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Amazon Investment to Help India Retailer Add 25% More Stores – Bloomberg

Monday, September 25, 2017

Amazon.com Inc.’s investment in retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd. will help the Indian company boost revenue and add 25 percent more stores, while the U.S. firm expands its reach into smaller towns in the world’s second-most populated nation. Shoppers Stop shares surged after saying it will raise 1.8 billion rupees ($28 million) selling a 5 percent stake to Amazon.Com NV Investment Holdings LLC, the Mumbai-based company said in an emailed statement…

How Amazon could become an entertainment powerhouse – Digiday

Monday, September 25, 2017

The list of industries trembling at the thought of Amazon turning its sights on them is not short. One juicy target: Hollywood. Amazon already has a foothold in entertainment. After all, Amazon Prime Video already reaches roughly 18 percent of U.S. households. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is poised to spend $4.5 billion on video content in 2017, nearly double what it spent the year before. Amazon, like Netflix, is poised…

‘Outlander’ episode 3 makes one huge change from the books; showrunner Ron Moore explains why – Mashable

Monday, September 25, 2017

This recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 3, “All Debts Paid.” Episode 3 of Outlander Season 3 is a pretty big deal for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s novels: Not only does it reintroduce a pivotal character in Lord John William Grey (all grown up and decidedly more dashing than the last time we saw him in Season 2, now portrayed by David Berry), but also closes the chapter…

Graywolf’s Literary Salon hits National Book Awards jackpot with 3 nominees – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Monday, September 25, 2017

Graywolf Press began advertising its second annual Literary Salon a couple of months ago, with the evening’s centerpiece to be a conversation with their authors Carmen Maria Machado, Danez Smith and Layli Long Soldier. The Wolves had no idea when they planned the Sept. 27 event that all three writers would be longlisted for 2017 National Book Awards. Machado is nominated for her debut, “Her Body and Other Parties: Stories,” and…

Inside Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ reunion and engagement party – Page Six

Monday, September 25, 2017

Quentin Tarantino and his fiancée Daniella PickAnton Martynov Quentin Tarantino and his fiancée Daniella Pick celebrated their engagement at a starry party in New York hosted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The party became a “Pulp Fiction” reunion as guests who came to toast the iconic writer/director and his beautiful bride-to-be included “Kill Bill” stars Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis. Also there at Saturday’s intimate party at Socialista…

‘Harry Potter’ continues to weave literary magic 20 years on – Irish Examiner

Monday, September 25, 2017

This summer, at literary festivals and bookstores around the world, readers celebrated the20-year anniversary of the debut of the first book in JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (re-titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States) — and with good reason. Since the young wizard’s first appearance on June 26, 1997, the “Boy Who Lived” has become the “Icon Who Endures”….

Inside Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ reunion and engagement party – Page Six

Monday, September 25, 2017

Quentin Tarantino and his fiancée Daniella PickAnton Martynov Quentin Tarantino and his fiancée Daniella Pick celebrated their engagement at a starry party in New York hosted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The party became a “Pulp Fiction” reunion as guests who came to toast the iconic writer/director and his beautiful bride-to-be included “Kill Bill” stars Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis. Also there at Saturday’s intimate party at Socialista…

Well Read Black Girl Is Putting The Lit Back in Literature – Essence.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

I have always liked to read, better yet I have always loved to read. My earliest and most dear childhood memories, are of carefully combing through the crepe pages of the Scholastic Book Fair advertisements and circling the books I wanted. But holding on to that love, and finding the time to get lost in the prose of my favorite authors became increasingly more difficult with each passing year. Between work,…

An industry that began more than 150 years ago, ‘Mormon literature helps us figure out what it means to be Mormon’ – Daily Herald

Monday, September 25, 2017

The written word has been an important part of the culture of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and text that is designed to appeal to the LDS reader began its published life over 100 years ago. Deseret Book had its beginnings in 1866 with the first edition of “The Juvenile Instructor,” published by George Q. Cannon. Elder Cannon was troubled by…

Involving junior doctors in medical article publishing: is it an effective method of teaching? – Dove Medical Press

Monday, September 25, 2017

Back to Browse Journals » Advances in Medical Education and Practice » Volume 8 Authors Oyibo SO Received 27 July 2017 Accepted for publication 24 August 2017 Published 22 September 2017 Volume 2017:8 Pages 669—674 DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S147431 Checked for plagiarism Yes Review by Single-blind Peer reviewers approved…

How the bestseller ‘The Vegetarian,’ translated from Han Kang’s original, caused an uproar in South Korea – Los Angeles Times

Monday, September 25, 2017

Before publishing his famous Chinese poetry translation “Cathay” in 1915, Ezra Pound apparently had no knowledge of Chinese at all. Instead, he worked from second-hand notes by another translator, boldly imposing his Imagist vision on classical Chinese poetry. Not surprisingly, he made quite a few errors in the process. And yet today, “Cathay” has become a deeply admired modernist classic; “The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter” appears in many poetry anthologies….

Ann Patchett: Writer, and purveyor, of books – CBS News

Sunday, September 24, 2017

An author who pursues his or her craft by the book still won’t enjoy success unless enough people BUY the book — a lesson, Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” tells us, one respected writer has taken to heart: Ann Patchett doesn’t just write books, like her latest bestseller, “Commonwealth”; she sells them, at Parnassus Books in Nashville, her very own bookstore. Her own books are on sale, too. “It’s very…

Books: New and noteworthy: Stephen King – USA TODAY

Sunday, September 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa. USA TODAY ‘Sleeping Beauties’ by Stephen King(Photo: Scribner) ­USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen…

The New Season: Books – CBS News

Sunday, September 24, 2017

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul previews some of the fall’s most anticipated titles: This fall is shaping up to be an exciting season for books, after last year’s intense election cycle, a wave of books wrestling with the news, and the election in particular, are now grabbing readers’ attention, giving readers context and helping them understand the historic implications of the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened”…

Harry Potter and Other You Didn’t Know Faced Censorship as Banned Books Week Begins – Newsweek

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA)’s yearly Banned Books Week, held this year between Sunday September 24 and Saturday September 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, the event spotlights the risk of censorship still present across the U.S. “While books have been and continue…

Nelson DeMille’s 6 favorite books featuring iconic sleuths – The Week Magazine

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Black Tower by P.D. James (Scribner, $16). Nobody writes murder mysteries like the British: slow-paced, almost laconic, atmospheric, and very quirky. Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is outwardly detached, but he sees, hears, and evaluates everything. The exquisite prose is why you read James. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (Bantam, $16). All of Stout’s Nero Wolfe books are excellent, but this is the most excellent….

Inside Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ reunion and engagement party – Page Six

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Quentin Tarantino and his fiancée Daniella Pick celebrated their engagement at a starry party in New York hosted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The party became a “Pulp Fiction” reunion as guests who came to toast the iconic writer/director and his beautiful bride-to-be included “Kill Bill” stars Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis. Also there at Saturday’s intimate party at Socialista in Soho were Tarantino actors Harvey Keitel and…

Book review: ‘The Vietnam War’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Book review: ‘The Turn’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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