Literally speaking, we're back to the subject of books today on Ventipop. The Good Press :: Wrapped Up in Words (our wine and legs literally adorned with stories), Beautiful Books (a list of them) and The Glow (a new song by Matt Pond PA). It's a mellow kind of day. Warm your hands around a mug and get your read on. And may your Patronus not be a stoat. Cheers.
- Publisher's Weekly recommends new books out this week by Haruki Murakami, David Morrell, Trevor Noah and Robbie Robertson.
- The New York Times says these are the 12 Books To Read in Your 20s.
- Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, Jason Diamond and Fanny Howe headline Flavorwire's 10-Must Read Books of November.
- Speaking of Michael Chabon, one of my favorite American writers, his new book Moonglow is out this week. Buzzfeed dives deep into his life, his motivations and his home life in this terrific deep interview. And read an excerpt from Moonglow here.
- I was extremely disappointed to find out my Patronus was a stoat. It sounds horrible. Stoat. I was even more aggravated when I read a stoat is a short-tailed weasel. Hopefully, your Patronus is something a little more regal and magical over at Pottermore.com.
- The Bookmark Light is a gift you should buy everyone:
Ninety-Nine Stories Of God by Joy Williams is exactly what the title says it is; a collection of very short-stories about the supreme being in wonderfully twisted situations from the mind of Williams herself. It's already a featured read on many 2016 Top Ten Lists. It's so fun and simultaneously thought-provoking; not to be missed.
- Enjoy a fascinating, incredible, long read over at the Guardian. "The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: How The Biggest Heist in the History of US Espionage Was Foiled".
- 10 Beautifully Written Books features these passages:
“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart.” ~ Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
“History was like an old house at night. With all the lamps lit. And ancestor whispering inside. To understand history, we have to go inside and listen to what they’re saying. And to look at the books and the pictures on the wall. And smell the smells. But we can’t go in, because we’ve been locked out. And when we try and listen, all we hear is a whispering. And we cannot understand the whispering, because our minds have been invaded by a war. A war that we have won and lost. The very worst sort of war. A war that captures dreams and re-dreams them. A war that has made us adore our conquerors and despise ourselves.” ~ The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
- Hardcore comic book fans probably already know about ComicList.com where all comic book release dates are conveniently listed by publisher. And over at FreshComics.com, release dates are listed with covers and a brief synopsis of each new edition.
- If you need to know when the next book in a series is going to be released, head over to Fictfact's Book Release Calendar.
- If you're into Romance Novels, check out this page which breaks down romance novels into very specific sub-categories. Apparently, "Priest Heroes" and "Nurse/Doctor Heroines" are things.
- There's also XOXO After Dark which teases itself as "a community site offering the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction".
- My hope would be I could finish the book before I was too drunk to understand the ending: Pairing Wine & Literature, Italian Book Bottles wrapped in short stories.
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The Good Press :: Wrapped Up In Words, Beautiful Books and The Glow ~ fin.