Episode 38

Don't Bring Poetry to a Knife Fight

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about wearable books, revisionist book awards, awards for noble librarians, a deadly literary dispute, new books, and much more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Squarespace and BookBub.

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Links discussed in the show:

Follow-up: Scribd taking aim at Amazon w/ Kindle Fire app

Bookslut introduces Daphne Awards (“The Corrections”) to celebrate the best books of 50 years ago

ALA approves Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

New service books authors for book clubs at $750 fee

Wearable book lets you experience character’s emotions

Scorcese’s next film is a documentary about the NYRB

Russian man stabbed to death in argument about poetry vs. prose

New books discussed in the show:

Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

Paperback: The Son by Philipp Meyer

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