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“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” – Cornelia Funke

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” – Cornelia Funke | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
A special collection on inspirational and motivational quotes. (RT @wisequotesnet: Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
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John Keats on “Negative Capability,” Embracing Uncertainty, and Celebrating the Mysterious

John Keats on “Negative Capability,” Embracing Uncertainty, and Celebrating the Mysterious | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
On the art of remaining in doubt (Dumore's Writing Rules 3- Read Keats's Letters http://t.co/kccd3Vec...)...
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Impressive Integrity From Two New York Times Writers Over BBC ...

Impressive Integrity From Two New York Times Writers Over BBC ... | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Impressive Integrity From Two New York Times Writers Over BBC Scandal. November 2, 2012 · 0 Comments. Source: The Guardian. Mark Thompson. Above: Mark Thompson says he was made aware of the Newsnight investigation into Jimmy ...
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‘Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,’ by Jon Meacham

‘Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,’ by Jon Meacham | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Jon Meacham’s biography of Thomas Jefferson looks at how the Founding Father balanced his ideals with pragmatism while also bending others to his will.
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BOOK REVIEW: 'Truman's Triumphs' - Washington Times

BOOK REVIEW: 'Truman's Triumphs' - Washington Times | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Washington TimesBOOK REVIEW: 'Truman's Triumphs'Washington TimesIt's part of a series of books on American presidential elections being published by the University Press of Kansas.
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What Do Writers Owe Their Characters? - The L Magazine

What Do Writers Owe Their Characters? - The L Magazine | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
The L MagazineWhat Do Writers Owe Their Characters?The L MagazineIn movies like Funny Games and Cabin in the Woods, the writers grapple with their obligations to their characters—like, is it immoral to hurt them?
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Edgar Allan Poe: How well do you know one of literature's spookiest authors?

Edgar Allan Poe: How well do you know one of literature's spookiest authors? | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
As Halloween approaches, how well do you know the author of some of literature's scariest stories? (RT @MrMaineELA: Edgar Allan Poe: How well do you know one of literature's spookiest authors?
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Will Your Children Inherit Your E-Books? : NPR

Will Your Children Inherit Your E-Books? : NPR | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
An old copy of The War of the Worlds, once belonging to rocket scientist Robert Goddard, prompts essayist Amanda Katz to muse on what we lose when we stop reading — and passing along — physical books.
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Messed Up Books to Read While Wearing a Mask | VICE

Messed Up Books to Read While Wearing a Mask | VICE | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again when they start putting Halloween movies on TV and I start wondering when it became so hard to write compelling horror.
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ilovereadingandwriting: Good books…

ilovereadingandwriting: Good books… | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
ilovereadingandwriting: “Good books… ” (Photo: ilovereadingandwriting: Good books… http://t.co/ytSNcv1E...)...
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Digital printing liberates readers – and authors

Digital printing liberates readers  – and authors | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
We were wrong to fear the e-revolution – embracing the ebook was the right thing to do after all, writes Robert McCrum (Digital printing liberates readers – and authors | Books | The Observer - http://t.co/bhZo4DNN...
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Review: 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?' is Lemony Snicket fun

Review: 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?' is Lemony Snicket fun | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Who Could That Be at This Hour? (RT @latimesbooks: 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?
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Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels

Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
We challenged well-known writers – from Ian Rankin and Helen Fielding to Jeffrey Archer and Jilly Cooper – to come up with a story of up to 140 characters.
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USA TODAY - USA TODAY

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KQEDUSA TODAYUSA TODAYOn Showtime's Homeland every Sunday, Claire Danes tries to manage her mania and stop a Marine-turned-terrorist-turned-Congressman-turned-double-agent from launching an attack at home.
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In a world of fakes, genuine art exists not for art’s sake | mydigitalfc.com

In a world of fakes, genuine art exists not for art’s sake | mydigitalfc.com | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Readers of my column will probably recollect my comments on the rather sensational news when 20 paintings by Rabindranath Tagore exhibited at the Government College of Arts & Crafts in (In a world of fakes, genuine art exists not for art’s sake:...
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The Readers' Writers: Cyberpunk/sci-fi author Ernest Hogan - Norwich Bulletin

The Readers' Writers: Cyberpunk/sci-fi author Ernest Hogan - Norwich Bulletin | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
The Readers' Writers: Cyberpunk/sci-fi author Ernest HoganNorwich BulletinCyberpunk is the combining of science fiction and technology with a future society on the brink of self-destruction.
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Grolsch Film Works

Grolsch Film Works | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
A celebration of independent film (Me on MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (out in Canada today), a so-so adaptation of the Salman Rushdie novel: http://t.co/dOmOj6DJ (over @GrolschFW).)...
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BOOk REVIEW: 'Essays in Biography' - Washington Times

BOOk REVIEW: 'Essays in Biography' - Washington Times | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Washington TimesBOOk REVIEW: 'Essays in Biography'Washington TimesMany of his books have dealt with subjects of universal import, such as ambition, friendship and envy.
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Scandal at the National Book Awards - Slate Magazine

Scandal at the National Book Awards - Slate Magazine | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Slate MagazineScandal at the National Book AwardsSlate MagazineThe short list for the 1962 National Book Award in fiction was remarkable, including a number of works today regarded as classics, like Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Revolutionary Road by...
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How to write a book in 30 days | Books | The Guardian

How to write a book in 30 days | Books | The Guardian | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
A practical step-by-step method to writing the first draft of your novel in 30 days (RT @BookRiot: Gear up for #nanowrimo with @GuardianBooks's tips for writing a book in 30 days: http://t.co/ER7sJvZb...)...
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Indie Authors—Getting Those All-Important Reviews—by Rachel Abbott | Mystery Writing is Murder

Indie Authors—Getting Those All-Important Reviews—by Rachel Abbott | Mystery Writing is Murder | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
RT @_RachelAbbott: Calling Authors! How important are reviews?
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"Twick or Tweet!"

"Twick or Tweet!" | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
A Spooktacular Kindle Event (If you want a tasty treat for the imagination, enter to #WIN signed #BOOks & #eBOOks from bootiful minds: http://t.co/1ZybJ7E0 #TTWIN RT...)...
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Shakespeare's Syphilis And 9 Other Author Ailments

Shakespeare's Syphilis And 9 Other Author Ailments | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
The honors list of English literature is a roll call of dysfunction. Coleridge was a dope fiend, Joyce and Faulkner were high-functioning drunks, Sylvia Plath a hot bipolar mess.
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Oldest Writing Nearly Deciphered - Discovery News

Oldest Writing Nearly Deciphered - Discovery News | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
New Scientist (blog)Oldest Writing Nearly DecipheredDiscovery NewsThe world's oldest undeciphered writing system is close to being cracked thanks to a new technology and online crowdsourcing, Oxford University researchers have announced.
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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop – Win a Spooky Verse Novel

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop – Win a Spooky Verse Novel | Books, basically. | Scoop.it
Most verse novels, whether they be middle grade, young adult or adult are straight up contemporary. There are quite a few historicals and a couple of animals stories, but in general not a lot of ge...
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