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10 Best Biographies of 2018

Posted about 3 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with aging, anecdotes, autobiographies, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, biographies, essays, farmers, Humor, memoirs, mortality, notable books, personality tests, psychology, reading recommendations, slavery, slaves and wit

Biographies, autobiographies, essays and memoirs from famous and not so famous, but very interesting people sharing intimate details of their lives.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted about 28 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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Learn More About Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, children, illustrators, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, publishers, writing and Young Adult

Resources for individuals interested in writing and publishing a book for children or young adults.

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Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance

Posted 2 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with architects, astronomers, biographies, Children's Stories, computer programmers, computers, curiosity, emotions, entomologists, exploration, family, friendship, frustration, girls, humorous stories, inspiration, inventions, inventors, mathematicians, perseverance, picture books, role models, science, scientists, stories in rhyme and women

Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.

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Jane Austen's Hidden Feminism

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and History and Politics | Tagged with biographies, biography, feminism, feminist, feminists, influence, interpretation, Jane Austen, literary criticism and literature

"Pride and Prejudice," a book that will live in infamy and also appears on the list of 100 Great American Reads, is a lot more feminist than popular culture would have you believe.

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Endearing Stories Kids and Parents Will Love

Posted 7 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with artists, authors , biographies, early literacy, folklore, folklore, individuality, Ireland, picture books, reading recommendations and stories for children

Tomie dePaola is a very prolific author and illustrator who has published over 200 books - this post highlights a small sampling of his works.

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Great Early Fall Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, biographies, cold cases, fairy tales, family, FBI agents, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, neighbors, nonfiction, pirates fiction, sea stories, serial killers, social life and customs, United States History, unsolved murders and women sleuths

A short list of fiction and nonfiction fall reads.

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