Where are all the great books about women in sport? | Emma John
Friday, July 28, 2017
Now that England’s women’s cricket team are world champions, it’s high time literature caught up There was a time when an England cricket team winning the Women’s World Cup was an “And finally …” item, the sort of thing the news presenter announced with an ironic smile. Not so last week, when Hea... .. read more..

Tom Gauld on the feminisation of literature – cartoon
Friday, July 28, 2017
With the news that the new Doctor is to be a woman, the illustrator rewrites some famous titles Continue reading... .. read more..

Books: Which Format Rules? #MFRWauthor
Thursday, July 27, 2017
I suppose this is because the majority of my reading life was spent being surrounded by stacks of physical books. There is nothing like holding a physical book and being able to turn back a few pages (or more) to review something the author references or ... .. read more..

Books Can Put Incarcerated Youth on a Productive Path
Thursday, July 27, 2017
When I was incarcerated as a youth, the only thing that kept me sane at times was reading. Forced to serve a lengthy sentence, I lost hope on multiple occasions. My mind was either consumed with negativity or idle due to a lack of activity. I sought out ... .. read more..

Can a Man's Books Reveal His Soul?
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Earlier this year, in the midst of an impassioned Maggie Nelson phase, I was delighted to find The Red Parts in a new hookup's bedroom. Never mind that the book is about murder and sexualized killing or that I was to move across the country in 28 days ... .. read more..

What Michiko Kakutani Talked About When She Talked About Books
Thursday, July 27, 2017
“Oh, my God, right, your book’s reviewed this week. You must be so excited!” That’s Carrie Bradshaw’s friend Stanford Blatch. And he is, Sex and the City’s newly christened book author informs him, incorrect. “More like terrified,” Carrie ... .. read more..

Alain Mabanckou's 'Black Moses' is an orphan story with biting humor
Thursday, July 27, 2017
“Our heroes tend to be orphans,” Zinzi Clemmons writes in her debut novel “What We Lose,” and the more you look the more the literary universe seems all but built by them. They stretch from Beowulf to Batman, from Tom Sawyer to Harry Potter, Pip to Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre to Anne of Green Gabl... .. read more..

Where comic books come to life
Thursday, July 27, 2017
VIRGINIA — At the Virginia Public Library, the comic books came to life. “Comic-Con is where comic book characters meet,” explained Cody Lucas, 11, on Thursday. “It is really fun.” Lucas was dressed as part Spiderman, part Spiderman Unlimited and ... .. read more..

Ways to make the most out of your old books
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Books hold a special place in our hearts. Books are amongst the most basic substances that help a man achieve greatness in life. While reading for leisure is highly recommended, one cannot overlook the importance of academic books either. Academic ... .. read more..

Colson Whitehead adds Arthur C Clarke award to growing prize haul
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Underground Railroad, a fantastic reimagining of US slavery, takes the UK’s pre-eminent science fiction prize a day after being longlisted for the Man Booker Fresh from being nominated for the 2017 Man Booker prize , Colson Whitehead’s alternative history of slavery in the US, The Underground... .. read more..

Rigberto González on Arundhati Roy's 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness': dazz...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
After the publication of her Booker Prize-winning debut and international bestseller “The God of Small Things” in 1997, Arundhati Roy became one of India’s most-celebrated authors and also one of the country’s more notable political voices. Her nonfiction essays and public commentary take clear... .. read more..

Talking to Victor LaValle about 'The Changeling' and the horror of parenthood...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Victor LaValle weaves social issues like racism into horror and speculative fiction .. read more..

An Ode to Half Price Books
Thursday, July 27, 2017
It’s amazing that Half Price Books is still standing as other bookstore chains struggle. Borders closed its doors in 2011; holiday sales at Barnes and Noble dropped 9 percent over the previous year in 2016. Even Amazon—which started as an online ... .. read more..

Hillary Clinton's new book, 'What Happened,' will address the 2016 election
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Hillary Clinton's next book, titled "What Happened," will focus on the former secretary of State's loss to Donald Trump in November, and will be a "cautionary tale" about Russia's alleged role in interfering in the election, the Associated Press reports . Clinton's publisher, Simon & Schuster now... .. read more..

In her first two children’s books, Del Mar native weaves big lessons into lit...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
A funny thing happened as Danielle Chammas was finishing up her first two children’s books. She had conjured the rhyming verses and dotingly crafted every accompanying illustration, girding each page with lessons on finding self-worth and the hard task ... .. read more..

9 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Two new books about Syria go beyond the headlines, bearing witness to the lives of citizens whose world has been shattered by six years of war. Roxane Gay’s memoir reaches into the depths of trauma, memory and desire. A biography of Henry David Thoreau ... .. read more..

So many books, so little time: tips on how to get more reading done
Thursday, July 27, 2017
We’re halfway through the year already – yikes, more than halfway. How did this happen? And are you worried? Forget that nonsense about how the days are getting shorter – you won’t notice that until sometime in late August, when the slant of the ... .. read more..

Testimony by Scott Turow review – legal eagle turns private dick
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Finely researched history and clumsy sex scenes collide in this thriller about investigating war crimes in Bosnia Scott Turow began his career as the literary version of John Grisham. His bestselling Presumed Innocent and subsequent novels were brilliantly twisty legal thrillers that were also ri... .. read more..

Hillary Clinton to 'let her guard down' in candid 2016 election memoir
Thursday, July 27, 2017
What Happened, due out in September, will tell her story of the electoral battle with Donald Trump in ‘a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation’ Hillary Clinton has promised that she will be “letting [her] guard down” in the most personal book she has yet written: a memoir d... .. read more..

Harriet Paige: 'I had this epic in my head, but found I couldn’t write like t...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The author of Man With a Seagull on His Head remembers the chances that led her to write the story of an outsider artist who becomes an accidental star What would happen if you lost the ability to erase memories? Harriet Paige could not forget this question, overheard on the radio many years ago ... .. read more..

Rates hike 'could leave 275 towns without a bookshop'
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Booksellers Association’s chief executive tells meeting at parliament that ‘if something isn’t done, booksellers will be put out of business’ Booksellers are warning that 275 towns across England and Wales could be left without a bookshop as a consequence of the rise in business rates earlier thi... .. read more..

In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott – escaping a fundamentalist Christian sect
Thursday, July 27, 2017
An account of the writer’s own life and her father’s in the Exclusive Brethren, and the chaos and freedom that followed the decision to walk out Rebecca Stott’s account of life in a fundamentalist sect in the UK known as the Exclusive Brethren opens with the weeks she spent caring for her termina... .. read more..

Sugar by James Walvin review – from slavery to obesity
Thursday, July 27, 2017
A history of the commodity dwells on body horror and morality, but fails to grasp how capitalism and racism reinforce one another In 1792, a popular pamphlet urged Britons to boycott sugar and rum manufactured by enslaved labourers in Britain’s Caribbean colonies. A boycott, the pamphlet insisted... .. read more..

Man Booker prize 2017 longlist – in pictures
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Find out more about the 13 novels in contention this year for the most prestigious prize in the British books world Continue reading... .. read more..

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