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:
- Congratulations to the city of Boston, which has become the first literary cultural district in the U.S.
- The Guardian helped readers celebrate Halloween with this article on haunted houses in literature. What’s your favorite literary haunted house?
- In a recent interview with The New York Times, author Ann Patchett discusses her lifelong love of literature as well as the ins and outs of life as an author and bookseller.
- In honor of El Dia de los Muertos, check out these 10 poems about death, dying, and the afterlife
Things you may have missed:
- We reviewed the following books:
- We told you about the best new books in translation for the week of October 29, 2013
- We revealed the upcoming November book titles that we’re most anticipating
- We announced Critical Era’s November book club selection: The Widow Tree by Nicole Lundrigan
- Thinking of getting the new Nook Glowlight? Here are a few reasons why you might want to think again