Wednesday Web Wandering #1
As I wander the depths of bookish places on the web, I come across some interesting, fun, amazing things - take a look at these!
Did you know you could read a novel via Instagram for free??? Look what the NY Public Library is doing.
For fans of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, here's the latest on the movie adaptation.
This fanciful 17 story building is Wat Samphran in near Bangkok, Thailand. I discovered this via the blog Strong Sense of Place, a great blog (and new podcast) recommending books and travel tips for those of us who like to explore the world - from our armchairs, or in person.
Have you ever wondered what the best selling book (in America) was the year you were born? Here's a quick reference that isn't just a list. Just enter your age and the best selling book pops up! For me, it's The Caine Mutiny. (haven't read it so maybe this is a sign I should?) What book was the best seller in your birth year?
The New Yorker published an article on N. K. Jemisin, a sci-fi author. I've had her novel The Fifth Season on my bookshelf for a couple years and am determined to read it this year. This bit of background about inspiration and how she develops such a complex world is fascinating.
Now here's a woman who set and completed an amazing goal. She wanted to read a book from every country in the world in just one year - and here's how she did it and what she read. There are certainly some challenges in finding translated works from some countries....look at the help she found! So much armchair travel to be had here!
In honor of Black History month, I want to share this list compiled
by a distinguished group of judges of the top 100 pieces of literary writing (books, essays, plays, etc.) by African American women. Broken into eras, book titles include the very first novel by a black woman in 1859, through the slavery years, the Restoration, and current publications; it's a very comprehensive list. My TRB just got longer!
Hope you found something of interest in my wanderings.....