Are you trying to take your mind off the current situations but it appears that news outlets and the rest of television seems to talk of nothing but? If you were not a listener of podcasts, now is the time to take it up. Podcasts are becoming a great trend and although there are episodes that will talk about important topics in great length, there are podcasts that explore amazing subjects from books to self-help, something we could all use right now.
So if you are looking to listening to something different or want to add new podcasts to your playlist, here are some recommendations that will have you more at ease: Continue reading “Podcasts to Release Your Inner Calm”
The bookseller, Waterstones, released their shortlist of the Best Book of 2019 and I am so glad to say that three books that I read this year (and also one of my favorites) has made the list:
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The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2019 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, this award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.
Here are the winners:
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Waterstones announced their choice for the 2018’s Book of the Year. And the winner is… Continue reading “Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…”
As the year comes to a close, it is time for people of the book world to make their choice of the best books of the year. While we await for the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards, we get to see other literary institutions celebrate another great year of reading.
Since 2012, Waterstones Book of the Year has been a highly anticipated event the bookstore chain has looked forward to. Nominated by their booksellers, the shortlist is judged by many factors ranging from the book’s writing style to the beauty of its production.
Last year’s pick was La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman. Let’s see which books are battling for the seventh year title:
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A few days ago, an editorial was published in the New York Times depicting the deep trouble Barnes & Noble is truly in and why, more than ever, the retail book chain needs to be saved. Across the web and the blog-sphere, writers and book lovers a like are urging that we need all that we can do to save a company that is literally the last book chain in the United States. There is strong encouragement now, to shop at Barnes & Noble more and support their future.
I must be in the minority because that is not going to happen for me. Continue reading “Why I Don’t Shop at Barnes & Noble”
The popular YA novel, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, is the Overall Winner of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018. The well reviewed novel, which also won the Older Fiction category, was considered to be “remarkable debut seizes the sorrow and hope of the Black Lives Matter movement and creates a story that blazes with injustice and inspiration”. Continue reading “The Hate U Give Wins 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize”
Waterstone’s, one of my favorite bookstores, compiles a nomination list of the best books of the year and one book is given the honor as the best book of the year. And the winner has just been released.
And the winner is…
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