From: Telegraph UK
The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. @SeattleDan, along with his wife, SeattleTammy, are operators of both an on-line bookstore here, as well as a brick and mortar storefront mini-store in Hoquiam, WA at 706 Simpson Ave (Route 101 South). Both have been in the book business since shortly after the Creation, or close to 6000 years now.
The Book Booth: Dog Days Edition
Yep, it's hot, even here on the sunny coast. I know and sympathize with all of you suffering even hotter weather. Get those fans out, get an iced drink and pull up a chair with a good book. That will help. Reading always helps.
Recently when the American Library Association met, writers were honored for their work and among those who won was Bryan Stevenson, whose book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption received their Carnegie Medal for Non-Fiction. It will be well-worth your time to read his acceptance speech.
Bryan Stevenson Speech
Speaking of awards, the long-list for the Man-Booker Awards were announced this week. Since 2013, anyone writing in English can be nominated, including Americans. And once again, four Americans were nominated, including Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson. Here is the long list for this year.
Man-Booker Long List
I hadn't realized so many movies were being released this year that have book connections. The LA Times found 23 to recommend reading before seeing the movie, including The Revenant, which will feature Leonardo Di Caprio, in what looks to be an interesting book/film.
Movies with Book Connections
I do enjoy Netfix a great deal, but I admit that I've not watched Orange is the New Black, now into a third season. I promise to get around to it soon. Our own Lucian is a fan of the show and found these links which finds all the books referenced in the show. And there are a lot of them!
OITNB Season One Books:
Season Two Books:
OITNB Season Three Books:
For those of you planning a summer trip across America, you might want to consider a literary model for your explorations. Atlas Obscura has conveniently plotted out many of those trip for you here.
Literary Trips through America
And if your plans are to follow Kerouac or Kesey, you may want to bring along one of these books that claim to enhance your consciousness one way or another. From Flavorwire are these recommendations.
Kerouac and Kesey Trips
Writers are often called by their muses in odd ways. Haruki Murakami hadn't thought of writing into he was well into his twenties. He recounts here for the Daily Telegraph how baseball helped into the game.
H.M. The Moment I Knew I Would Be A Novelist
This week we note the passing of true-crime writer Ann Rule at age 83. I didn't know her personally, but Ms. Rule was always a kind soul to SeattleTammy during her years at the Mystery Bookshop. She had her dedicated legion of fans who will miss her.
True Crime Writer Ann Rule
I don't enter the twitterverse very often. But there are some fun hashtag games that occur that make me think I should. Including this one #tenthingsnottosaytoawriter. Some of these are very funny. And good advice.
Literary Twitter Hashtag Games
Keep cool, enjoy the sun and be sure to let us know what great books you are reading! A Happy Weekend to you all.