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ALICE MUNRO

A Brief Introduction to Alice Munro, Nobel Prize Winner for Literature

A Brief Introduction to Alice Munro, Nobel Prize Winner for Literature

Early this morning, it was announced that celebrated Canadian short story writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Over the course of fourteen collections of stories, Munro, who grew up in rural Ontario, pays particular attention to the […]

by × October 10, 2013 ×

NEWS

Shocking Poll Results That Might Make Book Nerds Everywhere Cry

Shocking Poll Results That Might Make Book Nerds Everywhere Cry

A recent HuffPost/YouGov poll recently asked 1,000 Americans about their reading habits, and some of the results are dire enough to bring a book nerd to tears. 41% of the respondents had not read a fiction book in the past year, […]

by × October 8, 2013 ×

BRIDGET JONES

Shocking Twist In Third Bridget Jones Book Ruins Everyone’s Day

Shocking Twist In Third Bridget Jones Book Ruins Everyone’s Day

When an excerpt of Mad About The Boy, Helen Fielding’s third installment in the Bridget Jones series, was released on Sunday, fans were in for a shock. In it, Mark Darcy is dead, and Bridget is a 51-year-old widow with two […]

by × September 30, 2013 ×

BATTLE OF THE AUTHORS

Dave Eggers’ New Book Accused Of Being a “Rewrite”

Dave Eggers’ New Book Accused Of Being a “Rewrite”

On Friday, author Kate Losse wrote an impassioned blog post accusing Dave Eggers’ forthcoming novel, The Circle, of being a “rewrite” of her book, The Boy Kings. She claims both that the two book’s story structures are incredibly alike, and […]

by × September 26, 2013 ×

AWARDS

Announcing the Nominees for the 2013 National Book Awards, aka New Additions to Your Reading List

Announcing the Nominees for the 2013 National Book Awards, aka New Additions to Your Reading List

Book award season is upon us! Last week, under a new set of rules, the National Book Awards released four nominee longlists for the first time ever. This is fantastic news for book-lovers, as it gives us a chance to sample […]

by × September 24, 2013 ×

NEWS

Unoriginal Alabama Legislator Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from Schools

Unoriginal Alabama Legislator Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from Schools

Today, in news that makes you wonder if you’ve time-warped back to the 1970s, an Alabama legislator is calling for the ban of Noble Prize winner Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in the state’s schools. Forty-three years after the book was […]

by × September 19, 2013 ×

FASHION

The 10 Best Pieces of Fashion Gossip from Simon Doonan’s Asylum

The 10 Best Pieces of Fashion Gossip from Simon Doonan’s Asylum

Simon Doonan, writer of bon mots and wearer of colorful prints, has written yet another delicious book. The Creative Ambassador-at-Large of Barneys follows Gay Men Don’t Get Fat with Asylum, a chatty reflection on the fashion world’s most insane characters and customs. […]

by × September 17, 2013 ×

NEWS

Virginia Woolf Will Make a Guest Appearance On Downton Abbey

Virginia Woolf Will Make a Guest Appearance On Downton Abbey

We may not know much about Downton Abbey’s fourth season, but we can rest assured that it will involve some literary hobnobbing. This week we learned that Virginia Woolf, played by Christina Carty, will make a cameo on the PBS drama. […]

by × September 17, 2013 ×

SQUEE!

J.K. Rowling Is Writing a Screenplay!

J.K. Rowling Is Writing a Screenplay!

Thrilling news for Harry Potter fans: Variety reports that J.K. Rowling is at work on a screenplay based on her A to Z listing of magical beings, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (billed as required reading at Hogwarts). […]

by × September 12, 2013 ×