@ Nicola Barker’s new novel Darkmans which was shortlisted for the Booker, will be out this month in the States. Sadly, there are no galleys being released. Instead, take a look at the room where she writes, just one of the Guardian’s Writers Rooms series.

@ Radiohead move over: Paste Magazine says pay what your want for a one-year subscription. As one of their reviewers, I say it’s worth the $20 normal fee for the magazine and a free CD in each issue. Via minonline.com

@ From Bangladesh to Baghdad: the Guardian First Book Award Shortlist is announced.

@ The AV Club says Stephen Colbert’s book I Am America (And So Can You!) is a hypnotic tangle.

@ Marjorie Kehe, book editor of the Christian Science Monitor wants to know what you are reading. Yes, you.