Book Murals from around the world

Originally posted on 'The more he gave away, the more delighted he became' - from the Rainbow Fish:

As part of the OZTL – net group I belong to, I received a post about amazing wall murals featuring books. I wanted to share it with you.

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An Interview with Ian McEwan

Originally posted on The Oxford Culture Review:

Ian McEwan is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary writers, and is speaking in Oxford on the 4th September after the release of his new novel, ‘The Children Act’. He won the Man Booker Prize for ‘Amsterdam’ in 1998 and many of his books have been made into films, most recently ‘Atonement’. I spoke to him about his latest book, researching for novels, and literary audiences.

What is the premise of ‘The Children Act’, and how did you come to choose this topic?

More than one premise, in fact. Firstly, (much neglected by crime fiction), to investigate the character of the judge, and how that influences the course of a case.

Secondly, to explore an encounter between the courts, whose assumptions are generally secular, and deeply held religious belief. A stark example of this is the Jehovah’s Witness refusal for themselves and for their children, of blood transfusion.


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“Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.”
— Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Disclosure: Fragments


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“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
— Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

A Logophile’s Survival Kit

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Meet Gwen Stacy – Spider-Woman! Your First Look at EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2!


Such a cool twist for the franchise.

Originally posted on ComicsRefueled:

Edge_of_Spider-Verse_2_CoverAs spider-powered heroes from across all universes unite to battle back the threat of Morlun, meet a young girl from Midtown High who learned that with great power, comes great responsibility. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at September’s EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2, from critically acclaimed writer Jason Latour and rising-star artist Robbi Rodriguez! She’s smart, she’s tough, she’s charming and she can lift a car – she’s Gwen Stacy! Patrolling the New York City of her universe, she keeps the streets safe as the vigilante known as Spider-Woman! Just don’t tell her father, NYPD Police Chief George Stacy!

“This story sees Gwen at a real crossroads of her life,” says writer Jason Latour, in an interview with “Spider-Woman is wanted for a crime she didn’t commit. So where as her life in costume before was a lot of adventuring and fun…

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Time To Make A Literary Killing. . . .

(via writingcareer):

HarperCollins Publishers has debuted KillerReads, a new digital first imprint that will publish commercial crime and thriller titles. The acquisitions team has opened a special reading period to receive full-length manuscripts from emerging and underrepresented authors.

The imprint will publish not to two new titles monthly. Led by Sarah Hodgson, deputy publishing director, the team seeks any crime/thriller in the fiction genre, including detective fiction, crime drama, legal thrillers, and psychological thrillers.

Submission Guidelines:

- Submit a finished manuscript above 70K words written in English.
– A summary of the book, containing the story’s plot and ending (maximum 500 words).
– A one paragraph recap of the book.
– An author profile and credentials.

Reading period closes September 14, 2014. Learn how to submit your manuscript here:

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Brooklyn Book Festival


I’d go if I could. :)

Originally posted on Indie Hero:



The Brooklyn Book Festival ) is on 9/21/14, with bookend events from 9/15 to 9/21.

Here’s the official description:

“The Brooklyn Book Festival, on Sunday, September 21, 2014, is a huge, free public event presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America’s premier literary and literacy events, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of booklovers of all ages. The festival is organized around themed readings and devoted to timely and lively panel discussions. The inclusion of top national and international authors and new partners has expanded the festival’s reach while continuing to celebrate and enhance Brooklyn’s contemporary and historic literary reputation.”

Singulus Books and I will have a table there, guerrilla style of course. The prep work is done: have my Square credit card reader, banners, promotional items, folding table and chair, and 100 copies…

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