Man Booker Prize Awarded to Eleanor Catton for “The Luminaries”

What were you doing at age 28? If you were author Eleanor Catton, you would be graciously accepting Britain’s highest literary honor, the Man Booker Prize.  Catton won the prestigious award for her  second novel The Luminaries.  In addition to making her the youngest recipient in the history of the prize, Catton’s 832 page novel is also…

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Top 10 Most Recommended Books of 2012

“Do give books for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.”  ~ Lenore Hershey So many books, so little time… If you are still floundering about for a good Christmas gift, here is a list that may help.  Recently,  Flavorwire complied a list of the most recommend books from fifteen respected magazines and newspapers and…

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Hmmm… Seems to be a Book! Ten Gift Suggestions for Christmas Reading

Among my friends, (who, let’s face it, often regard sunlight as the enemy) there can never be a better Christmas present than a coveted book. Most of our friends, family members, and colleagues know we love to read. However, what to get your favorite bibliophile can be daunting: “Hmmmm… well, Diana sorta likes cats. How about this…

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Bring Up the Booker

Yesterday the prestigious Man Booker prize was awarded, breaking two important records in the process. The lucky recipient Hilary Mantel became the first woman to win the award twice, and the first author to win it for a consecutive sequel. British author Mantel won her first Booker prize in 2009 with the historical fiction novel…

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