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Dear Book Nerd #20: Book Diplomacy - BOOK RIOT

bookriot:

Catch the latest episode of the Dear Book Nerd podcast, featuring guest Dagmara Dominczyk. Topics of discussion include: what do I do when a long-lost friend has written a book and I hate it? How do I avoid a friend’s poorly thought-out book recommendations? And much, much more.

bookriot:

It’s here — the latest episode of the Dear Book Nerd podacst. This week’s episode features special guest Chuck Wendig.
Turn up the volume and tune in.

We discuss misbehaving authors, differing book interpretations, and more! 

bookriot:

It’s here — the latest episode of the Dear Book Nerd podacst. This week’s episode features special guest Chuck Wendig.

Turn up the volume and tune in.

We discuss misbehaving authors, differing book interpretations, and more! 

saladinahmed:

So last night our house flooded. We’re safe, thank goodness, and it looks like our insurance will cover much of the structural damage. But we’re still looking at thousands of dollars in lost furniture, carpeting, computers, kids’ toys, books, clothes, etc. When I posted this picture to twitter, a lot of folks asked for a donate link so they could help out. So I’m reposting here, and letting folks know that my paypal is saladinahmed@hotmail.com. Thanks for thinking of us - and stay dry, everyone!

saladinahmed:

So last night our house flooded. We’re safe, thank goodness, and it looks like our insurance will cover much of the structural damage. But we’re still looking at thousands of dollars in lost furniture, carpeting, computers, kids’ toys, books, clothes, etc. When I posted this picture to twitter, a lot of folks asked for a donate link so they could help out. So I’m reposting here, and letting folks know that my paypal is saladinahmed@hotmail.com. Thanks for thinking of us - and stay dry, everyone!

Surely “timeless” is a subjective term, but even if we agree that all the books named above are great, it doesn’t mean that other, more current books are NOT great. And it also does not mean that kids are not reading those timeless books as well. There’s room for everything and…guess what! Kids are going to read what they like anyway. Again, the librarians who made the summer reading list had their reasons for choosing the books they did.