Not the Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist Announced and Your Chance to Vote!

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Every year at this time, the Man Booker Prize – a very prestigious British literary prize – comes out with its longlist of books eligible for the year’s award.  And shortly thereafter, The Guardian, a major British newspaper, comes out with its Not the Man Booker prize list, giving readers a chance to vote for [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Much Ado About Nothing

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On June 6, 2014, freelance journalist Ruth Graham wrote an article for the online magazine Slate entitled “Against YA” that was published with the tagline, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.”  Using as her main examples John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Rainbow [….]

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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Number 6,565,654,846 why we love this man. From The Guardian. A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens via Neil Gaiman: It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration [….]