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2014 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

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It’s an exciting time of the year when the Man Booker prize shortlist is released.  Today is that day!

“Two authors have previously appeared on the prize shortlist. Howard Jacobson is a former winner of the prize, with The Finkler Question, in 2010. Ali Smith has been shortlisted twice before, with The Accidental (2005) and Hotel World (2001).”  (read more)

Here are the 6 shortlisted novels:

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Review: The Sacred History by Jonathan Black

I thoroughly enjoyed Black’s previous book The Secret History of the World so when I came across The Sacred History of the World I knew I was going to enjoy it.  Black writes his non fiction books in such a way that you can’t help but be drawn into them.  Here is the blurb from GoodReads:

The Sacred History: How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our World

The Sacred History is an account of the workings of the supernatural in history. It tells the epic story of…

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Loving Black’s The Sacred History

mydollyaviana:

A crash course on non-disney films and studios (sequels not included; Pixar not included to avoid Disney-Pixar rage; list is not exhaustive)

Edit: Credit to Aardman Studios for Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away & Arthur Christmas

(via huffingtonpost)

John Scalzi’s Favourite Books About Epidemics

I’m sure by now everyone is aware of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  Despite the incredible and due fear surrounding the Ebola virus it may be worth noting that while Ebola has killed a record amount of people, during the same time frame Malaria and TB have claimed hundreds of thousands more lives.

“Since the Ebola outbreak began in February, around 300,000 people have died from malaria, while

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