This Week in Book News

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Once a week we will be posting a round up of links we thought were of interest during the week. I hope you enjoy them.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/jul/17/do-you-write-in-your-books

The Guardian talks about marginalia and ask the question, do you write in your books?

http://www.mhpbooks.com/amazon-is-now-also-talking-to-simon-schuster-about-something/

Hachette V. Amazon has been an interesting fight with huge ramifications for book world professionals and minor ramifications for readers. If Simon and Shuster jumps in, things will get real sticky.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/07/gordimer-and-me.html

Nadine Gordimer passed this week. Leo Carey writes about her in The New Yorker.

http://theamericanreader.com/18-july-1937-thornton-wilder-to-gertrude-stein-and-alice-b-toklas/

A letter from Thornton Wilder to Gertrude and Alice.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/jd-salinger/infographic-the-path-to-the-catcher-in-the-rye/2790/?utm_source=Tumblr&utm_medium=thisdayhistory&utm_campaign=tdih_July_16_Catcher_In_The_Rye

A lovely infographic about Salinger’s path to Catcher in the Rye.

http://theamericanreader.com/review-on-lydia-davis-cant-and-wont/

Arno Hofstader review’s Lydia Davis’ new collection. In this crazy world we live in things can get pretty confusing, but we can all agree that Ms. Davis is the awesomest.

 

 

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