The Absolute Best Black Friday Book Deals of 2017

The Absolute Best Black Friday Book Deals of 2017

For some people, Black Friday is just another day in another week. But for most people, it’s the day to recover from the food coma you suffered the night before, and shop! Everything goes on sale. This of course includes big ticket items such as laptops and flatscreens, but there are smaller (and in my opinion, more important) items on a huge sale on Black Friday as well: books.   Lost on where to look for books deals? Look no further than right here!   Image Via Barnes and Noble   Along with their usual Black Friday coupons, Barnes & …

This Author’s Story of Fleeing China Is Everything

This Author’s Story of Fleeing China Is Everything

What do you do if you’re an author whose home country refuses to publish the most important books you’ve ever written in your career? If you’re Chinese author Xue Yiwei, you move all the way across the world.   Mr. Xue, known in China as one of their “most charismatic literary stylists,” is largely unknown in the English-speaking part of the world, but that’s about to change. In 2010, he wrote a book entitled Dr. Bethune’s Children, which is a book of letters addressed to Norman Bethune, a Canadian doctor who died on the front lines of the Communist resistance to …

5 Disney Movies You May Not Have Known Are Based on Books

5 Disney Movies You May Not Have Known Are Based on Books

Growing up, Disney movies were always one of my favorite things in the world. I loved getting lost in the stories of unfortunate protagonists, handsome princes, unbeatable magic, and fairy tale endings. And as an avid reader, it didn’t take me long to figure out most Disney movies are based on books.   There are the obvious ones. Princess movies like Cinderella and Snow White are based on tales by the brothers Grimm. Alice in Wonderland was based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. And of course Hans Christian Anderson gave us The Little Mermaid.    …

Move Over Rupi Kaur, This Poetry Book Based on Vine Is Really Where It’s At

Move Over Rupi Kaur, This Poetry Book Based on Vine Is Really Where It’s At

If you’re into social media, you probably remember Vine, a video sharing platform where users published humorous six second videos. Though Vine is now dead, it was extremely popular for a while, and fans still remember how amazing it was.   Two of those fans are college students Emily Beck and Adam Gasiewski. The couple were in Barnes & Noble when they came across milk and honey, an poetry book written and self published by Rupi Kaur. Amazingly, the book was picked up by a publisher and has become immensely popular, selling over a million copies. As an added bonus, the …

New Adaptation Promises to Turn Hollywood Ageism on Its Head

New Adaptation Promises to Turn Hollywood Ageism on Its Head

If you’re a film buff, you know the actress Annette Bening. When she was younger, she acted in several massive movies like American Beauty and The Grifters. Bening recently wrapped up filming for her newest movie, based on Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, a memoir written by actor Peter Turner, which focuses heavily on his relationship with fellow actress Gloria Grahame.   The film shares a name with the memoir, and stars Jamie Bell as Peter and Bening as Gloria. Bening revels in her role because Grahame was much older than Turner when the two started their romance. Bening, who was used …