Good Reading : August 2016
Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ series will be jumping for joy with the news that the third and fourth books (Voyager and Drums of Autumn) will be adapted for the continuing TV series. The series has rated its socks off and been nominated for a swag of awards with the storyline, stunning landscape of Scotland and the fine acting all contributing to its success. Nothing, of course, to do with that hot Scottish laird in a kilt. The US Library of Congress is the world’s largest library. It has 38 million books and other print materials, 3.6 million recordings, 14 million photographs, 5.5 million maps, 7.1 million pieces of sheet music and 70 million manuscripts. GOOD READING AUGUST 2016 11 The US Library of Congress is the Books with feeling BOOK TRIVIA thumbs up thumbs down In a new paper published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Italian researchers discovered that kids who read the ‘Harry Potter’ series were more likely to have positive feelings about people who were different from them. So it seems that books can teach empathy. ‘I haven’t got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.’ DAVID SEDARIS ‘A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.’ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Audiobook sales intheUSareup20 per cent. Latest film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan gets panned by reviewers 571 million The total number of books sold in 2015 fun facts thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs Thereallygoodnews...