A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.
Booklist webinars are coming up on series nonfiction, new titles for the school library, and keeping your romance collection exciting. Check it out. (Related: For all you librarians/readers' advisors out there: Becky at RA for All gives a valuable reminder about the site All Readers, which can help you figure out the sex and violence levels in books.)
Author Joyce Carol Thomas (writer of poems, plays, and award-winning kids' lit): Obituary.
Amazon's picks for their Big Fall Books.
TV show based on Roberto Saviano's Gamorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System will air on Sundance TV.
An introvert's guide to fiction and life. I actually didn't have time to read all of this one, but I still want to. Love the title.
Have you seen the Fall Entertainment Generator at Vulture? "306 things to watch, see, hear, and do."
Another tribute to Gawker.
Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner: Marilynne Robinson.
Now this is how summer should be: Stuck in a book.
Do you still shop at actual bookstores? Why?
Perhaps the oddest political/reading news mashup I've seen yet: Harry Potter readers tend not to be big Donald Trump fans.
Interested in "middle grade graphic novels"? Here you go!
Just too much fun not to post: Helen Mirren shuts down sexist interviewer (in 1975).
How well do you know memoirs? Take this quiz!
And here's a new section: All nonfiction news, all the time!
Dr. Oz has yet another book deal.
I must have this new book, titled The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time.
New book about the Creative Artists Agency is causing a stir in Hollywood.
What's really going on in school? Nicholson Baker will tell you, based on his experiences as a substitute.
"The co-founder of N+1 is 'against everything.'"
The latest crop of books on dating and sex.
Last, but never least, your Obligatory Neil Gaiman Post: