Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Reads & Links - 10/10/2014

I'm still working on the Murakami in print, but took a break for "City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran" by Ramita Navai since its library due date was rapidly approaching (and may have passed...I'll finish it this weekend, I promise!). Listening to "Magic Bleeds," the fourth in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I have been absolutely tearing through this series in audio, and definitely recommend to fans of urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Finally, working on "Reading Lolita in Tehran" in ebook for my NYC book club.

Some literary links to kick off your weekend:

  • Congratulations to French author Patrick Modiano for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Don't feel too bad if you haven't heard of him, many of his books have been out of print in English for a number of years.
  • You can relive your youth with the Book It! Alumni program - Pizza Hut is giving out free personal pan pizzas to adults who participated in the program when they were students.
  • The New York Times ran a piece criticizing its own coverage of the Amazon/Hachette dispute for taking sides.
  • J.K. Rowling set the Twitter-verse abuzz earlier this week with an anagram puzzle related to the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film. The link has the answer, so here's the puzzle if you want to take a stab on your own: "Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won't tolerate this nonsense."
  • Finally, Book Riot had two great round-ups of recommendations this week: novels set in the Jazz Age and thrilling non-fiction. Anything catch your eye?


  1. Stumbled upon this from Facebook. I LOVED Reading Lolita in Tehran. It's probably one of my favorite memoirs. City of Lies looks terrific too - I'm putting that on my reading list. What two book clubs are you in?? I might join!

    1. I run two book clubs - one in NYC & one in DC. Find me at school & I'll give you the info on the NYC one if you want to join!