My week in books (#4)

My week in books is a feature where I share things I’ve found interesting from the past week that concern books, literature and all things book blogging.

There’s not long to go until Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas is released (you can read my review here). In the meantime, Maas has written a couple of novellas which are being exclusively published by bloggers. First up is The Assassin and The Princess, set between Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, and 12. The second one, The Assassin and The Captain, starts here.

You have no idea how much I love a good infographic, and this week Ruby over at Feed Me Books Now combined my love of infographics and books by creating an amazing infographic about dystopian novels. (Could I have used the word infographic more in the previous sentence?) Here‘s the original post, and here‘s the large version of the infographic, which you can zoom in on. Go look, and leave her some praise in the comments.

This week I discovered that the estate of Roald Dahl has a Twitter account – @roald_dahl. They publish lots of cool quotes and tidbits from the novels, as well as news and information, and plenty of illustrations by the amazing Quentin Blake.

Also on Twitter is @BooksOnTheBBC, a campaign to get a regular book programme/slot on to one of the BBC’s television channels.

Daniel D’Addario wrote a piece in Salon this week (here) about what makes a novel literary as opposed to chick-lit. It’s an interesting read.

The Independent on Sunday announced this week that it will launch a new arts and books section on September 8, concentrating on features, interviews, essays, previews and comment rather than reviews. In a time when many publications are cutting back on arts and books coverage, it’s good to see a newspaper trying to do something different rather than just shutting something down.

And finally, some pretty pictures. I popped in to Waterstone’s the other day, and spotted some gorgeous Harry Potter covers I’d not seen before (they didn’t have all the books)…

Have you spotted anything this week you want to share? Let me know in the comments below.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Trish Hannon says:

    Nice HP covers, new to me too. Not as nice as the new ones announced recently but still very attractive, I love the gold font.

    Thanks for the links – going to check Ruby's now.


  2. chrissireads says:

    Oh wow, those are beautiful covers for Harry Potter!


  3. Love The Harry Potter books. Your covers are very pretty and different from the American covers. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.



  4. I didn't realise there were so many covers around. I know they're not the best, but I still love my original British editions.



  5. I'm not sure which I like best. The ones with the gold fonts are gorgeous, but the other ones are very different.



  6. I've only seen the American covers briefly, and they are so different to our original British covers. There's room for them all though!



  7. Stephanie K says:

    I just ordered that very same HP set from Amazon UK! I should receive it in the next week or two. I can't wait!!! I looked into every possible set that was available, and this was the best-looking, IMO, and I wanted it to contain ALL the words Rowling wrote.


  8. wow!! those are beautiful harry covers. i really like the gold lettering.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks


  9. I've never really explored what other covers were available, and these ones I just stumbled across by accident. I love them, and will definitely be keeping an eye out for other designs now.

    I hope you enjoy the new set when it arrives.



  10. Me too, I think the font and colour fits the books really well.



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