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Why Salman Rushdie believes the books we love ‘make us who we are’ Salman Rushdie made his name as a novelist, but he is also one of our finest literary critics and defenders of the importance of… – Everything Shortform – Medium

Salman Rushdie made his name as a novelist, but he is also one of our finest literary critics and defenders of the importance of books… “I believe that the books and stories we fall in love with make us who we are, or, not to claim too much, that the act of falling in love …

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Quotation: Older Adults in Literature

Irene was eighty years old, but she didn’t feel eighty. Not just because she was, sprained ankle notwithstanding, a spritely, trim woman, but because it was impossible to feel eighty. Nobody felt eighty. When Irene considered it, she thought that she probably felt somewhere around thirty-five. Forty, maybe. That was a good age to feel, …

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Ten Books to Understand the Abortion Debate in the United States “Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court legalized abortion. Now that the court has overturned Roe v. Wade, here are 10 books that outline the history and the terms of the debate.” Joshua Prager put this list together for the New York Times. Here’s …

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9 Unputdownable Historical Fiction Picks for Pride Month Off the Shelf recommends “some of the most moving, passionate, and unputdownable works of queer historical fiction, whisking us from the streets of Victorian London to ancient Greece, gilded New York City, and beyond.” Categories: Book Recommendations, Fiction Summer reading: 5 books on the joys and challenges …

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stack of 3 books plus open book with pen. Title: Top Ten Tuesday

#TopTenTuesday Science Fiction and Life Stories in Literature

Today’s topic is books on my wishlist that I’d like to own, including links so that people may gift me said books. But I already have most of the books I want to read. Therefore, I’m not going to go that route. Instead, I’m going to marvel over the fact that, in about the past …

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The Best LGBTO Books of the Year, According to Lambda Literary BookRiot has some reading suggestions for Pride Month. Category: Book Recommendations The 2022 Pride Reading List: 72 New Books to Read All Year This list from Goodreads includes books that are currently available as well as books that will be published later this year …

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A History of the Lambda Literary Awards “a look back to the origins of the awards, the judging process, and the main controversies that have come up over the years” All about the Lambda Literary Awards. Category: Literature & Culture A List of Feminist Thrillers “To me, a feminist thriller explores the experiences of women …

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It’s Pride Month. Here’s what you need to know From CNN, a look at the origin and history of Pride Month. Category: Personal The Novel That Started the Trans Literary Revolution “Imogen Binnie first published Nevada nine years ago. In the near decade since, a renaissance of trans fiction bloomed. Now republished this summer, Binnie …

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Book covers: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail Godwin, Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel, Where the Moon Isn't by Nathan Filer, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

6 Degrees of Separation: Mental Health Edition

This month starts with a book by an Australian author shortlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction – Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason. I got a late start on reading Sorrow and Bliss and have not yet finished it, but so far I’m liking it. The novel deals with one of my particular …

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Summer Reading Guide While most newspapers and magazines have been reducing their books coverage for some time now, The Atlantic has recently decided to increase its coverage. Here’s its recent list of summer reading suggestions: For the summer, The Atlantic’s writers and editors have picked sets of books to match your mood. Do you want …

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