Happy 100th Birthday to Roald Dahl!

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September 13, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl. Dahl is arguably the most popular children’s author of all time. His most famous works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and Fantastic Mr. … Continue reading

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20 of the Best Opening Lines from Novels

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The opening line of a book can often be the most important. The first line is the author’s way of introducing oneself to the reader and can often be the difference between being being put back on the shelf or … Continue reading

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Mailman Does Something Awesome for Boy Who Can’t Afford Books or Get to the Library

Until recently, twelve-year-old Mathew Flores from Utah was forced to read junk mail in order to pursue his love of reading. He was so desperate for something to read, he asked his mailman to ask if he could have the … Continue reading

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Farewell, Sir Terry Pratchett

On the Thursday of last week, the news broke that Sir Terry Pratchett had died peacefully in his home after battling Alzheimer’s for over eight years. His publisher stated that Pratchett died at home “with his cat sleeping on his … Continue reading

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Five of the Most Tragic Characters in Literature

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Who doesn’t love a good tragic character? A character with a fatal flaw that dooms them to failure no matter how hard they try or no matter how good their intentions. A well written tragic character can be either the … Continue reading

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Awesome Literary Tattoos

  Personally I don’t have any tattoos and I couldn’t say if I ever will or won’t. However, I do have a certain respect for people who decide to nail their colours to the mast and dedicate a part of … Continue reading

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Check out Stanley Kubrick’s annotated copy of Stephen King’s The Shining.

The website Overlook Hotel has released pictures of Stanley Kubrick’s copy of Stephen King’s The Shining. The book is usually kept at the Stanley Kubrick Archive but is currently being shown in a traveling exhibition. Many of the books passages … Continue reading

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