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Discover the 2014 Waterstones' children's book prize shortlist

from the Guardian

Lemony Snicket launches prize for librarians 'who have faced adversity'

Together with the American Library Association, he is therefore setting up a new $3,000 (£1,800) award, The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. "The Snicket prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them," said Snicket, who is funding the prize from his own "disreputable gains".

from the Guardian

John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose

John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose | Books |

Faber leads on Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist | The Bookseller

from the Guardian

Drip, drip, drip, by day and night

One of her favorite subjects is English and Literature. She uses these subjects to learn more about her surroundings and the ways in which people express themselves through words. I chose this picture to show the ways in which Kinesis feels at peace when she is reading.

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Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka obituary

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

"If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future." - Neil Gaimen

from The Huffington Post

11 Dystopian Novels You Absolutely Need To Read

Dystopias Aren't Just Great Literary Fun, They're Excellent Social Barometers

from the Guardian

Shakespeare's The Tempest: to be read or watched? That is the question

Shakespeare's The Tempest: to be read or watched? That is the question [That's easy - WS belongs in the theatre first & foremost!] Can dramatic poetry only be fully appreciated on stage, as purists argue?