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A Girl Who Reads

A Girl Who reads – this beautiful spoken word poetry by Mark Grist celebrates the love of women who love to read.

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A timeline of Dystopian fiction

Good Reads has built an infographic about Dystopian fiction – I’m sure you can guess why. Two words… Hunger…. Games.

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I, Anonymous

Books by Anonymous.

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Belgian Royalties-Collection Society to Charge Volunteers Who Read to Kids

Belgian royalties association SABAM is demanding that libraries pay a royalty fee every time a volunteer reads books to children.

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Literary Collaborations: Two Heads Are Better Than One

It can’t be easy. Writing is usually a solitary profession and yet collaborations between authors are easy to find. It was Good Omens when Neil Gaiman worked with Terry Pratchett – a better combination of funny and weird is near impossible to find. And of course, Stephen King and Peter Straub were a Talismanic combination. […]

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The biggest Dick and Jane book in the world

You could say the Dick and Jane books helped the Baby Boomer generation in North America to learn to read. But have you ever seen a Dick and Jane book like this one? The huge book in this video is an elephant folio – 19.5 inches wide by 25.5 inches high. It’s a special edition […]

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Just Rudyard Kipling

Collectible works, facts and biography about the unforgettable Rudyard Kipling.

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World Book Night

Participate in World Book Night – register, be given free books, and go forth in your community and give them away. Viva La Book!

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J.D. Salinger – Fighting for Privacy Even After Death

JD Salinger died two years ago. To date, no new writing has been revealed or released. The literary world seems frustrated, but do we have any right to be?

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Are Walter Scott’s books still readable?

I am pleased to see the Daily Telegraph writing that Walter Scott’s books are still relevant and readable. My daughter and I read an abridged version of Ivanhoe at bedtime last year and we enjoyed it very much. The Telegraph asks if the Twitter Generation can handle Scott. Scott, we are told, is not read. […]

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