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bookriot:

The Odyssey: Kid literally tells his mother to be quiet and go upstairs to her room to do crafts.

Walden: Man pens an epic tome about nature and self-sufficiency while living about a mile from a sizable town and having his mom do his laundry.

Anna Karenina: A young woman falls in love with a man who falls in love with his horse.

and many more ways you can #ExplainABookPlotBadly.

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Back to School Advice from some of our favourite YA authors!

"As a group, Millennials are as likely as older adults to have used a library in the past 12 months, and more likely to have used a library website. Among those ages 16-29, 50% reported having used a library or bookmobile in the course of the past year in a September 2013 survey. Some 47% of those 30 and older had done so. Some 36% of younger Americans used a library website in that time frame, compared with 28% of those 30 and older. Despite their relatively high use of libraries, younger Americans are among the least likely to say that libraries are important."
Major new Pew study looks at millennials’ reading habits. This particular finding is striking — all the more reason to partake in the Knight Foundation’s 2014 NewsChallenge, which seeks breakthrough ideas to “leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities.” Because, lest we forget, “when a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.” (via explore-blog)