NPR has created a new book club for Morning Edition listeners. The first book has been selected by Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and co-owner of Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore in Nashville. Patchett says the best book she read this year was Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. The book guide can be downloaded and is definitely worth a look.
A wonderful report on Bookish Millenials aired on Tuesday morning on NPR’s Morning Edition program. The report starts with some wonderful news — a recent Pew study found that millennials are more likely to have read a book in the past year than Americans over the age of 30. The report then goes on to tell about all of the wonderful content that millennials are creating for the Internet. Booklovers should definitely check the NPR report and the associated links out. It will brighten your day!