L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Addison Rizer As a kid, I was scolded by my librarian for trying to check out The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. It remained restricted; only checkoutable by the older ever-beautiful-and-out-of-reach 8th graders. I came home, mortified and ashamed. I was a shy people-pleasing bookworm in love with the library. Any hint of criticism had me …

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Senjuti Patra The history of reading is a topic that probably interests all readers. Reading what someone else has written brings with it a sense of continuity and solidarity. This sense of solidarity is strengthened when we get to know how others read. What we read and how it affects us can reflect our personalities …

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Joshua C. Craig I wanted to write this article because neuroscience intrigues me. I spent a year as an undergraduate student studying the subject. But eventually I realized that I couldn’t spend my life in a lab, and I dove back into writing and literature full time. I thought writing this article would be a …

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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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