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Wednesday Web Wanderings #4

I hope you find something of interest in this random collection of links. Let me know what inspired you.....

My Favorite Web Finds

The finalists for this year's PEN/Faulkner award have been selected and the winner will be announced in early May.

I want to give a shout out to one of my favorite bookish podcasts, Strong Sense of Place with Mel and David, two Americans who live in Prague. Each episode they recommend 5 books about a specific place as well as lots of informative tidbits about it. This week was Morocco - and I learned that the oldest library in the world is in Fez, Morocco! Read about it here.

The watercolor art of Jonathan Wolstenholme expresses his love of old books and paraphernalia. And they are FUN!

This is a fun list - if you can't decide what to read next in March, here's a list based on your zodiac sign! Twelve books, each with a humorous rationale about why that book fits that sign. According to your sign, what should you read this month? I'm to pick up the fantasy The City We Became by N.K. Jemison (it's already on my TBR) but there were a couple others that looked intriguing.

The Audie Awards for 2020 have been announced recognizing the best accomplishments in audio books in many genres. The list also includes the finalist titles, so there's lot of great stuff here if you enjoy listening to your stories.

Have you read Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown yet? If not, may I recommend you pick it up soon? You'll be interested to know that George Clooney has signed on to direct the movie for Netflix! This book about the underdog men's rowing team of the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) set in the 1930s is perfect fodder for an exciting movie.

Happy Reading!


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It's our goal to provide real reviews of the books we read (and we both read a lot of different genres), so that you can be introduced to some new books or authors to add to YOUR TBR (to be read) list. Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let us know what you think.


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