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Stoner wins Waterstones Book of the Year

Renewed popularity of 1965 novel by the late John Williams secures bookseller's award for standout novel of the year

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Waterstones has named a long-forgotten US novel as its book of the year - Belfast Telegraph

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - top ten book and film - an American story for all time. #classicalfilm #film

Summer Reads.! :D

Defending Jacob was actually hard for me to get into. A book about a father, DA, who is working the murder of a 14 year old boy when his own son becomes the prime suspect. Although it began slow and had a dull climax the ending I honestly did not see coming, which in turn, made the book worth reading. I'm a sucker for an unsuspected ending.

  • Leslie Cain

    This book kept me reading just to find out what happened and who was the killer.

This is what my stack of books from the library looks like right now.

  • Design Eye Candy

    What a photo!! The combination of the turquoise wall, rough wooden flooring, and well-loved mildly-coloured books works so well!

  • Dara Anhouse

    Startling resemblince to mine.

The Power of Books, 2003 © Mladen PENEV (Photoartist. Vienna, Austria) and Vienna University Applied Arts Collection (as of 2005)

// Classic Books People Pretend They’ve Read But Actually Haven’t + reasons why (or why not) to read them

  • MrJenkinsWatsonshire.

    Great expectations. *As the name implies. Dream killer. watch out* Never read the hobbit. Movie was good enough and not huge enough LOTR fan to read. Bible.. mm.. Im considering it. Though being an atheist im still interested in the stories. I had moby dick once.. but i was to little at 7 to read it. I only read small good parts. luckily everyone knows moby dick well enough to get the gist of it, so i wont miss out.

  • MrJenkinsWatsonshire.

    i WANT the old man and the sea. i seen catch 22 around some places. I should consider reading it. 1984 was great. But animal farm which he made after to reflect the moral better is, Better. To kill a mocking bird is a classic i have wanted for some time. As i stated before. War and peace i have read. It is truly a work of literate art. I read the oddessy. Good book. Though it sounds like hes having an acid trip sometimes. Deffs want ulysses. Crime and punishment i own and will read.

  • Ho Ho!

    Very Cool

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Now here's a whole series of journals I could write! ;-) #write #mytumblr

Only read nine of these so far. I think The Glass Castle is next, thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law who is the perfect person to recommend a book. I wish I had her in my classroom to cater to the continual requests for good recommendations in the genre of (fill in the blank).