Book Empire Vol. 22

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.


Although we hope this is not yet necessary, book club guru Amy Bonesteel gives tips on how to revitalize your book club.

The streets of Vancouver have been transformed into a Choose Your Own Adventure story. The Action Fiction Project went around the city to write all of the citizens a story that changed depending on what streets you decided to take.

Miranda July, known from artsy movies and short story collections has now written her first novel.
You can read it in January 2015.

If only Putin loved to read Tolstoy instead of Dostoevsky, the world would have been a very different place.

It’s time to talk about literary bad boys. Are you more in love with the Unattainable Sherlock Holmes or with the Nonconformist Holden Caulfield?

Teens are still reading less and less. How can this be when the YA industry is thriving?

The best infograph of the week tells you how you can figure out if you have found yourself in a Gothic novel. Great if you wake up in Transylvania, surrounded by the undead and are suddenly prone to fainting.

We love it when concerned parents and book censorship is wrong. A new study shows that reading banned books actually doesn’t have a bad influence on your mind and that it won’t turn you crazy. It actually has a positive affect, making you more prone to help others.


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