Sunday, 9 October 2016

Social Sunday

Sundays used to be for lounging with the papers, now they are just as likely for lounging with iPads. So if you're lazily clicking around looking for something to read, here are a few suggestions, focussing on what's going on lit-wise in Asia.

Seen online around the region
Are you buying books and not reading them? (The Asian Age /  India and the UK)

This week in Asian Review of Books
See the Asian Review of Books for ever-interesting discussion. Here are links to its newest reviews, excerpts, letters, essays, listings, translations, news items, and round ups:
The Cauliflower by Nicola Barker reviewed by Rosie Milne

Twitter and blog spots.
Each Sunday I suggest a Twitter account you may like to follow, and a blog I find interesting – either about books, or about Asia, or both.

Twitter spot
PublicBooks, @publicbooks. Public Books is a monthly review devoted to debate about books and the arts, created by and for a transnational community of writers, artists, and activists. It bills itself as “Bringing cutting-edge scholarly ideas to a curious public”. For the website click here.

Blog spot
The Royal Asiatic Society. The Royal Asiatic Society is a UK-based organisation providing provides a forum for those who are interested in the languages, cultures and history of Asia to meet and exchange ideas. Related Twitter account @RAS_Soc.

Follow Asian Books Blog on Twitter. Like Asian Books Blog on Facebook, or send a friend request to Rosie Milne.