Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mark Twain quotes: 10 favorites on his birthday – A recipe for contentment

William Faulkner called him “…the first truly American writer.” Ernest Hemingway declared that all American writing comes from “Huckleberry Finn,” and “there has been nothing as good since.” And Norman Mailer said “Huck Finn” stands up “page for page” to … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Books | Talking Book and Braille Library in Seattle is a volunteer wonder | Seattle Times Newspaper The Washington Talking Book and Braille Library serves more than 10,000 state residents and runs on the best efforts of 400 volunteers, providing … Continue reading

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Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011)

SFWA Grand Master Anne McCaffrey, 85, died November 21, 2011 of a massive stroke at home in Ireland. via Locus Online News » Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011).

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It Happened on Thanksgiving | The Seattle Public Library | BiblioCommons

It Happened on Thanksgiving | The Seattle Public Library | BiblioCommons. If you will have a bit of free time tomorrow, the Seattle Public Library has compiled a list of 11 books that take place on Thanksgiving.

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Notable Children’s Books of 2011 – NYTimes.com

Notable Children’s Books of 2011 – NYTimes.com. But wait, there’s more. Here’s the list for the younger folks on your holiday gift list.

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100 Notable Books of 2011 – NYTimes.com

100 Notable Books of 2011 – NYTimes.com. The New York Times Notable Books of 2011 gift guide includes titles in two main categories: (1) fiction & poetry, and (2) nonfiction.

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Monday Miscellany

The fiction of literary friendship Writing in the Guardian, Wayne Gooderham concludes: “Judging by the stories that have been written about it, writers do not make the best of friends.” 10 Most Reclusive Literary Geniuses in History The world’s greatest … Continue reading

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Books of the Year 2011 – Telegraph

Writers from Antonia Fraser to Andrew Motion choose their best books of the year. via Books of the Year 2011 – Telegraph.

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Best Books 2011: The Top Ten — Library Journal Reviews

Best Books 2011: The Top Ten — Library Journal Reviews. Library Journal weighs in with its best books lists. The list linked here is of the all-around top 10, but the right sidebar contains links to these other lists: More … Continue reading

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National Book Awards Go to Lai, Finney, Greenblatt, and Ward

The 62nd National Book Awards were held at Cipriani’s on Wall Street on Wednesday night, with the awards going to Thanhha Lai for Inside Out & Back Again (Young People’s Literature), Nikky Finney for Head Off & Split (Poetry), Stephen … Continue reading

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