My Edinburgh Book Festival Experience in 7 Souvenirs (Adam Marek)hoaxes
I just got back from three days at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where I was talking about The Stone Thrower at an event with Rodge Glass. It was my first time there and I was overwhelmed by the size of it.
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7 Sci-fi Literary and Journalistic Hoaxes that Readers Believed (io9)
The idea of sophisticated life on the moon might seem absurd today, but when a story about lunary civilization appeared in newspapers in 1835, many wondered if it could be true. And that’s hardly the only scifi story readers have found credible enough to believe.
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10 of Literature’s Most Unreliable Narrators (Flavorwire)
It was 55 years ago today that Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novelLolita was first published in the US. Nabokov’s remarkable prose is as evocative today as it was in 1958.
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Managing your ‘To Be Read’ Pile with Calibre (Dear Author)
For long time readers of this blog, Calibre is an indispensable tool for tracking my reading library. I shop primarily at Amazon but if I have coupons or see deals at other sites, I’ll buy there as well.  Plus, I have over a 1,000 books I bought before Amazon really got up and running. I need an organizational tool for my digital books.
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What I’m Thinking About … Why Big Books Are Back (The Guardian)
Big books are dominating this year’s book festival. David Peace’s 720-page Red or Dead made a big impression at his event here, and Eleanor Catton’s even bigger The Luminaries (832 pages), and Richard House’s The Kills (1002 pages) have both been longlisted for the Man Booker prize as well.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “Ghosts of Manhattan” by Douglas Brunt (and) 5 sci-fi books in the “Caged” series (and 2 others)


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