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Mr. Martin misses the scenes cut from "Game of Thrones" HBO series inspired by his "A Song of Ice and Fire"

“I wish we had more episodes,” he said, speaking from his home in Santa Fe, N.M. “I’d love to have 13 episodes. With 13 episodes, we could include smaller scenes that we had to cut, scenes that make the story deeper and richer.”


As for those missing moments, he cited a scene from the first novel, “A Game of Thrones,” that didn’t make it into Season 1. The Starks are traveling to King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, with the royal family. The sisters Sansa and Arya Stark are invited to tea and lemon cakes with Queen Cersei, but Arya wants to go hunt for rubies with the butcher’s boy. And the sisters argue about it.


Mr. Martin said he misses the scene because it adds texture and helps establish early on the characters of and relationship between the sisters. 


Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/arts/television/george-r-r-martin-wants-more-game-of-thrones-too.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

10 Free Kindle eBooks - June 11

10 Free Kindle eBooks - June 11





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21 Free Kindle EBooks - May 14

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Which Rappers Have A Greater Vocabulary Than Shakespeare?

From Business Insider:

"William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language.

But a new graph by data scientist Matt Daniels shows that some of today's most popular hip-hop artists can go word for word with the playwright and poet.

On his website, Daniels points out how Shakespeare used 28,829 words throughout his canon, which suggests "he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever."

Daniels graphed the vocabularies of artists like Kanye West, Drake, and LL Cool J to see where they ranked in relation to Shakespeare. To keep the graph fair to both new and old artists, Daniels used only the first 35,000 lyrics of the artists."


"Here are some takeaways from the graph:

  • - Obscure artist Aesop Rock came in at No. 1 with 2,000 more words than Shakespeare.
  • - Jay Z, Puff Daddy, and Ludacris all fall somewhere in the middle of the graph with a vocabulary of 4,300 to 5,000 words.
  • - Some artists, like The Notorious B.I.G., didn't have enough material to be included on the list. 
  • - The members of the Wu-Tang Clan take up six spots on the list with GZA coming in at No. 2.
  • - DMX came in last, at No. 85, with just 3,214 words used.


If you wanted to find out more or play around with Daniels' interactive graph, you can do so here."

Sources: http://www.businessinsider.com/graph-shows-which-rappers-have-vocabulary-like-shakespeare-2014-5#ixzz311dZJR4U




Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/graph-shows-which-rappers-have-vocabulary-like-shakespeare-2014-5#!J6Xj7

Free Kindle Ebooks - March 10

They are all priced $0.00 for March 10, 2014   :) 





New Books, Tricky Books

Reblogged from Bookworm Blurbs:
The Book Thief - Trudy White, Markus Zusak

Currently reading - SO good! 

Golden Globe Book Winners

12 Years a Slave - Solomon Northup The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela The Snow Queen - Hans Christian Andersen, Vladyslav Yerko Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace - 'Scott Thorson',  'Alex Thorleifson'

I love book-to-screen adaptations. Can't wait to see the movies and grab the books before watching!


"While book-to-screen adaptations did not dominate last night's Golden Globe Awards, they did take home prizes in some of the major film and TV categories. Winners involving films and series that started as books were:


Motion picture, drama: 12 Years a Slave, based on the book by Solomon Northrup 

Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street, based on the book by Jordan Belfort 

Original song, motion picture: U2's "Ordinary Love," from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, based on the autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Animated feature film: Frozen, based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Snow Queen.

TV miniseries or movie: Behind the Candelabra, based on the book by Scott Thorson

Actor, miniseries or TV movie: Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra"



Source: Shelf Awarness: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=2164#m22785

Source: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=2164#m22785

10 Must-Read Books for January

The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking - Olivia Laing MASTER MIND {Mastermind}: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova (Jan 3, 2013) (Mastermind) - Maria Konnikova Little Failure - Gary Shteyngart Leaving the Sea: Stories - Ben Marcus Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel - Ishmael Beah Last Train to Paris - Michele Zackheim Foreign Gods, Inc. - Okey Ndibe A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World: A Novel - Rachel Cantor Shovel Ready - Adam Sternbergh The Human Comedy: Selected Stories - Jordan Stump, Peter Brooks, Honoré de Balzac, Linda Asher, Carol Cosman

2014 kicks off with the promise of cold and snow for many of us, making it the perfect time to just stay indoors and read books. Some of you might want to get caught up on the books you saw featured on the best-of lists that popped up at the end of last year, but the first month of the new calendar also offers a crop of great books. Here are some of the best to pick up now, or risk falling dangerously behind.


via Flavorwire: http://flavorwire.com/431672/10-must-read-books-for-january

Source: http://flavorwire.com/431672/10-must-read-books-for-january
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Merry Christmas - nothing says Christmas wishes like make-out scenes with hot book boyfriends...

A Wonderful Edition of Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

The cover is simple and warm. Looks like a perfect gift, no paper or ribbon needed :)


Book: http://bl.cm/1b90IkN 

Great Books for Middle-earth Lover'

Letters from Father Christmas - J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-earth - John Howe, Brian Sibley The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition - J.R.R. Tolkien, Jemima Catlin The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien - J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter The Tolkien Reader - J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter S. Beagle Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" - Corey Olsen The Complete Tolkien Companion - J.E.A. Tyler, Kevin Reilly The Atlas of Middle-Earth - Karen Wynn Fonstad Tolkien: A Dictionary - David Day Tales from the Perilous Realm - J.R.R. Tolkien

I've found this awesome collection of titles perfect for Middle-earth fans!


If you are I'm sure you gonna love some extra reading about Tolkien's world, like dictionary, maps, his letters. You can learn a lot about his writings, ideas, process of creating and some personal details. A real literary treat for Tolkien's fans :-)


Found on HuffPots: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noble-smith/musthave-tolkien-books-14_b_4391755.html?utm_hp_ref=books

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noble-smith/musthave-tolkien-books-14_b_4391755.html?utm_hp_ref=books

The 10 Best Debut Novels of 2013

Necessary Errors - Caleb Crain The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. - Adelle Waldman You Are One of Them - Elliott Holt In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods - Matt Bell The Facades - Eric Lundgren The Panopticon - Jenni Fagan Tampa - Alissa Nutting The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Ayana Mathis Mira Corpora - Jeff  Jackson Elect H. Mouse State Judge: A Novel - Nelly Reifler

What are yours best books of 2013?

Source: http://flavorwire.com/428730/the-10-best-debut-novels-of-2013/10

100 Notable Books of 2013