Fantasy books to keep you cozy

https://www.inquirer.com/arts/books/best-cozy-fantasy-books-20220110.html The best books to read by the fire: Let’s talk about our favorites in science fiction and fantasy Feeling nostalgic? Try “The Chronicles of Prydain.” For something more modern, there's “The Midnight Bargain.” And so many more. Stardust/The Bear and the NightingaleWilliam Morrow Paperbacks/Del Rey - handoutby Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lavie Tidhar, Washington PostPublished Jan. 10, 2022 … Continue reading Fantasy books to keep you cozy

20 most influential romance novels of the last 100 years

https://bookriot.com/most-influential-romance-novels/? THE 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL ROMANCE NOVELS OF THE LAST 100 YEARS Alison Doherty Jan 4, 2022 This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Romance novels have been one of the most popular genres of books within the last century. While many different groups mock and … Continue reading 20 most influential romance novels of the last 100 years

Best books of 2021 from The Atlantic

Interesting list of which I've read one and have another on hold. Very odd for me or maybe for this list. /www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/12/best-books-2021-assembly-klara-and-the-sun/621088/? THE 20 BEST BOOKS OF 2021 The novels, nonfiction, and memoirs that stood out most By The Atlantic Culture Desk Maria Chimishkyan DECEMBER 22, 2021 Editor’s Note: Find all of The Atlantic’s “Best of 2021” coverage here. … Continue reading Best books of 2021 from The Atlantic

New version of the Bible with 20,000 changes

The examples described in the article sound like they've been made to stop people being offended by the language used in the past. I hope other changes are more substantive. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-12-24/updated-nrsv-bibles-20-000-revisions-should-spark-20-000-conversations Op-Ed: A new edition of the Bible, with 20,000 revisions, should spark 20,000 thoughtful conversations BY HAL TAUSSIGDEC. 24, 2021 3 AM PT Heaven and earth will … Continue reading New version of the Bible with 20,000 changes

Why do people keep books?

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/24/realestate/why-do-people-keep-books.html How Many Books Does It Take to Make a Place Feel Like Home? There’s a reason that some people won’t let go of their physical books — and a new term for it: ‘book-wrapt.’ What It Means to Be ‘Book-Wrapt’10 PhotosView Slide Show›Matthew Millman for The New York Times By Julie LaskyDec. 24, 2021 At … Continue reading Why do people keep books?

Seven insights into the influence and writings of Joan Didion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/12/23/joan-didion-appreciation/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/12/24/joan-didion-interviews/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/24/opinion/joan-didion-books.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/24/opinion/joan-didion-writers.html https://www.newyorker.com/culture/postscript/joan-didion-and-the-opposite-of-magical-thinking? https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/12/joan-didion-obituary-why-i-write/621115/ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/dec/24/remembering-joan-didion-her-ability-to-operate-outside-of-herself-was-unparalleled

Conveniently timed review of “We” which foresaw but underestimated totalitarianism

http://www.newyorker.com/books/second-read/the-russian-novel-that-foresaw-but-underestimated-totalitarianism? The Russian Novel That Foresaw—but Underestimated—Totalitarianism  Yevgeny Zamyatin, the author of “We,” was both the original writer of totalitarian terror and one of its original victims. By Masha Gessen December 13, 2021 I have an object to which, for many years, I’ve given pride of place in every house I have lived. It’s a wall … Continue reading Conveniently timed review of “We” which foresaw but underestimated totalitarianism

A idiosyncratic list of 2021’s best books from The New Yorker

The Best Books We Read in 2021 The fiction and nonfiction, old and new, that saw us through the year. By The New Yorker December 13, 2021 “De Gaulle,” by Julian Jackson 2021 in Review New Yorker writers reflect on the year’s highs and lows. This superb biography of the former French leader brilliantly explores how … Continue reading A idiosyncratic list of 2021’s best books from The New Yorker

Pandemic has proven a boom to the publishing industry

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/dec/11/cosy-cookbooks-and-a-surprise-hit-what-weve-really-read-in-the-pandemic Lockdown readingBooks Cosy crime, cookbooks and a surprise hit: what we’ve really read in the pandemic Lockdown likes … the bestsellers. It was a chance to finally get around to Tolstoy or Proust, but the charts tell a different story. Which books did we actually turn to in the lockdowns?  Richard Godwin Sat 11 … Continue reading Pandemic has proven a boom to the publishing industry

Great queer holiday romances

bookriot.com/queer-holiday-romances/? ROMANCE/EROTICA 20 MUST-READ QUEER HOLIDAY ROMANCES FOR HALLMARK MOVIE LOVERS Rachel Brittain Dec 8, 2021 This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, and make the Yuletide gay. That’s all any of us really want right? And despite a few … Continue reading Great queer holiday romances

6 Snowy thrillers to chill your bones

bookriot.com/snowy-thrillers/? 6 SNOWY THRILLERS TO CHILL YOUR BONES Sophia LeFevre Nov 17, 2020This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Winter is my favorite time to tuck into a good thriller. Cold weather pairs so well with a chilling story. With winter approaching, I’ve put together this … Continue reading 6 Snowy thrillers to chill your bones

How to strengthen your reading habits (and enjoy it more)

bookriot.com/strengthen-your-reading-habits/? NOW IS THE TIME TO STRENGTHEN YOUR READING HABITS Summer Loomis Nov 25, 2020This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here are 15 ideas on how to strengthen your reading habits. Just keep in mind that some may not work for you, but hey, let’s … Continue reading How to strengthen your reading habits (and enjoy it more)