Amazon Is Putting Award-Winning Independent Bookstores Out of Business

Amazon Is Putting Award-Winning Independent Bookstores Out of Business

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Duh. Just to clarify, that’s very much a sympathetic “duh” —a begrudgingly uttered duh. The type of sound which escapes ones’ mouth when reason violently overcomes any and all romantic notions. Don’t get me wrong, I love Amazon. No going to the mall and wastefully spending minutes on “browsing” or avoiding awkward encounters with school mates you thought you’d never have to see again; however, some things are better off experienced the old-fashioned way: suspenders, cast iron pans, photo albums (not really) and bookstores. According to an article posted on The Guardian’s website, Wenlock Books in Shropshire (county in the …

Filming Begins on Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ Adaptation

Filming Begins on Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ Adaptation

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If you were unaware, the soon to be cult classic and heart-wrenchingly-real bestseller (like it weirdly broke me) of the year, Normal People is being turned into a twelve-part series. Sally Rooney became the youngest author to win the Costa Novel Award in 2018 (beating us all to it) before her book was named 2019’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. The word-weaving powerhouse that is Ms. Rooney has helped pen the pending adaptation alongside Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe.   Image Via Virginmediatelevision.ie    The novel follows the ever-changing, often infuriating relationship between Connell and Marianne …

Disgruntled ‘GoT’ Fans Aim to Make Amends With Charitable Petitions (Raising Over 125K)

Disgruntled ‘GoT’ Fans Aim to Make Amends With Charitable Petitions (Raising Over 125K)

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But first, aN Analogy Imagine building an igloo—a structure strong enough to withstand the full weight of an undead polar bear. All you have are your hands and a machete. Entrenched within the projected perimeter of your home, you begin crafting and stacking bricks with the snow available at your feet. As the walls of your igloo get higher and higher, the world around you begins to disappear. All you can see is the inside of your igloo. It is only when the work is complete that you can cut a door with your now worn machete and reenter the …

Check Out The Debut Trailer For ‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation

Check Out The Debut Trailer For ‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation

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Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch is a story about loss. The main character, Theodore “Theo” Decker loses his mother when a bomb explodes while the pair are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art; one of the reasons they were there was to see one of her favorite paintings, The Goldfinch.  Theo is able to escape the rubble, with the pricelessDutch painting in hand. It becomes the single most important object in Tartt’s narrative. Her whirlwind coming-of-age tale navigates themes like fate, survival, confusion and what it means to let go.     In 2013 Tartt’s novel took the …

We Have a New Letter From Hopeful, Unpublished Arthur Conan Doyle

We Have a New Letter From Hopeful, Unpublished Arthur Conan Doyle

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“Dear Sir. I venture to submit to your notice the accompanying tale ‘The actor’s duel’. I once before trespassed upon your valuable time by sending up a sketch which did not come up to your standard – I trust that this may meet with a better fate. However defective the working out maybe I am conscious that the denouement is both original and powerful, worthy, I hope, of the traditions of your magazine.” The above excerpt is taken from a letter written by Sherlock Holmes creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The British writer would have turned 160 years old this …