Bookish Links

1. Who Reads Poetry

A collection of essays from readers of varied backgrounds about why they read poetry.

2. Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for Literature this week. His only book that I’ve read is The Buried Giant (which I loved), but I see several more in my near future.

3. 13 Diverse, Spooky Reads for Kids

A great list of Halloween reads for kids. I particularly enjoyed The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste.

4. Women Writers of the African Diaspora

I have a particular interest in African writers, and in women writers. Here’s a list where the two overlap.

5. 10 Memoirs by Women in the Culinary World

Culinary memoirs from women around the world — India, China, and the USSR all feature in books on this list.

 

2 thoughts on “Bookish Links

  1. mdextras

    Both “Never Let Me Go” and “Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro are worthwhile reads. They are very different stories, both beautifully written. “Never Let Me Go” is disturbing and thought provoking, stays with you for a while after reading it. “Remains of the Day” won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 and is a study of the class structure in England. The characters are extremely well described. Both were made into movies.

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