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Apparently, the internet has made our writing much more personal. Over at The Atlantic Olga Khazan looks into stories on the internet and how they have shifted to first person narrative. Pair with this article on Megan Daum’s The Unspeakable and the new trend of confessional writing.

We all know books make for great movie ideas, but did you also know that short stories are equally great? Flavorwire listed some stories that were turned into good movies. Now you don’t see that everyday. Also take a look at their 50 Dark books for Winter and the 50 best indie books of the year.

Vice launched a new website, one completely focused on publishing science fiction. It’s called Terraform and it looks pretty serious. No ironic sci-fi please!

The Believer asked a bunch of authors about how they read, where they read and what they read. An ongoing interview, so read Vol. 1 while you can.

Still not sure on how to organize your book shelves? NPR asked their listeners and a librarian for help. Organizing on color is a bad idea. I knew it!

I adore The Toast series of how to tell you’re in a specific kind of novel. You can now tell if you are in a Regency Romance Novel! Also sister-site The Butter just had it’s first week. Go take a look at all they’ve done!

New Republic made an amazing website for the history of literary critics, showcasing a 100 critics throughout a 100 years.

Lish McBride wrote an essay on moral ambiguity in YA fiction and her recent thoughts on The Princess Bride. 

Goodreads has great infographics! This time they show what their population has been reading in terms of gender. We all seem to stick to our own.


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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