‘The English Patient’ Wins Golden Man Booker Prize

‘The English Patient’ Wins Golden Man Booker Prize

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Congratulations to Canadian novelist Michael Ondaatje, whose book The English Patient won the Golden Man Booker Prize on July 8th! For any book-lover, it goes without saying that the Man Booker Prize is one of the most important awards for novels written in English. The Golden Man Booker Prize aims to re-award the most distinguished  Booker Prize-winning works in the past fifty years. Ondaatje’s The English Patient won the prize in 1992 for its great portrayal of the society and mentality during World War II. Defeating the other four works nominated, The English Patient got 9,000 votes and became the winner of The Golden Booker Prize. …

‘Speak’ Author Is Releasing a Memoir About Sexual Assault

‘Speak’ Author Is Releasing a Memoir About Sexual Assault

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In 1999, author Laurie Halse Anderson released a young adult novel entitled Speak that would result in widespread conversation and a shift in the way we view and talk about sexual assault.     Image Via Amazon     The novel spread quickly and rooted itself deep, still being something that is read and taught in classrooms across the globe today, even resulting in a movie adaptation starring Kristen Stewart.         **Speak Spoilers Ahead**         Speak is written through the perspective of high school freshman Melinda Sordino as she struggles with finding her place after being completely ostracized and isolated …

Check Out the Spooky Cover for the Stranger Things Books!

Check Out the Spooky Cover for the Stranger Things Books!

While fans patiently await the third season of Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things, fans can soon get their fill of 80’s pop culture nostalgia with new books being published by Penguin Random House as soon as this fall. The worldwide publishing deal between Netflix and Random House will feature a behind-the-scenes companion book, a hardcover gift book for young readers, and a prequel novel about Eleven’s mother and the MKUltra program.   The companion book will be titled Strangers Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion, offering readers an inside look into every aspect of the series through …

Amber Tablyn’s Debut Novel Set to Release This Month!

Amber Tablyn’s Debut Novel Set to Release This Month!

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Popular film and television actor Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Joan of Arcadia) will be releasing her debut novel this month.     Image Via HarperCollins Publishers   The book is entitled Any Man and details the story of one woman, Maude, as she hunts down men in bars, online, and even from within the comfort of their own homes and sexually assaults them in the most horrific of ways. The entire story takes place through the perspectives of the victims as they struggle against a justice system that doesn’t believe them, friends and family who shame and alienate them, …

Monday Motivation – The Three Books You Should Read This Week

Monday Motivation – The Three Books You Should Read This Week

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Without any invitation, Monday’s back! Luckily, so are we bringing you three books that can help get you through this week. Let’s get started.   1. Life Is Short and so Is This Book by Peter Atkins    Image Via Goodreads   Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can’t get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters. That’s the topic of this book. I don’t pretend to have all the …