Another day, another fiction prize longlist. Are you getting tired of my posting these? For me they’ve been a great (and easy) resource for books that have been translated into English, as well as what’s been going on in foreign fic in general, over the past year that it seemed a shame not to share information. This particular list of 15 books was published on … Continue reading The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Long-List
The Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II were officially inaugurated in the UK last month. It’s the centennial of Charles Dickens birth. Plus, the 2012 Orange Prize Longlist will be announced on Thursday. I’m feeling a bout of Anglophilia coming on! And it just so happens that three books – all with connections back to the Isle of Albion – are coming out this … Continue reading Rule, Britannia!
The Guardian posted an interesting article that I recommend taking a moment to read, particularly if you think of reading as a social activity (that’s what BookSexy is all about!). The author was invited to take part in a Book Swap. He and another writer were instructed to bring along a book to discuss, and eventually swap, with the audience. The creative mind behind this … Continue reading Is This the Future of the Book Group? I sure hope so!
The next best thing to reading a book is reading about books. Fact. But let’s face it: there are only so many hours in the day. Thankfully there are the Podcasts. (Seriously, what is sexier than an Ipod?) I subscribe to a few different ones on a variety of topics. Below are a few of my favorite literary podcasts. Needless to say (we are in … Continue reading The Magic of Podcasts (Redux)