‘Becoming’ Named Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year!

By December 6, 2018 News, Political

Becoming by Michelle Obama became the fastest selling book of 2018 and has now been named as Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year 2018.

It seems nothing can stop Mrs Obama’s memoirs from reaching many places around the globe including Australia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Korea, and South Africa.

Thanks to its great success the US literary giants Barnes & Noble have named Becoming as their Book of the Year 2018.

Hip-Hop version of Romeo and Juliet Coming from Netflix

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Romeo and Juliet has seen quite a few adaptations over the years, some traditional, and some, like Baz Luhrman’s famous 1996 adaptation have been a little more offbeat. Now, Netflix has announced that they are adapting the Shakespeare play with a hip-hop influenced spin.

The new adaptation will be created for Netflix by Solvan “Slick” Naim, and produced by Will Smith. The adaptation is being billed as a contemporary musical film and will be set in the hustle and bustle of the streets of New York.
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6 Essential Books About Climate Change and the Environment

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We’re getting bombarded by all sides right now, The Extinction Rebellion, The Sixth Mass Extinction, Unnatural History, Climate Change, the buzzwords are everywhere, but what do they all mean?

If you want to care about the planet and want to make positive change but you don’t really understand what it’s all about, why it’s happening, and what you can do about it then today we are bringing you six must read books about climate change to ensure you’re as informed as possible!

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Librarian shares 28 things she has noticed about her job

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A librarian from Scotland took to Twitter to share her insight into what it is like being a librarian in the UK.

Secret Library Gorgon, whose real name is Mel, told Bored Panda that being a librarian was never her intention but sometimes great things happen without you planning them.

“I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years but I became quite unwell about five years ago and had to leave my product design engineering role and course. I was gutted but I knew that recovery would take a while. I’ve always been a bookworm so I started looking for jobs in libraries and other environments to do part-time while I recovered. I love it so much that I hope I can keep working in libraries permanently.”

After chatting with a colleague about some of the quirks of their job, Mel started posting them on Twitter: “I figured a few of my fellow library assistants would relate. If I’d known how big it would become, I’d have proofread them first!”

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Folio Society Announces ‘Lavish’ Game of Thrones Book

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The Folio Society is know for publishing beautiful, limited edition versions of classic books, all made from high quality materials that means they’ll look great on your shelf. If you’re a fan of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, then you’ll be intrigued to learn that Folio has just announced a very exclusive publication of the series’ first book A Game of Thrones.

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BBC Announces Virtual Reality Tours Across UK Libraries

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The BBC has announced that it will be launching virtual reality (VR) experiences free of charge in libraries across the UK for those who want to try out VR technology. These experiences will come in the form of short demos which will allow users to experience the technology with a number of demonstrations, from a documentary set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to a reconstruction of being onboard a Lancaster bomber during an air raid on Berlin during the Second World War.

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Women’s Prize Launch New Podcast

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When I’m not reading, which I grant you isn’t often, I like to listen to podcasts. If those podcasts are about my favourite subject, books, I’m sold before first hearing.

Last week Women’s Prize For Fiction announced they were launching a brand new podcast, “championing the very best writing by women from around the world”, so I grabbed my headphones, hit the subscribe button and had a listen.

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