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Now Open – Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

If you have joined Goodreads (and if you haven’t – why not?) then it’s time again to select the best books of the year during the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. This is the eighth year for the event where readers embracing all genres select the best-of-the-best books across 20 categories. The first round of voting […]

Have you ever watched The People’s Choice Awards, rooting for your favorite movie or television show, and wondered, “Why isn’t there a People’s Choice Award for books?”  Sure, there are lots of literary awards for “the best”, but how about an award for a book simply because we really liked reading it?

Well, now there is!

The People’s Choice Awards have teamed up with respected literary website The Reading Room to launch the first ever Favorite Books 2016, and you can be part of the process!  Five books have been nominated in each of six categories (Fiction, Nonfiction, Crime & Mystery, Young Adult, Fantasy, and Romance).  All that left now is for you to vote!

But you have to do it quickly – voting ends on January 28, 2016.  That’s only two days!

So what are you waiting for?  Click on the link and vote!

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Upcoming Con: NOLA Author Event 2/1/14

Guys, we just thought we’d give you a head’s up. There is a very cool con coming up next month. This will especially interesting to you LitStackers in the Southeast. Check out the details below. The New Orleans Author Event (NOLA) Date: February 1, 2014 Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm Venue: The W Hotel […]

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Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

The folks over at Time Ideas published an interesting piece on how literature impacts us all. From the piece: Gregory Currie, a professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, recently argued in the New York Times that we ought not to claim that literature improves us as people, because there is no “compelling evidence that suggests that […]

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What Reading Does…

There is something uniquely powerful about readers. When we delve into fictional worlds and journey through an epic quest right alongside a heroine, we become a fraternity- a congregation of readers who are intimately connected to the imaginary worlds we share. With this thought in mind, we came across a few Pins via Pinterest that […]