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‘Eleanor & Park,’ by Rainbow Rowell

‘Eleanor & Park,’ by Rainbow Rowell | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
This novel’s title characters are an unlikely couple.
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The Yoga Poses of Literature Appreciation

The Yoga Poses of Literature Appreciation | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
The pose of Very Much Wanting To Understand Ulysses by James Joyce is Parivrtta Janu Sirasana or Revolved Head To Knee Pose and you'll probably need someon
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The Most Important Book of My Reading Life

The Most Important Book of My Reading Life | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by our current Rioter in Residence, Kevin Smokler. Kevin is the author of the essay collection Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Rerea
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Stop Apologizing for What You Like to Read

Stop Apologizing for What You Like to Read | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
The Golden Treasury of Not Apologizing to Snooty Dicks ... And I'm Canadian, so I know a thing or two about insincerely apologizing for stuff. I hav
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Of Book Talks and Book Reviews

The Adventures of Library Girl: Of Book Talks and Book Reviews | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
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I am not sure how much I agree. Sometimes, I feel a book talk is one person pressing their opinion upon another. It reminds me of traveling: someone will insist that a place was the best place ever, and you will go based on the advice of that person, but then be sorely disappointed by the place yourself.

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Art Inspired by Your Favorite YA Literature

Art Inspired by Your Favorite YA Literature | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
As Jennifer Senior recently explained in New York Magazine, we never truly leave high school — it’s a scientific fact. Whether or not you’re still haunted by the thought of your prom po...
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10 Superbly Bookish Statues

You know how it goes. One minute, you're perusing Pinterest, just looking for inspiration, and then all of a sudden you've spent two hours tumbling through
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Why We Need To Stop Labeling YA Books By Gender

Why We Need To Stop Labeling YA Books By Gender | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
The following situation is a familiar one for me. I'm at a book signing, and the inevitable happens: an enthusiastic, well-meaning audience member approaches, holding my book, and asks, "I have a 12-year old son--do you think he'd like this?
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Who Said It: Chuck Palahniuk or David Foster Wallace?

Who Said It: Chuck Palahniuk or David Foster Wallace? | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
‎"The next morning, room service delivers a lavish breakfast to my sumptuous penthouse suite at the Hilton, and there folded on the table next to my egg wh
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Random Hacks of Kindness Junior

Random Hacks of Kindness Junior | Books, Authors, and Libraries | Scoop.it
In the wake of recent tragic events, it has become more important than ever for young people to feel empowered to make a difference in their community.  With this goal in mind Fraser Woods Montesso...
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