This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss Jacqueline Woodson’s response to Daniel Handler’s racist jokes at the National Book Awards, James Patterson’s weird new book burning video, the Goodreads Choice Awards winners, and more.
This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Random House Audiobooks, and The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre.
Links discussed on the show:
Book Riot’s Best Books of 2014 List
Jacqueline Woodson responds to Daniel Handler’s watermelon joke
Fundraising for the Ferguson Library
HarperCollins partners with Jet Blue for in-flight ebook samplers & sales
Goodreads Choice Awards Winners
William Shatner’s Kickstarter project
J.K. Rowling commencement speech to become a book
Title of new Toni Morrison novel announced
James Patteron’s weird book burning video:
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
Paperback: On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee, Havisham by Ronald Frame
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