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Episode 9: Hannah Pittard

Go on a virtual road trip with Hannah Pittard's propulsive novel Listen to Me.

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“A Book Is Already Finished Once I’ve Come Up with the First Sentence,” Says Herman Koch

When I start writing, I don’t have the entire book laid out in my mind. I never draw up outlines either. On the contrary: I sit down at my desk each morning, curious to see what’s going to happen next. Just like the reader.

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Your Reading Life

Getting Kids to Read the Book When They’ve Already Seen the Movie

Reading a book allows for something that watching a film does not: your own unique version of the story.

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Banned Books: a Lot of It Comes Down to Sex

Reading formerly banned books, you become a literary scavenger of the past—it’s impossible to read these works without analyzing the time from which they came.

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“Without Banned Books, I Wouldn’t Be Me”

Banned Books Week comes along and we realize: maybe we haven’t made that much progress, after all.

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Banned Books: Artifacts from the Past or Reliable Indicators of True Greatness?

Any book about kinky sex which can elicit such dramatically opposing set of responses from two generations of women surely deserves my concentration.

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Libraries Are My Safe Place (Or, How I Learned to Wave My Freak Flag)

Librarians were my first editors. Their constructive criticism always came with a healthy dose of encouragement. And, of course, we would recommend books to each other.

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If You Like Your Bodices Ripped and Your Buckles Swashed

Best enjoyed in a steaming, flower-scented pink bubblebath with a pot of tea and a plate of macarons, this is the perfect book to indulge in on a rainy day.

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