The Week’s Most Popular Posts: March 12 – 16, 2012

Our most popular posts from the week that was…

 

“Maybe it’s the separation of time that makes the faults of classics authors less actually irritating and more foible-licious. Maybe I’m more forgiving of racism and sexism in authors from times gone by because there’s always the excuse of social context- there’s no real excuse for homophobia or women-bashing these days.”

From Is Your Favorite Author a Jerk? by Amanda Nelson

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“William Randolph Hearst’s Library: This is a dream of a library.  If it was mine, I would invite all of my friends over and we would have a big library party; everyone would be offered something to nosh on and then instructed find a place in the room and be super quiet while we all enjoyed devouring the books. Rocking party, I know… that’s how I roll.”

From Libraries of the Rich and Famous: Part One by Wallace Yovetich

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2. Everyone wants to borrow the book as soon as you’re done with it. If people can see that you’re enjoying a book, they’ll want to read it, too. This gives you great power. You get to make sure that theright books get put in other people’s hands.”

From 7 Signs You’re Reading the “Right” Book by Cassandra Neace

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“So don’t be afraid of names you can’t pronounce! Just because someone’s name may sound complex or intimidating, it doesn’t mean that their work is any less accessible. If you overlooked them, you’d be missing out on some of most moving and beautiful literature on the market.”

From Four International Writers to Know by Scott Beauchamp

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