“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”–Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
- BookScout: There’s a new app on Facebook that’s been making a buzz in the book world called BookScout. According to their page, “*BookScout, [is a] Facebook community for book lovers. Whether you’re an occasional or avid reader, you’ve come to the right place. With BookScout, you’re able to save, share, discover and buy your favorite books all within Facebook.” Have you checked it out yet? What do you think?
- 10 Appalachian Books: MTV has a new show called “Buckwild,” which has been described as a redneck version of JerseyShore, continuing the trend of exploiting the Appalachian and southern people on TV. Flavorwire suggested that instead of watching these shows, trying reading these books instead.
- Man Booker Finalists: The finalists for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize have been announced. Check out the finalists at Publishers Weekly. Have you read any of the finalists?
- Pride and Prejudice: It’s the 200th anniversary Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and there’s lots of stuff going on all year in celebration.
- Book Mural: Circle City Books in North Carolina recently completed a mural on the side of their building, and it’s wonderful. I’ve posted a picture below, but to read more about it and see more pictures, check out the link to The Bookshop Blog.
“Some people want to call me an Appalachian writer, even though I know some people use regional labels to belittle.”–Robert Morgan