Literature and writers well worth your time and effort. And some other things. Love, the librarian
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A Discworld reading guide. Of course you need it.
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Discworld Reading List
How To Read Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series, In One Handy Chart Handy... Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English writer Terry Pratchett, set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin.
Discworld Reading Order Guide-- I'm a total Terry Pratchett geek. Read 'em all...
discworld reading guide. Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are as numerous as they are fun to read. Here is the official list.
Disc World Series comprehensive reading chart
Zombie: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates. Quentin P. in this brilliant novel resembles Jeffrey Dahmer. J. C. Oates is an excellent writer and here she shows great talent in exploring the mind of a serial killer.
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Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. Read by Samuel L. Jackson.
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Go the Fuck to Sleep (funny book!!!!!)
Samuel Jackson reads "Go the F*** to Sleep" If the F word offends you, don't watch... but it is hilarious! (and who hasn't had a "go the f to sleep moment with their kids?)
Samuel L Jackson reads "Go the F**k to sleep", a children's book for adults. CAUTION: adult language. Or find the original at: http://gothefucktosleep.org/
Go the F**k to Sleep-(Read by Samuel L. Jackson)-an Illustrated bedtime story that isn't actually for kids. The book is the creation of Author Adam Mansbach, who came up with the idea for the book as a joke, after spending over two hours one night trying to get his two year old daughter to go to sleep. This is hilarious!
World of China Miéville. Favorite characters of mine: The Remade, the Khepri and the Vodyanoi. Artist: ~nJoo
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Andrew Hou - Character Design Page
World of China Mieville by nJoo on deviantART
"Then, out of nowhere, a flock of birds flew by the window, extremely fast and incredibly close. Maybe twenty of them. Maybe more. But they also seemed like just one bird, because somehow they all knew exactly what to do."
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finally a book I've read that will become a movie.
"It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."
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Diary: A Novel (Chuck Palahniuk) My favorite Book
on the to read list
great book worth checking out!
Diary: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk My favorite of his after Fight Club
I just finished this book and it has left me with a lot of questions. It's one of those books where you must mull it over afterward. A great book for a book club. #ThriftBooksTop10
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk Anything by Chuck Palahniuk is worth reading!
Great book, author of Fight Club
“Interpreters for the deaf came and taught us to sign, ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS! I AM SANTA’S HELPER.’ They told us to speak as we sign and to use bold, clear voices and bright facial expressions. [...] My sister Amy lives above a deaf girl and has learned quite a bit of sign language. She taught some to me and so now I am able to say, ‘SANTA HAS A TUMOR IN HIS head THE SIZE OF AN OLIVE. MAYBE IT WILL GO AWAY TOMORROW BUT I DON’T THINK SO.’ “(p. 10)
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Santaland Diaries - David Sedaris
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris <3 Read this during the holidays one year...best thing I could have done!
David Sedaris rocks! One of the funniest writers of all time...I love the story of Dinah the Christmas Whore.
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David Sedaris wrote six short comedic essays about life as a Macy's holiday elf. Later, he turned those essays into a play - showing next at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, 2013. Reserve your seats: http://www.kcrep.org/shows/2013-2014/the-santaland-diaries/
A funny collection of holiday short stories.
Octavia E. Butler (1947 - 2006). She’s one of my absolute favorite writers and described herself as “comfortably asocial—a hermit in the middle of Seattle—a pessimist if I’m not careful, a feminist, a Black, a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive.” Themes of both racial and sexual ambiguity are apparent throughout her work. I recommend Kindred and Parable of the Sower.
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16 Things You Didn’t Know About Octavia Butler Octavia Butler was a trailblazer in the world of science fiction and writing. As a bestselling and award-winning author, Butler has been an inspiration for other women writers and writers of color. Her novels and short stories are known for raising awareness of the complexities and injustices of the human experience, and for offering hope that it can be bettered.
Octavia E. Butler was one of the first published black women in a genre bursting with white men. In a genre that often erased people of color from the future, 'she was a pioneer in bringing black people into the imagined future that is the most common focus of science fiction, and in telling the story of that future in the voices of black women.'  Her work has received Hugo and Nebula awards, and she was the first science fiction writer to receive a McArthur Fellowship.
Sci -Fi Author Octavia Butler
‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ is secretly just about eating sandwiches
Finally, the unknown truth about Stieg Larssons books: “Why didn’t anyone tell me this book is actually about eating sandwiches?”
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from the book Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler (www.amazon.com/...)
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from the book Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler (http://www.amazon.com/Parable-Talents-Octavia-E-Butler/dp/0446675784) Our government hurts me and I hurt for all the others.
"Faint cries and industrial drones sounded from dark windows set into its brick banks, some of them below the high-water mark. Prisons and torture-chambers and workshops, and their bastard hybrids, the punishment factories, where the condemned were Remade. Boats coughed and retched their way along the black water." Perdido Street Station by China Miéville, p. 17.
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China Mieville - New Crobuzon 1 - Perdido Street Station
A collection of short-stories from Ambergris. Read about greycaps, squid and the Transformation of Martin Lake. The book also include interesting and informative footnotes.
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City Of Saints And Madmen (Ambergris #1) by Jeff VanderMeer
An oral history of the Zombie War, that you should read. For preparation.
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Amazon.com: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (9780307888686): Max Brooks: Books Not what I expected, but worth reading.
Really want to read this before I see the movie. #worldwarz
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. Movie: World War Z (2013)
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. You should read it.
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The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa. My favourite book ever.
BOOKS WORTH READING: Fernando Pessoa’s "The Book of Disquiet" is the most alluring, unique “autobiography” in literature. First published over 50 years after his death, the collection of short, aphoristic paragraphs, part prose poetry, and part descriptive narrative all compromise of the autobiography of Bernardo Soares, one of Pessoa’s alternate selves. During his career Pessoa had several heteronyms, which are imaginary characters...READ MORE ON WORDSNQUOTES.COM.
The Book of Disquiet (Serpent's Tail Classics): Fernando Pessoa, Margaret Jull Costa, William Boyd: 9781846687358: Amazon.com: Books
amazing non-verbal book. The main character is a lonely red-headed girl. A red leaf from a red tree follows the girl through her day; it states how she feels and depicts her worries. Almost unnoticed in each picture is a small red leaf (symbolising hope). At the end, the little girl stands smiling at a beautiful red-leafed tree growing in her bedroom.
The Red Tree by Shaun Tan. A story about how meaningless life can be, but it's also a wonderful tale about hope.