Digging up Mother: A Love Story – Doug Stanhope

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Casual comedy fans will be forgiven for not having heard of American comedian Doug Stanhope. This hard-drinking, hard-talking comedian has never had a hit TV series, doesn’t appear on panel shows, and would never get his material broadcast on the … Continue reading

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Check Out This Awesome DIY Book Staircase

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If you consider yourself handy when it comes to home improvements then check out this fantastic staircase that has been repainted to turn the steps into a giant stack of books! Originally posted on Reddit, this awesome project was created … Continue reading

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Book Vending Machines Installed in Singapore

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Heads up, bookworms! BooksActually, a local independent book store in Singapore, has begun installing book vending machines in high traffic spots. The first two vending machines are located at the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Visitor Centre on shopping … Continue reading

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Harper Lee, Author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Has Passed Away Aged 89

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It was announced earlier today that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has passed away at aged 89. The news was confirmed by the mayor’s office in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Born on April 28th, 1926, Lee … Continue reading

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William Blake Poetry Book Annotated by Thom Yorke Includes Early Drafts of Radiohead Songs

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A tatty copy of a collection of William Blake poems would usually only sell for a few pounds at your local Oxfam charity shop, but this particular copy that was discovered by Oxfam Volunteers is worth considerably more. The volunteers … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz (Translated by George Goulding and Based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series)

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Remember a few years ago when Nordic crime novels were all the rage? We couldn’t get enough of them, and rightly so, the books in the limelight at that time were very good. Arguably the most popular crime novels of … Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Element Could Be Named in Honour of Terry Pratchett

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Sir Terry Pratchett may be gone, but he’s certainly not forgotten. A recent petition to name a newly discovered element after a fictional colour from Pratchett’s Discworld novels has gained over 37,000 supporters. In Pratchett’s Discworld fantasy world, the colour … Continue reading

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R.R. Martin

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Set roughly one-hundred years before the events of A Game of Thrones, the first installment in George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, A knight of the Seven Kingdoms tells the story of a young … Continue reading

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20 of the Best Opening Lines from Novels

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The opening line of a book can often be the most important. The first line is the author’s way of introducing oneself to the reader and can often be the difference between being being put back on the shelf or … Continue reading

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Stoner – John Williams

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At the time of writing, it’s 02:50 and I should be in the land of nod. Instead I’m sat here at my computer desperately trying to find the right words to describe how John Williams’ novel Stoner has shaken me … Continue reading

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