Book Adventures Weekly, Issue 41

The long holiday weekend is over (for some of us), and we’re back to work, so here’s a short list of bookish news to help with that.

The folks over at Book Riot share the best books they read in November. Some genre books appear, like The Builders (see our review), Black Wolves, Radiance, and Cold-Hearted Rake.

Another voice in the debate raging in the United States about coddling vs. creating safe spaces for students. This time from Canada.

The New York Times posts its list of 100 Notable Books of 2015. Where do December books get listed?

From Buzzfeed UK: Anatomy of a Bookworm. No doubt many of you will find some of the parts familiar.

Time to listen? Here’s the story behind Keep Calm and Carry On.

Fantasy Faction has a new blog post series about the battle between science and magic.

Book Adventures Weekly, Issue 37

First, an unrelated news item: A map of Americans who do not have health coverage. The data is very interesting, but not at all surprising.

I don’t know about you, but I want to spend part of next weekend at the comic store picking up a few of these comic books starring superheroines. Add to that list the latest SagaLady Killer, Captain Marvel, Jem and the Holograms, Bitch Planet, and Princeless, and I’ve just spent two or three months’ allowance on comics and graphic novels.

It’s Lois McMaster Bujold’s birthday today.

In Science: “Luke” and “Leia” not at all alike – or, Pluto’s moon Charon leaks Ammonia.

BookRiot’s Deal of the Day is Sarah Maclean’s A Rogue By Any Other Name (Amazon Kindle, $1.99). We like Sarah Maclean.

The disappearance of the yeti – more modern living means fewer forays into the yeti’s traditional (legendary) territory.

In “Founding Father Fails,” author Sarah Vowell points out the human failings and inconsistencies of American history’s leading men.

That’s all for this week! As usual, tune in next week for Issue 38. Until then, happy reading.

Book Adventures Weekly, Issue 3

It’s a short list today, folks, but some good stuff in it. Take a gander…

Book Riot has some lovely book eye candy in the form of ancient and modern illustrations in and on books. discusses issues of consent in paranormal romance – and the fact that often, there isn’t any.

Apropos of Wednesday’s post, here is a list of ten tips for writing short stories.

Learning a language and increasing your vocabulary are just as stimulating as sex, drugs, and gambling. Science says so.

An interactive Harry Potter Timeline. ‘Nuff said.

A hilarious guide for romance novel heroines: How you know he really *is* just that into you.

Credits: Many of these links brought to you this week by Book Riot and, of course, Twitter.