This Week in Bookish Awesomeness
So much goes on in the world of books that it can be hard to keep up with the latest news and trends. While not all-inclusive, I thought it would be helpful to introduce to you some of the cool things happening. I receive tons of email subscription newsletters, and I’m excited to share with you all some of the fun things this week in bookish awesomeness
On Monday, Buzzfeed released an article which featured 24 Audibooks that the Buzzfeed Community voted as their absolute favorites. Some of my favorites on the list include:
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, narrated by Claire Danes
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (The Harry Potter series) by J. K. Rowling, narrated by Stephen Fry
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, narrated by Jim Dale
- The Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter
Honoring Women’s History Month with Women in Science!
Also on Monday, BookRiot uploaded an interview with Rachel Ignotofsky. The focus is on her collective biography Women in Science in honor of Women’s History Month. It’s written in an attractive graphic-centric style which easily draws readers in.
Find Book Recommendations… With Facebook A.I.?
At the end of February, Publishers Weekly did an article about HarperCollins adding book recommendation bots to Facebook. They’re BookGenie (at facebook.com/HarperCollins) and a similar Epic Reads (at facebook.com/EpicReads) artificial intelligences which exist in the messenger feature of Facebook. How seriously cool is that?
Let’s talk about it
Do you have any favorite audiobooks that you could listen to over and over again? I’m trying to get into audiobooks more because they’re so convenient to just have on at all times! Have you read Women in Science? I think it sounds like a really intriguing topic in a wholly digestible platform. Also, the idea of A.I. book recommendation bots on Facebook is so interesting to me! How do you all feel about it? Would you use that service? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.