Book Banter Vol. 29: “Choose Your Own Addiction”


— Coffee helps creativity, but some writers find amphetamines work better.

— A New Republic reviewer isn’t crazy about Isabel Allende’s newest novel. (On a side note: 5 books that influenced Allende.)

— The Digital Public Library is now officially open for business.

— How cool is this– a man found a signature of MLK, Jr. in a book he bought for $3.50!

— Author George Saunders vs. reading and writing in the digital age.

— A great children’s book author dies.

— Teaching Shakespeare in a maximum security prison.

— Looking forward to getting my hands on this collection of linked stories.

— Though authors continue to turn to self-publishing, they should consider themselves warned.


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