While everyone is familiar with the image of artists, such as painters, suffering for their work, they are by no means the only ones. A few very fortunate authors became overnight success stories but for many, it was a long and arduous path. Here are just a few examples of writers who went through darker times than you might have realized.
Some authors are able to describe meals in their books with such vivid clarity that they leave you salivating as you turn the pages. However, there are a few others who delight in adding more drama to their dinner scenes than simply spilt wine or a quarrel over who gets to carve the turkey. Here are five dinners in literature where some of the participants ended up biting off more than they could chew.
Ten years after the release of Star Wars: Episode III and 32 years after Return of The Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in cinemas. This, of course, caused a renewed surged of interest in the franchise, which has been captivating audiences since the very first movie back in 1977. It also resulted in new Star Wars movies, such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hit the big-screen in late 2016. With a franchise so big and popular as Star Wars, it is not uncommon to see its influences in other forms of media.
Hollywood is no stranger to mining the literary world for ideas, but they are by no means the only ones. Some stories just lend themselves better to the small screen, which is why there are also plenty of television shows inspired based on books. Unfortunately, not all of these television shows turned out to be the hits that the authors might have hoped for, but there are a few that managed to become popular. Here is a selection of books that went on to inspire television shows that are actually worth binge watching.
Books can undoubtedly entertain, but they can also teach us a lot of new things. However, some books can do more than just expand our knowledge. After reading these books and applying their principles to your life you can potentially do things that you might have thought previously were impossible. Here are just five of these remarkable books that can teach you skills that will leave you feeling like you have gained a new superpower.
Movie fans will have noticed that films appear to be getting longer, but this is not a unique phenomena. The average length of books has also steadily been creeping up through the years. There are a couple of theories on why this may be happening. While the rise in ebooks, and the convenience they offer, have certainly contributed to the trend, there are a few other possibilities as to why books are getting longer.
Some authors are able to open up the creative floodgates and write almost nonstop until their books are finished. Unfortunately, there are also times when authors just can’t seem to finish writing a book, much to the dismay of fans. Here are just a few books that took their authors years to complete, but in most cases the results were worth the wait.
Every new year comes with new opportunities to start over fresh along with new resolutions to keep. However, if you are a bibliophile, then it also means there are a selection of new books to look forward to. 2016 was a great year for authors and their fans, and there is no reason to believe that 2017 will be any different. Just take a look at these highly anticipated books that you will be able to add to your library next year.
Books are no strangers to receiving movie adaptations. Some of them are fairly faithful to their source material, while others merely use the books as their inspiration. Both the Lord of the Rings as well as Hobbit trilogies are based on books. However, as To Kill A Mockingbird, Doctor Zhivago and Gone With The Wind has shown, it is not just a modern trend. One thing is for sure, Hollywood is showing no signs of slowing down with book to movie adaptations.
Do you feel like getting into the spirit of Christmas, but are unsure about what books to read over this festive season? Well you are in luck, as this time of the year it is also common to find Christmas themed books bundled together at a great discount price. Here are just a few of these bundles for your kindle to really sink your teeth into while enjoying the holidays.
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