The Guardian's list of 2013's best books is out, kicked off by Tash Aw's Five Star Billionaire. It wasn't even December when they released the list.
Slate's book critics think your 2013 reading list should have included these "overlooked" books. Meanwhile, somebody at Newsweek tries reviewing the best Goodreads books of 2013 without reading them.
So, yes, Amazon plans same-day deliveries using drones. Joyce Carol Oates has some thoughts about that, and TechCrunch sees several obstacles to Amazon's goal of setting up an army of delivery drones.
In response (and for a lark), Waterstones 'introduces' its own army of OWLS (Ornithological Waterstones Landing Service), which is not exactly an original (or serious) idea.
- "Particular ways of being wrong": review the book, not the author.
- The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey reveals that Malaysian students scored higher in math but lower in science and reading. Does this mean tougher times ahead for publishers?
- Meet Kenny Leck of BooksActually, an independent bookstore in Singapore. "King of the book geeks"? Really?
- Helpful definitions for modern authors are ... not very helpful.
- David Sedaris wrote an odd obit to his sister who committed suicide. One of the deceased's friends had something to say about that.
- Aaaand Manil Suri wins the Bad Sex in Fiction award for the "subatomic bisexual orgy" in his novel, The City of Devi. Apparently, Suri is a maths professor. Figures, doesn't it?
It's a short list, but I was busy for the past few weeks and I was away for the weekend. I might be sharing some photos from that weekend vacation later, because I'm not really deep into book-related stuff at the moment.
But I miiight take a peek inside the Big Bad Wolf's lair (between 6 and 15 December) and see what's inside.
Categories: Book Marks