Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel | Heather O’Neill

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A detailed review by Naomi Frisby of The Lonely Hearts Hotel written by Heather O’Neill, which has been long-listed for the Baileys Prize – warning this review does contain spoilers, and by the sounds of the reactions of the Baileys Prize shadow panel, it’s a Marmite book – you will either love it or hate it.

Read more here and decide what you think: https://thewritesofwoman.wordpress.com/the-lonely-hearts-hotel-heather-oneill

9 Writers on the Books that Inspired Them

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There are books that stay with you during important times in your life. A great book can get you through a bad breakup or a bad high school (though, that actually might take a whole series).

The authors behind your favorite books were drawn to literature and writing by their own literary all-stars, and besides gaining comfort and pleasure, they’ve found and honed the skills utilized in their own novels.

These nine authors received their all-important titles from family and friends, during their childhoods and while dealing with the milestones of adulthood, and each owes a debt to those inspirational writers. See them here: http://mashable.com/books-that-inspired-writers

Book Review: ‘The Rosie Effect’ by Graeme Simsion

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It was the debut novel that caught the attention of Bill Gates, who described The Rosie Project as ‘funny and profound’. As it spiralled into literary stardom, The Rosie Project found a place in our hearts.

As a rather obvious but nevertheless apt choice for a sequel, titled The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion revisits the lives of newlyweds Don and Rosie, who are now living in New York and working in the medical department of Columbia University.

You can read a review of the book by following this link: http://writersedit.com/rosie-effect-graeme-simsion-review/

Why must the ‘best new writers’ always be under 40?

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Do first-time writers have a sell-by date? You could be forgiven for thinking so. Buzzfeed posted a list of ’20 under 40 Debut Writers You Need To Be Reading’. And this is a great achievement for these authors.

But making a debut is a huge achievement at any stage in life, and it would be churlish not to celebrate all of them.

Follow the link for some thoughts on this topic, and a link to the original Buzzfeed article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/best-new-writers-always-under-40

17 Books That Should Be On Your Radar: March 2017

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Every month, the Writer’s Bone crew reviews or previews books they’ve read or want to read. This series may or may not also serve as a confessional for guilty pleasures and hipster novels only the brave would attempt. Here are their recommendations for March 2017:

Via http://www.writersbone.com/book-recommendations/2017/3/5/17-books-that-should-be-on-your-radar-march-2017

14 Great Novels over 700 Pages 

Sometimes 600 pages just isn’t enough. If you’re looking for a literary challenge for the New Year, or would just like a good excuse to spend the winter months curled up with a good book, here’s some very long novels (plus a few trilogies) that we can guarantee are worth the investment.

Via http://www.picador.com/blog/big-books-that-are-worth-your-time