Book Riot has some inspirational Harry Potter quotes for when you need a pick-me-up.

Are baby advice books making mothers depressed and anxious?

Quibbit! Crapulous! Evomition! How well do you know Samuel Johnson’s dictionary?

Radio 4 plans to broadcast new serialisations of Adrian Mole books, “reflecting some of the major social changes of the last fifty years through the satirical prism of this much-loved character”, said the broadcaster.

The Bookseller investigates why book clubs are the new business must-have.


Longtime teacher of English at Christ Church College at Oxford, Peter Conrad is among the latest to review Hillary Clinton’s What Happened.

The Guardian reviews Man with a Seagull on His Head, the Not the Booker Prize contender by Harriet Paige.

The Essex Serpent‘s author, Sarah Perry, reviews A N Wilson’s Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker.


New podcast alert: What Page Are You On kicks off with an episode on books with a high fat content, inspired by Roxane Gay’s Hunger.

On the Riff Raff podcast, Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards chat to Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose, about writing a book with an unusual structure, knowing when to start over with a manuscript and the importance of seeking guidance and advice from other writers.

Backlisted discusses Anita Brookner’s Look At Me.

In Books and Authors, Helen Sedgwick speaks about her new novel The Growing Season. Australian writers to watch are also featured.