Sunday, July 21, 2013

BW30: More book news!




I'm sure everyone has heard the news about J.K. Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling which was written under a pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.  I recently downloaded and will let you know what I think.   When Harry Potter first came out, I didn't give it a thought. But when I heard the hype about it and calls to ban the book, well of course I had to read it. And fell in love with the characters and the story. Same thing happened with Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.  Read it twice and loved it.   Rowling was a bit upset about the leak revealing she wrote the book.  I guess she hoped it stand on its own merits and sell not because of her name.  There are many authors who have written stories under different pseudonyms including Don Delillo who published under a book under a woman's name. Even Stephen King wrote a few novels under the name Richard Bachman back in the 70's and 80's. 

And for those of you who are armchair traveling around the world with me.  A Pack of Fun, one of the gals from Well Trained Mind, shared a link to A Year of Reading the World where a writer, Ann Morgan talks about a challenge she set for herself to read one book from every country in the world in one year.  Be sure to check out her list of books. You may just end up adding a few to your wishlists.

Speaking of wishlists and bucket lists - here's a few authors with birthdays this week to add.


July 21 - Ernest Hemingway / John Gardner
July 22 - Emma Lazarus / Mark McGarrity
July 23 - Raymond Chandler /  John Nichols
July 24 - Alexandre Dumas / Zelda Fitzgerald
July 25 - David Madison /  Robyn Carr
July 26 - George Bernard Shaw / Aldous Huxley



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1 comment:

  1. I love armchair travel books and I recently bought “One American Woman Fifty Italian Men” by Lynne Ashdown, http://lynneashdown.com/. I haven't been able to put it down, I love it so much! Thanks for the post and for some other armchair travel book ideas!

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