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Now everyone listen up to what Judy Blume has to say! If anyone is an authority on children’s minds it’s her, so let us not take any flack from parents and other so-called ‘parenting professionals’ when it comes to kid books.
And while we are at it, stop underestimating children. Ok thank you!

Powells created a list of the best short story collections of the 21st century and it is large! You will find Saunders and Eggers on there, but also some authors you might not have heard of.
They even have a printable PDF version so you can bring it with you to the store.

Independent bookstores are often headed by enormous book lovers, ready to give you a recommendation at a moment’s notice. Steve Kenward created Literally to give these lovely people a platform for all their best recommendations and favorite books.

Have you ever wondered why books get that peculiar smell? Spoiler: It has to do with cells and chemical reactions. Compound Interest made you an infograph for easy reading.
Is it clear that we do not understand anything about chemistry?

We’re so used to seeing book to movie recommendations that this movie to book article threw me off. Bookish wrote down a list of bad movies that could have been great books.
I’m especially partial to the Burlesque/New Adult adaptation, but only if it is headed by the Fug Girls.

Technology has ruined books, they say. Technology is the downfall of publishing, they scream.
Well then I tell them to take a look at what technology has done for the book industry and maybe they will shut up.

It’s hard to not find a summer reading list, but this pretentious beach reading by Flavorwire is worth it.
We learned it’s not OK to read Kafka on the beach (not shore) ever.

Book Expo America was all a-buzz on the bookternet, but aren’t you curious which books were buzzing at BEA?


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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