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Bookbits for 18 February 2016

Well, Bookbit #1 is of course that an 8th Harry Potter book is forthcoming, and soon, too!  It’s not a “book”book, really, …

Bookbits for June 4th, 2015

Awards!  Congratulations to Ali Smith, who won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction last night for her novel How To Be Both. …

Bookbits for May 21st, 2015

Today it’s 20 years ago that legendary Dutch writer Annie M. G. Schmidt died (and 104 years and 1 day ago that …

Bookbits for April 21st, 2015

They say all things come in threes: R. I. P. Tomas Tranströmer, Günter Grass and Eduardo Galeano.  That’s quite some literary clout, …

Bookbits for June 20th, 2014

If your summer plans include Paris in July, make sure you stop by the Montparnasse subway station to see Joe Sacco’s The …