Ballantyne Magazine

Winter 2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BOOK B INGE Readers seek titles behind hit By Nan Bauroth | Photos by Ray Sepesy I f you want to know what book lovers in Ballantyne are reading, find out what they're watching. "The big trend is patrons wanting to read the books behind movies or TV series they have recently seen," says Christine Bretz, librarian at South County Regional Library. Examples include "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty and "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn, both hit HBO series. "Crazy Rich Asians," part of a trilogy by Kevin Kwan, was a box-office hit in 2018, and the book, released in 2013, surged to No. 1 on USA Today's bestseller list in August. Demetrius Irick, store manager at the Barnes & Noble (B&N) at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, is also seeing the "watch first, read later" phenomenon. "Our customers watch a Netflix series and want to get the book because it has details that may have been left out of the show," he explains. BALLANTYNE WINTER 2018 - 2019 60 Feature

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