Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dawkins, Rowling, the Bible & Other Books in the News (Aug 9 2017)

Author Richard Dawkins is dragged into America's tedious free-speech war - Douglas Murray
Anyone who has followed the free-speech wars in America over recent years will know that by now, basically, nobody can speak anywhere.

JK Rowling is the world's highest-paid author, Forbes says
Rowling earned an estimated $95 million in the period between June 2016 and May 2017...

JK Rowling - "Serial Loser" Who's Gone Into Hiding Since Cernovich, Watson, And Piers Morgan Put Her On Blast

Petition demands 'hypocrite' J.K. Rowling house 18 refugees

Germany's Shocking New Bestseller
Through its blind embrace of Angela Merkel's open door to Middle Eastern migrants, the German media has lost the trust of a whole section of the German public. When the press calls something extreme, many no longer listen.

Der Spiegel removes 'antisemitic' book from bestseller list
Finis Germania by Rolf Peter Sieferle has been withdrawn from influential list over 'right-wing extremist' content

Horror Books, The Bell Curve, Marxism & Other Books You Won't Believe Are Online for FREE

Canadians are still enamoured with eBooks in 2017
Canadian book buyers spent a respectable $398 million on print books in the English-language trade market during the first six months of 2017.

Ghost story about derelict Sudbury hospital included in Haunted Hospitals book
Haunted Hospitals, which features stories about creepy hospitals and sanitoriums around the world, is the fifth book of short ghost stories that Leslie, who now lives in Hamilton, has penned.

New book suggests old Canadian hospitals are haunted: 'We come into the world via hospitals. We leave the world via hospitals'
'If paranormal phenomena are going to occur, what better place than in a hospital?' the book's introduction asks

King James Version of the Bible is for homosexuals and Rastafarians - Reverend says

Victorian Gothic Is The New Black
The first ever gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, which I've had the dubious pleasure of reading, isn't really much. I only bought it because someone told me it was the first gothic novel, and it is. But that doesn't make it great. It was published in 1764, which means it is not Victorian and mercifully escapes consideration here.

1. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson (HarperOne)
2. "Strengths Finder 2.0" by Tom Rath (Gallup)
3. "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" Neil deGrasse Tyson (Norton)
4. "Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (Harper)
5. "Rediscovering Americanism" by Mark R. Levin (Threshold)
6. "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate" by Al Franken (Twelve)
7. "Devil's Bargain" Joshua Green (Penguin)
8. "Make Your Bed" by William H. McRaven (Grand Central Publishing)
9. "Dangerous" by Milo Yuannopoulos (Dangerous Books)
10. "She Persisted" by Chelsea Clinton (Philomel)

'Bible verse won't be removed', US mayor tells atheists
The verse in question, Psalm 89:14, reads: "Justice and judgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face" - King James Version.

Spooky! Forgotten 19th century novels feature the 'marvellous' adventures of a boy named Baron Trump who has a mentor named Don and embarks on a trip to Russia

Internet Freaks Over 19th-Century Books Featuring Boy Named 'Baron Trump'
Lockwood also wrote a pamphlet in 1896 called The Last President, which does not feature the Baron Trump character but has some interesting parallels to modern times. It begins in New York City, which is up in arms over the election of an outsider candidate.

Sweden's Libraries Destroying Pippi Longstocking Children's Books Because of Racist Phrases

Jim Marrs, Texas-based conspiracy theorist and author, dies at 73

JFK conspiracy theorist and UFO author Jim Marrs has died
Jim Marrs, the author whose book Crossfire: The Plot to Kill Kennedy helped inspire the Oliver Stone movie JFK, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Wise County home.

German Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, author of 'The Hitler We Loved,' dead at 78
Zundel died in the house where he was born, in Germany's Black Forest, his wife Ingrid confirmed.

Dinesh D'Souza Facebook hacked, blocked from selling book The Big Lie
At the height of his first week promoting and selling his new book detailing the Democratic Party's "cozy" relationship with Nazism, author Dinesh D'Souza's Facebook page was hacked, blocking key sales, and the social media giant was slow to fix the costly problem.

Dinesh D'Souza on 'The Big Lie': 'Fascism Has Crept Deeply into the Bowels of the Left'
Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza talked about his new book, The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, with SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Friday's Breitbart News Daily.

August 8 is National Book Lovers Day

The really, really bad decision to cast Idris Elba as Roland in the coming Dark Tower movie.

The Worst Changes The Dark Tower Movie Made From the Books

Researcher Claims that the Voynich Manuscript Was Compiled in the Morichal Swamps of Venezuela

Barnes & Noble Investor Asks The Company To Sell Itself

Barnes & Noble Acquires Student Brands for $58.5 Million

7 Things People Who Use Bookmarks Will Never Understand About People Who Dog-Ear Books

Indie Bookstores Hanging On In Washington, D.C.

Amazon is telling third-party booksellers they must speed up delivery times by up to 40%
Amazon sent a letter to media sellers last week informing them that changes will kick in at the end of August.
Sellers who use the U.S. Postal Service's media mail option will need to find another route.
Amazon is continuing to make changes that are favorable to buyers even if painful to sellers.

Millennials are the ones keeping libraries alive
Long live the public library! It's not dead yet. The internet hasn't rendered physical reference centers obsolete, thanks to millennials.

Why Men Pretend to Be Women to Sell Thrillers
Over the last decade, female writers have come to dominate crime fiction, a genre traditionally associated with men. But their appeal goes beyond the byline.

Conservative Bestseller List
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Culpeper true crime authors tackle state's oldest cold case

Podcasts are getting better faster than audiobooks are getting cheaper

Aspiring Horror Authors Have a New Way to Get Published
An upcoming contest from the Oakland, Calif.-based publisher Inkshares is inviting horror authors to submit their work, which will then be judged based on reader interest (the number of pre-orders a book receives) to determine which three books the company will publish.

Google Fires Anti-Diversity Memo Writer, Drawing Ire In Right-Wing Circles
Google has fired an employee who wrote a 10-page memo that questioned women's suitability for certain tech jobs, causing anger in 'alt-right' corners of the internet.

Google Fires Author of Anti-Diversity Manifesto, CEO Ends Vacation to Deal With Crisis
The ten-page manifesto, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” accused the company of a left-wing political bias that led to the discrimination of male employees under the guise of diversity.

Bible, Koran removed from Indian president's memorial
The removal of the books has fuelled a religious row over a carving depicting a Hindu holy book placed next to the statue of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Rameswaram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

'Go to Ezekiel 25:17': Ex-student sparks security alert at Atlanta school after tweeting bible verse from Pulp Fiction threatening 'great vengeance and furious rebukes'

Malachi Martin, Psychopaths & Other Books You Won't Believe Are Online For FREE

Are you dating a PSYCHOPATH? Expert reveals the traits to look out for in your relationship - and the signs may surprise you!
Are you dating a psychopath? Australian expert reveals the traits to look out for
Author David Gillespie has shared some signs to help you identify a psychopath
He has published a book about psychopaths titled: Taming Toxic People: The Science of Identifying and Dealing With Psychopaths At Work and At Home

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