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The Oxford Companion to Food fact of the week

The word ‘supper’ is derived from the Germanic root for ‘sop’ which are pieces of bread soaked in broth before consumption.

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oupacademic:

The Oxford Companion to Food fact of the week

The word ‘supper’ is derived from the Germanic root for ‘sop’ which are pieces of bread soaked in broth before consumption.

Follow #OxCompFood across social media for other delicious food facts from The Oxford Companion to Food.

Image via Pixabay.

Who is the unreliable narrator?

writeworld:

The character who is an unreliable narrator can be one of the most powerful tools available to a writer. The unreliability may be obvious to the reader throughout the novel, may be revealed gradually or may come as a single revelation that results in a major plot twist.

An unreliable narrator is a character who tells the readers a story that the reader cannot take at face value. This may be because the point of view character is insane, lying, deluded or for any number of other reasons.

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nationalbook:

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!


Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Gail Giles, Girls Like Us

Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender

Kate Milford, Greenglass House

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened

Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

John Corey Whaley, Noggin

Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

Even as Ms. Yousafzai became an advocate for educating girls, her own mother remained illiterate, though her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, ran a girls’ school in Pakistan.

But recently, Mrs. Yousafzai has been learning to read and write — and her husband has been helping more with domestic tasks, a new step even for a family that has devoted itself to expanding women’s opportunities in Pakistan and worldwide.

Jodi Kantor, Mother of Malala Yousafzai Learns to Read and Write

Wow, who knew that Malala’s own mother was illiterate? What an interesting and admirable story!

paperbackd:

A masterpost of YA books (and a few crossover MG titles) to be released in September 2014.  Check out this month’s new releases below.  Feel free to use this as a guide to this month’s releases, but please do not repost it in its entirety elsewhere.  If you found this masterpost helpful, a like, reblog, or link back to Paperback’d would be much appreciated! If you know of a YA book to be released this month that isn’t on the list, drop me a message and I’ll update it!

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vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1847, writer Henry David Thoreau moved in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts, after living for two years in a shack he built himself on Walden Pond.

"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable."
—from Civil Disobedience (1849)

teenlibrariantoolbox:

yainterrobang:

HAPPY #WOMENAUTHORWEDNESDAY!
Nominated by: Shawn

This Wednesday, we celebrate A.S. King! King is the author of many and multiple YA novels: Reality Boy, Ask the Passengers, The Dust of 100 Dogs, Everybody Sees the Ants, Please Ignore Vera Dietz and the upcoming feminist Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future.

Which one of her books is your favorite? Which one did you read first? Which one do you want to read, if you haven’t read any? What do you recommend for first-time A.S. King readers?

Have something you want to share about King? Send us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #womenauthorwednesday is about talking about lady authors and the things they do - so talk, about whatever you’d like!

I am an A S King superfan and recommend you read all her books. All of them.

nprbooks:

A floating pop-up library is opening on New York’s Hudson River this fall. The creation of the artist Beatrice Glow, The Floating Library will appear “aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship berthed at Pier 25 on the Hudson River in New York City” from Sept. 6 to Oct. 3, according to the library’s website. “The ship’s main deck will be transformed into an outdoor reading lounge to offer library visitors a range of reading materials from underrepresented authors, artist books, poetry, manifestoes, as well as a book collection, that, at the end of the lifecycle of the project, will be donated to local high school students with demonstrated need.” This is not the first floating library — another, the brainchild of the artist Sarah Peters, appeared last year on Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake.

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