16 best pandemic books, fiction and nonfiction

If you're in the mood for reading material set in times similar to these, here's your list. https://bookriot.com/best-pandemic-books/ The 16 Best Pandemic Books, Fiction And Nonfiction Sarah S. Davis Jul 30, 2020 Some people want an escape from the COVID crisis, while others might want to dive in a little deeper to find out more … Continue reading 16 best pandemic books, fiction and nonfiction

Hugo awards announced at online ceremony hosted by George R.R. Martin

Winners of this award are always worth reading. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/01/arkady-martine-wins-hugo-for-best-novel-as-george-rr-martin-hosts-online-ceremony Arkady Martine wins Hugo for best novel, as George RR Martin hosts online ceremony Debut novelist wins world’s top prize in science fiction for A Memory Called Empire, with Jeannette Ng and Neil Gaiman landing other categories ‘An especially sharp honour’ ... Arkady Martine Photograph: Karen … Continue reading Hugo awards announced at online ceremony hosted by George R.R. Martin

A highly diverse list of fantasies — only familiar with one

This BookRiot list hits the jackpot. I haven't read any of them and only one looks vaguely familiar. Enjoy. 9 Diverse Fantasy Books That Will Challenge Your Idea of Fantasy Fiction Troy L. Wiggins Jul 22, 2015 Fantasy recommendation lists are characterized by their safety. Curious newcomers to the genre, having enjoyed their sample of … Continue reading A highly diverse list of fantasies — only familiar with one

Top historical romances

My belief is that you simply can't glance over too many book lists. With millions of books in print, your very favorite novel may just not have passed your eyes yet. So I'm always in the market for a list that may include a novel or nonfiction that's not on the usual top lists. Here's … Continue reading Top historical romances

Amazon Paperwhite and Oasis Kindles are sold out, but not because new models coming

This writer often produces stories not available in the U.S. but they are, of course, tilted by not being domestic. Am including this because it nicely explains (huge demand, not a lull before a new design( the more or less sudden inability to get a new Kindle immediately if yours dies. Lots of people at … Continue reading Amazon Paperwhite and Oasis Kindles are sold out, but not because new models coming

Three dystopian novels for a fresh perspective

Margot Harrison, a fiction writer and editor at the Vermont newspaper Seven Days, offered us three recommendations for works dealing with malevolent technology. Her latest novel, “The Glare,” was released this month. Also check out her recent essay in The New York Times. “Infinite Detail: A Novel” by Tim Maughan In this 2019 dystopian novel, the only thing … Continue reading Three dystopian novels for a fresh perspective

Even top authors can take years for their first success

Right now, many of my friends are fighting against the overwhelming feeling of futility -- that nothing is going to get better, that there is no hope. Maybe a little therapy is needed to cope with what is, after all, a pretty grim world right now. OTOH, maybe we all need to simply keep striving … Continue reading Even top authors can take years for their first success

11 books now being read by Atlantic writers and editors

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2020/07/books-to-read-this-summer/613825/ The Atlantic Daily: 11 Books We’re Reading This Summer Writers and editors offer inspiration from their reading lists.Caroline Mimbs Nyce July 2, 2020 2 more free articles this month Link your account Subscribe Now Ron Case/Getty Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new … Continue reading 11 books now being read by Atlantic writers and editors

Three audiobooks to distract from today’s reality

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/grab-your-ear-buds-here-are-three-great-audiobooks-to-distract-you-from-reality/2019/02/11/e2cc0868-24ad-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html? Grab your ear buds: Here are three great audiobooks to distract you from reality By Katherine A. PowersFeb. 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EST (HighBridge) The Current Past and present merge in “The Current,” Tim Johnston’s atmospheric, exquisitely suspenseful novel of two murders separated by 10 years. Audrey’s friend, Caroline, is driving her from … Continue reading Three audiobooks to distract from today’s reality

Two articles about Strand’s opening in NYC’s UWS – conventional and protests

https://www.westsiderag.com/2020/07/15/the-strand-opens-its-upper-west-side-store-the-owner-explains-what-books-people-are-seeking-out-today The Strand Opens Its Upper West Side Store; The Owner Explains What Books People are Seeking Out Today Posted on July 15, 2020 at 11:10 am by West Sider By Angela Barbuti The Strand begins a new chapter today as the literary landmark opens the door to its second home. “After 93 years in … Continue reading Two articles about Strand’s opening in NYC’s UWS – conventional and protests

Kindles become obsolete just like every other tech device

To save you the trouble of looking it up since U.S. residents were never presented with the Kindle Paperwhite 3 and 4 labels, the Paperwhites whose software will no longer be updated are those that are not waterproof. Simple dividing line. https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-has-ended-support-for-the-kindle-paperwhite-3/amp Amazon has ended support for the Kindle Paperwhite 3 Michael Kozlowski 18 hours … Continue reading Kindles become obsolete just like every other tech device

Enthusiastic review of Christopher Buckley Trump satire

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/christopher-buckleys-make-russia-great-again-is-the-trump-satire-weve-been-waiting-for/2020/07/06/c1179190-bf2c-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html Christopher Buckley’s ‘Make Russia Great Again’ is the Trump satire we’ve been waiting for By Ron Charles Critic, Book World July 6, 2020 at 6:12 p.m. EDT (Simon & Schuster) Until now, Donald Trump has avoided being fully captured by novelists simply by behaving worse than any of them could fathom. But the great fiction … Continue reading Enthusiastic review of Christopher Buckley Trump satire