March 18, 2009

Bookish Links for 03-18-09

Today I want to share some links to new books being talked about in the book world. The descriptions are taken straight from the source and are not my words. In these instances, I really couldn't have said it better, anyway. :)

1. NPR- Daniyal Mueenuddin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders conjures a superb, wide-angle portrait of modern Pakistan that mixes pathos with considerable charm. His linked tales examine the interdependent lives of characters from all classes.

2. NY Times Book Review- A review of Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea children's book version.

3. Publisher's Weekly- Sourcebooks is teaming up with Books Are Fun/Imagine Nation Books to promote a new children’s series due out next month. This week, Sourcebooks, together with BAF, will send 125,000 Horrid Henry stories into schools across the country.

4. NPR- Donna Foote followed four elite college graduates in the Teach For America program. They were assigned to one of the worst schools in one of the toughest neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and Relentless Pursuit is their story.

5. NPR- Isabel Gillies grapples with the sudden dissolution of her marriage in the memoir Happens Every Day. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls this "all too-true story" a "compulsive" and "chilling" late-night read.

6. The Chronicle of Higher Education- Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the author for The Private Barthes. So where would he stand on the publication of his private journals - long after his own death?

And, in other book news, the 2009 Man Booker Award nominees have been announced! Click here for the full list of writers.


  1. Thanks for the Booker reminder! :D

  2. Ya--I second the thanks for the Booker link. Some familiar names on the list!

  3. Yet another list of stuff to check out! Thanks! Some of those sound very intriguing indeed! : )

  4. Hi Rebecca :) You always find the best stuff. You're my number one source for good reads! Thanks for the Man Booker link. I always like the books that win that award. Sometimes those Pulitzers are just too much for me. I often finish them and say Why, Why, Why? LOL!

  5. Glad to have you aboard for the contest! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!! Remember, the winner (or basically who ever participates the most) gets a book of their choice from Amazon (25$ baby)


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