75 Facts About Christie | Agatha Christie - The official information and community siteSee on Scoop.it - All Things Bookish
I liked #50: She accepted the Presidency of the famous Detection Club in 1958 on the strict understanding that she would never have to make a speech. :)
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E-lending trial leads to click-through sales | The BooksellerSee on Scoop.it - All Things Bookish
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller’s news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
This is good news (and something I always suspected…)
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Five Bookish iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Right NowSee on Scoop.it - All Things Bookish
Eric Smith shares some fun literary-themed iPhone games he thinks you should be checking out.
A runner game that lets you follow the text of Pride & Prejudice? I’m so in.
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Is The “Young Adult” Boom Dwindling In Books As Well As Movies?See on Scoop.it - All Things Bookish
There’s a lot riding on Divergent, which comes out this Friday. Studios are hoping it’ll show there are still audiences for young-adult films other than Hunger Games, after the dismal performance of several other films. But also, says the Wall Street Journal, there’s hope it’ll rescue the struggling young-adult book market.
Finally! “Also, studios are getting wary of novels that feel too much like cookie-cutter copies of other stuff. Especially Twilight clones.”
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This Beautiful Illustration Shows The Evolution Of The TypewriterSee on Scoop.it - All Things Bookish
Pop Chart Lab explores the history of the typewriter in its latest graphic, from “the first Hammond in 1870 to the Remington Rands and Smith Coronas of the 20th century.”
I want this on my wall.
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BuzzFeed introduces a writing style guide for the Internet ageSee on Scoop.it - All Things Bookish
As new apps shape our evolving language, BuzzFeed’s style guide tries to make sense of the grammatical madness.
Unfriend or de-friend? Buzzfeed gives us a style guide for our lives today….
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Pocketables survey shows tablets still mainly consumption devicesSee on Scoop.it - All Things Bookish
Reading, meanwhile, rated as the highest single usage, at 19.17 percent of usage, followed by video consumption with 17.92 percent, gaming with 12.92 percent, and music consumption with 10.42 percent.”
Nice to see this: reading topped the list of how people used their tablets, beating out video consumption, gaming, and even music consumption.
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