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Chris Matthews On John F. Kennedy: New Book Pulls Back Curtain On 'Ask Not' Speech, Nixon Debates And More

Chris Matthews On John F. Kennedy: New Book Pulls Back Curtain On 'Ask Not' Speech, Nixon Debates And More | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A presidential call to service that inspired generations of Main Street Americans originated, ironically, in the privileged world of a New England prep school. "Ask not what your country can do for you," President John F.
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In Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott Shares the Hiccups and Inspirations of Her Journey to God

In Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott Shares the Hiccups and Inspirations of Her Journey to God | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
I do not have a strong religious background, but I have always respected many aspects of spirituality. Perhaps my deepest respect derives from people of faith whom I personally admire. As I discove...
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Jonathan Franzen: Inventor of experience

Jonathan Franzen: Inventor of experience | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — It's a cruel thing for a novelist, even one as respected as Colson Whitehead, a MacArthur fellow and author of “John Henry Days,” to be seated across from Jonathan Franzen in a busy Manhattan bookstore, both of them scheduled to...
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Beyond the Veil: The Fiction of Arthur Machen

Beyond the Veil: The Fiction of Arthur Machen | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
H.P.Lovecraft , the American master of supernatural fiction, once described Arthur Machen (1863-1947) as the author of "some dozen tales long and short, in which the elements of hidden horror and brooding fright attain an almost incomparable...
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The Importance of Immigration in Novels

The Importance of Immigration in Novels | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
The immigration themes in these and other novels are compelling for many reasons, and as readers get absorbed in all this drama, they also learn a lot about the places from which the characters emigrated.
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Quote of the Day: Albert Camus Had an Optimistic Side

Quote of the Day: Albert Camus Had an Optimistic Side | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
"In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer." --Albert Camus, French author, journalist and philosopher...
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Favorite Quotes From Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk on Re-defining Creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert -- author of the "freakishly" successful Eat, Pray, Love (I loved it!), Committed, and several other books -- delivered a TED talk in 2009 about re-thinking creativity such that ...
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Zone One

Zone One | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Zombies eat human flesh, shamble, are bad conversationalists, and need to be shot through the head. Zombie epics usually end in a dismemberment frenzy or hard-won communal recovery. These things we know.
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Julian Barnes Wins Man Booker Prize for Fiction - GalleyCat

Julian Barnes Wins Man Booker Prize for Fiction - GalleyCat | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Julian Barnes Wins Man Booker Prize for Fiction...
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'Why Read Moby-Dick?': A Passionate Defense Of The 'American Bible' : NPR

Moby-Dick is a difficult book to read. But the author of a new book about the Melville classic says it's worth it to make the effort.
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Eureka! 1,000-Year-Old Text by Archimedes Finally on Display

Eureka! 1,000-Year-Old Text by Archimedes Finally on Display | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
After more than a decade of restoration and study, the public is getting a glimpse at the oldest surviving copy of works by an ancient Greek mathematical genius at the Walters Art Museum.
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A Disappointed Author, A Misheard Word, And A Mess At The National Book Awards : NPR

A Disappointed Author, A Misheard Word, And A Mess At The National Book Awards : NPR | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
A terrible mistake in naming finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature has put an author in an absolutely awful spot.
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Flavorwire » The Flavorpill Guide to Fictional Places You Can Visit In Real Life

Flavorwire » The Flavorpill Guide to Fictional Places You Can Visit In Real Life | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill...
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10 Horror Books to Scare the Shiznit Outta You

10 Horror Books to Scare the Shiznit Outta You | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of horror books, but I limit my reading of the genre because I'm a big scaredy cat. Still, I'm drawn to pace-pumping thrillers with goosebump-producing scenes.

If you like to read ...
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Flavorwire » Gallery: Sylvia Plath’s Never-Before-Exhibited Drawings

Flavorwire » Gallery: Sylvia Plath’s Never-Before-Exhibited Drawings | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill...
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Stephen King's New Monster

Stephen King's New Monster | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
With 50 novels published and 350 million books sold, Stephen King is taking a chance on a new genre: historical fiction.
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Augusten Burroughs’ Running With Scissors is a Funny Sad Memoir

Augusten Burroughs’ Running With Scissors is a Funny Sad Memoir | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
"Dysfuntional" doesn't even begin to describe Augusten Burroughs' memoir of his upbringing by a slew of "alternative" adults. In Running With Scissors, Burroughs describes his parents' violent mar...
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Dear Book Lover: Stories About Poverty

Dear Book Lover: Stories About Poverty | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Cynthia Crossen recommends books that tackle hollow bellies, homelessness and the impoverished.
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Official Biography Reveals Steve Jobs Told Obama 2nd-Term Presidency in Jeopardy

Official Biography Reveals Steve Jobs Told Obama 2nd-Term Presidency in Jeopardy | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Before his death on October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs had been working with a biographer he authorized to pen the story of his life. Writer Walter Isaacson, who has written books about Albert Einstein an...
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The Art of Racing in the Rain is an Endearing Tail

The Art of Racing in the Rain is an Endearing Tail | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is an endearing tail about a dog, his owner, and staying resilient when life gets tough. This dog story is unique in that it's told from the perspective...
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Lev Grossman Reviews Claire Tomalin's New Charles Dickens Biography | Entertainment | TIME.com

Lev Grossman Reviews Claire Tomalin's New Charles Dickens Biography | Entertainment | TIME.com | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
In her new biography of the great Victorian writer, Claire Tomalin sees both a genius and a jerk...
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10 Novels About Dystopian Society

10 Novels About Dystopian Society | Read Ye, Read Ye | Scoop.it
Fiction featuring repressed and controlled societies -- "dystopias" -- has been around since the nineteenth century. These imagined worlds (or, somewhat realistic worlds, as some might argue) are t...
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Hunger Games Movie Trailer

Even though I didn't love The Hunger Games as much as most people did, I still enjoyed reading the novel and intend to read the two sequels. I am also very excited for the upcoming movie. Jennifer ...
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