China watches Jon Stewart, Robin Sloan likes libraries, and NPR tackles race: Bookishness for Apr. 15, 2013


Blog alert “Remember when folks used to talk about being ‘post-racial’? Well, we’re definitely not that. We’re a team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.” NPR’s new blog, Code Switch. Strolling through human knowledge Robin...

Bookishness: Week of February 27, 2012


We all fall down Toronto Public Library has announced its 2012 One Book title: Girls Fall Down. As of this writing there were 187 holds and 1015 copies in TPL’s system. Burbling blurbs Undoubtedly being called upon time and time again to provide thoughtful, nuanced and overwhelmingly positive appraisal of other writers’ books in the form of blurbs must get tiresome. A few examples...