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  1. What David Read

    What David Read is a book blog that’s also a family labor of love: it’s where two sisters publish the reviews their father emails them regularly so that a wide audience might enjoy them.

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  2. Abridged Classics: Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read (But Probably Didn’t)

    Wrong Hands illustrator John Atkinson blends cartoons, literature, and humor in his new book, Abridged Classics.

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    All images courtesy of John Atkinson at Wrong Hands
  3. Ann Patchett on Philip Roth

    On Philip Roth’s death: “Now Roth has made the same mistake. He’s no longer here to represent his body of work. It’s up to us to keep reading the books. They are not of this time. They will offend a lot of people. They are some of the very best books I have ever known.”

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  4. The Orangutan Librarian

    A bookish blog featuring recommendations, lists, and other literary-minded posts, The Orangutan Librarian stays true to its name with a banana-based rating system for reviewed books.

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  5. Red Canoe Reader

    Looking for a great book for your little one? One of retired librarian Susan’s great joys is connecting kids with the perfect book.

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    Photo by ermcoll via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
  6. “There’s something about the confluence of springtime and death that feels right: life ends and life starts up in an explosion of pink blossoms. I’ve got grief on one shoulder and gratitude on the other, writing a book while losing the person who was most convinced I should be writing books.”

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  7. 28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses, or Basketball (2018)

    Scott Woods at Scott Woods Makes Lists compiles a sequel to his popular 2016 list of black picture books that aren’t about boycotts, buses, and basketball.

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  8. Shelf Talk

    “We’ve been ranked the nation’s most literate city several times; either we read a lot of books, or we buy a lot of books and pretend to read them.” Shelf Talk, maintained by the staff of the Seattle Public Library, is a blog for the city’s lively and diverse community of readers.

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  9. Longreads Best of 2017: All of Our No. 1 Story Picks

    Looking for some good reading during the holiday season? Here’s every story that was chosen as number one in Longreads’ Weekly Top 5 email.

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    By Kjell Reigstad
  10. picture books blogger

    Lovingly curated by Sarah Yewman, a “self-confessed picture-book geek,” picture books blogger reviews and showcases illustrated stories for diverse audiences of all ages.

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  11. The Power of Reading: Readers Respond

    Responses to author Ann Morgan’s reading project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

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  12. Know Your Audience

    “I became aware of this phenomenon—people believing fiction is true—some years before this mass delusion about a popular novel swept the nation.” At The Mendocino Humanist, Todd Walton recounts his experiences with audiences who assume his stories are autobiographical.

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  13. The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books

    In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

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    Author Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World in Crete.
  14. Berfrois

    Founded and edited by Russell Bennetts, Berfrois is a literary-intellectual online magazine based in London, England, covering a range of subjects from poetry to philosophy and science to economics.

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  15. Tin House

    Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews and covers both established authors and undiscovered writers.

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