This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about recent literary prizes, book-loving Iceland, patron-driven library acquisition, self-published literary erotica, Meg Ryan as book editor, new books, and more. The show this week is sponsored by Squarespace and If I’d Known You Were Coming by Kate Milliken.
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Links discussed in the show:
Book Riot’s Quarterly box!
Oyster now available for iPad and open to everyone (no invite necessary)
Iceland has more writing, more books published, and more books read per capita than anywhere else in world
Most Famous Books Set In Every State
National Book Awards shortlists out
Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker Prize for The Luminaries
Chicago Public Library test drives Patron-Driven Acquisition
Meg Ryan to star in TV show as an editor
Amazon, BN, WH Smith deleting self-published erotica from online bookstores
Bad job, TechCrunch: Death of the Library
Listener @teacherman82 (Jason Stephenson) did Lucha Libro w/ students
New books discussed in the show:
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Paperback: The Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell
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