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Skagboys: Irvine Welsh’s Prequel to Trainspotting

I guess I’d better start boning up on my Scottish dialect – fitba means football, right? – gritty novelist Irvine Welsh has a new book out. Skagboys is the prequel to his 1993 darkly hilarious (yet horribly depressing) novel Trainspotting, made into a hugely successful 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Kelly MacDonald. […]

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel – Teaser Trailer

It’s been 11 years since the publication of Yann Martel’s book of mystery, metaphor and magical realism, Life of Pi, was published. At long last, there is a snippet available – albeit very brief – of the upcoming film adaptation to stoke our excitement. The film is due for release in the United States in […]

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On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves: A Preview

Move over Fifty Shades of Grey, there just might be a new sexy book in town, going viral and breaking the usual publishing rules. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves was rejected by 14 traditional publishers and 40 different book agents. But Garvis-Graves, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, persevered, published it as an e-book, […]

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7 Upcoming Movies from Books I’m Excited About

I’m a big fan of films adapted from books. There are always a fair number of doozies that they get horribly wrong, a lot of decent adaptations, and if we’re lucky, a few shining gems that really do justice to the book and its fans. Some of the upcoming movies from books I’m most curious […]

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50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James – An Honest Book Review (and a Bonus Peek at Christian Grey’s Condo)

I just finished reading E.L. James’ wildly-buzzed-about-and-speculated-upon erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Look, don’t judge me, it was for book club. And I only reread a few specific passages. No more than three or four times. The truth is, the book is completely, almost inarguably ridiculous. The main male character is a perpetually-single, unattainable, […]

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AbeBooks bestsellers April 2012

Top 10 bestselling signed books on AbeBooks 1. City of Bohane by Kevin Barry 2. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore 3. The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan 4. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow 5. The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler 6. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson 7. Game of Thrones by […]

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Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

There is a new book getting attention. It’s called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware. Ware, a former palliative care nurse, witnessed countless moments of clarity and emotional epiphany in dying patients, and realized there were frequent themes that often came up when the patients expressed regret or wished they had […]

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J.K. Rowling’s New Book for Adults: The Casual Vacancy

JK Rowling’s new book, The Casual Vacancy, hits shelves on September 27th.

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Top 25 American Novelists in 1929

An interesting article from Commentary Magazine yesterday. In 1929, two psychologists proposed a plan to survey literary critics, having them answer a questionnaire and rank living American novelists according to various points of merit. 65 critics took part, and the results were ranked and compiled, based on how many of the critics listed each name, […]

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Hunger Games Movie

The film adaptation of The Hunger Games is due for release in one week. The trailer looks very promising.

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