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  1. African Book Addict!

    African Book Addict!, a site run by Ghanaian-American blogger Darkowaa, celebrates literature from Africa and the African diaspora through book reviews and book chats with fellow readers and writers.

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    Photo credit: MAK
  2. Goodbye Piper

    Dementia took the mind of Bruce Jenkins’ mother, but it could not erase their shared love of words. “Take a book, and read to her just as she read to you.”

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  3. I Write Down Wishes So That They Come True

    “Even at fifty, I feel the stirrings as strongly as a young shepherd boy who dropped everything he knew, crossed the desert, and ultimately found his  heart’s desire.” Musings on books and dreams by Michelle Terry, inspired by Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.

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  4. Fairy Tales, Reimagined: A New Series from Jerry Mahoney

    Author Jerry Mahoney talks about writing his first book series for young readers.

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  5. “I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs

    Jeff Cann reflects on what “following” means to him.

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  6. “I want to read about goals, dreams, fears, foibles and achievements. I want to read about you. I want to read about real people blossoming and withering. Growing and shriveling. Experiencing life . . . and death.”

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  7. TED Speakers Recommend 101 Books to Dive into This Summer

    From classic summer reads to powerful poetry, creative nonfiction, and art books, TED speakers provide you with a mammoth reading list for the next couple of months.

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  8. Circulating Now Celebrates 20 Years of Harry Potter!

    J. K. Rowling published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on June 26, 1997. The blog of the National Library of Medicine’s historical collections celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter with a series of posts, a curated collection, and lectures.

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  9. Kristen Twardowski: A Writer’s Workshop

    From book news and writing resources to posts about libraries and publishing, Kristen Twardowski’s blog is a haven for bibliophiles.

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  10. DIY MFA

    The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula: Writing + Reading + Community = MFA. At DIY MFA, you’re given the tools to create a do-it-yourself version of the MFA and encouraged to write, read, and build a community in ways that serve your goals.

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  11. Averting the Apocalypse, Quietly

    Logan Goldberg reflects on how we need a world with fiction: “And maybe we need a world wherein we escape from our outside influences and pour ourselves onto the page, and then show those pages to anyone willing to give them a chance.”

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  12. “Names Have Power”: Five Essays on Names and Identity

    Five essays on names and identity.

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    Image by Girish Gopi (CC BY 2.0)
  13. Margaret Atwood

    The official site of Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, children’s author, and (surprise!) cartoonist. Browse Margaret’s cartoons, read interviews, and learn about her work supporting green interests.

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    Photo by Larry D. Moore (CC BY-SA 4.0)
  14. bug bug book reviews

    No matter how exhausted mom of three Lorilin gets, she always finds time to read! On bug bug book reviews, she reviews her favorites (and not-so-favorites), with a focus on fiction, memoir, and wellness.

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  15. “Dear Literature,
    Thank you for keeping us entertained, making us think, showing us other worlds, and offering glorious distraction when reality has us freaking out. What would we do without you? We love you forever.
    Signed, Readers”

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