The UK’s Ann Morgan discusses the challenges and surprises of spending a year reading a book from each of the globe’s 196 independent countries.
What an amazing goal!
What a brilliant project!
We spotted droolworthy bookstore windows from Chicago to Budapest:
I like my steak medium and my books well done. 👍
For many of us, summer means lazy afternoons on a beach with a great book (or Kindle) in hand. But choosing a great read can be difficult.
The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ra…
I have 5 of the top 6 on Kindle. Can’t wait to read!
In a feat of literary detection, the internet has discovered that first-time author and former military man Robert Galbraith is, in fact, J.K. Rowling. Galbraith’s book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, received rave reviews and few sales until an anonymous twitter account aired some suspicions to a Sunday Times Journalist. The journalist send the book out to be analyzed along with copies of Rowling’s other works, and the literary styles came back extremely close.
Rowling stated, “I hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” she said in a statement released by her publicist on Sunday. “It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name.”
I, for one, can’t wait to read it. Stop by Open Books later this week for your copy!
(By the way… it’s worth noting that Robert means “famous”, and Galbraith means “stranger”. Well done, JKR!)
Haven’t read Casual Vacancy but this looks promising. I’m just so glad that she continues to write, even anonymously.
I’ve read The Good Earth, The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy, and 1Q84. That’s 197 more books to go! (Unless the list counts Griffin & Sabine as 3, then that’s 195). 😁
I did wander a lot during my one week stay in San Francisco last year. I was out on my own most of the time, often meeting with friends based there during the night for dinner and drinks.
But my days were mostly spent just walking around the hills of San Francisco. Museums and bookstores (and bookstores within museums) were part of the itinerary.
One of the bookstores I visited is Green Apple Books. It’s quite small compared to the others I went to and has a community feel to it - your neighborhood bookstore around the corner. It certainly has character, with its wooden, somewhat rickety floors, tight spaces, and handwritten labels.
Green Apple sells brand new and used books. I bought A Lover’s Dictionary, a brand new copy and The Book of (Holiday) Awesome, one of its “gently used” books.
If I live in San Francisco, this would be the bookstore I will be going back to. Again and again and again.