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175+ YA Books Hitting Shelves January - March 2016

175+ YA Books Hitting Shelves January - March 2016 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It’s a whole new year of books! I love staying on top of what’s hitting shelves as much as I can, and part of that is spending time perusing catalogs and previews of upcoming YA titles. As usual, I’ve collected … Continued
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We learn more about our language by listening to the wolves – Holly Root-Gutteridge

Wolves’ howls are eerie, beautiful and wild. But what are they actually saying to each other?
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The Library the Gold Rush Built

The Library the Gold Rush Built | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Mechanics Institute sits in downtown San Francisco near the tangled traffic of Market Street. You might pass by, avoiding the crush of humanity on the
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What is the Internet’s Favorite Book?

What is the Internet’s Favorite Book? | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
We analyzed millions of book ratings on the website Goodreads to answer an eternal question: Do people prefer James Joyce or Calvin and Hobbes?
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Daytime Visions: A Most Unusual and Whimsical Illustrated Alphabet by Argentine Artist Isol

Daytime Visions: A Most Unusual and Whimsical Illustrated Alphabet by Argentine Artist Isol | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"Words a wonderful kind of glue."
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Memorable author moments from Late Night with Seth Meyers

Memorable author moments from Late Night with Seth Meyers | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Memorable moments with authors as guests on the third season of the late night talkshow Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC.
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Stunning Early-Twentieth-Century Illsutrations for Scheherazade’s Stories and Scandinavian Fairy Tales by Swedish Modernist Art Pioneer GAN

Stunning Early-Twentieth-Century Illsutrations for Scheherazade’s Stories and Scandinavian Fairy Tales by Swedish Modernist Art Pioneer GAN | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A visionary reimagining of beloved storytelling by the Oscar Wilde of the Scandinavian art world.
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History of Science: Matthew Cobb’s absorbing book 'Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code' serves as a useful primer for those interested in the brave new world of genetic inter...

History of Science: Matthew Cobb’s absorbing book 'Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code' serves as a useful primer for those interested in the brave new world of genetic inter... | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15 (or, Extremely Long Titles That Are Complete Sentences Are Still Very Much a Thing)

12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15 (or, Extremely Long Titles That Are Complete Sentences Are Still Very Much a Thing) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
At the end of an unlit dead-end corridor in the basement of Calhoun Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus stands an unmarked door. Behind it are hundreds of literary magazines, journals,…
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Long-Lost Letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac Headed to Auction (Again)

Long-Lost Letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac Headed to Auction (Again) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
After some legal wrangling, a letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac will be offered at auction.
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Donald Trump Has Set Fire to America

Donald Trump Has Set Fire to America | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In William Faulkner's great trilogy of novels—The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion—he tells the story of the Snopes family. They are American white trash, hard
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Hunter S. Thompson Writes a Blistering, Over-the-Top Letter to Anthony Burgess (1973)

Hunter S. Thompson Writes a Blistering, Over-the-Top Letter to Anthony Burgess (1973) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
We know Anthony Burgess for having written A Clockwork Orange, but in total, according to Shaun Usher's More Letters of Note:
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A Wedding by the Book: Details to Make the Perfect Literary Celebration

A Wedding by the Book: Details to Make the Perfect Literary Celebration | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A round-up of fabulous decorations and wearables for those who want to have the most bookish literary wedding possible.
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6 Foreign Language Novels that will Help You Grow as a Person

6 Foreign Language Novels that will Help You Grow as a Person | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
One of the many joys of speaking a second language is being able to enjoy literature in its original language. Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” In the…
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Short Story: 'In the Night of the Day Before' by Jensen Beach

Short Story: 'In the Night of the Day Before' by Jensen Beach | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Recommended Reading, a free magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week—each chosen by today’s best authors and editors—and uses the power of personal recommendations to give diverse writers and presses the readership they deserve.
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‘Sometimes Poems Come to Me Not in the Shape of Poetry’: Mahtem Shiferraw at Short Story Day Africa

‘Sometimes Poems Come to Me Not in the Shape of Poetry’: Mahtem Shiferraw at Short Story Day Africa | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Mahtem Shiferraw’s debut collection called Fuschia won the prestigious Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets in 2015. At Short Story Day Africa Mahtem Shiferraw talks about seeing poems in color, gender identity, and what’s on her bedside table. Ethiopian-American poet Mahtem Shiferraw won the 2015 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her […]
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Against Self-Criticism: Adam Phillips on How Our Internal Critics Enslave Us, the Stockholm Syndrome of the Superego, and the Power of Multiple Interpretations

Against Self-Criticism: Adam Phillips on How Our Internal Critics Enslave Us, the Stockholm Syndrome of the Superego, and the Power of Multiple Interpretations | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"In broaching the possibility of being, in some way, against self-criticism, we have to imagine a world in which celebration is less suspect than criticism."
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Essay: On the philosopher Wittgenstein’s, language ... and door handles — by Christopher Benfey

Essay: On the philosopher Wittgenstein’s, language ... and door handles — by Christopher Benfey | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
When Wittgenstein returned to philosophy, the idea that drove him beyond all others was that the nature of language had been misunderstood by philosophers. They were better conceived of as a part of the activity of life. As such, they were more like tools. It is the utility of handles that Wittgenstein insists on here: "The functions of words are as diverse as the functions of these objects.” The pump don’t work ’cause the vandals took the handles.
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Bill Gates' 10 Favorite Books

Bill Gates' 10 Favorite Books | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The businessman and philanthropist shares the titles he’d most want with him on a desert island.
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Horror Fiction: 'The Fireman' by Joe Hill

Horror Fiction: 'The Fireman' by Joe Hill | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It would be so, so easy (and so unfair) to dismiss Joe Hill as operating in the shadow of his father, Stephen King.
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Elizabeth Alexander on Writing, the Ethic of Love, Language as a Vehicle for the Self, and the Inherent Poetry of Personhood

Elizabeth Alexander on Writing, the Ethic of Love, Language as a Vehicle for the Self, and the Inherent Poetry of Personhood | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"You have to tell your own story simultaneously as you hear and respond to the stories of others."
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Summer & Fall Preview: Books to Watch For by Authors of Color (recommended by Book Riot)

Summer & Fall Preview: Books to Watch For by Authors of Color (recommended by Book Riot) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Upcoming books from authors of color from every genre, all spotted at BEA!
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The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books

The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A library of mostly unread books is far more inspiring than a library of books already read. There's nothing more exciting than finishing a book, and walking over to your shelves to figure out what you're going to read next.
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Ten picture books that belong in every child’s library

Ten picture books that belong in every child’s library | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
With baby shower season upon us, here are 10 essential picture books for introducing children to the world.
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How Books Became the Language My Father and I Found Together

How Books Became the Language My Father and I Found Together | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In a relationship where communication doesn't come easily, literature has become our share
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Interview with a Mad Cartoonist: The Time I Met Colonel Baxter

Interview with a Mad Cartoonist: The Time I Met Colonel Baxter | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
As a young cub reporter I was given my first assignment—to interview the man they call Colonel Baxter. I packed my notepad and pencil and headed out for the
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