September 22, 2015

The Reading Book Post, September 21st


Hello, everyone! How was your week? I'm in the mood for fall, hot tea and lots of books and finally it's started to get chillier. Anyway, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.

  • It's Stephen King's birthday today! To celebrate let's take a look to 20 things we probably didn't know about the famous author. I sure didn't know some of them and I really really with that Danny Boyle would make a remake of Pet Sematary.

  • But today, I have some more Stephen King to share with you. In this video, the writer is talking with Lee Child about the latter's very successful (and I have to admit favourite) series of books, Jack Reacher. Hurray!

  • The seventh novel of Kate DiCamillo will be published on April 12, 2016. The novel will be called Raymie Nightingale and you can read an exclusive excerpt. Plus the cover is so beautiful! 

  • Another exclusive excerpt you can read right now is from the upcoming novel of Ruta Sepetys, which is call Salt to the Sea. The book will be published on February 2, 2016.

  • Sad news this week. Jackie Collins has passed away at the age of 77. Some of her most popular novels are Lucky, Hollywood Wives and  Rock Star.


  • More than 40 authors have signed a letter addressed to Xi Jinping concerning the freedom of expression in China. Among the authors are Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen and Ian McEwan.


  • Any John Green fans? You can watch his TED talk on Paper Towns and Why Learning is Awesome. Very interesting talk.


  • My favourite article this week is about folklore (as you may know I love folklore). English Magic: how folklore haunts the British landscape. Check it out!


  • A vending machine that delivers random used books? Yes, please! Biblio-mat is such a great idea...


  • This week's quiz is a little tricky! Is it a Twilight quote or a Fifty Shades of Grey quote? I have to admit that I had trouble with some of these.

8 comments:

  1. Such a good step to see that so many authors have gotten on board to contest the freedom of expression issue in China. Excited to listen to the ted talk and that vending machine idea is just brilliant!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's great to see that there is a lot going on for the freedom of expression!
      I wish my local library had one of those vending machines, haha :D

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  2. I'm so excited for the new Ruta Sepetys novel! I love her books :) I have yet to read a novel by Stephen King, but I think it needs to be done soon.

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    1. What should I say about Stephen King that you haven't probably heard of? He is the master of horror! :)

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  3. Another great post! Seriously, you really help the readers in keeping up to date with the literary world!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really glad that you enjoy The Reading Book Post, I have a tender spot for this feature since it was my first original one on the blog :)

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  4. I got 7 out of 10 on the quiz....pretty good score, I'd say.
    The book vending machine sounds so cool!


    fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.ca

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    1. Wow! That was an excellent score! I had a tough time with some of them :)

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