Sunday, December 25, 2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

To all of "Diva's House Of Literary Coffee" fans, friends and family, we appreciate your support and your dedication. 

Expect more from us in the new year!

Thanks and be safe!


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Sunday, December 18, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

Quick Lit Bit Of The Day!

Totum pro parte- is Latin for "the whole for a part"; it refers to a kind of synecdoche. When used in a context of language it means that something is named after something of which it is only a part (or only a limited characteristic, in itself not necessarily representative for the whole). A pars pro toto (in which a part is used to describe the whole) is the opposite of a totum pro parte.


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Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Housewives" star Taylor Armstrong writing memoir

(TheWrap.com) - Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong, whose estranged husband Russell killed himself in August, is penning a memoir about her life experiences, TheWrap has confirmed.




The book, to be published by Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books, will be published in February 2012. It bears the tentative title "Hiding From Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within" and will weigh in at 272 pages.

Armstrong's husband Russell was found dead in the Los Angeles home where he was staying in August, in what the coroner's office would ultimately determine to be a suicide. Taylor had filed for divorce from Russell, a venture capitalist, the month before. He was 47.

In September, during an interview with "Entertainment Tonight"'s Nancy O'Dell, Armstrong revealed a long history of physical abuse in her marriage to Russell, noting that her estranged husband told her he was worried he might kill her at some point.

"He had mentioned he was afraid he might kill me, and I think he meant it in almost an accidental way, that he would get so angry at me at some time that he would hit me, and I would hit something, or he would grab me by the neck and something would go wrong," Armstrong said.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

BEST SELLING AUTHOR C.J. CALETT; NEW BOOK!

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Pick up the new book "Kinky Glory: Short Stories of Spirituality, Drama, And Kinky Sex" by bestselling author C.J. Calett. Author of the "Bitchitude Series."

Here's what it's all about:

KINKY GLORY: Short Stories of Spirituality, Drama And Kinky Sex

Sex and religion is more prevalent than ever before. It’s in our churches like no body’s business. Often times we here about preachers getting it on with their members. We here kids whispering about fucking behind the church building or in the church parking lot. The church has become a breeding ground for fornication and hot kinky side shows that make today’s headlines. The crazy thing is that, everyone’s involved one way or another, mainly the Pastor.


In Kinky Glory: Short Sories of Spirituality, Drama And Kinky Sex, C.J Calett brings us the "dirty, dirty" of the mega church. Story after story she gives us drama, kinky sex and craziness centered around one church and it's Pastor.

Avail@ amazon very soon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY: FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

Quick Lit Bit Of The Day!

Abu Firas al-Hamdani-was an Arab poet. He was a member of the noble family of the Hamanids, who were rulers in northern Syria and upper Mesopotamia during the 10th century. His most famous work is a collection of poems titled al-Rûmiyât (الروميات).




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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Postmodern Literature-is used to describe certain characteristics of post–World War II literature (relying heavily, for example, on fragmentation, paradox, questionable narrators, etc.) and a reaction against Enlightenment ideas implicit in Modernist literature.




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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly writing 2 more books

(AP) — Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has signed on to write two more books, including a presidential history.



The conservative commentator and best-selling author already has memoir "Bolder and Fresher" due from Henry Holt and Co. His next two books will include a presidential story, the president to be revealed later, the publisher announced Monday. The third book is yet to be determined.

O'Reilly's current hit is his first work of history, "Killing Lincoln," which topped The New York Times nonfiction hardcover list this fall and has sold nearly 1 million copies, Holt said. Stephen Rubin, Holt's president and publisher, said O'Reilly planned a series of books on presidents "very much in keeping" with "Killing Lincoln."

"They will be history told in a narrative, novelistic fashion," Rubin said.

O'Reilly's previous releases include "Pinheads and Patriots," ''Culture Warrior" and the memoir "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity." The "O'Reilly Factor" star's latest deal continues his longtime publishing partnership with Rubin, who first worked with O'Reilly at Broadway Books, then brought him over when he joined Holt in 2009.

"The reason my books have been successful is because of the amazing support provided by the 'Factor' audience, and Steve Rubin," O'Reilly said in a statement. "It's a dream partnership."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

The Garden of Forking Paths-original Spanish title: "El Jardín de senderos que se bifurcan") is a 1941 short story by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. It is the title story in the collection El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan (1941), which was republished in its entirety in Ficciones (Fictions) in 1944. It was the first of Borges's works to be translated into English when it appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in August 1948.



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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Finalists unveiled for 2011 National Book Awards

(Reuters) - Organizers for the National Book Awards on Wednesday announced the 20 finalists for 2011's honors, which are among the most prestigious in U.S. publishing.

Winners in four categories -- fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature -- will be announced at a gala event held in New York on November 16 and hosted by actor John Lithgow. Finalists in their respective categories follow:

FICTION:
Andrew Krivak, "The Sojourn"
Tea Obreht, "The Tiger's Wife"
Julie Otsuka, "The Buddha in the Attic"
Edith Pearlman, "Binocular Vision"
Jesmyn Ward, "Salvage the Bones"

NONFICTION:
Deborah Baker, "The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism"
Mary Gabriel, "Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution"
Stephen Greenblatt, "Swerve: How the World Became Modern"
Manning Marable, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention"
Lauren Redniss, "Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout"

POETRY:
Nikky Finney, "Head Off & Split"
Yusef Komunyakaa, "The Chameleon Couch"
Carl Phillips, "Double Shadow"
Adrienne Rich, "Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010"
Bruce Smith, "Devotions"

YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE:
Franny Billingsley, "Chime"
Debby Dahl Edwardson, "My Name Is Not Easy"
Thanhha Lai, "Inside Out and Back Again"
Albert Marrin, "Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy"
Lauren Myracle, "Shine"
Gary D. Schmidt, "Okay for Now"

Taylor Swift donates 6,000 books to US library

(AP) — Taylor Swift wants children in the Pennsylvania city of Reading to hit the books — and she's made that easier by giving 6,000 volumes to the local library.



Librarians unveiled the donation from the Grammy-winning country singer Thursday. Swift grew up in nearby Wyomissing and wasn't able to attend the event.

Swift partnered with publisher Scholastic Inc. to donate the books for children and young adults. The titles were chosen by local librarians.

Reading is a struggling city about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia. Swift's representatives told library officials she wanted to help economically troubled libraries.

Librarians say Swift's books will be marked with a white star on the spine and a sticker inside. They say they hope Swift's popularity will motivate more children and teens to read.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New e-book club includes works by Alice Walker

(AP) — A digital publisher of Pat Conroy, Alice Walker and other writers has formed an online book club with a website that has for years served as a hub for reading groups.

Open Road Integrated Media announced Friday that it was partnering with BookMovement.com, which includes reading guides and lists of the most popular book club choices. The new club will be called DigiReaders and among the books to be discussed are Conroy's "The Prince of Tides" and Walker's "The Temple of My Familiar." Free e-releases will be offered each month through BookMovement's site.

The book club was scheduled to go live Friday.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Victor Appleton [pseudonym] for Howard R. Garis- American author best known for his Uncle Wiggly series featuring the gentleman rabbit with floppy ears in top coat and hat. He also penned the majority of the Tom Swift stories under his pseudonym "Victor Appleton".

His first published novel's failure was not encouraging, With Force and Arms: A Tale of Love and Salem Witchcraft (1902). It was followed by Isle of Black Fire and The White Crystals in 1904, which were successful in reaching a younger audience hungry for adventurous tales and received favourable reviews.




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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Get The Book That Could Change Your Life!

Pick up author Sahara Hill's new self help book appropriately titled, "THE BALACE BEAM EFFECT: Mind In Focus=Life Insurance And Assurance."

This book shows you step by step on how to deal with life situations and eventually how to get your happy back. 

It's the first self help book from the "Snobby Mommy" author in the series.

Pick it up today through amazon.com!

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Rajasekhara-an eminent sankrit poet, dramatist and critic. He was court poet of the Gurjara Pratiharas . He wrote Kavyamimamsa between 880 and 920 CE. The work is essentially a practical guide for poets that explains the elements and composition of a good poem.



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Saturday, September 17, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Jules Verne-was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated individual author in the world, according to Index Translationum.

Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne, along with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells, is often popularly referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".


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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

LITERARY DIVA OF BLOGTALK RADIO AND AUTHOR AVAIL FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS!

The "Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio" and author is ready to motivate you this fall/winter season.

She's an author of many books and a talk radio personality of the internets hottest literary show; "Diva's House of BTR." She is out to inspire, motivate, and spread the love of literature to many, all while having a great.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Isabel Allende-is a Chilean writer with American citizenship. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House Of The Spirits (La casa de los espíritus) (1982) and City Of Beast (La ciudad de las bestias) (2002), which have been commercially successful. Allende has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author". In 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize . In 2004, Allende was inducted into the American Academy Of Arts And Letters .



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Sunday, August 28, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Bluestocking-s an educated, intellectual woman. Until the late 18th century, the term had referred to learned people of both sexes. However it subsequently was applied primarily to intellectual women, and the French equivalent bas bleu had a similar connotation.

The Blue Stockings Society was a literary society led by Elizabeth Montagu and others in the 1750s in England. This society was originally founded by women, and included many prominent members of English society, both female and male.



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Friday, July 29, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Sahara Hill-An American Author who has authored over nine books with three currently authored under a pen name. Her literary style is very diverse. Which includes, politics, relationships, family issues, women's issues, and poetry. 

She started writing at an early age, which shaped her literary style as a diverse writer. One of her favorite books that she has written is; "Elizabeth Finch: The Gritty and Dirty Life of A Girl Wronged." The reason for this book being a favorite is because, quote: "we all know an Elizabeth Finch."


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Friday, July 22, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Milesian Tale-originates in ancient Greek and Roman literature. According to most authorities, it is a short story, fable, or folktale featuring love and adventure, usually being erotic and titillating. M. C. Howatson, in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (1989), voices the traditional view that it is the source "of such medieval collections of tales as the Gesta Romanorum, the Decameron of Boccaccio, and the Heptameron of Marguerite of Navarre."


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Monday, July 4, 2011

THE OFFICIAL "DIVA'S HOUSE OF LITERARY" COFFEE NEWS LETTER!

D.H.LC. will be doing big things going into 2012.

We are starting our official "Diva's House Of Literary Coffee" newsletter for all that wish to keep up with what's happening in our literary world.

It will be launching within the next few months so get ready for a unique literary take on the literary world.


*Also, for the folks who love to feel pages instead of cyber teching it; watch out for our unique literary magazine coming to a store near you!*




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HAPPY "LITERARY 4TH" OF JULY!

We here at D.H.L.C. want to wish everyone a happy 4th.

Be safe and enjoy lots of BBQ!

On a literary note...bestselling author C.J. Calett is back with another installment to her bitchitude series.  This time we here it's about the big bitches and their fat ass bitchitudes.

Excitement isn't the word, because we are dying to read it!


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

HOW TO THROW A BANGING BOOK LAUNCH!

Many authors are launching books left and right these days to get the word out about their new book.

As we know, first impressions are key to your potential readership. 


Here's some great tips on how to throw a banging book launch!

1. Decide on a theme. Either try to stay in line with the genre of your book or get really creative and go with a scene in your book.

*Sometimes being really creative allows for the attendees to truly tap into what your book is all about without even reading it.

2. Party favors!

*Creating party favors with your book as the center piece is key. There are so many little things you can create to make your book launch fabulous.  So coming up with a creative list of what you want is key an keeps you organized. Remmber, it allows you to showcase your book all throughout the party.

Also, as the book launch comes to an, send your readers home with a signed copy of your baby (book), so they don't forget.

3. Fun food!

*Having fun food (finger food that is) for your attendees allows for great lit convo and it saves your guest from leaving and having to go somewhere else.

4. Venue!

*The venue to launch your book is very imporant if not the most important. Planing ahead to secure a venue is key, especially if you have a long guest list.

*If your an author on a strict budget (like most) then use your head and get out in your community to secure a venue. For instance, if you don't have the money to secure the place you want, then coming up with a creative plan to get a place is key. Meaning, a give or take sort of thing. Sometimes if you give a little, then others will give alot.

5. Marketing!

*Launching your book is very important, so you want to create a buzz in your community to get the word out. Utilizing places like your local radio station, putting up signs, handing out fliers, and internet social media will increase the buzz not only for your book launch, but for your newly anticipated book.

As you set out to market your book launch, don't forget to have books available to hand out to the businesses that your asking to help you. They to want to know your the real deal behind the book your trying to create a buzz for.

6. Have fun!

*Remember to have fun in the process. It' alot of work, but in the end it's all worth it.  Your literary blood, sweat and tears will pay off, but only if you put forth the effort to make it a true success.


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Thursday, June 30, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Miles Franklin Award-is an annual literary prize for the best Australian ‘published novel or play portraying Australian life in any of its phases’. The award was set up according to the will of Miles Franklin (1879–1954), who is best known for writing the Australian classic My Brilliant Career (published in 1901) and for bequeathing her estate to fund this award. As of 2011[update], the award is valued A$50,000.



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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Self-help author convicted of negligent homicide

(AP) — A self-help guru was found guilty of three counts of negligent homicide Wednesday in a case that shined a spotlight on a deadly Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that ended in chaos, with participants vomiting, shaking and being dragged outside.


James Arthur Ray looks at the jury as the verdict is read in the courtroom of Judge Warren R. Darrow at Yavapai County Superior Court in Camp Verde, Ariz., Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Ray, the self-help author who led a deadly sweat lodge ceremony in Arizona in 2009, was found guilty of three counts of negligent homicide. (AP Photo/Tom Tingle, Pool)

Jurors reached their verdict with remarkable swiftness: They took less than 10 hours to convict James Arthur Ray following a four-month trial that included hundreds of exhibits and countless hours of testimony.

The eight men and four women were given the option of convicting Ray of manslaughter but decided on the lesser charge instead. He faces a sentence ranging from probation to nearly 12 years in prison.

Ray fought back emotion as the verdict was read. His parents and brother sat behind him, while victims' friends and family members held hands and looked on from across the courtroom.

Prosecutors asked that Ray be taken into custody immediately, but the judge denied their request.

More than 50 people participated in the October 2009 sweat lodge that was meant to be the highlight of Ray's five-day "Spiritual Warrior" seminar near Sedona.

Three people died following the sauna-like ceremony aimed at providing spiritual cleansing. Eighteen people were hospitalized, while several others were given water to cool down at the scene.


Prosecutors and defense attorneys disagreed over whether the deaths and illnesses were caused by heat or unknown toxins. Ray's attorneys have maintained they were a tragic accident. Prosecutors argued Ray recklessly caused the fatalities.

Ray used the sweat lodge as a way for participants to break through whatever was holding them back in life. He warned participants in a recording of the event played during the trial that the sweat lodge would be "hellacious" and that participants were guaranteed to feel like they were dying but would do so only metaphorically.

"The true spiritual warrior has conquered death and therefore has no fear or enemies in this lifetime or the next, because the greatest fear you'll ever experience is the fear of what? Death," Ray said in the recording. "You will have to get a point to where you surrender and it's OK to die."

Witnesses have described the scene following the two-hour sweat lodge ceremony as alarming and chaotic, with people vomiting and shaking violently, while others dragged "lifeless" and "barely breathing" participants outside. Volunteers performed CPR.

More than 20 people were transported to hospitals. Kirby Brown, 38, of Westtown, N.Y., and James Shore, 40, of Milwaukee died upon arrival. Liz Neuman, 49, of Prior Lake, Minn., slipped into a coma and died more than a week later.

In court Wednesday, members of Neuman's family and a friend of Brown held hands and smiled when the verdict was read.

"Justice was served in there," Neuman's ex-husband, Randy Neuman, said later.

Mika Cutler, who Brown visited in Moab, Utah, the week before the ceremony, said: "There was not a moment in my mind that I didn't think he (Ray) was responsible for this tragedy."

Ray quickly left the courtroom with his family after the hearing, saying "No, not at this time" when asked if he had any comment.

Ray's attorneys maintained the deaths were nothing but a tragic accident, and said Ray took all the necessary precautions to ensure participants' safety. They contend authorities botched the investigation and failed to consider that toxins or poisons contributed to the deaths and called two witnesses to support that argument.

Prosecutors relied heavily on Ray's own words to try to convince the jury that he was responsible for the deaths. They said a reasonable person would have stopped the "abomination of a sweat lodge" when participants began exhibiting signs of distress about halfway through the ceremony.

Sweat lodges typically are used by American Indians to rid the body of toxins by pouring water over heated rocks in the structure.

Prosecutors have lined up nine witnesses to testify at a hearing next week that will determine whether any aggravating circumstances factor into Ray's sentencing. The circumstances include Ray's position of trust with the defendants, and any emotional or financial suffering by the victims' families, according to documents filed by prosecutors.

Ray became a self-help superstar by using his charismatic personality and convincing people his words would lead them to spiritual and financial wealth. He used free talks to recruit people to expensive seminars like the Sedona retreat that led to the sweat lodge tragedy. Participants paid up to $10,000 for the five-day program intended to push people beyond their physical and emotional limits.

Ray's popularity soared after appearing in the 2006 Rhonda Byrne documentary "The Secret," and Ray promoted it on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Larry King Live."

But his multimillion-dollar self-help empire was thrown into turmoil with the sweat lodge deaths. Ray ended his seminars shortly after but has continued to offer advice throughout his trial via the Internet and social networking sites.




 

Friday, June 24, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Jean Devanny-was an Australian writer and Communist. Born in Ferntown, New Zealand, she migrated to Australia in 1929, eventually moving to Townsville in northern Queensland, where she died at the age of 68.

She is best known for the novels Sugar Heaven and The Butcher Shop, but she also wrote short stories and political papers.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rowling set to unveil new Harry Potter venture

(Reuters) – Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling will unveil her latest venture involving the boy wizard Thursday, ending fevered speculation among fans about what comes next.

British author J.K. Rowling poses as she arrives for the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" in London

Having announced a new website (www.pottermore.com), the British author has kept its contents a closely guarded secret, giving previews to just a handful of the biggest fan sites who have been sworn to silence.

All will be revealed Thursday, with a countdown clock linked to the website indicating that it will go live at noon London time (7 a.m. ET).

"The owls are gathering ... Find out why soon" is all the link says.

What many Potter fans would like most would be an eighth novel to follow on from the seventh and "final" installment "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" published in 2007.

But Rowling's publicist has already made clear that it would not involve a new book.

The seven-novel series has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, and, along with the blockbuster movie franchise, turned Rowling into the world's wealthiest writer.

Other options on the website include a social networking fan site, an online game or the launch of the novels as ebooks.

The announcement comes just a few weeks ahead of the theatrical release on July 15 of the eighth and final Harry Potter film which will be shown in 3D. The seven movies released so far have grossed $6.4 billion in ticket sales..

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!
 
Purple Prose-is a term of literary criticism used to describe passages, or sometimes entire literary works, written in prose so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw attention to itself. Purple prose is sensually evocative beyond the requirements of its context. It also refers to writing that employs certain rhetorical effects such as exaggerated sentiment or pathos in an attempt to manipulate a reader's response.

When it is limited to certain passages, they may be termed purple patches or purple passages; these are often noted as standing out from the rest of the work.

The term purple patch is also used in a more general, and more unequivocally positive, sense to refer to a period of outstanding achievement. This usage is particularly common in sporting contexts in some countries; for example, a footballer who had scored in six successive games might be said to be "enjoying a purple patch".


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

New comic book to tell Martha Stewart's life story

(AP) Martha Stewart's media aspirations just got bigger: Meet Martha Stewart, comic-book heroine.

This image provided by Bluewater Productions Inc. shows the cover of a comic book. Martha Stewart is truly omnipresent now.  Already known for her TV

The woman who created her own media empire — television, magazines and more — is getting a biographical treatment in her own comic book next month.

"Female Force: Martha Stewart," a one-shot issue from Bluewater Productions Inc. to be sold in comic book shops, bookstores and online, will focus on how Stewart rose to become of the nation's best-known purveyors of home decor, cooking and confident but practical living.

It's the latest in a line of titles from the Vancouver, Wash.-based publisher, with previous subjects in the "Female Force" family of titles focusing on Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama, Barbara Walters, Sarah Palin and Margaret Thatcher, among others.

Publisher Darren G. Davis said the comic, written by C.W. Cooke, will look at all sides of Stewart, including her rapport with fans as well as her conviction on insider trading.

"Our goal is to show the behind-the scenes machinations — many of them ignored by the mainstream media — that resulted in Martha Stewart becoming the phenomenon she is," he said.

A comic book, he said, was the perfect way to do that.

"A visual medium provides perspective that is not only accessible but more relatable to the average person without losing any of the information involved," Davis said.

Cooke said he wrote the issue because Stewart embodies the "American Dream" and "sounds like a superhero," too.

"I am writing Martha Stewart as both icon and from a perspective of someone who might see her as callous, calculating and scheming," he said.

Cooke notes that in addition to being a businesswoman, entrepreneur and famous brand name, Stewart has been a model and a small business owner.

"She's been to jail and she's come out unscathed," he said. "She sounds like a superhero, but really, Martha is an amazing human being and I hope readers love learning about her as much as I did."

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C.J. Calett-a (pen name) for an American Author who has authored the "Bitchitude Series." Her books include: "Beware Of My Bitchitude: Being Bitchy Is A Hot Mess", and "Beware Of My Bitchitude: More Bitchitude For The Bitch's Soul."

She is currently working on more additions to the "Bitchitude Series."


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Heavy downloads for `Go the (Bleep)' audiobook

(AP) The world just can't get enough of Samuel L. Jackson and four-letter words.



A free version of the actor's cussing audio of the best-selling "Go the (Bleep) to Sleep" has been downloaded 160,000 times since becoming available two days ago, audio publisher Audible Inc. announced Thursday.

It's a huge number for audiobooks, but not a record. The final Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," sold more than 200,000 audio copies during its first 48 hours.

The hardcover of "Go the (Bleep) to Sleep," Adam Mansbach's adults-only bedtime lament, officially went on sale this week. It was No. 1 on Amazon as of midday Thursday.

BITCHITUDE SERIES BY AUTHOR C.J. CALETT! A Hot Seller!

BEWARE OF MY BITCHITUDE

"Diva's Nation" (http://www.divasnation.blogspot.com/) Congrats to author C.J. Calett for so far creating an interesting series; "Beware Of My Bitchitude!"

The ebooks are hot sellers over in the UK!

The series talks about all women who embody this "bitchitude" attitude. It's amazing how she seems to touch on all walks of life and women from many different backgrounds.

To find out more about this series check out the books so far: "BEWARE OF MY BITCHIUDE: Being Bitchy Is A Hot Mess", and "BEWARE OF MY BITCHITUDE: More Bitchitude For The Bitch's Soul."

Watch out for another installment coming your way soon.

Both are available at amazon.com now!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Patrick White-an Australian author, is widely regarded as an important English-language novelist of the 20th century. From 1935 until his death, he published 12 novels, two short-story collections and eight plays.

White's fiction freely employs shifting narrative vantage points and a stream of consciousness technique. In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature—the only Australian to have been awarded the prize. The Vivisector was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010.



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Monday, June 13, 2011

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Dymphna Cusack-was an Australian author. Cusack wrote twelve novels (two of which were collaborations), seven plays, three travel books, two children's books and one non-fiction book. Her collaborative novels were Pioneers on Parade (1939) with Miles Franklin, and Come In Spinner (1951) with Florence James.


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jennifer Hudson writing book about weight loss

(Hollywood Reporter) – Add author to Jennifer Hudson's resume.

The Academy Award-winning actress and singer has inked a deal with Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group, to pen a memoir detailing her struggles with weight. The still-untitled book, due in January 2012, will also expand on how she shed 80 lbs (36 kg)



Hudson has had her share of weight issues. Dubbed "the big girl" as a contestant on season 3 of "American Idol," she transformed her body for her Oscar-winning turn as Effie in "Dreamgirls" by gaining more than 20 lbs (9 kg). She signed on as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman last year and has since gone from a size 16 to a svelte size 6.

"I'm in the best shape of my life!" she recently gushed to People. Still, she admitted, "In my head, I am still the same weight I was before, It takes a while to get used to it." But one thing is certain. Said Hudson, "This is the way I want to be and the way I want to stay!"

Hudson released her second album, "I Remember Me," in March. The set has sold 338,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


*Awesome* We are glad she's doing it!

Serbian-US writer Obreht scoops literary prize

(AFP) – Serbian-American author Tea Obreht became the youngest ever winner of Britain's prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel The Tiger's Wife.

The 25-year-old, born in Belgrade, accepted the £30,000 ($49,100, 33,700 euros) prize at a ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall.

Serbian-US writer Obreht scoops literary prize

"It is a tremendous honour," the author said after picking up the award. "I was stunned and I did not expect it and I did not prepare anything. I'm really still not processing it."

The Tiger's Wife, Obreht's debut novel, tells the story of a young doctor inspired by her grandfather's stories to embark on a journey through the war-torn nations of the former Yugoslavia.

Obreht, who now lives in the US, said she hoped the novel painted a "fairer picture" of the Balkan war.

"I'm really happy that it will be translated into Serbo-Croatian which means my grandmother, who does not speak any English and has never read any of my books will be able to read it."

The Orange award is presented annually to a female author for the best novel written in English. Previous winners include Lionel Shriver and Zadie Smith.

Historian Bettany Hughes, who chaired the four-woman judges panel, said Obreht was "a truly exciting new talent".

"This is a fiction prize and what this book does is celebrate the power of storytelling," she added.

Obreht left Belgrade in 1992 when the region descended into civil war and moved to the United States in 1997.

500-year-old book for sale in Utah for $35K

(AP) A partial copy of a 500-year-old book considered one of the earliest and most lavishly illustrated works of the 15th century is now on sale for $35,000 at a rare book shop in Utah.

FILE - In this photo taken April 23, 2011, a copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1493 is displayed at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake Cit

Book dealer Ken Sanders was shocked back in April when while volunteering at a fundraiser for a small town museum in Sandy, just south of Salt Lake City, a man arrived with the unusual find pulled from his attic. It had been gathering dust for decades.

"There was just something almost dreamlike, something surreal about a five-century-old book being found here," said Sanders, who appraises items for PBS's Antiques Roadshow and owns Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City.

The German language edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, printed by Anton Koberger and published in 1493, is a world history beginning in biblical times. It is believed there are several hundred copies in circulation worldwide, making it not-so-rare of a find, especially with about two-thirds of its pages missing from its tattered binding.

Still, to a book collector, it's a genuine must-have, said Heather O'Donnell, a book seller at Bauman Rare Books in New York City.

"It's an incredibly exciting book. Every page is visibly beautiful. Even a single page of a Nuremberg Chronicle has genuine value," O'Donnell said. "It's a landmark of printing ... There's always more buyers than copies available."

Bauman's store sold a complete copy with hand-colored illustrations for more than $300,000 in 2006.

"It was a stunning book, really incredible," O'Donnell said.

She said $35,000 was a fair price for Sander's book, given its condition, and she didn't think it would be difficult to sell, noting many collectors want it not because of its monetary value, but for its literary significance.

"They have a desire to own it and cherish it and preserve it for future generations," O'Donnell said. "They see it as a part of western civilization and want to pass it on."

The owner of Sander's book has declined to be identified, but said it was passed down to him by his great uncle and had just been gathering dust in his attic. He had no idea of its worth or historical significance.

Since publicizing the find in April, Sanders said he has received dozens of calls and emails from interested buyers.

"Hundreds and hundreds of people have come through the store wanting to see the book," he said. "We just don't handle a lot of five-century-old books here in Utah, and the public interest has just been phenomenal. It's still so exciting."

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 6/10/11

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

I Dislike-Dumbass Haters-Go Home (Charles I, NC)

Societal Hate-Fumes Fear-In People (Kate C, NY)

Love Me-Til Dawn-Forever Lover (Tiff J, WI)

*I'm Loved-By Me-By All (Literary Diva BTR)*

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Egon Erwin Kisch-was a Czechoslovak writer and journalist, who wrote in German. He was noted for his development of literary reportage and his opposition to Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.

Kisch's work as a writer and communist journalist inspired Australian left wing intellectuals and writers such as Kathrine Susannah Prichard, E.I. Brady, Vance and Nettie Palmer and Louis Esson. This group formed the nucleus of what later became the Writers League drawing on the example of Egon Kisch’s own journalistic dedication to reportage.


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Friday, June 10, 2011

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Sumner Locke Elliott-was an Australian (later American) novelist. Elliott's best known novel, Careful, He Might Hear You, won the 1963 Miles Franklin Award and was turned into a film in 1983.

As a gay man during a time when this was socially problematic, Elliott was uncomfortable with his sexuality. He kept it secret until nearly the end of his life before coming out in his book Fairyland. Because of these fears, Elliott had affairs but never had any stable relationships.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Pernicious-causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie or evil or wicked.

Quote: "All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will."  Alexander Herzen


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ALL THAT SWAGGER BY: Miles Franklin!







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The novel's hero, Irish immigrant Danny Delacy, is modelled upon Miles Franklin's paternal grandfather, Joseph Franklin, and the exploits and adventures of four generations of Delacys on the land around the headwaters of the Murrumbidgee River follow roughly the fortunes of the Franklin family from 1833 to 1933. 'Fearless Danny's' story begins in 1833 by the Shannon in County Clare when he and his Johanna elope and take ship for the Antipodes. In Sydney, discovering that land grants had ceased in 1831, Danny sets out as a hired man for Bandalong, one of the most remote stations, far beyond the already-populated Goulburn plains, past Lake George, Gounderu (Gundaroo) and the Limestone Plains. Always the mountains further south beckon Danny 'as the Lorelei', so after a spell of hired labour to accumulate fifty head of cattle and a dozen horses he finally makes his way to a valley that the Aborigines call Burrabinga. As the seasons pass, the station, Burrabinga, is carved out of virgin land and Johanna produces sons and daughters who go to school in Sydney and become the second Delacy generation. Significant Australian events dot the narrative, conveying a sense of historical continuity - the gold rushes, the Robertson and Duffy Land Acts, free selection, self-government, the Boer War. From its cohesive opening the narrative falls away (especially after the first generation) into a discursive series of episodes and events, broken only by the favourite Miles Franklin device of 'possuming' or yarning - meandering, conversational reflections on the rapidly changing scene. Generations merge, each leaving its imprint on the others. Themes become interwoven, the focus of attention shifting easily from one to another. The novel's canvas becomes crowded with more and more participants as the century gradually moves to its ending in the modern day (1933) when the fourth generation Brian Delacy, aviator, lifting his plane into the Murrumbidgee sky, glimpses in his mind's eye 'the spectral forms of bullock transport and receding Delacys moving against ancient unfamiliar apparitions on the palimpsest of Time'.


*This book is a must read! It shows how generations can be caught up in living life that's much more full of this is and that than what their parents had.  Note the characers in each generation as they move away the normal way of life into and into a life of having more and being more.  Get this book today and see why we here at Diva's House of Literary Coffee really love this story.*

ALL THAT SWAGGER BY: Miles Franklin!

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Miles Franklin-was an Australian writer and feminist who is best known for her autobiographical novel, My Brilliant Career, published in 1901. While she wrote throughout her life, her other major literary success, All That Swagger, was not published until 1936.

She was committed to the development of a uniquely Australian form of literature, and she actively pursued this goal by supporting writers, literary journals, and writers' organisations. She has had a long-lasting impact on Australian literary life through her endowment of a major literary award known as the Miles Franklin Award.



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Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Age of Enlightenment-(or simply the Enlightenment) is the era in Western Philosophy, intellectual, scientific and cultural life, centered upon the 18th century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for ligitimacy and authority It is also known as the Age of Reason.

The "Enlightenment" was not a single movement or school of thought, for these philosophies were often mutually contradictory or divergent. The Enlightenment was less a set of ideas than it was a set of values. At its core was a critical questioning of traditional institutions, customs, and morals, and a strong belief in rationality and science. Thus, there was still a considerable degree of similarity between competing philosophies. Some historians also include the late 17th century as part of the Enlightenment. Modernity, by contrast, is used to refer to the period after The Enlightenment; albeit generally emphasizing social conditions rather than specific philosophies.


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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Adam Mickiewicz- was a Polish (Polish-Lithuanian) poet, publisher and political writer of the Romantic period. One of the primary representatives of the Polish Romanticism era, a national poet of Poland, he is seen as one of Poland's Three Bards and the greatest poet in all of Polish literature




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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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William of Ockham-was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher, who is believed to have been born in Ockham, a small village in Surrey. He is considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the centre of the major intellectual and political controversies of the fourteenth century. Although he is commonly known for Occam's razor, the methodological principle that bears his name, William of Ockham also produced significant works on logic, physics, and theology. In the Church of England, his day of commemoration is 10 April.

Here are some of his writings;
Philosophical writingsSumma logicae (c. 1323), Paris 1448, Bologna 1498, Venice 1508, Oxford 1675.
Quaestiones in octo libros physicorum (before 1327), Rome 1637.
Summulae in octo libros physicorum (before 1327), Venice 1506.
Quodlibeta septem (before 1327), Paris 1487.
Expositio aurea super artem veterem Aristotelis, 1323.
Major summa logices, Venice 1521.
Quaestiones in quattuor libros sententiarum, Lyons, 1495.
Centilogium theologicum, Lyons 1495.

 
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