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.
Things we loved:
- Check out these books that extremely successful people read
- Do you love books? And also probably cats? Then you will love this list of cats who live in libraries
- We can’t stop giggling at these James Franco book cover redesigns
- The National Book Foundation has finally released the complete NBA longlist!
- The Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013 longlist was officially released
Things you may have missed:
- We reviewed the following books:
- In this week’s edition of #Hashtags, Aaron talks about the latest literary award news and shares a few books that he’s looking forward to
- We’re still keeping track of the Man Booker Prize shortlist over at our companion site, BookerMarks. Head on over now for the latest in Man Booker news and reviews.
- We told you about the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2013 shortlist
- Aaron discussed Colum McCann’s novel, TransAtlantic with fellow BookerMarks members Michelle and Mike in the latest installment of Conversational Era
- We also told you about the National Book Awards 2013 longlists for Young People’s Literature and poetry