The Reading Report: November 5, 2015

5 November 2015 by Tell us your thoughts
the reading report: book news The Reading Report is a weekly list of book news and links we found interesting from the previous week. Actual links may not be from the previous week. We can't read EVERYTHING in a timely manner.    

I meant to post this two days ago. WHOOPS.

Sweet Book Lists

How Ta-Nehisi Coates Escaped: A Reading List: Nico Pitney at HuffPo rounded up books that Coates has praised.

My girl S. Zainab Williams thinks you’ll want to watch out for these books in November. (Book Riot)

Author Chibundu Onuzo recounts what she read in Nigeria growing up, including oral African literary traditions. (The Guardian)

Five hot books on HuffPo.

Books To Put In Your Eyeballs

Horrorgami by Marc Hagan-Guirey / Paper Dandy

Paper Dandy/Marc Hagan-Guirey

Marc Hagan-Guirey, also known as “Paper Dandy”, has created a book of delightful horror scenes that you can make by cutting and folding paper.

J.K. Rowling is “partway done” with a new children’s book. It’s not a new Harry Potter, though. (Mark this book for later eyeball consumption.)

Stephen King has a new tome of stories out. The NYT did an interview.

If you love Simon’s Cat (and who doesn’t?), you’ll be chuffed to know that there’s a new book.

Jenny Lawson (a.k.a. The Bloggess) has a new book out about her struggles with depression that we probably all want to read. Here is an interview with NPR.

“Heathcliff whr r u”: Texts From Jane Eyre is a book by Mallory Ortberg (of The Toast) and you’re going to have to read it. There are pants-wettingly hilarious previews over at The Guardian.

There’s a new edition of T.S. Eliot’s writings coming out soon with a newly-discovered cat poem. !

Art Love

Shake Cats Yushi by Carli Davidson

Yushi by Carli Davidson

Photographer Carli Davidson has used her high-speed camera to make a series of portraits of cats mid-shake. She also shot regular portraits that helped cats get adopted (awwww!).

The Creation of Adam

Freddy Fabris

Photographer Freddy Fabris has created a stunning series of photographs featuring mechanics in poses from traditional Renaissance paintings. It’s magnificent.



President Obama says that reading novels taught him how to be a citizen. I love you, President Obama.

If you love Poe, check out Vincent Price performing Poe’s short stories. It’s epic.

Apple is fighting the ebook antitrust lawsuit to the bitter end, even if the odds of a good outcome for them aren’t fabulous.

A great article about women and horror, centered around the movie Crimson Peak (which I absolutely want to see now that I’ve read this).

Why I’m Absolutely An Angry Black Woman“: This isn’t bookish or entertainment-related. It’s just important.

Amazon has built a brick-and-mortar bookstore (naturally, everyone is losing their shit, but not at that link).

There’s.. there are Hunger Games theme parks in the works? Um.

Jon Stewart just signed an HBO deal. He couldn’t stay away from us for long.


Susie is the Bitch-in-Chief at IB and is also a contributor at Book Riot. She's an ice cream connoisseur, an art fanatic, a cat-mommy of three, and a wife. She runs the @thebooksluts Twitter account and may be slightly addicted.

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