Verisimilitudes: Week Ending 01.05.2013


Welcome to Verisimilitudes, our regular round-up of the past week’s activity. It’s your one-stop source for all of the bits and bleeps we’ve been posting here and on social platforms.

It was an exciting launch week for us and though we did encounter a few minor bumps along the way, the site seems to be up and fully operational. Now we just have to keep populating it with new content on a regular basis.  Why didn’t anyone warn us about this crucial component for success in advance?  Kidding!

Things we loved:

Largehearted Boy called us “a promising new literary blog.”
Flavorwire posted a great article about literary graffiti from all over the world.
The Costa Book Award winners were announced.
Salon asked over 50 authors to pick their favorite title of 2012.
Slate posted an interesting article about how you can read a book a day in 2013.

Things you might have missed:

We’re giving away books to two lucky winners.  One of them could be you.
We posted our list of the top ten National Book Award nominees that we think should have won the award.
We listed six January releases that we’re excited about.
We reviewed books by Jami Attenberg, Anthony Shadid, Brian McGrory, and D.W. Wilson.

Things you told us:

We asked you who your guilty pleasure authors are.  You told us:
Joanne Trollope, Ruth Rendell, Kate Morton, Jodi Picoult, Charlaine Harris, Stephenie Meyer, JR Ward, and Karen Marie Moning.

We asked you about your literary goals for 2013.  You told us you want to:
Read 2 books per week, read double the amount of books you read in 2012, Read George R.R. Martin’s complete Game of Thrones saga, and join an online book club (hey, we run one of those!).

How would you rate our first week of existence?  Sound off below and let us know how we’re doing.

About Aaron Westerman

Aaron Westerman is the Manager of Web Architecture for a national human services organization. When he's not busy tearing sites apart and rebuilding them, he spends his ever shrinking free time trying to keep up with his twins, reading works of translated literature, and watching far too many Oscar nominated movies.

  • Jackie Hirst


    • Karli Cude

      Thanks, Jackie! That means a lot!