A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.
Wired magazine is getting on on the book club action.
The Daily Show book bump is back!
A new hot book already has a correspondingly hot movie trailer: Hidden Figures: The American Dream an Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.
Why "book clubs matter" in the age of the tablet.
Against borrowing books. I enjoyed this article immensely. Particularly the bit where he talks about avoiding people who have lent him books because he hasn't read the books yet--meaning he knows he values his own reading freedom over the relationship. Good stuff.
Barnes and Noble has released a new Nook.
Long story short: the online news site Gawker went broke, got bought by Univision, and will now be shutting down. (Officially making this the Summer of Lost Websites.) I don't know all the particulars, but this article provides a good entry point to the story, which is kind of a big one. What really got me was learning that Gawker only had 11-12 full-time employees. Jesus. No wonder it's hard to find a job in this brave new world.
Eight of the worst (and best) book-to-film adaptations.
The merits of reading "real books" to your children. I love this article so much I want to marry it and have its tiny little human-blog article babies.
Bookstore sales: are up.
Will Ferrell's newest role: Sherlock Holmes?
New science book that looks like it could be good; I have to speak to my microbes about getting healthier so I feel better.
The "Oscars of Romance": Interesting to hear about the romance RITA awards, and also to have someone review the finalists and winners featuring diverse characters.
World War I reading: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Somme: Into the Breach. Let's hear it for a WWI book for a change; WWII typically gets all the publishing love.
Infographic: Lengthy Young Adult series.
Like the New York Times? Love thrillers? Here you go.
Becky at RA for All sends out a call for action: Serving senior readers.
2016 Hugo Awards. This doubles as your Obligatory Neil Gaiman Post this week. There he is, as a winner under "Best Graphic Story."