Tag Archives: classics

80 Years in the Making: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s I’d Die for You

Gang, it’s Banned Books Week! Come on down to the library and pick yourself up a few banned/challenged titles and a “Stand Up for Your Right to Read” bookmark… Or, if you can’t make it in, add a Twibbon to your … Continue reading

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FLOTUS’ Advisory

A quick little precursor to the impending release of new Gilmore Girls episodes on Netflix: Just a couple of girls talking about books… (đź‘»: michelleobama)https://t.co/CS48LB9fk7 — Gilmore Girls (@GilmoreGirls) June 25, 2016 Rory’s got some real readers’ advisory enthusiasm — … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. in the Rye

Book Riot writer Minh Le noticed something kind of amazing during his last read-through of J.D. Salinger’s classic Catcher in the Rye — Holden Caulfield’s voice sounded an awful lot like comedian Louis C.K.’s. Judge for yourself (and look back … Continue reading

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Underrated Books Everyone Should Read

Goodreads recently conducted a Facebook/Twitter poll — what are some lesser-known books you think deserve a wider readership? These are the titles that came up most (click a cover for the synopsis):   Find one that piques your interest? See … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. loves Austen. How ’bout YOU?

Remember our February discussion for our online book group, On the Same Page? You’re still welcome to pick up some Austen and give us your opinion. As for this month’s topic, check out this article from The Booklist Reader on … Continue reading

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Take on Penguin’s Women’s History Reading Challenge

http://readpenguin.tumblr.com/post/140763913563/time-to-challenge-your-shelf-take-our-womens I’ve read a grand total of 4. How about you?

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Reading Classic Books for Fun (?)

I came across an interesting article in The Guardian recently, which notes that “only 4% of Brits have read War and Peace, although 14% wish they had; 3% have read Les MisĂ©rables, although 10% want to; and 7% have read … Continue reading

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Book Riot’s Definitive Guide to Picking Up Women at a Bookstore

This is sure to be an enlightening New Year’s read for all you single-and-looking bibliophiles out there. Here’s a look at your initial steps… First, walk up to the bookstore clerk and say, “Hello, can you direct me to Toni Morrison.” You’ll want … Continue reading

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We Promise We Won’t Ever Do This to You

… unless the FBI or CIA asks us to. And even then, I doubt it’d show up in the papers. Haruki Murakami’s adolescent library record has been leaked to the press. While the Japan Librarian Association condemns the breach of … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight: Probably Not Worth It, Guys

SO, Edmund Pevensie, of C.S. Lewis’s much-loved Chronicles of Narnia series, turns his family over to the White Witch for a certain candy. Turkish Delight. Turkish Delight, as it turns out, is “a starch and sugar gel often containing fruit or nuts and flavored … Continue reading

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