- I am currently working on a list of Game of Thrones readalikes. It will be for the TV show and the books, much like this popular one I did for True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse. So this list of books Joffrey might enjoy caught my eye.
- From the Seattle Public Library's awesome RA blog, Shelf Talk, here is an annotated list and short essay about "The New Gothic Novel."
- OMG...Justin Cronin reading from The Twelve. This post from Grasping for the Wind also has links to other authors reading from their books.
- Years ago I read Stefan Fatsis's fascinating book Word Freak about the world of competitive Scrabble. This week, I heard him on NPR talking about a cheating scandal at this year's event. Here is an article with details.
- The Wall St Journal ran this article about the best book podcasts. I also covered this territory in an article for NoveList back in March. My article also contains blog you might have missed too.
- It's SHARK WEEK!!! Book Riot ran this list of 4 books to go with your viewing. Also, if you have a chance to stop by the BPL, John put up an impromptu display of "Scary Fish" books, complete with an actual taxidermy piranha that he found, no joke, in a box of donated books a while back.
- The Thurber Prize for American Humor finalists were announced this week.
- The USA Today runs down this Fall's "bookish" movies.
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