L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Jeanette Solomon When I started thinking about this piece, I thought about it as just a list of my (many!) seemingly arbitrary rules for reading. Once I got started, though, I discovered that those rules actually tell you so much about me that they double as personality traits. In fact, they say so much about …

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Posted by JJ Wong Why Reading is So Important? Everyone knows that reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why that is so? In this post, I will list out 8 reasons why reading is important. I hope you can really find out the reason why reading is so important for you, so you can …

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Abraham Rinquist Libraries captivate the imagination. These storehouses of knowledge contain countless secrets and mysteries. Unfortunately, many of these treasure troves of wisdom have been lost over the centuries. Those that remain are preciously guarded. Knowledge is power. 10. Vatican Secret Archives Photo credit: tukro.org The Vatican’s Archivum Secretum is one of the world’s most …

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Will writing still be important in tomorrow’s creative landscape? Emily Warna Aside from speech, writing is the framework of our communication. Back in the day, we’d physically write to finish our homework. We’d write to our friends and family via a postcard. We’d write a shopping list and attach it to our trolley. Now, we …

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By Jim Milliot Authors who were wary of releasing new titles into a market wracked by the temporary closure of retail stores appear to have had a point. Overall, only six new titles were among BookScan’s top 50 print adult fiction bestsellers in the week ended March 28. The top selling new novel in the …

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Via The Guardian Annual list of the most challenged books includes Alex Gino’s George, about a transgender girl, and John Oliver’s picture book about a gay rabbit, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo ‘Dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different’ … John Oliver holds the book A Day in the Life …

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As more countries go into lockdown, bookshops around the world are having to think of creative ways to serve their customers and communities, writes Clare Thorp. In uncertain times, few spaces feel more comforting than a bookshop. And, over the past few years, as the world has felt increasingly tumultuous, indie bookshops – once in …

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Via Connor Goodwin Lawrence Wright’s new novel about a coronavirus that develops in Indonesia and spreads throughout the world couldn’t be more prescient. It’s also pandemic literature’s clear standard-bearer in terms of accuracy. The year is 2092. It’s an election year, but the nation’s attention is elsewhere. Troubling reports from abroad warn of a deadly …

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Atlas Obscura | Sarah Laskow The oldest reading room at the Bodleian Library, in Oxford. David Iliff/CC-BY-SA 3.0. When you start to think about the oldest books that a library might hold, there are any number of rabbit holes you can fall down. What’s the oldest book in any particular city? What’s the oldest book …

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Via Douglas Public Library 1. Trinity College Library – Ireland Quick Facts: Country: Ireland Founded: 1952 Location: College Street, Dublin 2 Wikipedia article Not only is the Trinity College Library beautiful, but it is also the largest library in Ireland and also the permanent home to the famous Book of Kells – a manuscript created …

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