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Archive for December, 2013

Thu, December 26th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Bleeding Edge
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Easing back into things after a few days away from the ol’ desk ‘n screen? Here’s a book trailer for your post-holi-daze; Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge has made major waves since it was published in September. The longer-than-your-average trailer features some guy saying, “Hi, I’m Tom Pynchon” via his tee-shirt, talking about book’s protagonist/investigator Maxine […]


Thu, December 19th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Little Failure
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

This trailer for Gary Shteyngart’s forthcoming Little Failure has been kicking around the internet all week, but it’s an officially unofficial policy at BTT that we feature every book trailer that James Franco touches. So, lucky you, watch again or watch for the first time, and earn extra points for naming every cameo.


Thu, December 12th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Breathless
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

On her website, author Nancy K. Miller alluded to someday sharing images of her memoir of 1960s Paris, Breathless: An American Girl in Paris, “reimagined as a graphic memoir.” Just out in November from Seal Press, Breathless borrows its name from one of the films of the moment in time and place that so entranced […]


Fri, December 6th, 2013
Remembering Mandela’s Legacy
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

Booklist reviewer Vanessa Bush shared her thoughts earlier today on Nelson Mandela’s passing and an upcoming book examining his life. Here are some more recommended titles—some by Mandela himself— and features from the Booklist archives. Adult Books In His Own Words, by Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela: A Life in Photographs, by David Elliot Cohen Long Walk to […]


Fri, December 6th, 2013
Minority Report: Knowing Mandela Was the Real Deal
Posted by: Vanessa Bush

My oldest son, now an adult, was a toddler when Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years imprisoned on Robben Island. I held my squirming son in my lap as I watched the historic occasion and tried to get him to watch, too. He was bored and distracted; I was stunned and mesmerized. Nelson Mandela […]


Thu, December 5th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

The year is almost over, but we have a first for 2013 (and probably ever) on BTT: a beat-boxed book trailer for Chip Kidd’s Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. Ch-ch-ch-ch-eck it out! Now accepting submissions for beat-boxed everything in 2014.





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