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Because you can never have too many ebooks. Over 5000 Historical Novels Listed by Time and Place. Reader 2 reader. Book reviews, book awards, poetry, literary criticism, authors & more. The Neglected Books Page. Library Love Fest. The best Brain Pickings articles of the year. Hey Angela Katterhagen!

The best Brain Pickings articles of the year

As this labor of love enters its ninth year, thank you for continuing to read and support my little corner of the internet. As we bid 2014 adieu, here is the annual summation of the best Brain Pickings articles of the year – "best" meaning those you read and shared the most, as well as those I took the most pleasure in writing. Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Book Blogs. Donald Harstad worked for 26 years as deputy sheriff and chief investigator for the police department of Clayton County, Iowa.

Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Book Blogs

Harstad transforms those experiences into thrilling mysteries with his popular Carl Houseman series. The sixth in the series, November Rain, finds Houseman far from his usual heartland setting, as he travels to the UK to consult on a kidnapping case—and to protect his own daughter. In a guest post, Harstad shares a bit of the real-life inspiration behind November Rain.

Next Generation. 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

The steps below are designed to answer your questions and help you get acquainted with the new experience. How to find a title to borrow From the homepage, there are several ways for you to find a title to enjoy. You can quickly tell which titles are available and which ones you can place on hold by the format icon in the top-right corner of a cover image. How borrowing works. Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) Incoming Links Report. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations. Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson.

Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations

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.

LibriVox. The Online Literature Library - StumbleUpon. The Staff Recommends: Home. Readers Advisory Bookmarks and Book Lists. Reading Group Choices. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Authors. Free & Bargain Kindle Books. 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.

5 Reasons to Start a Writing Group

Study: Library Users Drive Consumer Sales. A new study sheds light on the impact library users have on consumer book sales.

Study: Library Users Drive Consumer 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? Here’s why: There’s a common myth out there, especially among some publishers, that every book sold to a library translates into “lost” sales to private citizens. Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games Soundtrack) Short stories: Angela Carter and Roddy Doyle. 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. But he didn't fall. Literary Mixtape: Katniss Everdeen. 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.

Literary Mixtape: Katniss Everdeen

But wonder no more! Here, we sneak a look at the hypothetical iPods of some of literature’s most interesting characters. 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. PageTurners Read “The Ghost at the Table” The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne Rival sisters search for family truths over a Thanksgiving holiday.

PageTurners Read “The Ghost at the Table”

Q&A with Katherine Heigl and Janet Evanovich - Video. All About Romance - For Romance Novel Lovers. Movies Based on Books: Buy Novels Being Turned Into Films - Adaptations.