Sunday, October 27, 2013

This Week on Books Direct - 27 October 2013

This Week on Books Direct -
27 October 2013

Here's a list of the articles you may have missed this week:

"Real Food for Winter" - Brought to you by Bundle of the Week.
As the cold months approach, we've put together a bundle packed full of seasonal, real food recipes to help your family stay healthy, nourished and satisfied this winter! This collection includes more than 175 recipes at almost 80% off their retail price from bloggers who are known for their delicious and nourishing real food recipes.

"For Silicon Valley Novels, Blurring Fiction and Non-Fiction" - Article by Nick Bilton for The New York Times.
Mark Twain once said: "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." It seems that Dave Eggers has people questioning which of those two types of storytelling he wrote about in his new book, The Circle.

Canadian author Alice Munro recently became the first Canadian in Nobel history to win the big prize for literature. She was also only the 13th woman to get the world's highest honor for writing in the Swedish academy's 112-year history. Here's a look back at all the female Nobel literature winners from 1909-2013.

Here, from a range of genres and time periods, are some notable exceptions to the "all famous authors are jerks" rule.

"The Power of Introverts" - YouTube video by Susan Cain.

"6 Things You Need to Know Before You Write a Book Review" - Article by Riley Banks for The Writer's Shack.
How to write a book review. Seems a simple enough thing, right? So why do so many people get it wrong? Riley shows us the basics.

"Neil Gaiman: 'No such thing as a bad book for children'" - Article by Tim Masters for BBC News.
Fantasy author Neil Gaiman has said "snobbery and foolishness" by adults about certain books can easily destroy a child's love of reading.

"Finding Libraries in Unexpected Places" - Article by Derek Attig for Book Riot.
We usually think about libraries as staid and steady buildings, safely immobile on our city streets. Derek shares some of the more unusual ways that librarians have taken books out into the world.

"An Amazonian Rant" - Article by Kasia James for The Writer's Shack.
Why is there no advanced search system on Amazon?

"6 Ways To Find Solace In Your Loneliness" - Article by Jenna Michelle for Thought Catalog.
You can always read a book.

Long before Amazon was bringing books to your doorstep, there was the Bookmobile! A travelling library often used to provide books to villages and city suburbs that had no library buildings.

"Down the Rabbit Hole: A Bookish Introduction to Reddit" - Article by Josh Corman for Book Riot.
Even for those of us who consider ourselves technologically savvy, internet-literate, and "with it"in a way belied by our un-ironic use of phrases like "with it", Reddit can be a frightening place. So what are we bookish types to do with Reddit?

"Libraries of the Rich and Famous" - Article by Wallace Yovetich for Book Riot.
Let's take a look at homes of people who can dedicate an entire room to being a library. Jealous yet?

"A Few Simple Rules for Being Bookish Best Friends" - Article by Cassandra Neace for Book Riot.
These are 4 pretty firm rules that most everyone can agree on.

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