Max Porter | 'I know people read weird and unlikely things'

Max Porter’s follow-up to his heralded début is an equally ambitious novel centring on small-town Britain. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Porter to read Grief is the Thing with Feathers live

Max Porter is to read Grief is the Thing with Feathers live at Islington's Union Chapel later this month.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-11 19:32:34 UTC ]
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Shocker: People who read ebooks read more

Are you ready for a bombshell? Turns out people who read ebooks read more books than those don't. That tidbit comes from the number crunchers at Pew. According to a new report titled "The Rise of E-Reading," the ebook readers read an average of 24 books in the past year, versus the 15 books read... Continue reading at Engadget

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These are the books all the rich people will be reading in the metaverse this year.

Did you know that J.P. Morgan releases a summer reading list every year? (I didn’t, and I’m the person who does these.) Last week, the bank (??) announced its 23rd annual (??) summer reading list, which “invit[es] readers worldwide to explore the adventures, discoveries and new ideas that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The People Who Show Up for You: A Reading List of Unconventional Families

I grew up with two sets of amicably divorced grandparents. That meant I had three grandmothers—whip-smart, accomplished, fans of flowers and capital-c Culture—and four grandfathers: a Civil War-obsessed lawyer who loved opera and plaid; an intimidating, accomplished doctor with a collection of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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‘Small Things Like These’ reads like a Christmas classic

Claire Keegan’s novel breathes something vital into the season’s most cherished tales. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Now that you’ve read ‘The Last Thing He Told Me,’ let’s talk about the ending

Laura Dave’s suspense novel is impossible to put down. But how satisfying is that conclusion? Continue reading at The Washington Post

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I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom, Read by the Author

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Actress and comedian Rachel Bloom narrates her own memoir, I Want to Be Where the Normal... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Bad Sex award cancelled to spare people from more bad things

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2020 has been cancelled with organisers saying people have been “subjected to too many bad things this year” already. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-07 20:14:15 UTC ]
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The 20 reads book people actually want this year

Check out our 2020 holiday book gift guide for the best non-fiction and fiction picks for literary enthusiasts on your list. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Camilla Läckberg’s ‘The Golden Cage’ is a psychological suspense story about vile people doing vile things

Läckberg has been dubbed “the Swedish Agatha Christie” — but Christie never wrote sex scenes like this. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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According to the New York Times bestseller lists, a lot of people are reading about racism.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi pointed out on Twitter last night that books about racism (including two of his own, How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning) are making up a significant portion of the New York Times bestseller lists. “The resistance is from the loudness of demonstrations to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Things get weird when a neural net is trained on text adventure games

We've seen people turn neural networks to almost everything from drafting pickup lines to a new Harry Potter chapter, but it turns out classic text adventure games may be one of the best fits for AI yet. This latest glimpse into what artificial intel... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-09-11 19:39:00 UTC ]
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‘Do black people read?’ What my years in publishing have taught me about diversity in books | Natalie Jerome

Malorie Blackman laments the lack of BAME children’s characters. I know – it’s a real battle to get writers of colour publishedMy daughter, like me, is of mixed heritage. She has wildly curly hair, as have I. When she was born four years ago I was given five copies of the same kids’ picture book... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Things ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Characters Do with Books Besides Reading Them

Books are important to the texture of everyday life in Orange Is the New Black, which is based on a memoir ... Continue reading at Book Riot

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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from 'The Library Book'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here's an excerpt. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:08 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from ‘The Library Book’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here’s an excerpt. The opposite of a sensory-deprivation tank might be to spend a Monday morning in the library’s InfoNow Department. The phone rings with that weird blooping electronic tone all day long, and the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Young people who engage less with reading prefer screens, says NLT report

Print is still the preferred medium for young people but digital formats are growing in popularity amongst those who engage less with reading, according to a new report. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Max Porter's 'devastating' second novel to Faber

Faber has acquired Lanny, the "devastating" second novel from Granta editorial director Max Porter. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Things I Learned From Reading Terrible Books Written by Dictators

Man-bear love in Saddam Hussein's romance novel, Vladimir Putin's judo manual, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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