Had a busy week? Missed a few posts because of April vacation? Well, we’ve got you covered in a comprehensive wrap-up of the week that was.
Monday: We kicked off our 2nd year of book blogging with a Patriots Day special feature, The Shot Heard Round the Literary World, the story of a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson that commemorated the start of the Revolutionary War. Also, a normal Monday of book news in a Bookish Intelligence Report.
Wednesday: Call us lucky, but we managed to get a guest post from author of note Lavie Tidhar. Tidhar, creator of The Bookman and Camera Obscura among others, provided a fantastic post on The Strangest Places to Buy Books. Also on Wednesday we sat down for an interview with Jennifer Entwistle, co-director of next week’s Newburyport Literary Festival. And to round out Wednesday we found some book news for a BIR.
Thursday: The French and Indian War had many influential characters emerge, but none as unconventional as Major Robert Rogers. His life story, his rise to codifier of 19th century special operations warfare and eventual fall during the Revolutionary War, was chronicled in the outstanding War on the Run.
Friday: Of course we found more engaging book news from around the globe for a Bookish Intelligence Report. Also, we were inspired by a B-movie from Julia Roberts and Mel Gibson, Conspiracy Theory, to ask have you ever become obsessed with a book?
Next Week: We have a pair of interviews with authors before we review their books. On Monday we chat with Dr. Anthony Youn, the plastic surgeon who’s penned his life story in In Stitches, which we review on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday we interview the talented author Jenna Blum before our review of her newest book The Stormchasers on Thursday. And of course there are Bookish Intelligence Reports and a Friday feature.