Alice Munro

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Book or Kindle? There’s no method in the madness

free-vector-person-reading-book-clip-art_110276_Person_Reading_Book_clip_art_hightWhen to Kindle and when not to Kindle, that is still the question. In a touching article in the New York Times recently, Nick Bilton wrote about how, after the death of his mother, he found he was “bound in spirit and print” to her through her love of books. “She spoke passionately about being able to smell the pages of a print book as you read, to feel the edges of a hardcover in your hands,” Bilton wrote. “And that the notes left inside by the previous reader (often my mother) could pause time.” He describes how she gathered a library of more than 3,000 books and scoffed at his embrace of the Kindle.

That was me, not all that long ago. Books were king. However, after a 

Man Booker International Prize long list announced

Ten authors have been named on the long list for the Man Booker International Prize. It includes writers from six from countries which have never featured before. The ten authors on the list are: Cesar Aira (Argentina) Hoda Barakat (Lebanon) Maryse Conde (Guadeloupe) Mia Couto (Mozambique) Amitav Ghosh (India) Fanny Howe (USA) Ibrahim al-Koni (Libya) Laszlo Krasznahorkai (Hungary) Alain…


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