The Book Riot Podcast #74: Live from Brooklyn

 

The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #74: Live From Brooklyn

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about big book deals, the library of the future, cops reading to kids, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix.

 

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Links discussed in the show:

Survey asks people to describe libraries of their youth & libraries of the future in one word, results in interesting word clouds

Two debut novels get 7-figure deals

DC bookstore offers customers opportunity to sponsor a shelf for 2500/year

Yay Canada: police arm children w/ books to keep them from committing crime

Amy Poehler running teen writing contest at WattPad

Turkey of the Week: Will Self concludes literary culture is doomed

New books discussed in the show:

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Best American Short Stories 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Paperback: Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

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