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Book-Lovers: 21 Modern Masterpieces You Probably Don’t Know About

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Looking for your next great book to read?

If you’re looking for something beyond the current best-seller lists then I have just what you need.

In a new article from GQ, twenty-one acclaimed authors recommend forgotten masterpieces you might’ve missed.

Have a look at the list via the link below and let me know if you have any other suggestions.

Source: 21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of | GQ

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Book Lovers: Amazon Unveils New Kindle

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If you’re a Kindle fan (like me) then I’m sure you were interested in the big news from Amazon yesterday.

In case you missed it, the online giant revealed its upgraded e-reader, the “Oasis”, which goes on sale April 27.

Will Oremus, writing for Slate, has details on the new device via the link below.

Let me know if you plan to grab the new Kindle.

“On Wednesday morning, the retail giant announced its newest Kindle, and it’s even pricier than the Voyage. It’s called the Kindle Oasis, and it will set you back some $290.” – Will Oremus

Source: Book Lovers Obsess Over Books. Could They Ever Feel the Same About a Kindle?

Book-Lovers: Finalists For 2015 Nebula Awards

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If you’re looking for a new book to dive into then I have a list that might help you out.

The 2015 Nebula Awards finalists were announced on March 3, and the list includes novels, novellas, and anthologies.

In case you’re not aware, the Nebula  Awards are one of the premiere annual awards in the Science Fiction genre.

Unfortunately, I can’t offer any opinions on this year’s nominees, but I hope to pick up some of these books soon.

Have a look at the list below, and let me know if you’ve read any of these books.

Thanks to Amazon Books for the heads up.

Want to shop for past Nebula Award-winning books (or one of this year’s finalists)? If you use this affiliate link – Nebula Award Winners – you’ll help support this blog.

Nebula Award for Best Novel

Raising Caine by Charles E. Gannon

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen

Updraft by Fran Wilde

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace  Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby  Nimona, Noelle Stevenson

Updraft by Fran Wilde

Book-Lovers: 5 Websites You Should Check Out

 

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Are you the type of person who always has a book on the nightstand (or queued up on your eReader)?

If you’re a book-lover, you’ll want to scroll down for a special list I curated just for you.

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite places on the web for book reviews, author interviews, and anything book-related.

Have a look at my list of book websites below, and feel free to add your favorites in the comments.

5 Great Websites for Readers

NPR Books – National Public Radio’s (USA) book review site publishes new reviews several times a week.

Book Riot – This New York-based site offers many different sections dealing with books – reviews, publishing news, and special interest articles.

The Guardian – Books – This is a great place to keep up with the literary side of the book world – also features interviews with award-winning authors.

The Amazon Book Review – The official Amazon book blog updates frequently with new book info and author interviews.

Books – Slate – The long-time web magazine offers an eclectic mix of book reviews and news.

That’s my list of book sites, now it’s your turn – drop your favorite site in the comments.

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100 Interesting Facts about Famous Authors | Interesting Literature

Want to amaze your book-loving friends with your knowledge of literary trivia?

Well, here’s a great place to start.

“On Twitter we recently reached the 100,000 followers milestone. (Hurrah! And do follow us @InterestingLit if you’re also a tweeter.) To celebrate the occasion, we’ve gathered together one hundred of our favourite facts about famous authors. We hope you enjoy them! Where there’s a link on an author’s name, we’ve linked to our post about that particular author (usually part of our five fascinating facts series – indeed, if you like these facts, check out that series).” – Interesting Literature

Source: 100 Interesting Facts about Famous Authors | Interesting Literature

2015 National Book Award Fiction Long List

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My “to-read” list just got a bit longer.

The Man Booker Prize announced its short list just a few days ago, which means it’s time for its Yankee brethren, the National Book Award, to jump into the game with its long list. The one book that made it on both? A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara, who spoke to Vulture about the process of writing the book. The NBA fiction short list will be released October 14, with the winners themselves announced on November 18. Good luck to all these nominees, and better luck to their frustrated, less-famous friends. – Nate Jones

Source: 2015’s National Book Award Fiction Long List — Vulture

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7 Famous Lost Literary Works

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On this day in 1956, while visiting the Ritz Hotel in Paris, Ernest Hemingway was alerted by the staff that he’d had two trunks stored there since the 1920s, and if he didn’t claim them, they’d be tossed in the trash. Hemingway was surprised when he claimed the luggage and found lost manuscripts and notes, some of which would eventually make up A Moveable Feast, one of the most famous literary memoirs ever.

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Quote Of The Day (Sept. 11, 2013)

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“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

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