Finally! A Book Club Anyone Can Join Anywhere

Finally! A Book Club Anyone Can Join Anywhere

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“Introvert Happy Hour”. Three words that Guinevere de la Mare would use to describe the Silent Book Club. Bookstr had the chance to (virtually and cross-coastal) sit down with the group’s founders and get an SBC blurb. Silent Book Club is a renowned hobby-turned-business that longtime friends Laura Gluhanich and Guinevere started back in 2012. What began as two friends carving out reading time in their busy lives, grew into an ever-expanding organization of groups of readers meeting to read together, in public, in silence. According to the founders themselves, SBC is an easy, low-friction way for people to connect …

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer and LGBTQ Activist, Dies at 48

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer and LGBTQ Activist, Dies at 48

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Sad news in the writer’s world. Binyavanga Wainaina, a deeply influential Kenyan writer and LGBTQ activist, has passed away at age 48, according to NPR. He was the founder of Kwani? a literary magazine and loose collection of Kenyan writers that bounded together to foster creativity, passion, and fostered the work of Kenyan young writers. He also won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002 and became widely known for his written piece, “How To Write About Africa”, cheekily instructing Western writers how to do just that. The full piece is below: “In your text, treat Africa as if it were one …

John Green and Hank Green Strike Exciting Podcast Deal

John Green and Hank Green Strike Exciting Podcast Deal

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The all-round excellent brothers John and Hank Green have recently struck a partnership with the brothers to have two of their podcasts remastered and relaunched while also co-producing a new podcast focused on science.    John Green is primarily known for his bestselling novels such as The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska. As well as gaining fame and acclaim for his YouTube videos along with John, Hank is also known for his book An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. This new deal includes podcasts such as Dear Hank and John, The Anthropocene Reviewed,  and their new podcast SciShow Tangents.   Laura Walker, President and …