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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
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."
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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 and Angela Carter. Photograph: Graham Turner/Jane Bown 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." 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. What would be on the personal playlists of Holden Caulfield or Elizabeth Bennett, Huck Finn or Harry Potter, Tintin or Humbert Humbert? Literary Mixtape: Katniss Everdeen
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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”
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Movies Based on Books: Buy Novels Being Turned Into Films - Adaptations Read the Book Before You See the Movie. Which is better? You decide. Start browsing our year-by-year lists of movie adaptations of classic novels.