A Compilation of the Best Books of 2014

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Photo by Shawn Calhoun

[Photo by Shawn Calhoun]

The holidays are stressful but buying books as gifts is not. If you’re looking to put some literary cheer in the hands of your friends and family (something I highly recommend, even and especially for reluctant readers), then you’ve come to the right place. To celebrate the recently announced winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards and the soon to be announced winners of The *Book Shimmy* Awards, I’ve compiled a bunch of “Best Books of 2014” lists (but not all, because that’s a lot) for your convenience.

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The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers

Copyright L. N. Holmes, truck, old, black and white photography, J. K. Rowling, quote
Copyright L. N. Holmes

I am continuing a series (inspired by Electric Literature) where I post important links for writers and readers on Mondays. They may be old links or new links, but they’ll be ones that I find the most interesting or helpful. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, please feel free to suggest them in a comment on this post.

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The Monday Post: Links for Writers and Readers

parrot, mccaw, reading, writing, colorful birds, Margaret Atwood, practice, quotes

I am beginning a series (inspired by Electric Literature) where I post important links for writers and readers on Mondays. They may be old links or new links, but they’ll be ones that I find the most interesting or helpful. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, please feel free to suggest them in a comment on this post.

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The Battle for ‘Chick Lit’: Jennifer Weiner and Exposure Equality

Photo taken by Rodrigo Fernández.

Jennifer Weiner at Miami Book Fair International.
Photo taken by Rodrigo Fernández.

A New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Weiner has been battling big names for quite a while now. You may know her from her books Good in Bed and In Her Shoes — as well as from many other books, short stories, and articles. She is successful and knows the industry, which is why she is speaking out.

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