August 31, 2015

The Reading Book Post, August 31st


Hello, everyone! Are you ready to welcome the fall? I am and I can't wait for the weather to become chillier. Anyway, tomorrow I'll be travelling all day long. But, as every Monday, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.

  • Sad news. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author of books such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat has passed away last week at the age of 82. Many people from the literary world paid him tribute.


  • Have you read The Shepherd's Crown yet? Author Neil Gaiman has revealed that Terry Pratchett had a different ending planned for this novel, but he died before he could get it down on paper.

  • The Japanese book company Kinokuniya has bought 90% of the first print of Haruki Murakami's upcoming collection of essays. The reason for this is to rival online book retailers. Novelist as a Vocation will be published on September 10, 2015.

  •  Warm Bodies has a prequel novella! It's called The New Hunger, it was originally self-published in 2013 and it will be officially released on October 6. You can now read an excerpt.


  • Scarlett Johannson went to court, in order to block the translation in English of a French novel, that is about the relationship between a man and the star's look-alike. The novel The First Thing You See will be eventually be published in the UK in September. 

  • Freedom of speech is one of the issues that concern me. Who better to speak about controversial books, censorship threats to graphic novels than Neil Gaiman? This was one of the most interesting interviews I've read so far. 

  • Last week, I told you that Morrissey will release his first novel at the end of September. Now, we can see the cover. List of the Lost will be published on September 24 by Penguin.

  • Guess the Book by Food Quotes. This quiz is for the hungry ones!


12 comments:

  1. I am so ready for fall woo-hoo! I have been wanting to check out Warm Bodies, maybe I will.

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  2. I am so ready for fall too! I love curling up with my dog and a cup of tea and reading. And all things pumpkin! And cozy sweaters!

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    1. I can't wait for the weather to get a little chillier! Hot tea and sweaters <3

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  3. That interview is so, so interesting to read - sometimes I feel like our society has conditioned certain situations, ideas and concepts so much that we almost prevent freedom when it comes to less "safe" topics. At the same time, I learn so much about child development in Psychology so I would be wary of some issues being brought to them at a young age, it's an interesting debate!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Well, growing up I read what it seemed interesting to me. I never thought about a book containing violence or anything. Think about the classic fairy tales: they are not what we would call children-friendly nowadays. But how many children grew up with them?

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  4. The interview was really good!
    I have not read Warm Bodies....need to check it out now!

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    1. I like the concept of Warm Bodies and I'll need to check it out myself too :)

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  5. I like your books post it so interesting the facts you present. You put a lot of work into it. It's Fantastic!

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    1. Thank you! I'm always trying to find the most interesting and inspiring literary news :D

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    1. Thank you so much for inviting me! This sounds amazing, I'm checking it out :)

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