A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.
Japan's longest-running manga comes to an end.
How well are publishers connecting with their readers?
Children's author Anna Dewdney has died.
A new book next spring from...F. Scott Fitzgerald?
Some easy ways to get kids reading.
I am no fan of Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), so news of this lawsuit, that his latest work "pulls too much content from the original public domain work," amuses me very much.
"Live by Night" (based on the Dennis Lehane novel): Trailer. Man, just looking at Ben Affleck makes me want to punch him. I don't know why, really.
Amazon is hoping its "pop-up" stores will drive even more traffic to its online store.
Well, it was bound to happen: I'm officially tired of Elizabeth Gilbert headlines.
Scotiabank Giller Prize: Longlist.
NONFICTION BOOK NEWS
Simone Biles to write her autobiography.
Bernie Sanders has a book coming out in November.
Jon Ronson (one of my favorites): reviews a new nonfiction book titled The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online.
Coming in November (well, in the UK): a Freddie Mercury (of Queen) biography. (I went through a little Queen revival a few months back. Have you listened to "Somebody to Love" lately? You really should.)
This looks fun: a book that "re-examines the psychological test.
Oprah's latest Book Club pick: a memoir about infidelity.
Belle Boggs is very hot this month, for her new book about trying to have a baby.
AND NOW, YOUR OBLIGATORY NEIL GAIMAN POST, WHICH IS ALSO, HILARIOUSLY, AN ELIZABETH GILBERT POST AS WELL