It’s finally February.
Regardless of the January black hole, I am back and here to fill you in on all that you’ve missed this week. We’ve been moving office so I’m coming at you from a stack of books as my seat. Ok I lie I have a chair, but I WISH I had a book throne.
It was a big week for the girls, with some brilliant women celebrating a myriad of really good stuff. Michelle Obama can add Grammy Winner to her list of accolades (and tinder bio), after the Becoming audiobook took home an award. Oprah Winfrey, Queen of the Book Club, celebrated her 66th birthday.
three to read
Ah three to read. The one constant in my life. 3TR/32R/T2R. Nehal has a sparkly new list for you this week and you can find it here. Not that we should be judging books by covers, but this week features some stunning covers. Big fan.
book club banter
If you need some help getting through your 2020 reading list, you can join a book club AND have a nice community around you while you do it. There’s a silent book club with worldwide venues and meetings. Read allll about it here. Douglass has a new book club in their refurbished library which you can check out for yourself here.
happy birthday dear [insert name here]
This week brought with it some literary birthdays, with The Shining ringing in forty-three years. Pride & Prejudice had even more cause for celebration, with Tuesday marking 200 years since it’s publication. Crazy, right?
Can’t teach an old book new tricks
Nina George, of The Little Paris Bookshop says “Books aren’t eggs, you know. Simply because a book has aged a bit doesn’t mean it’s gone bad.” She’s not wrong, either, we here at Bookstr totally agree. Mario introduced us to some Wordsworth and Shelley this week. I went a little closer to home, since The Book of Kells has been rendered for an internet age.
love and loss
Love is in the air in the run up to Valentine’s and Audible released an original audiobook just in time, you can check it here.
On a far more somber note, Kobe Bryant’s death shocked many this week. His contribution to literature and passion for children’s reading and learning was remembered here.
There you have it! I’ll be back next week when January is fully in our rear-view mirror. Have a good week and happy reading!
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