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Word of the Day – Evanesce

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Evanesce (verb) (literary) ee-van-ess Pass out of sight, memory, or existence. Mid 19th century: from Latin evanescere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + vanus ‘empty’. (more…)

Hip-Hop version of Romeo and Juliet Coming from Netflix

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Romeo and Juliet has seen quite a few adaptations over the years, some traditional, and some, like Baz Luhrman’s famous 1996 adaptation have been a little more offbeat. Now, Netflix…

6 Essential Books About Climate Change and the Environment

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We’re getting bombarded by all sides right now, The Extinction Rebellion, The Sixth Mass Extinction, Unnatural History, Climate Change, the buzzwords are everywhere, but what do they all mean? If…

Librarian shares 28 things she has noticed about her job

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A librarian from Scotland took to Twitter to share her insight into what it is like being a librarian in the UK. Secret Library Gorgon, whose real name is Mel,…

David Cameron’s Memoir to be Published in September

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He’ll be forever remembered as the politician who started the farce that has become Brexit, but for a long time before that he was the successful leader of the Conservative…

Michael Wolff Pens Explosive Fire and Fury Sequel

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It’s a little over a year since Michael Wolff released Fire and Fury, a look at Trump’s presidency after Wolff got exclusive access to the White House. The book was…

6 New Books With Muslim Protagonists to Read During Ramadan

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Around the world Muslims are marking Ramadan and so we thought we’d make some suggestions of some new books by Muslim authors that were released this year. We’ve featured books…

Women’s Prize Launch New Podcast

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When I'm not reading, which I grant you isn't often, I like to listen to podcasts. If those podcasts are about my favourite subject, books, I'm sold before first hearing.…

Muggles Grow Impatient for the Launch of Wizards Unite

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Since the Autumn of 2016 there has been talk about a Pokemon Go style game coming for Harry Potter fans. The initial announcement turned out to be a hopeful fan…

Heartwarming message discovered in newly purchased book

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A chance purchase brought some much-needed positivity into one young woman's life during a Sunday shopping trip. 27-year-old Ashley Jost from Missouri, USA, picked up the copy of Girl, Stop…

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Quiz – May Babies’ Quotes

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A new monthly quiz for the 2019. 20 literary babies born this month and 20 literary quotes – but was the quote written by the May baby, or someone else?…

Quiz – Literary Elements

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A quiz with an elemental theme – 20 books all with Earth/Air(Wind)/Fire or Water in the title.   (more…)
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