Rank the Quotes You Love!

Rank the Quotes You Love!

We took 30 wonderful quotes and put them all together so you can rank them, and see how your favorites stack up to the rest of The Reading Room community. Are we missing one? Let us know what quote you would have included in the comments!  

Longlist Announced for Australias Miles Franklin Award

Longlist Announced for Australias Miles Franklin Award

The longlist has been revealed for the Miles Franklin Award, the most important literary prize in Australia. The Miles Franklin Award is open only to Australian authors, and it’s dedicated to honoring novels that feature Australian life. The grand prize is $60,000 Australian (about $45,000 American). The big names making the cut this year include Elizabeth Harrower, who makes the longlist for a book that came out several decades after her last one, and Omar Musa, was known primarily as a rapper until his literary debut last year. The landscape of Australian literature is really exciting right now, which is …

Heres the New Cover Art for Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

Heres the New Cover Art for Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

The cover art for the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has been released! Publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic unveiled the new art yesterday. The cover prominently features the Hogwarts Express, and its vision of the train is a fresh one. Artist Jim Kay has ignored the existing imagery from the Harry Potter movies and other media, and given us a brand new take on the magical train. The Hogwarts Express retains its familiar red and black color scheme but now features dragon-inspired elements, including a scaly exterior and a smokestack in the shape of a dragon’s head. Hedwig …

J.K. Rowling Defends Dumbledore on Twitter

J.K. Rowling Defends Dumbledore on Twitter

J.K Rowling has again chosen to respond to one of her fans on Twitter. The account from user @anakocovic21 has since been deleted from twitter, but originally said to the author, “Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is gay because I can’t see him in that way.” Rowling’s response:  [email protected] Maybe because gay people just look like… people? — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 24, 2015 Here’s the full exchange:  Nicely done, @jk_rowling… pic.twitter.com/7tc2KQCOvl — Robert Perry (Pez) (@pez_sez) March 24, 2015 Before @anakocovic21 deleted her account she responded to Rowling, “@jk_rowling amazing answer…Yes you …

2015 Longlist Announced  for Baileys Womens Prize in Fiction

2015 Longlist Announced for Baileys Womens Prize in Fiction

The longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has been released! Shami Chakrabarti, this year’s chair of judges, announced the list on Monday. According to the The Guardian, Chakrabarti believes we are “still nowhere near where we should be” when it comes to recognition of women’s literature. She also stated, “We need to celebrate women generally and there’s nothing more powerful than stories. We need to celebrate stories by women, for women, as just one more way to redress gender injustice.”  The long list includes 20 novels by female authors in a wide range of topics and styles. Anne Tyler is the most veteran …