Book Nerd Tweets of the Week: No Haters Edition

If you’re reading this week’s collection of reading-related tweets on your phone, you’re not alone. And if you’re just a tiny bit afraid to put it down? Turns out there’s a word for that:

Haters gonna hate, y’all. But maybe read some stuff you actually enjoy? Occasionally?

So who are these people who aren’t peppering their dialogue with references to characters from Tolkien’s The Silmarillion?

Bonus points for anyone out there who can use “Morgoth” and “nomophobia” in the same sentence.

Joe Hill’s new novel The Fireman just came out, and he’s throwing down the gauntlet:

Not that there’s anything wrong with being a wimp. Some of our best friends are wimps.

Meanwhile, on the train:

So, there’s this game called book cricket that’s big in India and Sri Lanka. Scoring involves selecting random pages and assigning the numbers to runs and wickets and other terms that are deeply confusing to most Americans. Anyone playing?

Dispatches from the writing life:

The Nebula Awards (from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.) were announced this past weekend, and very deserving women pretty much swept the prizes. Sad puppies were sad. Congratulations to Fran Wilde for UpdraftAlyssa Wong for “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” Sarah Pinsker for “Our Lady of the Open Road,” Nnedi Okorafor for Binti, and Naomi Novik for Uprooted.

Who’s rocking your Twitter world?

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