Word of the Day – Trypophobia

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Trypophobia (noun) tri-po-fo-bee-a Extreme or irrational aversion to or fear of clusters of small holes or bumps. Early 21st century from Greek trýpa ‘hole’ + -phobia. (more…)

Literary News

Tom Stobart, Founder of the Paradox Bookstore, WV dies

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To the literature lovers who hang around the literary Internet boards, The Paradox Bookstore is the place with the quirky wooden sign outside, inviting you to take a book if…

Sean Hannity’s New Book Revised Due to Nonsense Latin Motto

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American talk show host and conservative political commentator, Sean Hannity, recently released his latest book Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink. The book makes the…

John Boyne mistakenly includes video game references in historical novel

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John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) has included some strange references in his latest novel A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom.  Twitter regular and fellow writer, Dana Schwartz, showed…

New Releases

Stephen Fry to Publish ‘Troy’, the Third Book in His Greek Mythology Series

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British comedian, writer, actor, and television presenter Stephen Fry has announced the third installment in his series of books that explore the world of Greek mythology. The saga began in…

Oscar Winner Matthew Mcconaughey to Publish His First Book

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Matthew McConaughey has starred in plenty of critically acclaimed films and TV series, from True Detective, Interstellar, and The Wolf of Wall Street. In 2014 we won an Oscar for…

J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Ickabog’ Cover Revealed

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With all the controversy that has surrounded Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recently, it would be easy to forget that the famed British author serialised a new children's book, The…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2006

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We're moving along now and we're starting to get close to what will be the…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2005

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We're moving along now and we're starting to get close to what will be the…

8 Dramatic Novels Hitting the Shelves this August (2020)

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There's no denying this year has been all kinds of weird, and quite frankly it's taken some good books to get me through. But as crazy as it's been, the…

Inspired by Literature

Latest viral meme sees Harry Potter cast swap genders

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The Harry Potter cast has had a gender-bending make over! The latest viral meme to sweep the internet sees people use a photo editing app to change their gender and…

Socially Distanced Fairytales

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Fairytales have been adapted and reimagined so much through the years that it seems it has all been done. Until now! Comedian Bec Hill played a literary Twitter game with…

Experience Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as you never have before

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Frankenstein has been adapted into a game experience perfect for a bit of escapism. The Wanderer is brought to you by La Belle Games, and has each user playing from the…

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Quiz – Genres Timeline Historical Fiction

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A new series. Each quiz focuses on a specific genre with the questions in date order – a kind of potted history genre by genre.   (more…)

Quiz – Genres Timeline Fantasy

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A new series. Each quiz focuses on a specific genre with the questions in date order – a kind of potted history genre by genre.   (more…)
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