Main Content Welcome to the Next Generation of your library’s digital collection We’ve made it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you love. Next Generation
Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) Incoming Links Report The entry Hill, Susan – 113 words, last updated on 1 June 1997 – is signed [JC]. JC John Clute How to cite this entry
Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. A few sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction and more on the text; here for the FAQ page; here for advice to students on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more on searching here) or browse the menu categories to the right of the SFE logo. 1.
Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson. The New York-based graphic designer has taken some of the cleverest lines written by famous authors such as William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde and turned them into wonderful posters. These literature-inspired fine art illustrations are currently being sold on Etsy under the name Obvious State. Robertson would see a "little jewel of a sentence" and he'd underline it. Then, he would take those "snippets of text and ideas" and "let the words be a springboard for an illustration."
Listen LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain . There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer: Read
Readers Advisory Bookmarks and Book Lists Summer 2007 Semester Booker Prize Short Lists (2001-2006) - Emily Ford Macavity Award Nominees (2002-2006) - Debi Fortune Quill Award Winners, 2006 - Ashley Pike Academy Award Winners (1930-2004) - Brandon Rome Pulitzer Prize (1980-2007) - Morgan Sohl
Illuminating and provocative, What She Left Behind is a masterful novel about the yearning to belong--and the mysteries that can belie even the most ordinary life. From bestselling author Kristin von Kreisler comes a poignant, uplifting novel of one woman's journey to healing, and the surprising soul mate that helps guide her there. Intensely moving and absorbing, this is an extraordinary story told with sensitivity and grace, and filled with the depth and breadth of a mother's love. From the national bestselling author of The Serpent and the Pearl comes the continuing saga of the ruthless family that holds all of Rome in its grasp, and the three outsiders thrust into their twisted web of blood and deceit . . .
Fun Home Musical Travels to Charleston After Pulitzer Nod Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is no stranger to controversy. The beautifully composed Eisner-winning graphic novel, detailing Bechdel’s personal journey with sexual orientation, family, and self-image, has been the subject of two bans from South Carolina and Utah colleges. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund |
Keep your Kindle full and happy with these great reads tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Family Saga, Horror, Mystery, Romance
5 Reasons to Start a Writing Group by Mark Nichol You know about writing groups — folks who meet at regular intervals to share excerpts from works in progress, exchange tips and information, and discuss conventions such as character, plot, narrative, and tone. But you’ve always shrugged the idea off — yet it keeps coming back. Maybe you should reconsider. Here’s why:
A new study sheds light on the impact library users have on consumer book sales. Library Hotline reports that the first study conducted for the national Patron Profiles project tells us that: 50% of all library users go on to buy books by an author they were first introduced to at the library;20% of library users are “power patrons.” They visit the library at least once a week, borrow all types of media, and are active buyers of books and other media, including e-books;Power patrons are more likely to vote at a higher rate than other patrons; and,Power patrons are “influencers” who spread the word about books, visit both online and brick and mortar bookstores, and are more likely to purchase specific books they’ve borrowed from the library. Why is this news important? Study: Library Users Drive Consumer Sales | Okie Reads
Helen Simpson reads Angela Carter's short story The Kitchen Child, which "shows her stories can be sunnier, funnier and altogether more high-spirited than her more minatory, gothic tales might suggest." Listen to The Kitchen Child by Angela Carter Read The Plate, a short story by Roddy Doyle –I love you but I think I'm dying. This was what he said as he came in the back door. Then he turned around and walked back out. Short stories: Angela Carter and Roddy Doyle | Books
If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble, or hallucinated a soundtrack to go along with your favorite novels, well, us too. But wonder no more! Here, we sneak a look at the hypothetical iPods of some of literature’s most interesting characters. Literary Mixtape: Katniss Everdeen
Birthday Best Sellers
Finding Out-of-Print Books
UniBook Would you like to publish your own book? With UniBook, everyone can publish a book with the same quality as books found in your local book store. And it's all for free. Our advantages: Your own professionally printed and bound book Ability to choose custom covers, formats, and colors Easy to make Inexpensive: Calculate the price of your book.
The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne Rival sisters search for family truths over a Thanksgiving holiday. Frances Fiske longs for harmony and decides to host a blowout dinner to reunite her estranged family. Out of pity and a sense of obligation, Cynthia Fiske flies east from her sequestered life as a writer to join in her sister’s feast. PageTurners Read “The Ghost at the Table”
Q&A with Katherine Heigl and Janet Evanovich - USATODAY.com Video
Movies Based on Books: Buy Novels Being Turned Into Films - Adaptations