Episode 18

Bastardized Latin Phrases

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon’s new MatchBook program, the mysterious trend of the always-returning big book, college summer reading, Dr. Seuss coming to digital, and O. Henry, aka The Most Interesting Short Story Writer in the World. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (Use offer code “riot9” to get a 20% discount on Squarespace orders placed during September 2013.) and Audible.

 

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Links discussed in the show:

Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook gives reader discounted ebooks for titles they already own 

Are big books back?

Study asks if American universities favor “beach reads” over classics 

Random House to release 41 Dr. Seuss ebooks 

Bookseller Josh Christie tweets a recommendation from every section of his store

New books discussed in the show:

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

New in Paperback: This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

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