Audiobooks for October

https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/09/10/best-audiobooks/ 3 new audiobooks to kick off your fall playlist Titles for many tastes: a posthumous memoir by Michael K. Williams, a new recording of an 18th-century romance and a sweeping African novel Review by Katherine A. Powers September 10, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT ‘Scenes From My Life,’ by Michael K. Williams Best known for … Continue reading Audiobooks for October

Thrillers to get your blood pumping

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/04/1120952706/books-we-love-thrillers-to-get-your-blood-pumping Books We Love: Thrillers to get your blood pumping September 4, 2022 8:01 AM ET, Weekend Edition Sunday Need a good mystery to get your blood pumping? We hear NPR staff picks from our Books We Love list: "The Verifiers," "The Paris Apartment," and "The Latinist." AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: NPR's Books We Love has … Continue reading Thrillers to get your blood pumping

Handy list of 100 swoon-worthy romances in printable form and a link to the longer list with descriptions

Below is a slightly old, but not dated, list of swoon-worthy romances for pure escapism. The link to this list is contained in a much longer article showing the covers and descriptions to tempt you which can be found here: https://www.npr.org/2015/07/29/426731847/happy-ever-after-100-swoon-worthy-romances 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances: The Printable List July 29, 20156:01 PM ET NPR STAFF It's … Continue reading Handy list of 100 swoon-worthy romances in printable form and a link to the longer list with descriptions

Basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite both get 2022 upgrades

These upgrades leave the Kindle Oasis as the only version without USB-C charging, much less any other upgrade since 2019. Amazon will have an event on September 28th with announcements for its devices. I expect that list to include the Oasis Please note that this article was not written in the U.S. On Amazon's U.S. … Continue reading Basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite both get 2022 upgrades

Booker Prize shortlist interview on a terrific website

Do visit the superb Five books website, a treasure trove of lists about almost any topic you'd care to learn more about. https://fivebooks.com/best-books/the-best-fiction-of-2022-the-booker-prize-shortlist-neil-macgregor/ The Best Fiction of 2022: The Booker Prize Shortlist recommended by Neil MacGregor The Booker Prize is awarded each year to the best original novel written in the English language. We asked … Continue reading Booker Prize shortlist interview on a terrific website

30 Banned books to look for and read during Banned Books Week

I hope you'll find you've read a large portion of these books. http://www.rd.com/list/banned-books/ 30 Banned Books You Should Probably Read Right Now Leandra BeaboutUpdated: Aug. 25, 2022 Celebrate the freedom to read by picking up one (or all) of these banned books Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive … Continue reading 30 Banned books to look for and read during Banned Books Week

Literary adaptations — book-based dramas and series worth watching

https://apple.news/Ag--5fOTASyiapiq1yJDZgA Bookish Dramas and Limited Series from The Hollywood Reporter, June 20, 2022 issue THR critics note six shows that expand upon their source material, bringing cherished novels to the small screen CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS (HULU) Engineered by the same team that delivered Hulu’s 2020 hit Normal People, including director Lenny Abrahamson, screenwriter Alice Birch … Continue reading Literary adaptations — book-based dramas and series worth watching

Booker prize longlist

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jul/26/booker-prize-longlist-of-13-writers-aged-20-to-87-announced Booker prize longlist of 13 writers aged 20 to 87 announced List comprises 13 writers of fiction, from Leila Mottley to NoViolet Bulawayo, described as ‘stimulating, surprising, nourishing’ by judging panel Comment: The Booker longlist is thoughtfully curated and gives Alan Garner overdue recognition Booker prize longlisted authors, l to r … Leila Mottley, … Continue reading Booker prize longlist

Six books to guide you through the real American West

https://www.theatlantic.com/books/archive/2022/07/american-west-books-cowboy-myth/670567/ SIX BOOKS TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE REAL AMERICAN WEST These novels remind readers that the story of the region is as vast as its landscape. By Kali Fajardo-Anstine, JULY 20, 2022 In the second half of the 19th century, the figure of the cowboy emerged as the defining feature of American Western literature. Publishers … Continue reading Six books to guide you through the real American West

10 top audiobook narrators

bookriot.com/the-best-audiobook-narrators/ GET THE 10 BEST AUDIOBOOK NARRATORS IN YOUR EARS Nusrah Javed Jun 16, 2022 This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. What makes an audiobook great? It’s the narrator, hands down. Sure, the content plays a heavy role in the equation, but it is the … Continue reading 10 top audiobook narrators

Bestselling author from NYC’s UWS says “I was remarkably obscure until Nicole Kidman”

http://www.westsiderag.com/2022/07/22/bestselling-uws-author-says-i-was-remarkably-obscure-until-nicole-kidman Bestselling UWS Author Says, ‘I Was Remarkably Obscure Until Nicole Kidman’ July 22, 2022 | 3:07 PM Photograph by Richard Avedon. By Lisa Kava Upper West Sider Jean Hanff Korelitz, is the author of eight novels, one middle-grade book, and a collection of poetry. But Korelitz says, despite all those publications, she was not … Continue reading Bestselling author from NYC’s UWS says “I was remarkably obscure until Nicole Kidman”

Why is Jane Austen so difficult to film?

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/movies/persuasion-netflix-dakota-johnson.html? Why Is It So Hard to Adapt Austen? (The Fans Might Play a Part.) The backlash to the Netflix version of “Persuasion” has as much to do with who’s watching as who’s scripting. Still, the new film broke some rules. From left, Lydia Rose Bewley, Richard E. Grant, Dakota Johnson and Yolanda Kettle in … Continue reading Why is Jane Austen so difficult to film?