A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.
It's Banned Books Week; here's School Library Journal's pinterest board on the subject.
A round-up of Becky's (of RA for All) podcast appearances. Very handy.
Reporter Lillian Ross: Obituary.
Is conservative author Laura Ingraham really "the world's most powerful woman"?
So of course you know that Bill Clinton and James Patterson are writing a thriller together. But did you also know that Showtime is set to adapt it for television?
Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day images will be on new Forever stamps.
Like the show Black Mirror? Consider this new series of "Black Mirror fiction" books.
National Book Awards: Longlists.
Canada's Giller Prize: Longlist.
FT Business Book Award: Nominees.
Murder on the Orient Express: Trailer.
Goodbye, Christopher Robin: Review and trailer.
Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck, now a movie: Trailer.
Another prequel to Game of Thrones is in the works. I am officially sick to death of Game of Thrones.
Stephen King's It is on track to become the highest grossing horror film of all time.
NONFICTION BOOK NEWS
Hillary Clinton's What Happened sells more copies in hardcover than any other book since 2012. This article explains at least part of the reason why I am no Clinton fan, and will not be reading her book.
I don't own any jewels (for reals; I wear a white gold wedding band and that's the sum total of my jewelry), but I LOVE jewels, and reading books about them, like: Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond.
Looking for Cold War true adventure? Look no further.
I listened to a bit of this program on the radio, and it sounds like it good be an interesting book: Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.
Buzzfeed science reporter Tom Chivers has a book deal for a book about artificial intelligence.
3 books on Latinos in the United States (for Hispanic Heritage Month).
New York Times: Supposedly this book is about how some world leaders agreed to end war in the 1920s (but to me it seems they weren't very successful); a biography of food writer Patience Gray; Alice Waters has published an autobiography; when "corruption and venality" were the hallmarks of America (and hint: the time period in question is not now); on "the education of Ellen Pao" (a Silicon Valley memoir); a "true tale of drug cartels, money laundering, and horse racing".
IndieBound: Bestselling books the week of Sep. 21.
Library Journal: Cooking best sellers in September.
USA Today: Great new books for fall.
Washington Post: Best new short story collections for fall.
New York Daily News: 9 of fall's most anticipated books.
The 7 best books of the year so far, as chosen by Amazon. As I am with most things Amazon these days, I am underwhelmed by this list.
Paste Magazine: Best YA books of September.
The "worst required reading."
20 exceptional books about music for kids.
50 books by celebrities that are actually worth your time. I'd take the Lena Dunham book off this list, and replace it with Burt Reynolds's But Enough About Me or Patricia Neal's autobiography As I Am, but this is actually an interesting list.
AND NOW, YOUR OBLIGATORY NEIL GAIMAN POST
Neil Gaiman to voice mystery character in the next Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.