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Banned Books Week
Join the Virtual Read out for Banned Books Week 2011 (Sep 24-Oct. 1).
The Book Venue
Join discussion of a monthly book selection, read reviews, enjoy book quotes and more.
Put new books into the hands of children in need.
Books & Collectibles
Australian booksellers - rare, old, out of print books and book search engine.
The Complete Review
'A selectively comprehensive, objectively opinionated survey of books old and new'.
Creative Writing Now
Creative Writing Ideas, Tips, Contests, Free Online Writing Courses.
Explore Dr. Mardy's Aphorisms.
Chat with this online version of an early AI therapist ... 'Can you elaborate on that?'
Eric's Boeken Site
The English section of a Dutch book site: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Thrillers.
Get Caught Reading
Nationwide (US) campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
Heritage Book Shop
An antiquarian book shop specializing in fine copies of rare books and first editions.
Internet Public Library
An initiative of the University of Michigan School of Information - great collections.
Just Between Friends
Chat 'over the fence' about concerns, issues, joys and heartaches.
Keeping Kids Safe New contest
Understand what kids really do on their mobiles & the internet.
Indexed directory of links for parents, grandparents and teachers of small children.
Malinche Entertainment
Enjoy interactive fiction - start with a free text adventure game.
National Adult Literacy Database
Adult literacy programs, resources, services and activities across Canada.
National Book Festival 
Sep 24-25, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C..
Online Education Courses
A search engine for online education courses to start an online college education.
Irish for 'bestsellers'; Irish literature, history, mythology, poetry, books for teens & children.
Reading is Fundamental
Largest U.S. nonprofit children's literacy organization.
Roget's II The New Thesaurus
Words, words, words - from A-1 to zonked.  35,000 synonyms with succinct definitions.
Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
Type in a word for matching rhymes or semantic siblings.
The Hick-to-Hip guide to American and foreign slanguages - pick a city and talk like a local!
Teen Read Week New contest
Picture It @ your library® - October 16-22, 2011.
That All May Read
A free U.S. library program of braille and audio materials circulated by mail.
Treasures of the World Crossword Puzzles
Puzzles based on the PBS Treasures of the World series.
A global movement to stop violence against women and girls
What is Copyright Protection?
Defines and explains copyright with respect to the Internet, based on the Berne Convention.
Wired for Books
Oral interviews of most of the best writers of the English language!
Women on Writing
A free online magazine that promotes communication between women writers and readers.
A Word A Day
All about the music and magic of words.  Sign up for a daily word ... like gnathonic.
World Wide Words
Weirds words, topical words, turns of phrase, Q&A on words, articles and reviews.
Written Voices
Live chats, readings and audio interviews with a variety of authors.

Biography Search, Born On This Day, much more.
Darwin Awards
Commemorates those who remove themselves from the gene pool in 'really stupid ways'.
Harry Smith Autobiography
Strange but true life of Harry Smith, fictionalized in Georgette Heyer's The Spanish Bride.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Man of Millennium
Biography, autobiography, quotations, pictorial view and collected works.
Mr. Beller's Neighborhood
Have a look at this part of Manhattan, there are stories all over the map!
Rabindranath Tagore
Biography; Nobel Prize in Literature 1913; article - Tagore and His India.

Celebration of Women Writers
Recognizes the contribution of women writers throughout history.
Classics Trivia
Test yourself on Troubled Spirits, Sticky Ends, Murder, They Write, etc..
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Read the plays, search the complete works, look up quotations, browse the discussion area.
The Dusty Shelf
A literary e-zine dedicated to classic literature.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
A huge collection edited and/or translated by D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh.
Gutenberg Project
Download out of print texts from this huge collection or read them online.
Hampshire, inspirational home of Jane Austen
See the places where she lived and wrote, find out where the movies were filmed.
Harper Audio!
Readings of excerpts from classics like Wuthering Heights, Diary of Anne Frank.
Victorian Women Writers Project
Large collection of works by British women writers of the 19th century.

José Saramago
Read his 1998 Nobel lecture, his autobiography, excerpts from Baltasar and Blimunda.
Random House U.S. Reading Group Guides
A wide range including The Blind Assassin, House of Sand and Fog.
Time Warner Reading Group Guides
Variety of titles including The Lovely Bones, Sea Glass, The Miracles of Santo Fico.
Toni Morrison - Nobel Lecture
'Once upon a time there was an old woman. Blind but wise ...'; also a biography.
William Faulkner
Bio, bibliography, commemoration of the centenary of the writer's birth, and a quiz.

Into the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
Daily quote, biographies, works, pictures, sound clips, anecdotes.
J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperAudio! presents J.R.R. Tolkien reading excerpts from The Lord of the Rings.
Lord of the Rings Movie at New Line Productions
Explore Fangorn Forest, download screensavers, get behind the battle scenes; much more.
Lost Books
Speculative fiction 'out of print and forgotten or back in print and forgotten.'
Tolkien Society
Biography, bibliography, new editions, resources.

BBC Online History
This week in history, timelines, nations - history by topic, time, people and place.
Dorothy Dunnet (1923-2001)
Bibliography, The Lymond Chronicles, The House of Niccolo, more.
Georgette Heyer
Homepage of the Heyer discussion list, with links to resources on books and periods.
This day in history, topic/timeline search, The History of Halloween.
History of the Holidays
Learn about the history behind Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations.
Mary Renault (-1983)
Find out about the author and her historical novels.
Maurice Walsh (1879-1964)
Brief biography of the author of The Quiet Man, information on his novels.
Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950)
Read short stories online, find out about the author and all his works.
Robert Graves Trust (1895-1985)
Bibliography and journal, online essays, audio readings, I Claudius DVD.
Thomas Cahill Essays
Read essays by the author of The Hinges of History series.

Chopin: what the authors think
Find out what it was like to take part in the world's first audio serial thriller.
Dana Stabenow interviewed by Jan Burke
Interview with the Alaskan author of the Kate Shugak and Liam Campbell mystery series.
Historical Mystery Appreciation Society
Articles, journal Murder: Past Tense, Magical Mystery Tour Reviews.
Malice Domestic New contest
An annual conference that celebrates the traditional mystery - April 27-29, 2012.
Matt Helm
Unofficial homepage of Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series.
Mystery Readers International
Mystery Readers Journal archives, and authors interviewed by their peers. 
Mystery Writers of America
Mystery writers' organization, information on conventions, Kids Love a Mystery program.
On the Edge of Your Seat
Monthly suspense/thriller author spotlight; submit a question to an author.
Patricia Cornwell Webcast
Replay the interview in which Cornwell discusses The Last Precinct, a book about secrets.
Reading the Remains
Nova Online feature on obtaining information from ice mummies in a prehistoric grave.
Robert B. Parker Webcast
Parker discussed his work with S.J. Rozan and answered questions - listen to the webcast.
Samantha Kincaid's Mystery Picks
Alafair Burke's heroine suggests favorite paperbacks for holiday stocking-stuffers.
Tom Clancy Webcast
Replay the broadcast in which the author gives the lowdown on The Bear and the Dragon.
Val McDermid on Ruth Rendell
Both writers began as journalists, McDermid discusses Rendell's influence on crime writing.

The Academy of American Poets
Visit poetry exhibits and read or listen online; find a poet or poem.
BookLoons Poetry
Carpe Diem, I Remember, News on Television, Thoughts That Breathe, more.
Borzoi Reader Poetry
Read poetry online, sign up for poems by e-mail.
Edward Lear's Nonsense Works
Complete limericks ... There was an Old Lady whose folly / Induced her to sit on a holly ...
Felix Dennis
Great poems from Lone Wolf and A Glass Half Full.
The Internet Poetry Archive
Levine, Heaney, Milosz, Pinsky, komunyakaa, Walker, Wilbur
League of Canadian Poets
Calendar of readings, Poems for Peace Project, World Poetry Day
Poetry Magazine
Founded in 1912, see what's in the current issue, read works of featured poets.
Robert Graves
English poet Robert Graves reads from a selection of his poems.
The Shiki Internet Haiku Salon
Learn how to make haiku, read On Ants and Poets and translations of classic Haiku.
W. B. Yeats: The Collected Poems
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree ... And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

Romantic Times
Historical, Inspirational, Series, Mainstream, Regency, African American & Mystery.

Baen Free Library
Download books by authors like Eric Flint, Mercedes Lackey, David Weber.
Ender's Game: The Movie
Update on progress of the movie based on the book and screenplay by Orson Scott Card.
Listening for Alien Beacons
First installment of a book by Dr. Gregory Benford: a combination of science fiction & fact.
Lost Books
Reviews of speculative fiction 'out of print and forgotten or back in print and forgotten.'
Quotable Heinlein
Get random quotes like TANSTAAFL! There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
Robot Books
All about robots - books, toys, movies, educational toys, magazines, motors and robot kits.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
News about writers, award nominees and winners, writing resources.
Useful reference site for the fan of science fiction / fantasy - info on series, classics, themes.
Participate in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI ) with your home computer.
SOHO real time images screensaver
Live from the sun to your computer, witness Coronal Mass Ejections, sunspots, more.
Star Wars Official Site
Find out about Episode III: Revenge of the Sith!

Afghanistan resources
Afghanistan related news, books and web resources.
Ansel Adams Gallery
Browse Virtual Exhibits of the photographer's works.
Denmark Journal
Travel notes by author Cecelia Holland from a research trip to Denmark with her daughter.
Full text of Alfred Lansing's book on polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's 'incredible voyage'.
A Garden in Lucca
Images and information on Villa Massei in Massa Macinaia, near Lucca, Italy.
Himalayan Home
Karamjeet Singh's Himalayan Home - wonderful photos and information on different areas.
Travel message boards including travel books and writers; travel tips newsletter.
How to See the World
Online guide by John Gregory, with 25 chapters of tips, commentary, and humor.
Language Skills Abroad
Find the best language programs and study languages abroad at Language Skills Abroad.
Lonely Planet - Destinations
Pick a spot from the world map, then get the scoop on traveling there.
Peter Mayle
Read an interview with the author of books on Provence.
Summer Study Abroad
Global Student Experience: study abroad programs in Europe, Australia, Argentina, & the UK.
Travel Articles
Carole Terwilliger Meyers on family travel around the globe - London, Maui, Machu Picchu. 
Travel Tidbits
Experiences in Afghanistan, Canada, Italy, Malaysia, Switzerland, Tanzania, US, Zanzibar.
Understanding Islam and Muslims
What Islam is, who Muslims are and what they believe, samples of what the Prophet said.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand New contest
Download over 2000 Earth from above free wallpapers.