Everything Was a Surprise

This week, Jeff and guest-host Amanda Nelson talk about a “human” library, the idea of Wal-Mart buying Barnes & Noble, the growth of the publishing industry over the last few years, the bad state of teenager leisure reading, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub.


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Links discussed in the show:

Dear Book Nerd!

2014: The Year of Reading Women?

The Human Library

The Vast Majority of Authors Don’t Make Jack

Hero of the Week: Ann Cook 

More Americans Read More Books in 2013 than in 2012

Teens, though

Should Wal-Mart buy Barnes and Noble?


New Books

Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton

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