Book Empire Vol. 02

All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis.

We understand how busy you are and how difficult it is to keep up with all the book news that’s being thrown at you every day. To make your life a little easier, we’ll compound the most important bits into 1 blog post every week, exactly telling you what you need to know. Please don’t worry your pretty little head about the possibility of propaganda or censorship. We’ll do that for you.


You might have seen this floating around the internet, but there’s nothing like getting some really awesome and most of all free books from a dying entity. We’re all sad libraries are closing down, but at least some of them go out thinking about their readers.
Let’s all ransack the KIT library!

By now everyone must be sick of end of the year lists, so NPR took a different approach. They made an end of the year app, showing the best books of last year  neatly arranged by genre, difficulty and mood.
We know what we’ll be doing today…

If you like David Foster Wallace, you’ve probably been on a roller coaster ride this week. Jason Segel will portray the author in the adaptation of  Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace and you just know the internet has something to say about that.
Read here why you should be happy about the casting and here why you shouldn’t be.

Important literary research points out that the literary scene of Rotterdam is just as thriving as Amsterdam.
They don’t have to tell us that, but they will anyway.

December is always the time to look back on your year of reading. To examine your choices and set goals for the next year. For example, Lilit Marcus decided to read only books written by ladies the past year. Feminism might not be your bag, but setting reading goals and challenges should be. Let us know what you are planning to do next year!


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