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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... of bookworms queued up in Wan Chai on Wednesday morning for Hong Kong’s biggest annual book fair, with some having camped out overnight to be among the first to hit the booths. The Hong Kong Book Fair, ... exhibition focuses on Hong Kong's publishing history. Visitors can see examples of old printing and historical books or take a closer look at more recent publications from the past two decades. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555367/literature-lovers-camp-out-overnight-hong-kong-book-fair-begins
  2. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hard to put down- a hectic but rewarding year in books

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Rushdie, Rushdie everywhere. Random Penguin." Paper books are dead? Long live Amazon. You see the problem. Far too many characters, in all senses of the word. The year started- and to some ... provides "a convincing and scathing revision of 50 years of propaganda … instead of communism's poster-happy history". The big non-fiction book to emerge from China provided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1114424/hard-put-down-hectic-rewarding-year-books
  3. Lifestyle - Books - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the Lines: Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Scarry character. Grandpa loved to flip through this action-packed book with his granddaughter on his lap. There was always something new to discover at each sitting. Many months later, my ... Book Ever. This was revealed when, this summer in Canada, my parents finally succeeded in getting me to sort through the boxes of personal belongings that I had left with them, after moving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1059589/between-lines-richard-scarrys-busy-busy-town
  4. Comment

    Singapore's censorship of children's book defies reality of alternative lifestyles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:11pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says to teach acceptance, we should celebrate books about non-traditional families, not censor them as Singapore did Pages of life Sexuality is not a choice; science ... This is why Singapore's recent attempt to destroy a children's book about penguins is like something out of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which all books are outlawed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557150/singapores-censorship-childrens-book-defies-reality-alternative-lifestyles
  5. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Duncan Hines- how a Travelling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food, by Louis Hatchett

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... from restaurant critic to cake-mix spokesman, is in fact a repackaging of Louis Hatchett's out-of-print 2001 book. The timing of the new edition's appearance is apt: the prospective book purchasers of 2014 include a fresh batch of millennials who are both intensely interested in food and ignorant of the fact that Hines was a real person, renowned in his heyday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556099/book-review-duncan-hines-how-travelling-salesman-became-most-trusted
  6. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book: Virtual Unreality: Just because the internet told you so, how do you know it's true? By Charles Seife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... such technology can be used, and misused, to the detriment of the unwary web surfer. In an age when it's often necessary to part with personal details with a click of the mouse, the book ... the book is that although the internet has enabled access to much more information than we could ever access in the pre-digital age, we may not actually be better informed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556101/book-virtual-unreality-just-because-internet-told-you-so-how-do-you
  7. Lifestyle - Books - WAR

    Book review: No Good Men Among the Living, by Anand Gopal

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by MCT

    ... with witnesses, retracing subjects' steps and careful use of documentation. The reader is left to judge the likely degree of veracity. Gopal's book contributes to our understanding of a conflict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556102/book-review-no-good-men-among-living-anand-gopal
  8. Lifestyle - Books - MUSIC

    Book review: Do Not Sell at Any Price, by Amanda Petrusich

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by MCT

    ... 1930s, and only a handful of most have surfaced. Some are still missing, which drives many searchers in Do Not Sell at Any Price. This scarcity also propels Petrusich to undertake the book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556098/book-review-do-not-sell-any-price-amanda-petrusich
  9. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... away, this is still a book about power relations. Eimer goes into some detail in outlining the historical circumstances under which these borderlands came under Chinese control, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556096/book-review-emperor-far-away-david-eimer
  10. News - World - PUBLISHING

    Amazon unveils 'rent an e-book' monthly subscription plan for mobile devices

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... an e-book' mobile plan Online giant Amazon has unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing. The US$9.99 per month Kindle Unlimited programme offers access to around 600,000 titles in the Amazon Kindle format. Subscribers will be able to access the books on Amazon's Kindle tablets, as well as other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556639/amazon-unveils-rent-e-book-monthly-subscription-plan-mobile-devices

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