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  1. Dani Shapiro

    The official website of author Dani Shapiro includes stories and essays, interviews, and info on her books, workshops, and podcast.

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  2. Lit Lovers, Rejoice: Electric Literature Moves to WordPress

    Love to read and write? Explore Electric Literature, now on WordPress.

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  3. Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

    “What I do when I look at Twitter is less akin to reading a book than to the encounter I have with a recipe’s instructions or the fine print of a receipt: I’m taking in information, not enlightenment.” Mairead Small Staid explores the work of Sven Birkerts and reading in our digital age.

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    JOHAN GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, LAESENDE LILLE PIGE, 1900
  4. Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019

    Start planning your 2019 reading schedule with Literary Hub’s exhaustive list of exciting future releases — including numerous titles by women writers and writers of color.

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  5. The Ultimate Women in Science Reading List: 150 Essential Titles

    At Women You Should Know, Dale DeBakcsy compiles a list of books by and about women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

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  6. CrimeReads

    From thrillers to mystery novels, CrimeReads — created by the Literary Hub team — explores the far reaches of the world of literary suspense with essays, reading lists, and more.

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  7. Fifty Must-Read Books Set In Space

    Do you ever feel a tad claustrophobic here on Earth? At Book Riot, Jenn Northington recommends 50 works of speculative fiction set in space “in all its mystifying, occasionally terrifying, really freaking huge glory.”

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  8. Eco-Fiction

    Eco-Fiction is a site dedicated to writing with a strong focus on nature and the environment, “blowing your mind with wild words and worlds.”

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  9. The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

    The Barnes & Noble team serves a constant flow of posts for fantasy and science-fiction fans, from news and interviews to reading recommendations and posts on memorable book covers.

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  10. Ten Reasons Why Students Should Read Whole Books over Excerpts

    As the school year is kicking into gear in many countries, Cari White, a librarian in Texas, gives parents and educators 10 reasons to encourage young readers to tackle entire works.

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  11. On Boy Books and Girl Books

    “Can we all agree that there is no such thing as a girl or a boy book?” Teacher and parent Pernille Ripp writes on the toxic effects of defining books by the gender of their supposed audience.

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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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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