Huh, it’s more of a collection of links than proper news this week, but I hope you’ll like them anyway.
- Let’s start off with a whopping list: the Top 100 Books for Tweens. And keeping with the category, our Tiemen found the first three chapters of Paul McAuley’s novel Cowboy Angels, right here, for free.
- Even though we’re more a dog-friendly bookstore (in Den Haag, at least, where we have Nelson, Lot, and Tessie to keep us company now and again), flavorwire features some great bookstore cats.
- Haven’t mentioned an interview on Bookbits for a while (not for a lack of them, though) so click here for a podcast with Sue Townsend. And speaking of interviews, here’s one with Francis Ford Coppola, with some excellent thoughts about turning books into screenplays.
- Best of 2010 lists – ha! And you thought we were done with all that, but our Tiemen sniffed out these 15 Best Speculative Fiction titles of 2010.
- Best of 2011 lists don’t want to be left out though: The Daily Beast has their 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2011.
- Can a book really save your life? As in, can it stop a bullet? Click here for a Myth Busters-like experiment.
- If you’re planning a trip to Paris this year, be sure to stay at the book-loving Le Pavillon des Lettres. If you’re heading the other way, however, towards the US, check if the city of your destination is listed on Flavorwire’s excellent 10 Great Works of Literature for America’s 10 Most Literate Cities (any list fabulous enough to mention Geek Love must be featured here!).
- And on a final note: in case you hadn’t noticed yet, we’re on Twitter, with lots more bookbits and tips and links!