Monday Miscellany

Monday Miscellany

Sick Of Young Adult Lit? 3 Books For The Whiz Kid In this issue of NPR’s “three books” series, Adam Mansbach reflects on which books he read in childhood have stuck with him: The ones I continue to love now, a quarter-century after first mauling their spines, tend to confront complex social issues bravely, convey …

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The 10 Most Powerful Women Authors Forbes contributor Avril David has put together a list of “10 women [who] can tell (and sell) a good story”: Although there are many more women throughout history who have proven to be powerful authors, this list is limited to those who are living, with a focus on personal …

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Weirdest Writer Deaths “Here are some of the most bizarre ways that writers have had their story end.” Rate This Article: What’s Wrong with the Culture of Critique The Internet-begotten abundance of absolutely everything has given rise to a parallel universe of stars, rankings, most-recommended lists, and other valuations designed to help us sort the …

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Great Authors To Follow On Twitter These eight writers are sometimes hysterical, sometimes insightful, and are sure to give you words for thought in 140 characters or less. Of interest to both readers and writers. Overrated Authors, critics, and editors on “great books” that aren’t all that great. Some of these may surprise you. Or …

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Like Books? Like NPR? We Invite You To Explore The New NPR Books! NPR has spent 18 weeks significantly redesigning its books coverage. It looks like there’s a lot more information that’s a lot easier to find. This is a welcome change when print sources are cutting back on books coverage. Librarian finds digital divide …

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Why Do We Care About Literary Awards? Mark O’Connell answers his own question: By and large, awards like the Booker are intended to promote solid, well-written, more or less middlebrow fiction — the kind of books that broadsheet newspapers tend to give coverage to. And that’s surely a good thing for the publishing industry, for …

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Stephen King’s ‘Bag of Bones’ to be A&E Miniseries, Starring Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan is set to star in the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s 1998 bestseller, Bag of Bones. The James Bond actor will return to television for the four-hour, two-night Sony Pictures Television event on A&E. Kelly Rowland and Annabeth Gish (as Jo) …

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The Millions : Good Luck, Memory Michael H. Rowe laments that he often has trouble remembering details about books he has read. There isn’t any inherent reason to worry about forgetfulness, of course. Reading is reading; what you remember can seem a gift and what you forget just one of many things that, slipping away, …

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How we read now Amanda Katz writes in the Boston Globe about the quickly advancing trend of digital reading, or ebooks. And this is the hitch. For the last 1,500 years or so, the idea of the book and the book as object have been indivisible. We readers respect and adore long-form writing, whether it …

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This post introduces a new feature, Monday Miscellany, a conglomeration of intriguing literary items that have found their way to my monitor. Remembering Stieg Larsson In The New York Times, David Carr reviews ‘There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me, by Eva Gabrielsson. Gabrielsson is the woman who lived …

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