Awards season is coming around. The finalists for the National Book Award have been announced, and as per usual, they've nominated a lot of people I've never heard of.

On to someone I have heard of, the favorite for the award, Julian Barnes finally won the Booker for his novel The Sense of an Ending. It was his fourth time nominated.

This is a study about the dangers of reading on the toilet. Entertaining enough, but I'd like you to draw your attention to the section about Henry Miller, crapper reading connoisseur.

Amazon apparently likes the iPad way more than any of their Kindles.

NPR has a flow chart to navigate the 100 best scifi and fantasy books.