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12 Gift Subscription Ideas For Writers And Avid Readers

Also me. Please buy these for me, except for #8, which I already receive. 😉 This post originally appeared on #AmReading. An annual subscription to a publication or service is a gift that lasts all year. Plus, ’tis the season for discount offers that slash cover prices and include swag that makes you look classy…… Continue reading 12 Gift Subscription Ideas For Writers And Avid Readers

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Read, Organize, Mobilize: 12 Books On Issues Americans Care About

The United States has a new president-elect, and half the country is reeling. But we have a few months before he takes office, and now that the mudslinging and scandal-mining is slowing down (at least until the midterm elections), perhaps we can focus on issues instead of candidates. Whatever your party affiliation or lack thereof,…… Continue reading Read, Organize, Mobilize: 12 Books On Issues Americans Care About

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Read About Them

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for Fantastic Beasts. I mean, like, wearing my knee-high phoenix socks excited. If you’re all caught up on your Newt Scamander reading, here are more books fit for Care of Magical Creatures. Rest assured, none of them bite. 1. The Book of Beasts by T.H. White Translated from a…… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Read About Them

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Ursula Le Guin in 7 Genres

Few authors have mastered several genres. Some dabble in several or master a couple, but 86-year-old Ursula K. Le Guin has produced masterpieces that shine in every section of the book shop. She admits she’s slowed down, but she hasn’t stopped: four new publications hit the shelves this year. Here are just a few titles, each representing a different genre…… Continue reading Ursula Le Guin in 7 Genres

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He #NailsIt Every Time: A Sampling of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Literary Characters

Patrick Stewart contains multitudes. “All of these people already exist inside me. It doesn’t matter how unspeakable they are, how unpleasant. They are there, and you have to find all those elements internally,” he commented on his over 50 years of playing literary roles. Most people know him as Captain Picard, Professor X, and one of the…… Continue reading He #NailsIt Every Time: A Sampling of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Literary Characters

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Whitman Illuminated

If Whitman were alive today, how would he contradict himself? Perhaps he would pause in a tea shop to pound out a text on his flip phone. This video, featuring Walt Whitman’s contemporary lookalike wandering through urban and wild spaces, promotes Allen Crawford’s take on the beloved poem, Song of Myself. Whitman Illuminated: Song of…… Continue reading Whitman Illuminated