The list of competitors has been announced for the 8th annual Tournament of Books, my personal favorite literary award.
Newsworthy: Michiko Kakutani, New York Times book reviewer who apparently dislikes all fiction, likes this book.
Publishing house Picador is celebrating its 40th anniversary by releasing special editions of some of its best loved books with very cool covers. Check ‘em out.
Study shows that you cannot read too much P.G. Wodehouse.
MTV original VJs Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn have scored a book deal for an oral history of the early days of MTV. No love for Triple J (JJ Jackson)? That’s cold.
I am late to the Downton Abbey craze, but I am catching up feverishly on the first season now. The NYT reports on how publishers are looking to cash in.
The shortlist for the Hatchet Job of the Year for the most savage book reviews has been released (with quotes and links).
McSweeney’s rounds up the clever literary user names that are already taken if that was your plan for impressing the ladies.