The Week’s Most Popular Posts: January 7-13, 2012

Our most popular posts from the week that was…

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“Hermione has no trace of phoniness- that character trait that Holden can’t stand. She’s also no-nonsense enough to call Holden on his whiny self-indulgence.”

From Top Ten Made-Up Literary Couples by Amanda Nelson

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“Put the artistic imperative aside for the moment and consider this: she is the formative writer for millions and millions of children. She doesn’t write great sentences, and it would be hard to argue that the subject matter is hugely important. But the questions, characters, stories, and values in her work have resonated with the world.”

From J.K. Rowling, Nobel Laureate by Jeff O’Neal

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“In the novel, Henry is supposed to be quirky and a little bit punk rock. No actor I can think of says NOT PUNK ROCK as much as Eric Bana. On the whole, that movie failed big-time for me, and Bana-as-Henry was the biggest reason.”

From Top Five Miscast Literary Roles by Greg Zimmerman

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“Disobeying grownups will lead to fun, magical adventures and/or crime-solving.”

From Learn After Reading: What I’ve Learned From Fiction by Liberty Hardy

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“We need a place to start. If we could construct for ourselves a list of books that are remarkable not for the statements they make but for the questions they ask and the modes of thought and inquiry they suggest, perhaps we could begin finding something like a common language. Perhaps we could begin answering the big questions together.”

From Required Reading…For Everybody? By Rebecca Joines Schinsky

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