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"That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best—make it all up—but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way." In a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway gives some advice that is of value to any aspiring writer.
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The shelf should be as enchanting as the book
"QUANTUM SHOT" #761. Link - article by Avi Abrams Not quite "Stairways to Heaven", but totally unique and extremely stylish structures nonetheless. There are other compilations of ...
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The recent discovery of a notebook in an attic containing Allegro Molto in C major is believed to be written by a ten year old Mozart. (A vast improvement over my ten year old notebook which contains the entirely original essay "Cheese is my favourite lunch" with accompanying illustrations.)
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A philosophical dissection of Jane Austen. Is she a moralising feminist or a satirical genius? How do you like to read her? (Any which way at any which time is our general opinion.)
Jane Austen wrote romantic comedies about middle-class girls looking for a good husband among the landed gentry. If that were all there was to it we wouldn't take her any more seriously now than t...
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JK Rowling is set to write Adult Fiction with a new publishing company. What do you think Harry Potter fans? b('.')b or p('_')p?
Harry Potter fans flocked to social media sites to celebrate the news that author J.K. Rowling will be taking a crack at adult fiction.
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TBWA's brain booty and disruptive interestingness across creative culture and media arts. Curated by Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings. archive · rss feed · 2.22.12 · “What you read...
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A collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning articles of 2012
Longreads posts links to new stories every day, including long-form journalism, magazine stories from your favorite publications (The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic), short stories, interview trans...
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It's the National Year of Reading this year and here is a Pinterest board with some great book suggestions for teens from Lowther Hall
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Gorgeous little picture book about counting and the importance of belonging. What's your favourite picture book? If you can convince me there's something better then "The monster at the end of this book" I might be willing to offer a prize!
A mid-century love story about the loneliest number, its quest for belonging, and its eternal soulmate. In the late 1950s, legendary grap
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" people who know multiple languages process their surroundings in a different way and respond more rapidly to mental tests that require them to shift focus in ways completely unrelated to language"

Mais c'est vrai!

The good news is we can get smarter too :) Check out our subscription to Byki and learn Latvian or Portuguese or French or German or heck I'm learning Swahili!!

http://yprl.vic.gov.au/research/ebooks-and-digital-collections/ebooks-digital-collections-and-online-resources
Most people would already describe someone who knows multiple languages as a smart person, but there's new research that shows learning and knowing more than one language can have a deeper impact on t...
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We're holding a staff blogging workshop today, here is the pinterest page with some of the links we'll be exploring...
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Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."
--Samuel Johnson
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"He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns a book is even more of an idiot." We only request that we are idiots together.
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Yarra Plenty Regional Library first learnt to share in the 1960's when little Jimmy stole Mabel's lollipop in the playground. They have been sharing ever since. (Not lollipops so much anymore, they did eventually learn the basic principles of hygiene.) Sharing information, learning, books, technology, time, expertise and community. Now they are sharing with you. And you're most welcome to return the favour.