Happy Tuesday, fellow bibliovores!
Apparently today is National Read a Book Day, but we're pretty skeptical about this whole "reading" business, so we're going to hang back and see how it goes this year before getting involved. 😉
- We're excited to see that David Bezmozgis' THE FREE WORLD has been longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize! You can watch David read a short excerpt from the beginning here.
- RANCHERO earned a third(!) starred review, this time from Publishers Weekly. It reads,
"Full of inspired comic hyperbole, Gavin’s rollicking debut does for the Mississippi Delta what Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen do for Florida. [...] Readers will eagerly await Reid’s next adventure in the Delta."
- Vanity Fair held an informal interview with Jill Abramson, author of THE PUPPY DIARIES. What is her idea of perfect happiness? Reading the Sunday Times on a sunny beach. What is her greatest extravagance? Replacing a pair of Lucchese cowboy boots after Scout gnawed the toes off the first pair. Read more here.
- In Nonfiction news, THAT USED TO BE US by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum made it on to EarlyWord's New Title Radar this week.
Finally, to properly celebrate Labor Day, we've included these ridiculous .gifs of kittens hard at work:
See more kittens in the workplace here.