N.K. Jemisin makes history at the Hugo Awards with third win in a row for bes...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The winners of the Hugo Awards, considered some of the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy literary prizes, were announced on Sunday, with science fiction author N.K. Jemisin making history as the first writer ever to win the best novel award three years in a row. Jemisin won the prize... .. read more..

Barack Obama's summer reading list includes empathy, understanding and 'Factf...
Monday, August 20, 2018
Former President Obama has shared his summer reading list, and it shows a drive toward understanding and empathy. Obama posted some of his book recommendations on Facebook on Sunday. The former president praised five books he's enjoyed in the last months, including a novel by a Canadian literary... .. read more..

The Only Girl by Robin Green – review
Monday, August 20, 2018
No areas are off limits in a vivid account of life as the only female writer on Rolling Stone magazine in the 70s In her funny, candid memoir, The Only Girl , Robin Green, a former writer for Rolling Stone magazine, emerges almost as an accidental feminist trailblazer – a woman living through fas... .. read more..

This 8-year-old from Texas has read 300 books this summer — and she's not don...
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Hope Faith Wiggins set a goal for herself: to read 300 books before the summer was over. The 8-year-old from Aldine, Texas, was successful, even surpassing that number; in mid-August, she had 302 book... .. read more..

Barack Obama Shares Five of the Best Books He Read This Summer
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Looking for something to read as the summer winds to a close? Former President Barack Obama has a few suggestions. “One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down ju... .. read more..

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: All the Ways the Movie Differs From the Books
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Spoilers for To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You ahead. Anyone who is a fan of romantic comedies knows that Netflix has given the genre a proper resurgence with its steady stre... .. read more..

Nine Lives: My Time as MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al-Qaida – review
Sunday, August 19, 2018
A memoir of a decade at the highest levels of Islamist militancy by a double agent known as ‘Aimen Dean’ is extraordinary When the Taliban regime in Afghanistan collapsed in November 2001, journalists who had been waiting in parts of the country outside the Islamist regime’s authority or in neigh... .. read more..

Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generati...
Sunday, August 19, 2018
The Scottish author on 25 years of his landmark novel, Brexit as a catalyst for democratic change and the exhilarating effects of boxing Trainspotting is 25 years old . Did you have any idea when you were writing it that it would become such a phenomenon, culturally and commercially? Not really. ... .. read more..

Night Time Cool by Jamie Paradise review – a rip-roaring debut
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Audacious writing puts a thrilling gloss on a conventional crime tale The journalist Jamie Jackson has had a thriving career writing about football for the Guardian , but it is now clear that he also has the makings of a fine comic crime novelist. At least, his alter ego Jamie Paradise does on th... .. read more..

Sunday Best: A strangely beautiful dress made from books
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Got too many books piled up at your house? Here’s an option for recycling them that I never thought of: this strangely beautiful fairy-tale dress from French designer Sylvie Facon, with a bodice made ... .. read more..

38 different best-selling Kindle books are on sale for up to 80% off, today only
Sunday, August 19, 2018
See that woman leisurely reading a Kindle book while taking a leisurely sail? Well your window of opportunity to be like her is closing pretty quickly. August is almost over which means back to school ... .. read more..

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America – review
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Beth Macy’s complex, moving account of America’s battle with opioid addiction rips along with the pace of a thriller In February 2001, Ed Bisch, a middle-aged American IT worker, received a frantic call from his daughter. She had just found her 18-year-old brother, Eddie, unconscious and turning ... .. read more..

Best job in the world? Luxury resort in Maldives seeks bookseller
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Pay derisory. Fringe benefits unparalleled Wanted: barefoot bibliophile willing to punt Daniel Defoe to rich, modern-day Robinson Crusoes at a luxury desert island resort. Philip Blackwell, scion of the bookseller family, needs a Man Friday for possibly the world’s most remote bookshop, based in ... .. read more..

Unscripted: Books, music and the time of my life
Sunday, August 19, 2018
After reading a memoir by Abigail Thomas that thoroughly entranced me, I had to wonder how she had escaped my attention all these years. The book, “What Comes Next and How to Like It,” was her seventh ... .. read more..

Bookmarks: 4 fun new picture books by Oregon authors
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Notes from The Oregonian/OregonLive's books desk. With school emails reappearing in parents' inboxes and students registering for the 2018-2019 year, it seems like a good time to talk about four pictu... .. read more..

The best free Kindle books
Sunday, August 19, 2018
It’s often tough to fathom that Amazon’s Kindle, the predominant ebook reader of the decade thus far, has been around for nearly a decade. Even though Amazon has since made proper tablets, such as Ama... .. read more..

5 new books not to miss this week, including Karin Slaughter's thriller, 'Pie...
Sunday, August 19, 2018
USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. "Pieces of Her" by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Aug. 21) What it’s about: After a seemingly mild-man... .. read more..

Patrick Gale: ‘It’s true, I adore books about nuns’
Saturday, August 18, 2018
The British novelist on his fascination with convents, delving into people’s hidden inner lives and the luxury of solitude Patrick Gale is the author of 19 novels, including Rough Music, Notes From an Exhibition and the Costa-nominated A Place Called Winter . He wrote the acclaimed TV drama ... .. read more..

Book clinic: which books can best help me deal with noxious colleagues?
Saturday, August 18, 2018
From chin-stroking modern psychologists to Herman Melville, help is at hand in the battle to survive office politics Q: Which books can show me how to protect myself from toxic colleagues? D, Hong Kong Continue reading... .. read more..

Books: Writing and motherhood, noir, satire and more
Saturday, August 18, 2018
About a week ago I was heading out of Alabama, hoping I’d get to Oxford Miss., before William Faulkner’s house Rowan Oak closed for the day. I did, but that’s a story for another day. I’m Books editor Carolyn Kellogg, and here is this week’s Books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY I’d... .. read more..

Miriam Toews: ‘I needed to write about these women. I could have been one of ...
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Between 2005 and 2009, more than 130 Mennonite women were drugged and raped by men in the community. In new novel Women Talking, the ex-Mennonite tells their story Miriam Toews describes her latest book as an “imagined response” to crimes perpetrated against Mennonite women in Bolivia . Toews (pr... .. read more..

The Consolations of Physics: Why the Wonders of the Universe Can Make You Hap...
Saturday, August 18, 2018
From the Voyager mission to detecting the merging of black holes over a billion years ago, an argument for the pleasures of theoretical thinking A physicist friend of mine once had a terrible spate of misfortune. Her flat was burgled, her cat was run over, and her grandfather died, all in the sam... .. read more..

VS Naipaul remains a champion for immigrants and their children
Saturday, August 18, 2018
In his novels, Naipaul showed we could be just as erudite and accom plished as the very best of our British hosts A dozen years ago VS Naipaul strolled into the atrium of Bush House. He was to appear on the World Service programme that I produced. A small retinue fussed around him; he seemed amus... .. read more..

Ian McEwan: ‘I despise lying, ideological Brexiters’
Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Booker-winning author on Angela Merkel, tennis and his tribute to The Go-Between Born in Hampshire, Ian McEwan , 70, took a creative writing MA at the University of East Anglia. In 1976, his first collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham award; his first n... .. read more..

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