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Native American Literature: November 2017
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Weekly Recommendation Thread for the week of November 24, 2017
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Neil Gaiman leads authors demanding action to halt decline of school libraries 'falling provision risks consigning children to: ‘a lifetime of low achievement’
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It's time for the annual Bad Sex in Fiction awards! Here are the extracts from this year's shortlist
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I read Adonis Violence and Islam, it completely changed my view of myself, and now I might have an identity crisis.
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What is The Myth Of Sisyphus advocating?
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Pushing through the first 200 pages of Dune was a great decision
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George Orwell is officially my favorite writer
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Shout out for the legendary Terry Pratchett!
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Novels that Break All the Rules
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The protagonist of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells is way more likeable and interesting than the protagonist of The War of the Worlds and it vastly improves my enjoyment of the novel.
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Reading fluency and books
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The Dialogue in No Country for Old Men was some of the best I've read this year!
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The Goblet of Fire still terrifies me
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Diderot’s encyclopedia
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What book did you dislike so much that you couldn't bring yourself to finish it?
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The US Embassy in Germany published a richly detailed outline of American literature, from the earliest times up to the 1980s
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Study finds that "SF doesn’t really make you stupid. It’s more that if you’re stupid enough to be biased against SF you will read SF stupidly."
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Another 100 best books list for 2017, this one a bit less mainstream. How many have you read?
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[SPOILERS] Unpopular Turtles All The Way Down opinion (sorry)
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SPOILER: A Streetcar Named Desire discussion about the ending concerning Blanche
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Do you consider manga and light novels as books?
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Never used an e-reader before, is the Kobo Aura ONE worth the price?
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Does ir bother you to find that a book was poorly translated?
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Get a kid to read
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I bought a used book with a heartfelt note written on the inside cover
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Which book would you give to a 15 y/o kid living in a poor rural area, and why that one?
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How a Young Ernest Hemingway Dealt with his First Taste of Fame
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Parents, please let your kids read whatever they like
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2017 Costa Book Awards Shortlist Announced
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Five Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books That Need To Be TV Shows
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Ready Player One feels very similar to the anime Sword Art Online.
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How WWII popularized the paperback
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YA click cliches
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What was your favorite childhood book?
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My 7yo doesn't like reading, has anyone else encountered this, and did your children decide they did like to read eventually?
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A website we would really need
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Has anybody here read "Letters to a german princess", written by Leonard Euler?
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Anybody else excited for the Barnes & Noble collectible hardcovers this Friday?
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The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures
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Join the Battle for Net Neutrality!! We need to stop them from allowing ISPs to charge us extra fees to access ebooks, games or anything else!
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The Kindle is Ten Years Old
17 mjpenslitbooksgalore just added all those titles to my wish list mercy i always loved Matilda as a child, had no idea he wrote stuff for adults too.
7 ascensioni Not a well known fact, but Roald Dahl actually disliked children. That's why so many children meet untimely demises in his stories.
12 emilylydian My favorite collection: The Roald Dahl Omnibus: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Sleepless Nights.
5 Stingraycurry His short stories are amazing! "Skin" is the best in my opinion.
10 jumpropeharder I love Tales of the Unexpected especially Taste...if you like wine then read that selection! Also An African Story is probably my favorite short story ever.
3 ruthvh I totally read Lamb to the Slaughter in high school. I thought it was brilliant! I didn't realize Dahl wrote for adults. Definitely going to look it up. This has made my day. Thanks!
2 theoxygenthief Man his war stories were the ones that really got to me.
2 JimmyDynamic Great man.
2 alsohastentacles his books are amazing, but he hated jews. still, great stories.
1 Claude_Shea I loved him as a child, and really enjoyed his stories as an adult, but I will say that, other than a handful of other books I've read, his stories for adults creeped me out so much. They weren't scary, necessarily. They just left me really unsettled and I had to stop reading them before bed.
1 dallyan That's so weird. I just mentioned these stories in another Dahl thread. Very dark and very good.
1 Le_Anoos-101 I loved Danny the champion of the world maybe even more than Matilda
1 Erlkoenigin2 I haven't finished them all yet but I'd say so far "The Visitor" (with Uncle Oswald) is my absolute favorite. I loved the way I could feel like I was really there by the descriptions and they didn't slow down the story at all. "Royal Jelly" and "The bookseller" are also great. It's very strange to think that the same person who wrote "Matilda" (my favorite) also wrote all of these.