MNSpeak’s bookclub has chosen Charles Schulz books for their December discussion. Personally, I recommend David Michaelis’ biography Schulz and Peanuts (which is out in paperback now). It spends a lot of time on Schulz’s life here in Minnesota and how it influenced Peanuts.
In case you missed it, NPR has Toni Morrison reading excerpts from her forthcoming novel A Mercy which is, I believe (I am trying to avoid reading too much about it) a pre-quel to Beloved. Also, John Updike reviews the novel for The New Yorker.
The LA Times‘ Jacket Copy blog takes a look at Garrison Keillor’s thoughts on Sarah Palin.
The next two authors participating in the Talking Volumes series have been announced: memoirist Michael Greenberg and poet Rita Dove.
Seen Reading spots someone reading Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle (which I am currently loving to pieces).
The Strib reviews The English Major which is rapidly climbing the my Must Read chart.