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How many books will you read before you die?

Jan 25 2024: From The Economist: "Our back-of-the-envelope calculations show how many books you can still hope to read—and how to make time for the best ones.

We started by asking 1,500 Americans about their reading habits with help from YouGov, a pollster. Only 54% of ...

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Zooniverse Launches Lives of Literary Characters Project

Jan 24 2024: Zooniverse has announced the launch of The Lives of Literary Characters. Volunteers will assist Zooniverse by annotating stories to better understand the complex lives of fictional characters.

Zooniverse writes:

"The proliferation of stories today is astounding. ...

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ALA announces 2024 Youth Media Award winners

Jan 22 2024: The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.

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David Baldacci Selected as the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion.

Jan 19 2024: Author and philanthropist David Baldacci has been selected as the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion. This annual commendation recognizes a lifetime of devoted literary advocacy and a commitment to inspiring new generations of readers and writers.

“David Baldacci, ...

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A Big Win in the Texas Book Rating Law Case

Jan 19 2024: In a major victory for freedom to read advocates, the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on January 17 upheld a lower court decision to block key provisions of HB 900, Texas’s controversial book rating law, finding that the law likely violated First Amendment ...

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Can Goodreads be saved?

Jan 03 2024: Writing in the New York Times, Maris Kreizman, a book critic and the host of the podcast "The Maris Review," takes a critical look at Goodreads:

If you have not kept up with the latest scandal in the world of young adult publishing, it is a doozy. It involves a debut...

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Californian librarian becomes TikTok and Instagram sensation with his upbeat take on libraries.

Jan 03 2024: However relevant the stereotypical, silence-enforcing librarian remains in the popular imagination, Mychal Threets wants to dispel any lingering notion of the library as a dry, humorless place, lorded over by rigid pedants.

In fact, Mr. Threets has leveraged the ...

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New York Times sues OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement

Jan 02 2024: The New York Times this week filed suit against Open AI and Microsoft over the unauthorized use of its intellectual property in the training of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The suit, which the Times said is the first by a "major American media organization...

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