Book Banter Vol. 33: “Cover Me”


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Skipping just one day of Book Banter has set me back quite a bit. I’m either going to need to keep up with it every weekday, or just list fewer links!

– A two-year old judges books by their covers.

– Hilarious new categories describing used books on Amazon.

– 25 vintage photos of librarians doing their thing.

– Wikipedia’s novelist problem gets worse.

– The truth about digital publishing that traditional publishers don’t want to hear.

– Steven Soderbergh writes a novella on Twitter.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten financial ledgers.

– What makes a happy writing community.

A cartoon tribute to cats and the poets who loved them.

– Cool literary magazine covers.

– What is the future of super-sized bookstores?

– Editors’ reading recommendations. (LOVE Drinking Coffee Elsewhere)

An interview with Israeli Arab author Sayed Kashua.

– The NYT Review changes editors, and ignites controversy.

– Still writing racy novels at 105 years old!

– How The Life of Pi symbolizes the post 9/11 era.

– Kurt Vonnegut’s letters.

– The collection at the Guantanamo library prison.

– Writing coach William Zinsser, is a good listener.

– Who was Typhoid Mary? An intriguing new novel about her life, and the disease she spread.

– Jason Segal writes a kids’ book.

An interview with Bangladeshi poet (and friend) Dilruba Ahmed.

– Writers in love with other art forms.

– The sudden death of a great feminist writer.

Iranian sketches of human rights.

– What kinds of values should children learn from books?

– It’s not too late to celebrate National Poetry Month.

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