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Advice worth repeating from Octavia Butler

I just wish this article weren’t riddled with typos. Nonetheless, it’s well worth reading if you can overlook them. I listened to Kindred recently (per her advice, I listen to recorded books during my almost daily walks) and found it

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She wrote one of my favorite books 

I dread the question, “What’s your favorite book?” because for me it’s always changing. It’s often something I’ve read recently because it’s fresh in my mind and something about it surprised me. But one novel that has been on my

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Elements of Surprise

I heard about Vera Tobin’s book Elements of Surprise on the Hidden Brain podcast. Shankar Vedantam was interviewing Tobin about her work analyzing the ways in which knowing/not knowing affects the unfolding of narrative and how writers/filmmakers plant seeds to make plot

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A wonderfully moving short story in The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

Source: The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

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My Year of Proust

It’s not the only thing I’m reading in 2016 (see above about Lily King’s Euphoria) but I decided that after a lifetime of hearing about Proust and having never read a word of Remembrance of Things Past, I would at least give

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Euphoria over Euphoria

I picked up Lily King’s Euphoria last night and started reading–and immediately felt euphoric! I had forgotten why (if I knew) I wanted to read this book, except for a vague sense that it was supposed to be good, and

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French city gets ‘short story dispensers’ to help people kill time in public areas-TNews – IBNLive Mobile

Users have the option to choose the length of the literature depending on the time they have to kill. Source: French city gets ‘short story dispensers’ to help people kill time in public areas-TNews – IBNLive Mobile

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