October 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Paranormal Romance suggestions for Halloween

Since the success of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series and the adaptation of the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series for the True Blood television series, paranormal romance as a genre has really taken off. What is paranormal romance? Well it's a combination of horror and romance with the main characters usually being vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, succubi, demons and other supernatural beings.It's the perfect escapist literature for the modern young women as usually this genre… Continue

Added by Lindach on October 30, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

Borders 100 Favourite books of all time

Everyone loves a list!

Here's another one as voted by Borders customers.…


Added by Kate on October 14, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

Herta Muller Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Acadmeny announced on Thursday that Romanian-born German novelist and essayist Herta Müller won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature for The Appointment a book set against the backdrop of Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. It is a story of a young Romanian factory worker--so desperate to escape the betrayal and hardships of her life that she sews notes offering marriage into the linings of suits bound for Italy. She is found out and is… Continue

Added by Jane B on October 9, 2009 at 11:40 — No Comments

Hilary Mantel Wins 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

British novelist Hilary Mantel, who was bookies' favourite to win this year's Man Booker prize, was named the winner for her book Wolf Hall', her vividly told tale of Thomas Cromwell's rise to prominence in the Tudor court.
Wolf Hall had been one of the hottest favourites in years with, according to Ladbrokes, 80% of all bets on the winner.
The full story from the Guardian

Added by Jane B on October 7, 2009 at 14:23 — No Comments

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