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    1. Don’t judge a book by its cover.” When parents offer this advice to kids, they rarely mean it literally. But a couple of years ago I found myself saying it in a bookstore — about actual books and covers. My daughter, a voracious reader, was turning down my suggestions for books because the characters on...

    2. From iconic actresses to sci-fi excursions, there's plenty of promising fare heading to shelves (or e-readers) this year. The post The 10 Most Promising Books Coming in 2016 appeared first on WIRED .

    3. As Presidents’ Day and the premiere of the Hulu series “11.22.63” approach, consider these varied takes on the Kennedy assassination.

    4. Two decades after it was published, Wallace’s novel still feels transcendentally, electrically alive.

    5. Brooklyn band Washer discuss their debut, 'Here Comes Washer,' with MTV News.

    6. 'Sailor and Fiddler' is Herman Wouk's nonchalantly charming memoir

      The Christian Science MonitorJan 25 11:21 AM

      'Sailor' and 'Fiddler' are both in the same key: anecdotal, glancing, casual, and far more concerned with sharing fun facts about Wouk’s career than divulging anything especially intimate.

    7. The word is out: Reading is far from dead. Fully 571 million books were sold in 2015 - sold, do you hear? - 17 million more than in 2014, according to Nielsen BookScan. More, do you hear? And the paper book, so long taken for dead, rose up and declared, &

    8. Ahead of HBO’s rock drama Vinyl, which the Rolling Stones singer executive-produced, we take a look at his small screen and big screen exploits, which range from a terrible Ned Kelly to a sterling Performance Mick Jagger’s role as executive producer on HBO rock drama Vinyl – the idea for which he first dreamed up in the mid-90s – is only the latest in a surprisingly meaty list of involvements in...

    9. Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooks Scroll down for our favourite literary links Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs Welcome to this week’s blog. Here’s a roundup of your comments and photos from last week , including great Great American ...

    10. Never a Dull Moment

      New York Review of BooksJan 17 05:44 AM

      What kinds of narratives fit comfortably into the short-story form? An impossible question: at no time has there been any general consensus about how to answer it, and anyone who tries to formulate such an answer usually becomes the victim of critical potshots. But the issue is worth raising, because even a partial explanation might tell us what short stories actually do, what part they play in...

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