A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.
Hey, librarians! Anyone out there a member of the Public Library Association? You can get a free webinar from Becky Spratford of RA for All.
Irish author William Trevor has died. I kind of liked old William Trevor.
Infographic: Reading habits from around the world.
Library Journal's Indie Ebook Award Winners, 2016.
Costa Award: Shortlist.
J.K. Rowling talks about her new Fantastic Beasts movie franchise.
Come on, shop at Barnes & Noble a bit this holiday, won't you? They're trying so hard. Let this be the Christmas you say "Merry Christmas" to someone while simultaneously saying "fuck you" to Amazon. (Especially since B & N's sales are down.)
Anne Rice "adapting the Vampire Chronicles as TV series."
Director Peter Jackson has found a new movie series project: adapting Philip Reeves's Predator Cities series.
NONFICTION BOOK NEWS
How Americans speak. Totally want this one, although I maintain the correct word is "pop."
I kind of want to read Carrie Fisher's new memoir.
New York Times: Steven Johnson on how "play shaped the world"; Andrew Sullivan on AIDS; the trickery of stealth advertising; author Mark Shriver on Pope Francis; a 20-something falls in love with the Ukraine-- god, do I have the energy to read something by a twenty-something); a new history of France.
Calvin Trillin, I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU. Call me. I think Mr. CR will understand.
IndieBound: Bestselling books the week of Oct. 24.
7 books about colonialism.
A book list for when you're done with J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy.
10 books to distract you "from all the awful shit happening right now."
School Library Journal: 10 best graphic novels of 2016.
Ten beautiful holiday gift books.
SORRY, NO NEIL GAIMAN POST THIS WEEK. ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT GUY HAS SLOWED HIS INTERWEBS POSTINGS.