This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about literary fiction making readers more empathetic, masked competitive writing, and awesome 8 year-old reader, new books, and give Tom Clancy a fond farewall. This episode is sponsored by Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling andLungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas.
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Links discussed in the show:
Reading literary fiction increases empathy
Scribd launches subscription ebook service
8-year-old flags sexist children’s books, bookstore takes notice
David Gilmour “not interested in teaching books by women”
“Showrooming a myth”?
Users read more on iphone than ipads
Children’s sections key for indie bookstores?
New books discussed in the show:
Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman
The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higoshida, translated by David Mitchell
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