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.
This week, Typographical Era celebrated its 1 month birthday! Hooray! We’ve been busy eating cake and playing “pin the ribbon on the typewriter,” but we managed to get a little work done, too. Here’s what you may have missed:
Things we loved:
- Hilary Mantel won the Costa Award this year, marking the first time an author has won both the Costa Award and the Man Booker Prize in the same year. Here you can find our review her award-winning novel, Bring Up the Bodies.
- Flavorwire told us all about authors with juicy love lives!
- This year’s Caldecott and Newbery winners were announced.
- The Huffington Post pleaded for the publishing industry to put an end to insulting book covers.
- We learned about a library that offers a “Blind Date with a Book.”
- Flavorwire introduced us to this awesomely risque Bukowski cover art.
Things you may have missed:
- We reviewed the following films: ParaNorman, Flight, The Hobbit, The Sessions, The Invisible War, The Avengers, and Kon-Tiki.
- We reviewed books by Ron Currie JR, Errol Morris, and Austin Kleon.
- We told you about books that have inspired 2013 Oscar-nominated actresses.
- We compiled a list of February book releases we’re looking forward to.
Things you told us:
- We asked: What are you reading this week? Here’s what you said:
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson, The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, The Good House by Ann Leary, Event by David Lynn Golemon, The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg, and Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot.