Posted on 11/18/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
On this day in 1926, George Bernard Shaw declined the money for his Nobel Prize. (He wanted to reject the award, too, but his wife convinced him to accept it.) "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize," Shaw said.
"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." (Voltaire, born François-Marie Arouet. 1694-1778.)
- "Walking on Her Grave" (Melinda Leigh, romantic suspense). Kindle.
- "The Mistletoe Promise" (Richard Paul Evans, holiday romance). Kindle. Nook. Apple.
- "The Assembler of Parts" (Raoul Wientzen, women's fiction). $1.99. Kindle.
- "Tempting Fate," (Jane Green, women's fiction) $2.99. Nook.
- Oxford Dictionaries has chosen "vape" as its word of the year.
- Little League pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis is writing a book about her fantastic season on the mound.
- Dan Harmon, creator of the television show "Community," is writing a book of essays for publication in 2016.
- Kindle Unlimited payouts to authors are declining.
- Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, titled "Purity," is set for publication in the fall of 2015.