Literature books

The annual reading challenge returns; Suffolk Public Library aims to read 8,000 books

SUFFOLK, Virginia (WAVY) – School is back, and so is Beanstack’s annual reading challenge. January marks the fifth year of the Reading Challenge which runs January 1-31. This year’s theme is “Reading for a Better World” which aims to encourage readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy and action …

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JK Rowling accused of anti-Semitism in Jon Stewart’s Harry Potter books

Former American talk show host Jon Stewart has denounced JK Rowling for the “anti-Semitic” images used in the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The comedian said it was “so bizarre” that people didn’t react to the “Jews” who ran the Gringotts underground wizarding bank. It comes as the …

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Governor Kim Reynolds backs legislation targeting textbooks

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she supports legislation regarding controversial books in school libraries, citing the need for more transparency about what is on the shelves. Driving the news: Books are the latest battle in schools as parents and conservative lawmakers decide to ban literature they deem inappropriate, which often …

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One of New Year’s Most Anticipated Books Puts Asian-American Friendship At Its Center

In Jean Chen Ho’s intimate and irreverent collection of related stories, “Fiona and Jane,” a group of multiethnic Asian Americans take readers from squalid Korean bars in malls to lavish New York clubs to Bustling Shilin Night Market in Taipei for 20 years. year of friendship between its titular characters. …

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The Mary Sue Book Club January 2022 Books, graphic novels

Despite record sales, 2021 has been a difficult year for readers. Schools, municipalities and state houses have severely cracked down on books featuring marginalized voices, especially those of queer writers and people of color. In the past few months alone, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) have once again embarrassed …

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Free Books in New Mexico

Whether you want to read a whimsical adventure or learn all there is to know about woodworking, New Mexico has a variety of resources to take you on a literary journey for free. From virtual libraries to home deliveries, here’s your guide to getting free books. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library …

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5 new books by Cape Cod authors

The holidays are over, the weather is cold, and there are a myriad of other reasons you want to stay indoors and snuggle up with a book. Local authors have some ideas, with books published on a variety of topics published in recent months. If cooking is your winter comfort, …

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Author Patricia Nicol unveils a selection of the best books on: Epiphany

Author Patricia Nicol unveils a selection of the best books on: Epiphany Patricia Nicol looks back on the historical origins of the term ‘ephiphany’ James Joyce’s The Dead, describes an annual epiphany feast Jane Austen’s Emma shows Harriet Smith’s revelation of her love for Mr. Knightley By Patricia Nicol for …

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Here are the most borrowed books from the GPL in 2021

In a year when events conspired to keep people indoors, there should have been plenty of time to read. Which books did the people of Gadsden find refuge in in 2021? Mysteries and thrillers seem to have been the ticket to adult fiction for Gadsden readers, and James Patterson seemed …

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Our favorite New Zealand books

Tessa Duder, author As with the late John Le Carré’s multiple bestsellers, there is little consensus on which of Margaret Mahy’s brilliant young adult novels is her absolute best. Mine is her only young adult short story book, The door in the air and other stories, with two favorites “The …

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