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A new life for old books

The discovery of a set of old encyclopedias bound for the trash sparked a creative outlet for trained psychologist Julia Strand. Strand breathes new life into old books that would otherwise...
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Guys Lit Wire: Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada

Guys Lit Wire: Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

A quick read and compelling story for your next memoir!

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Guys Lit Wire: Forgive me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Guys Lit Wire: Forgive me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

"Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. 

Maybe some day he'll believe that being different is OK ....

But not today. (from the jacket cover)

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SYNC Schedule

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Sync YA Literature for FREE! All summer long -- two titles each week. 

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What makes us stop reading a book?

What makes us stop reading a book? | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

GoodReads has some ideas about that....

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Children's Books You Won't Believe Are Banned | The Hotlist

Raj Nair takes a look at kids books that are banned in some areas... and why.
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Oh Wow!!! Some of the books that got banned and the reasons behind it where Absurd!! What do you think?

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Top 5 Book Pranks in YA Literature

Top 5 Book Pranks in YA Literature | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

It's a little late for April Fools Day, but these are fun anyway.

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Guys Lit Wire: Alif the Unseen - by G. Willow Wilson

Guys Lit Wire: Alif the Unseen - by G. Willow Wilson | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

•It's a science fiction dystopia, and a remarkably fresh one at that. The fictional world of this story is described in exquisite, gritty detail: it's not real, but it feels real, even to readers who have never actually visited an Islamic country.
•It's a nuanced exploration of Islamic mysticism and Arabic folklore.
•It's a fantastic riff on the gritty realities of life inside a totalitarian Islamic state on the eve of the Arab Spring.
•It's a skilled attempt to update the ancient storytelling of The Arabian Nights. 
•It's a love story, although not the one we're expecting at the start.
•It's scary as hell.


And, it's in our library!

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Guys Lit Wire: Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Guys Lit Wire: Fake ID by Lamar Giles | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

Four years ago, back when Nick was still just a kid named Tony and living in Philadelphia, his father worked for a gangster, handling Kreso Maric's money. But his father snitched on Maric, who soon disappeared, and Nick's family has been in the Witness Protection program ever since. They've been relocated, again, this time to the rundown town of Stepton, where Nick's dad gets caught up - again - in some secretive, nasty business.

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In Shakespeare Everybody Dies!

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This brings the tragedies to life -- or death!

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A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey: Crash Course Literature 201

John Green explains The Odyssey -- perfect! 

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The Story Coaster

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Readers go for a ride.
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The Girl Who Hated Books

Worth watching!

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The Fever | Teenreads

The Fever | Teenreads | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
The Nash family is close-knit. However, their seeming stability is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.
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Look for this psychological thriller at the YHS library in September!

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47 Charming Facts About Children's Books - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.206)

John Green looks at the fascinating back-story behind the books from your childhood. 

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The Fault in Our Stars | Literature to Life | Behind The Scenes Clip HD - YouTube

Quick! read the book before you see the movie! There is still time...

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Matches Made in Heaven --- Books & TV Shows | Teenreads

Matches Made in Heaven --- Books & TV Shows | Teenreads | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
With this blog post,Teen Board member Kate F. takes matchmaking to a whole new level. No, there’s no adorable teen romance here; instead, Kate connects like-minded books and TV shows! So if you’re a TV junkie, find the book that will keep you sane before the next Game of Thrones episode. And if you’ve ripped through the whole The Clique series, see what show has the same level of cute boys, snobby girls and gossip. If you can think of any other good TV/book match-ups, write them in the comments section!
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The benefits of reading books (infographic)

The benefits of reading books (infographic) | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Created by Gosia Zimniak, the infographic puts together most important benefits of the most beautiful activity in the world. Via Visually.
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One-Star Book Reviews

One-Star Book Reviews | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

Reviews of classic books, culled from the internet's think tank. The review for this one? “Struggle struggle struggle then some Lion come from out of nowhere and saves the day.”

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Hamlet - Play Summary & Analysis by Thug Notes - YouTube

Welcome to Thug Notes, the YouTube series that's making sense of classic literature by presenting it in hip-hop lexicon - or, as Sparky Sweets might say, crunkin' up the classics. CliffsNotes were never this cool. 

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Heroines of Literature and Film, You Don't Have to Be Pretty!

Heroines of Literature and Film, You Don't Have to Be Pretty! | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

One more reason to love Divergent!

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Classic Literature Travel Guide: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

Classic Literature Travel Guide: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

Here's an infographic to help you plan for your next trip! Summer vacation, anyone?

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Which Country Reads the Most?

Which Country Reads the Most? | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
According to the NOP World Culture Score Index, readers in India are making the rest of us look bad.
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Here's a challenge: help improve the U.S. average!

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How Fiction Makes Our Brains Better - YouTube

Merriam-Webster declared 'science' the 2013 word of the year. But can reading something other than data and facts, say a work of fiction, help improve brain function? Yes, of course!

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16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

2014 is going to be an exciting year for books and movies! There's still time to read some of these before they hit the big screen....

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