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Comedy Queen Makes Russian Classics Relatable

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Viv Groskop is widely known as a famed comedian and broadcaster. This time though, Groskop applies her sharp wit and pen to a medium entirely different from a comedy sketch or news article. Groskop has been gaining deserved acclaim from Spectator, The Times, and Observer for her new book, The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature (Abrams). In this tale, she discusses the pearls of wisdom she has gleaned from a territory many shy away from: the ill-rumored dense thickets of Russian literature. While the mere mention of names like Tolstoy or Chekhov may strike fear into the  hearts of numerous readers, Groskop is here to say that the rumors of the inaccessibility of Russian literature are just that, rumors.…

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From Page to Screen in 2018: 12 Book-to-Film Adaptations Coming to a Theater Near You

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. We all know that the book is always better than the movie, but that doesn’t stop us from sometimes really, really liking the movie, especially when it’s based on a favorite book. So butter your popcorn, turn off your phone, and get ready for 12 2018 book-to-film adaptations worth waiting for. Peter Rabbit Who doesn’t love the rascally rabbit Peter? Mr. McGregor. That’s who. But even he would be won over by the magical Peter Rabbit adaptation coming to the screen on February 9th, starring the incomparable James Corden. Annihilation Lovers of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy will not want to miss the upcoming film Annihilation, which is based on the first novel in…

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#MondayMotivation: 10 Inspiring Quotes from Oprah to Start Your Week

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Last week, Oprah opened up about her new book, Hollywood happenings and fighting against sexual harassment to find one’s voice.  Her words were so inspiring, we thought it would be a good idea to start our week off right with 10 inspirational quotes from the lady herself. Oprah’s words of wisdom are just the right #MondayMotivation to help you “live your best life.” On Books: “Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age 3, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.” “Some women have a weakness for shoes… I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.” On Reaching Higher: “Don’t put a…

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*NEW*: The Weekly Round Up with Stories about Oprah, Sam Shepard and Studio 54

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We have a new weekend column on BookTrib! The Weekly Round Up will cover all the news in the publishing world! Each Saturday and Sunday, look for us to keep you abreast of what you need to know about your favorite writers, literary events, openings and book signings. This week, we kick off our new column with news about Oprah’s latest book, a new Studio 54 picture book and the startling statistics about WHO is really getting published (it may surprise you and it may not). We hope you will come back each week and catch up on all news. ‘O, That’s Good’: Oprah Winfrey Dishes with ABC on her New Book and the Scandal That’s Rocking Hollywood Not only…

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Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ is the Best Book of the Year — Maybe the Decade

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Decades before the Civil War, a slave woman named Cora risks her life and runs off a cotton plantation in Georgia. Colson Whitehead’s hero in The Underground Railroad is afraid to take a gamble on so much until she realizes she wouldn’t be risking that much to begin with. Being a slave is not a life anyone would want to live; her livelihood is no livelihood at all. In bondage, Cora merely exists. She must take that ultimate risk: liberty or death. In his novel, Whitehead successfully gets to the heart of how slavery reduces a person to a point beyond recoverable humanity with this masterful, weaving tale of America’s nefarious past. Blending history with fictional innovation, Whitehead breathes life…

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What Oprah knows for sure — in her own voice

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When Oprah speaks, people listen. Perhaps that’s what makes the unabridged audiobook version of Oprah Winfrey’s latest offering, What I Know for Sure (Macmillan Audio, 2014), stand apart from other audio presentations. The book (and audiobook) is a collection of 14 years of monthly columns written by Winfrey for O magazine. Read in the author’s trademark rich, mellifluous voice, the columns are observations about life, and what she knows for sure about fulfilling one’s potential and achieving a meaningful existence.   It was an innocent question asked during a 1998 interview by the late film critic Gene Siskel that spurred Winfrey on the lifelong exploration that would lead to the column. “Tell me,” Siskel asked, “what do you know for sure?”…

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Four ways to turn self-help books into daily practices

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For me, there hardest part of reading a self-help book is turning the advice into daily practice. Out of habit I usually end up reading straight through a self-help book the same way I would a novel or skim through it too quickly, a bit overwhelmed yet eager to soak up sage advice. How can we bring this self-help wisdom into our everyday lives in small, manageable, actionable steps? How can we empower ourselves to take action from what we’ve learned? Over the years, I’ve devised a few strategies. Here they are: 1) Magnetize it! My copy of Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter Sessions came with a magnet: “Everything is Progress.” I liked it so much that I made about 20…

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