Literary Links: Aug. 2 – 8

Literary Links

Happy Friday, ducklings! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news! As always, I’ve got five interesting stories for you. 1. Portlandia co-creator/writer/star Carrie Brownstein has signed on to complete … Continue reading

Literary Links: June 21-27

Literary Links

Happy Friday darlings! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news. 1. After many Stephen King fans trying to purchase Joyland accidentally bought Emily Schultz’s novel of the same name, … Continue reading

Literary Links: March 22 – 28

Happy Saturday, readerkins! Start off the weekend right with five literary links from the last week.

1. Amy Poehler will serve as honorary chairwoman for World Book Night 2014! Her cool points are off the charts, and this makes me love her even more.

2. Alice Munro was honored with a commemorative Canadian coin to celebrate her being the first Canadian to win the Nobel in literature. Although it’s a silver five dollar coin, this limited edition coin is being sold for $69.99. I don’t entirely get the concept of special “coins” that cost exponentially more than they are worth, but it’s cool that Munro is being honored.

3. Reed Exhibitions announced BookCon, a show within a show that will take place on the last day of BEA. Replacing Power Reader Day, BookCon will appeal to a younger, non-trade demographic. This will be my first year attending BEA, so I can’t compare BookCon to Power Readers Day, but I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out — especially since Amy Poehler will be speaking!

4. Verso Books announced that they are now selling ebook/paper book bundles on their website. I’m so excited that someone is finally doing this! Bundles are the future, and it will be interesting to see how Verso handles it.

5. A judge announced two new rulings in the Apple ebook price-fixing case. She granted class action status and rejected two of Apple’s expert witnesses for trial. I don’t have too many thoughts on this, but it’s a nice update — and it will certainly be nice for customers to receive damages if (when) Apple loses.

Literary Links: March 15 – 21

Happy Friday readerkins! Start off your weekend with five literary news stories from the last week.

Universal Orlando announced details of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. Guests will get to ride the Hogwarts Express! Riders will encounter magical creatures, Hagrid on his flying motorcycle, the Weasley twins on brooms, and the Knight Bus in London traffic. I’m pretty darn excited about this. I’ve never been to Disney or Universal or any of those parks, but I want to go for the Wizarding World alone. Continue reading

Literary Links: 3/8 – 3/14

Happy Saturday, readerkins! Start off the weekend right with five bookish news stories from the last week.

1. The Tournament of Books continued this week! I’m listing the results below, but click through to read the captivating commentary.

  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride defeated The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert prevailed against The Dinner by Herman Koch
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell beat The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Son by Philipp Meyer won over At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcon
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt defeated Long Division by Kiese Laymon Continue reading

Literary Links: 3/1 – 3/7

Happy Friday readerkins! Start off the weekend right with five bookish news stories from the last week.

1. The Morning News Tournament of Books started this week! So far, Life After Life has beaten Woke Up Lonely in the pre-tournament playoff round (I totally agree with this ruling), Hill William has beaten The Luminaries, and A Tale for the Time Being has defeated How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. I haven’t read the last four books yet, but I just picked up a copy of A Tale for the Time Being from the bookstore yesterday, and I can’t wait to read it! Continue reading