“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” —Mark Twain
- New Generation of Veteran Authors: Veteran’s day is next week. What better way to honor those who’ve served than by picking up one of their books? There are lots of new stories and books coming out from this newest generation of war veterans. Check out this list from Parade Magazine listing “10 Books by the Latest Generation of War Veterans.”
- Random House, Penguin Agree to Merge: Rumors abounded last week, but now it’s official. These two powerhouses of publishing are merging under the title of “Penguin Random House,” which just doesn’t have the same playfulness of Random Penguin or Penguin House.
- Published NaNoWriMo Books: Yesterday was the official start of NaNoWriMo, which means thousands of aspiring authors are now scrambling to complete their 1,667 words a day, and many will lose faith. For those who need a bit of encouragement, here’s a list of 11 books that have been published as a result of NaNoWriMo, curtsey of MentalFloss.com
- Hobbit Trailer #2: Does more need to be said? Check out this latest trailer for the first Hobbit movie which releases December 14th.
- 10 Must Reads for November: Flavorwire lists 10 new releases that you should pick-up and read this November.