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Lumberjanes

In the New York Times two authors discuss if literature should be useful or not. Should we just enjoy it and does it undermine usefulness completely? A very interesting read!

Portugal is already home to one of the oldest, prettiest bookstores in the world and now they can add another attraction to the book lovers travel guide. A vintage book van that travels around the city being all cute and awesome. If that bookstore doesn’t work out, we can always buy a van.

Eleanor Catton is using her winnings from the Man Booker Prize to establish a grant that allows writers to read. Would this have something to do with the fact that her own book is very, very long? And speaking about the Man Booker Prize, just click here to see the 2014 short list.

If you do not yet know Lumberjanes, an all female comic extravaganza, then read this interview with the creators. They are kind of amazing.

Neil Gaiman made the announcement that his next book will be a graphic novel based on Hansel and Gretel and the film rights were sold almost immediately. Everything that man comes up with just turns into gold. He also made a video about his love for book clubs in which he answers questions about his latest book. Neil Gaiman LOOOOVES us.

The Atlantic will once and for all tell you that relying on books for accurate information is not the way to go. Read their article about how non-fiction is often not fact checked and how we all get duped by sneaky authors.

Still looking for the new Harry Potter? After all that time you might as well give the graphic novel Secret Coders a try. It’s like Harry Potter, but with computers instead of wands!

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