Books

Zayn Malik Writing an Autobiography!

Think of how much Zayn Malik has done since leaving One Direction. He broke off an engagement, started dating a gorgeous supermodel (Gigi Hadid), released a solo album, you name it! Now to add to that list, he is writing a memoir...

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Today, in 1951, Catcher in the Rye by JD Sallinger was Published

Today, July 16, in year 1951, the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by author J.D. Sallinger, was published. I remember reading the book cover-to-cover in high school for a project and really finding it fun and insightful. The brilliant novel is still popular today, catering to readers timelessly. The reflective …

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Book Review: M Train By Patti Smith

Book Review:M Train by Patti Smith

  M Train is singer,songwriter,National award-winning novelist Patti Smith’s self-written memoir.Set in eighteen “stations” all around the globe from Europe,Asia to South America. As Smith sets on expeditions to find the headstones of artists such as writers Osamu Dazai,Sylvia Plath,and director Akira Kurosawa among other ventures like her travel to …

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Astronaut Scott Kelly to Write Book Chronicling Months Spent in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly to Write Book Chronicling Months Spent in Space

Scott Kelly, who returned to Earth last month after spending almost a year aboard the International Space Station, will write a book chronicling his groundbreaking journey. “Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars”  will be published by Alfred A. Knopf. Kelly holds the record for the most …

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Celebrating 30 Years of The Color Purple

Whoopi Goldberg’s debut film was The Color Purple in 1985. The film was a period drama film directed by Steven Speilberg,  and it was an adaptation of the novel by Alice Walker of the same name. Oprah Winfrey also made her film debut in this film. The Color Purple received …

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Biography of Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath’s Husband, Released

Ted Hughes was poet Sylvia Plath’s husband. Sylvia Plath was an author and poet is most notably renown for her novel, The Bell Jar which outlines her struggle with bipolar disorder. Anyway, the focus here is not on Plath but on her husband, whose biography reflects his life as an …

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Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale Reimagined by Jeanette Winterson

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Reimagined by Jeanette Winterson

William Shakespreare’s play, The Winter’s Tale, was his comedy play the debatably was a romantic play also. It is known for the idea that it starts off and in the beginning is chiefly a dramatically psychological play that thrills intensely, and ends being a softer, calmer play. It is arguable …

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Maya Angelou’s art collection sells nearly a year after her death

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on 4 April 1928 as Marguerite Annie Johnson, Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 on 28 May 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was a brilliant woman of many talents and professions, of them are included: poet, author, playwright, professor, television/ film producer, …

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“What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss

"What Pet Should I Get?" by Dr. Seuss

We all remember “The Cat in the Hat,” right? What about “Green Eggs and Ham?” A new book aside from the many children’s bestsellers that total 44 different titles, and is called, “What Pet Should I Get?” The book is resonant with the theme of rhyming that is consistent through …

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Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman

  Was it really all that much of a pain to read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school? How much do you remember of it? I remember the memorable characters from the book, Scout, Atticus Finch, Jem, Boo Radley, and I remember talking about the symbolism and motifs in …

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