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I am deeply in love with this “library card art” series from WingedWorld at Etsy

I am deeply in love with this “library card art” series from WingedWorld at Etsy

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Wonderland Transit Map Black Tee, 
A transit map for Alice & Wonderland? Love it.

Wonderland Transit Map Black Tee, 

A transit map for Alice & Wonderland? Love it.

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Let me underscore the obvious here: Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the world of a novel gives us the ability to be quiet and alone, two skills that are disappearing faster than the polar icecaps.

Unfortunately, the world of literature lacks the scandal, hype and pretty dresses that draw people to the Academy Awards, which, by the way, is not an institution devoted to choosing the best movie every year as much as it is an institution designed to get people excited about going to the movies. The Pulitzer Prize is our best chance as writers and readers and booksellers to celebrate fiction. This was the year we all lost.

And the Winner Isn’t …by Ann Patchett for the NYTimes

I just ruined the ending for you, but the whole thing is worth your time.

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'A Wrinkle in Time' Turns 50: Meg Murry Made Katniss Everdeen Possible

As TBZ put it, “Word.”

Meg Murray made Hermione Granger possible, too, if you ask me.

And she’d totally kick Bella Swan’s ass.

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Amazon May Get Netflix-like Service for Books | Lara's Book Club

Don’t we already have this? For free?

Isn’t this called a library?

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thesophie: this, and a bed would do me, thanks.
Agreed.  This one is even better than this one

thesophie: this, and a bed would do me, thanks.

Agreed.  This one is even better than this one