pacific Northwest, or the underrated, lesser-known classic? Should you ignore your 400-page limit for the sa...
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This Book May Be For Children, But It'll Teach Adults To Live Well, Too

This Book May Be For Children, But It'll Teach Adults To Live Well, Too | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
I came back from my vacation feeling renewed in more ways than one. To all of the adults out there who think that you are beyond reading a middle-school book, I want to challenge you to think again....
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Books And Great Detectives

On this week's show, we dive into some of the fall books we're looking forward to and revel in a chat about detective stories.
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50 of the Greatest Characters in Literature

50 of the Greatest Characters in Literature | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
One of the things literature does better than almost any other medium is allow us to experience another person's quality of mind, and sometimes even inhabit it. It follows, then, that every avid re...
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50 Romantic Novels for People Who Hate Romance Novels

50 Romantic Novels for People Who Hate Romance Novels | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Here's the thing: sometimes, you just want to read a good love story. Or at least, something with a little sex, a little passion, a few dramatic swoons. But a romance novel, per se? Nothing so gaud...
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The 12 Essential Books On Jeff Bezos' Reading List

The 12 Essential Books On Jeff Bezos' Reading List | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Brad Stone's new book outlines the books that were essential to Jeff Bezos and Amazon's development.
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10 Experimental Novels That Are Worth the Effort

10 Experimental Novels That Are Worth the Effort | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Today marks the US publication of Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, a highly experimental, Joycean novel that, despite the fact that modern readers often eschew difficulty, has been h...
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Read This Before This: 10 Great Books Based on Other Great Books

Read This Before This: 10 Great Books Based on Other Great Books | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Literature is a never-ending, overlapping, sometimes circular conversation -- between writers, between readers, between books themselves. This fact can make for some fascinating and rewarding readi...
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10 Mind-Altering Philosophy Books from 2014

10 Mind-Altering Philosophy Books from 2014 | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Philosophy books often don't get their due. They're usually long, often badly written, frequently pompous and annoying, and sometimes even poorly edited. But 2014 has been a hallmark year for works...
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Nell Zink’s 'The Wallcreeper' Is the Debut Novel of the Year

Nell Zink’s 'The Wallcreeper' Is the Debut Novel of the Year | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
It opens with a wallcreeper — a small, beautiful, and territorial bird found in Eurasia — and a miscarriage. It ends with death and muted self-actualization. In between, there is (a lot) of adulter...
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Hitler in Brooklyn: On Martin Amis’ 'The Zone of Interest'

Hitler in Brooklyn: On Martin Amis’ 'The Zone of Interest' | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Martin Amis’ new Holocaust novel, The Zone of Interest, is not about Adolf Hitler. Until, weirdly, it is. But for the first 295 pages, it is a difficult yet captivating book set in Auschwitz, one t...
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10 Coming-Of-Age Novels Every Adult Needs To Read

10 Coming-Of-Age Novels Every Adult Needs To Read | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Because nearly half of the stories in my debut collection, By Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc Books, $14.95), are told from the perspective of adolescent narrators, I spent a lot of time thinking about how childhood is represented in literary fiction ...
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10 Must-Read Books For October

10 Must-Read Books For October | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
It's the spookiest month of the year, so it's the perfect time to get some fresh new reading material to keep you warm. October has a mix of big releases by big authors you should pay attention to ...
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The 6 Most Influential Business Books Of 2014

The 6 Most Influential Business Books Of 2014 | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Here's the shortlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.
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The Book We're Talking About

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The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $25.00
Published Sept. 9, 2014

The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining plot description and analysis with fun tidbits about the book.

What we think:
The epigraph of I...
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10 Nonfiction Books You'll Be Reading About This Fall

10 Nonfiction Books You'll Be Reading About This Fall | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
A new memoir by inaugural poet Richard Blanco and Walter Isaacson’s follow-up to his mega-bestselling bio of Steve Jobs!...
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