Lagniappe

A “bookshelfie” is, generally speaking, a person who has a photograph of himself or herself taken while standing in front of a bookcase.  But you won’t find any photos of human bookshelfies that compare with these 24 cute cat bookshelfies.  When I sent them to my daughter, and asked her to show the photos to her daughter (my one and only grandchild), my daughter did so and replied, “Alden loved them.  Now she wants a cat.  Thanks.”  Somehow, I don’t think the “Thanks” was sincere.

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Melting Bookcase

Looking for a bookcase or a bookshelf?  Here are 16 unique ones for every budget.

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Here’s a “novel” idea (pun intended): Hogarth is engaging authors to novelize Shakespeare’s plays.  Margaret Atwood will turn The Tempest into a novel and Howard Jacobson, who often writes Jewish themed novels, will do the same with The Merchant of Venice.  Hogarth announced earlier this year that Anne Tyler will novelize The Taming of the Shrew and Jeanette Winterson will adapt The Winter’s Tale.  The writers will have the right to interpret the plays as they like, which means that Anne Tyler, who has always disliked The Taming of the Shrew, will be free to turn it into something that she finds more agreeable.  Read more here.

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How well do you know the spy fiction of John le Carré?  Try this ten question quiz.

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There are a lot of short stories out there to choose from, so you might be interested in Tessa Hadley’s 10 favorites.  Hadley teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University in the UK.

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Kirkus Reviews has an interesting article about seven fall picture book surprises.

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This is Colossal (a very entertaining website) showcases six new art books that are a bit different.

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The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, October 6th from noon to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The featured guest will be U.S. Representative John Lewis.  Congressman Lewis’ most recent books include Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision of Change, and March Book 1 (with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell).

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