Verisimilitudes: Week Ending 01.12.2013

Typographical_EraWelcome 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.

Week number two is in the books and it was a busy one, complete with seven book reviews, two movie reviews, and the beginning of our blended book and movie coverage that will continue straight through to the Oscars at the end of February.

Things we loved:

The New York Times posted this interesting article about book piracy and child labor in Mumbai.
Flavorwire posted some examples of great literary ink.
Publishers Weekly filled us in on An Evening of Awesome.
The Guardian informed us that McDonalds is set to giveaway 15 million children’s books over the next 2 years in the UK.
The Millions posted The Great 2013 Book Preview.
Thanks to Twitter trending we learned about the hilariously awesome Lousy Book Covers site.

Things you might have missed:

This week’s giveaway is a two-pack of translation and a book on eldercare.  Enter to win!
We posted our list of 10 music biographies that you may haver missed.
We took a closer look at the finalists for this year’s Man Asian Literary Award.
We went Oscar crazy, posting our master cheat-sheet to this year’s nominees, and trailers for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Animated Feature Film, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Documentary Feature, and Documentary Short.
We interviewed author Steven Manchester about his latest novel Goodnight, Brian.
We went to the movies, reviewing the films Hitchcock and Amour.
We reviewed books by Jill Ciment, Steven Manchester, C.C. Benison, Cristina Alger, Andri Snaer Magnason, JoJo Moyes, and a collection edited by Ronald Rice.

How did we do in week number two?  Sound off below and let us know!

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.