'Handmaid's Tale' Was the Year's Most Read Novel On Amazon

'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck' were the most-read fiction and nonfiction titles, respectively, on Amazon in 2017. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Handmaid's Tale' Was the Year's Most Read Novel On Amazon

'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck' were the most-read fiction and nonfiction titles, respectively, on Amazon in 2017. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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If your New Year’s resolution is to read more books this year, this is why you shouldn’t | Max Liu

From ‘all the books I read this month’ pictures on Instagram to Goodreads targets, we are forgetting to read for pleasureHow long will it take you to read this article? It would almost certainly take me longer. On average, adults read about 240 words a minute, but I always exceed those pesky... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-12-31 09:00:13 UTC ]
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Tales of The Handmaid’s Tale

How The Handmaid’s Tale keeps going, with Margaret Atwood, Ann Dowd, and novelists Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-08-29 21:00:04 UTC ]
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Reading Has Hurt Me for Years. With a Tablet Holder, It Doesn't

Cysts in both wrists made reading a literal pain. But Lamicall’s Tablet Holder takes that pain away by holding up my Kindle for me. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2024-05-12 13:00:00 UTC ]
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How 19 years of Amazon Prime has satisfied our need for speed

Just as Engadget was hitting publish on its first posts, I was putting a freshly minted English degree to use working at an indie bookshop in Los Angeles. In seemingly unrelated news, Amazon had just reported its first profitable year after switching from selling books to selling “everything”... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2024-03-08 14:15:57 UTC ]
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12 Brilliant Short Stories by Black Writers to Read Year-Round

From one girl’s aspiration to Olympic gymnastics glory, to a boy’s stint living in the Idaho wilderness in hopes of fixing his unruly behavior, something that remains a guiding principle in Black storytelling is the breadth of our lives. These stories, a collection of some of EL’s most-loved... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2024-02-22 12:00:00 UTC ]
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A Book Club Took 28 Years to Read ‘Finnegans Wake.’ Now, It’s Starting Over.

The group in California started on the notoriously challenging novel by James Joyce in 1995. In October, it reached the end. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-12-07 10:40:10 UTC ]
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Telling tales: Zimbabwe’s Weaver Press celebrates 25 years of championing truth-telling fiction

NoViolet Bulawayo among authors paying tribute to independent publishing house that shook up the country’s literary sceneWhen the Zimbabwean editor Irene Staunton and her husband Murray McCartney set up their publishing business in 1998, it seemed natural to call it Weaver Press. Their modest... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-12-07 07:00:02 UTC ]
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It took 28 years, but this book club finally finished reading Finnegans Wake

After 28 years, a book club in Venice, Calif., has finally finished reading Finnegans Wake by James Joyce — but the club's founder Gerry Fialka would argue you're never really done reading it. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-11-14 22:49:00 UTC ]
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Nielsen won’t force Amazon’s data into ‘Thursday Night Football’ ad deals this year

Following a contentious meeting last week, Nielsen won't change panel currency used to write deals but will make Amazon first-party data part of offering. Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2023-09-07 20:12:10 UTC ]
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Amazon hardware VP Dave Limp set to retire after almost 14 years

Dave Limp, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Devices and Services, has announced his pending retirement from the company. Limp has been with the company for nearly 14 years and, as his title suggests, oversaw Amazon’s transition into dedicated hardware devices like Kindle e-readers,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-08-15 18:23:15 UTC ]
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Catch Up on Your Mid-Year Reading Goals with These 8 New Manga Releases for July 2023

The manga new releases out July 2023 include a sweet high school romance, adventures at magic school, a body swap horror story, and lots more! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-07-06 10:33:00 UTC ]
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‘The Tale of Genji’ Is More Than 1,000 Years Old. What Explains Its Lasting Appeal?

The book is often described as the world’s first novel and a touchstone of Japanese literature. But some of its themes, including its take on gender and power, have echoed over centuries. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-04-15 09:00:33 UTC ]
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Five Folklorists You’ve Never Heard Of: A Reading List of Overlooked Fairy Tales

I have imbibed fairy tales ever since I was six years old. I used to sneak into the public library and scatter several books on the floor to read, even if I couldn’t read them. My mother used to read the Grimms and Andersen tales aloud to me every night until I could read them […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-04-06 08:53:02 UTC ]
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Some of the Best Stories from a Century of Weird Tales (That You Can Read Online)

A century ago, on February 18, 1923, the first issue of Weird Tales appeared on American newsstands. Subtitled “The Unique Magazine,” it was, as the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction puts it, “the first pulp magazine to specialize in supernatural and occult fiction,” including horror, fantasy,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-02-17 09:56:46 UTC ]
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Prince Harry’s memoir hits No 1 on Amazon, predicted to be one of year’s bestsellers

Spare is already the UK’s top-selling title a day ahead of publication, with high-street retailers expecting sustained interest in the royal psychodramaPrince Harry’s Spare is currently the No 1 in the UK Amazon bestseller charts and among the biggest pre-order titles for high-street retailers,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-01-09 17:46:20 UTC ]
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Past Winners of the Baillie Gifford Prize Reflect on Their Year in Reading

The Baillie Gifford Prize is the most prestigious nonfiction literary award in the world. We checked in with some past winners about their year in reading. * Craig Brown, 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize-winner for 150 Glimpses of the Beatles, recommends: Geoff Dyer is the funniest and most original... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-01-01 14:20:48 UTC ]
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The Critics’ Picks: A Year in Reading

New York Times book critics discuss their favorite books and memorable reading experiences of 2022. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-12-09 20:04:15 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Scribe Review: Read and Write on this Pricey Ebook Reader

You can read ebooks, write notes, or mark up PDFs on this new slate, but your wallet will feel a lot lighter. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2022-12-08 14:00:00 UTC ]
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These are the 10 Best Books of the Year, According to Amazon Book Editors

Here are Amazon Book Editors' top ten books of the year, as well as trends they've noticed in published in 2022. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-15 14:00:00 UTC ]
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