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Welcome to! Powell's Books - Used, New, and Out of Print - We Buy and Sell. Accessible Writing. Terry Pratchett Quotes. Blog Archive » Compulsory Reading. Home | DTWOF Strip Archive | Contact « Extra! Extra! Sightings » Compulsory Reading June 25th, 2008 | Sketch Diary Okay, I feel bad for Ellen O and anyone else who was out combing th’ convenience store aisles for Entertainment Weekly. Both comments and pings are currently closed. 242 Responses to “Compulsory Reading” Anna says: June 25, 2008 at 1:50 am Thank you thank you… for making this essay and posting it here. New classic sounds classy, wondering what else is on the list I better check it out but then I probably end up having more books on my must read list again.

Tina says: June 25, 2008 at 1:53 am Absolutely enjoyable Suz says: June 25, 2008 at 1:56 am That is so cool. Thanks for posting it, AB. kate mck says: June 25, 2008 at 2:05 am sounds like we had much the same reading habits as kids. Maggie Jochild says: June 25, 2008 at 2:11 am I came to E. Ellen O. says: June 25, 2008 at 2:19 am This graphic essay seems to be an odd alter-ego to FUN HOME. Middlemarch has been on my To Read list for years now.

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Script & Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting

And yet, somehow, here we are. Certain vestigial urges have been awakened, deep in the muscles of my fingers and wrists, by Script & Scribble, Kitty Burns Florey’s paean to the now nearly defunct barbarism of dragging ink trails across paper. Deadly Computer Blog » The most usefull book shelf ever. Apartment Therapy has a nice find of what I consider the best bookshelf ever.

Deadly Computer Blog » The most usefull book shelf ever

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Book Examiner: The top 20 most annoying book reviewer cliches and how to use them all in one meaningless review

" While newspeak exists only in fiction (or does it....?) An even more pervasive, destructive language-killer has infiltrated the newspapers, news sites, and literary blogs of the world -- reviewerspeak. The purpose of reviewerspeak is to force every free-thinking book, movie, and art reviewer into the submissive parroting of only a handful of approved reviewer words to describe any item that may come their way. Call it laziness, call it the incessant demands of the ever-wakeful internet, call it fear of the wrath of Harold Bloom, but reviewers -- particularly book reviewers -- spew out these same, tired old clichés with the force and regularity of Linda Blair in a scene from The Exorcist. The problem of reviewerspeak is not a new one.

But how to identify, and avoid, these little balloons of bright sound? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Top 10 Creepiest Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Creepy Edgar Allan Poe.

Top 10 Creepiest Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

Can you think of a name more synonymous with spine-tingling macabre literature? A master craftsman of prose and poetry alike, Poe dwells in that dark corner of our literary consciousness, along some creaky corridor laden with dust and cobwebs. Even more than a century on, reading Poe still feels like walking a razor’s edge between grim amusement and irrevocable madness. Read at Work.

Books. A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. - William Burroughs. Books. Found in Books. People have found teeth, money, and bacon inside their books.

Found in Books

Be careful what you use as a bookmark. Thousands of dollars, a Christmas card signed by Frank Baum, a Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card, a marriage certificate from 1879, a baby’s tooth, a diamond ring and a handwritten poem by Irish writer Katharine Tynan Hickson are just some of the stranger objects discovered inside books by booksellers.

I recently opened a secondhand book and an airline boarding pass from Liberia in west Africa to Fort Worth, Texas, fell to the floor. Was there a story behind this little slip of paper? Was someone fleeing from a country ravaged by two civil wars since 1989? Thompson_edge_detail.jpg (JPEG Image, 580x290 pixels) Liam’s Pictures from Old Books. Media in eBooks/Other. Online Books, Poems, Short Stories. Limbaugh Wisdom. Kids Arrested - The Secret Haters. Northwest Airlines Profiling Attack Part 1 of 2. Angry Alien Productions: 30-Second Bunnies Theatre and other cartoons. Reading_Test.jpg (JPEG Image, 575x600 pixels)

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ACCEPT COOKIES What are cookies? Booksthatmakeyoudumb. When the Children Read Fantasy - Terry Pratchett. Stop Press : SF2 Concatenation is only updated with SF news and reviews three times a year -- spring, summer and autumn -- with a one-page SF short story in between.

When the Children Read Fantasy - Terry Pratchett

We have just created a Twitter account so that followers can get seasonal site update alerts. @SF2Concat. Terry Pratchett (1994) There's a feeling that I think it's only possible to get when you're a child and discover books. It's a kind of fizz. I had to draw my own map through this uncharted territory. I'm now becoming perceived as a young people's writer. Paper Portitude - The Library of Classic Literature.

Literature Pick of the Week: Hansel and Grethel - The Grimm Brothers Hard by a great forest dwelt a poor wood-cutter with his wife and his two children.

Paper Portitude - The Library of Classic Literature

The boy was called Hansel and the girl Grethel. He had little to bite and to break, and once when great scarcity fell on the land, he could no longer procure daily bread... Updates: 04.07.07 - A printer friendly layout has been attached to every literature page; there is also a "Print this Page" button in the top right hand corner of the same. Never mind the musty smell; it's merely the scent of dusty books, waiting to be opened and read. Presented to you here - in our humble library - are the classics. You've been reading since you were a child, so this should be easy. Catalog your books online. The Official Website of Kurt Vonnegut. Legalize-books.gif (GIF Image, 650x522 pixels)

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