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9 Novels That Will Keep You In Suspense

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>It’s not as if you need an excuse to spend time with a novel that grabs you and won’t let go. But if you did: it’s way too cold to be traipsing around in the snow. So pick up one of these books that are hard to put down, and stay inside!<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Novels That Will …

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How random is random on your music player?

<b>There I was, walking to the railway station, minding my own business, when... bam!</b><p>Our song.<p>That's the gamble you take when you set your device to "random". Sometimes you get good songs, sometimes you get bad ones. Sometimes you get songs that remind you of someone that was once in your life.<p>I …

Conspiracies

Mount the Air, The Unthanks, review: 'a slow, swirling affair'

The Unthanks plumb the dark underbelly of the traditional while striding boldly out into wilder musical landscapes, says Helen Brown<p>In 1958, a traditional ballad about a woman’s fierce determination to scour the world for her lost lover was recorded in The Dorset Book of Folk Songs. The following …

Wilder

How to Upload eBooks and Documents to Your Kindle Account | The Digital Reader

For over three years now, Amazon has offered Kindle users free cloud storage for their ebooks. This Kindle Cloud supports many of the same reading …

Books - the Greatest Novels of all-time

A beautiful, informative and unique art print.<p>This is a visual tribute to the greatest novels of all-time, using the periodic table as the framework. …

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9 tricks that will help you get way more out of your Kindle

Although the Kindle concept is really simple — you just read a book on a screen — there are a few tips you might not be taking advantage of.

Kindle

Google strong-arms indie musicians into accepting brutal, crowdfunding-killing deal for streaming service

Google is launching a new, Youtube-branded streaming music service, with the cooperation of the Big Four labels, who got to negotiate the terms of …

Indie Music

50 best cult books

A cult book may be hard to define but one thing is for sure: you know a cult book when you see one.<p>Cult books are somehow, intangibly, different from simple bestsellers – though many of them are that. And people have passionate feelings on both sides:<p>Our critics present a selection of the most …

23 Low-Carb Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up

Sandwiches are going to be so jealous.

Free and low-cost Kindle books: Search-link options for January for contemporary, non-classics + other bargain pages (US, UK, Canada), w/ 2 New pages + Kindle discount-alerts by customers + Kindle Unlimited Audible w/ Whispersync. Updated.

<b><br>January 8, 2015</b> - This includes a quick reminder that the free Kindle book search options in the reference section (right-column of blog) were …

Folk community scrubs up for glamorous night at music awards

While the event's prime mover, Simon Thoumire of Hands Up For Trad development agency, is always frank about its publicity-generating purpose, he is …

Musicians 'singing back to life' forgotten Galloway folk music

<b>For almost 100 years a collection of long-forgotten Scottish folk songs has been confined to the pages of a couple of historic volumes in a Kirkcudbright library.</b><p>Compiled by Galloway-born William Macmath at the turn of the 20th Century, they are a meticulous documentation of some 80 traditional …

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Sheila Stewart - obituary

Sheila Stewart was a Scottish travelling singer who performed for the Queen, the Pope and President Ford<p>Sheila Stewart, who has died aged 79, was one of Scotland’s most popular folk singers and helped to fuel the British folk song revival of the 1950s and 1960s. The last of the Stewarts of …

The Telegraph Christmas books quiz 2014

From Orwell to Austen, from Shakespeare to Jilly Cooper, test your knowledge of books past and present in our fiendish Christmas Quiz<p>How many questions in the seven rounds of our Christmas literary quiz can you answer? Get the family to help out, and <b>check your answers here</b>. Don't forget the picture …

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The top 10 winters in literature

Ghost stories by the fireside and perilous journeys in the snow: from Emily Dickinson to Raymond Briggs, great writing that gets to the heart of the coldest season<p>Winter is the night-time of the seasons: the darkness grows, the cold surrounds us and the world we once knew sinks from sight. But …

20 Books That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People

"It's in literature that true life can be found," Nobel Prize-winning author Gao Xingjian was once quoted as saying.<p>The Chinese novelist and playwright may not have been speaking directly to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, but to those of us in the community, he might as well …

31 Great Documentaries on Netflix Streaming

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the world of birds, bees, baseball or backup singers, Netflix has a documentary for you. Missed "Man on Wire"? It's on there.<p>Here are films that changed the world, righted wrongs, pinpointed a moment in history, or simply shone a light on a previously unknown …

The Mandolin in the Blues

Filmed in 1966 on the American Folk Blues Festival tour featuring Sleepy John Estes (guitar & vocal), accompanied by Yank Rachel (mandolin).<p>Mandolin …

Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: Which Amazon e-reader should you buy? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Voyage: They’re both great, but which one is right for you?</b><p>It’s fair to say that Amazon dominates the e-reader market. …

The Simpsons at 30: the 40 funniest quotes

26 Books to Buy Your Friends and Family

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Popular Plotted vs. Literary Thematic Stories: Margaret Atwood vs. Alice Munro—Part I

One of the most troublesome problems I face in trying to come up with meaningful suggestions about reading short stories is the question of whether a …

Will I damage my Kindle by scanning it?

Rick Maybury advises a reader on the best way to replicate pages from an Amazon Kindle<p><i>Would there be any damage to my Kindle if I were to scan pages from it?</i><p><i>Mike Robinson, by email</i><p>Scanners and photocopiers use LEDs and fluorescent tubes as light sources and these are not bright enough to harm e-ink …

Manuscripts of early, unrecorded Bob Dylan songs go to auction

An early mentor of<p>Bob Dylanwho helped the aspiring musician get his career rolling in New York is auctioning of a pair of manuscripts Dylan gave him more than 50 years ago to generate money to support his folklore center in Sweden.<p>Dylan met folk music enthusiast Izzy Young when he first arrived in …

Nick Drake: the fragile genius

Nick Drake has become one of the most revered singers of the 20th century, even though his records didn't sell while he lived. Mick Brown looks at the life of the man who died on November 25 1974<p><b>Mick Brown's article on Nick Drake was first published in the Telegraph in July 1997</b><p>Towards the end of …

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