LitReactor: the supplemental material

by Tom Gauld myjetpack:















My book of cartoons “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack” is out now. Click here for details. Also, I am talking and signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Stephen Collins on Saturday 24th August. Tickets are here.

by Tom Gauld myjetpack:

My book of cartoons “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack” is out now. Click here for details. Also, I am talking and signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Stephen Collins on Saturday 24th August. Tickets are here.

bookriot:

This statue of Edgar Allan Poe > all other statues.

I’ve always been convinced that my true profession is that of a journalist. What I didn’t like about journalism before were the working conditions. Besides, I had to condition my thoughts and ideas to the interests of the newspaper. Now, after having worked as a novelist, and having achieved financial independence as a novelist, I can really choose the themes that interest me and correspond to my ideas. In any case, I always very much enjoy the chance of doing a great piece of journalism.
thepenguinpress:

3 of our lovely writers were include in TIME’s list of 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading

thepenguinpress:

3 of our lovely writers were include in TIME’s list of 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading

disputedjustice:

So… You know the whole dragons kidnap virgin princesses and all that?

What if they kidnapped them to protect them from men?
What if they taught them how to be dragons and how to fight back against knights who only saw them as prizes?

What if dragons aren’t born? But rather they’re taught.
All dragons are princesses who learned this and became so much more.

In a world where John Green takes up nearly half of the New York Times YA Bestsellers list and can tweet something as innocuous as “The next couple of months are going to be a little nuts around here” to the tune of almost 700 retweets, why aren’t more people like him, with enormous social platforms, giving a little time to these conversations? What does he — or any other of a number of well-positioned, socially-connected YA authors (white men and some white women) — stand to lose from addressing these concerns? Would a reblog or a retweet of one of the first of a series of stories kill their career? Or would it help the voices of those who deserve to be heard get that attention?
Give a kid a book, and you change the world. In a way, even the universe.

In the third episode of his Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson echoes Carl Sagan even down to the timeless sentiment about books.

For good measure, complement with Maurice Sendak’s little-known and lovely posters on the joy of reading.

(via explore-blog)

raincoastbooks:

OUT TODAY: Sh*t Rough Drafts: Pop Culture’s Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows as They Might Have Been by Paul Laudiero
Sh*t Rough Drafts collects imagined misguided early drafts of classic books, screenplays, and contemporary literature, creating visions of alternate works that would exist had the authors not come to their senses.
MacBeth, Moby Dick, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility, The Lord of the Rings, and many more are each presented as if they were the actual typed or handwritten pages by the authors themselves, revealing the funny and frightful works they might have been with a little less capable judgment.

raincoastbooks:

OUT TODAY: Sh*t Rough Drafts: Pop Culture’s Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows as They Might Have Been by Paul Laudiero

Sh*t Rough Drafts collects imagined misguided early drafts of classic books, screenplays, and contemporary literature, creating visions of alternate works that would exist had the authors not come to their senses.

MacBeth, Moby Dick, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility, The Lord of the Rings, and many more are each presented as if they were the actual typed or handwritten pages by the authors themselves, revealing the funny and frightful works they might have been with a little less capable judgment.

nypl:

Today we celebrate the legacy of a remarkable author - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Although he left us too soon, his words remain. So visit your local library today and check out your favorite book - whether it’s 100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera or The Autumn of the Patriarch - and love the words of the exceptional Gabriel Garcia Marquez.