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SEP 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Most Highlighted Passages From Classic Books

Earlier this year, Amazon's Kindle team revealed which passages are highlighted most frequently across all of their ebooks. Unsurprisingly, lines from Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy topped off the list of most-highlighted quotes, followed by passages from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The most-highlighted line isn't particularly poetic. From ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - New Statesman

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Out of the wilderness: how J B Priestley is enjoying a revival

As a “grumbling and growling” columnist for the NS, J B Priestley inspired the formation of CND. Now, 30 years after his death, his only son tells Valerie Grove why his once neglected work is making a comeback.  Jack's fine lad: Tom Priestley in his London flat, photographed in August 2014 No 3, the Grove – a handsome 17th-century terrace near ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Americans in Paris: Whit Stillman and The Cosmopolitans

The Cosmopolitans, pilot episode, August 2014 (Amazon Studios via Amazon Instant Video) The first episode of Whit Stillman's The Cosmopolitans is now available online. Part of the third season of Amazon Studio's television pilots, The Cosmopolitans tells the story of a small band of Americans living in Paris -- following them on Saturday afternoons until the wee, small hours of ...

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SEP 09, 2014 - Mother Jones

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Almost All the Books People Say Influenced Them Were Written for Children

Recently, a status update ran around Facebook asking people to "List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes, and don't think too hard. They do not have to be the 'right' books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way." Facebook's data scientists went ...

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