The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. It is written by @SeattleDan and SeattleTammy, operators of an on-line bookstore (which you can find here) , who have been in the book business since shortly after the Creation, or close to 6000 years now.
The Book Booth: The Short List Edition
Well, not "short" in that some major awards are about to be announced. But it has been a skimpy week in book news. Still there are a few things we can peruse for your enjoyment.
For instance, the calendar page has been flipped and now it is March, the month of collegiate basketball mania, baseball spring training begins in earnest and the flowers bloom, if they haven't already. And there will be new books to devour. Jonothan Sturgeon of Flavorwire picked his top ten for the month and it is an interesting list. I think I may just go find a copy of Sarah Bakewell's At the Existentialist Cafe for a little light reading.
March Must Read Books
Over at the Kirkus Review, for those of us with a philosophical bent, Gregory McNamee offers up this appreciation of Samuel Delany's Trouble on Triton, published forty years ago now.
If one hundred years ago, you were to take a long sea voyage, what books might you take along? Ernest Shackleton, skipper of the ill-fated Endurance, in fact, took along a library on his voyage and now we can see what was on his reading list! Percy Shelley for one! The BBC reports here.
Ernest Shackelton's Endurance Reading List
The coloring book craze continues and soon you will be able to stay between the lines with The Walking Dead. Yep, the zombies and our intrepid group of survivors will be there awaiting your pigmentation. I love that series, for a lot of reasons, and if I could keep the crayons between the lines, I'd be right there.
Walking Dead Coloring Book
I guess it is never too early to plan for summer travels. If you are looking for a theme to your visits, check out the library/bars featured over at Paste. A gin fizz and bit of literature always are a good mix.
Please let us know about your reading adventures this week and have a great weekend.