Hello lit geeks, we are back with another week of links to satiate your literary appetite. In today’s edition, a famous podcast returns and one of our team members has a book in common with a New York Times book reviewer.
1. Where were you in October 2014? Well, if you were nerding out, you binge-listened to Serial, the podcast that made Adnan Syed’s case so famous investigations were doubled again, and a murder case from 1999 made news in America. On Thursday, at 6 a.m. EST, Serial creators Sara Koenig and Dana Chivvis dropped the first episode of the second season. The “case” this time is that of Pvt. Bowe Bergdhal, the U.S soldier who was held hostage by the Taliban for five years. Bergdhal was later released and then accused of being a deserter. This is his story.
2. The New York Times’ book critics’ round up their books of 2015. Among Michiko Kakutani’s picks is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, also picked by DWL director, Waqas Naeem. check out his review here.
3. For all you Roald Dahl fans (and if you aren’t what is wrong with you?), the trailer for The BFG is out! Watch here.