The Week’s Most Popular Posts: January 5-10, 2013

The most popular posts from the week that was…

9. Judge not, lest ye be judged.

Let he who is without literary sin cast the first stone. Thy secret passion for novels by Tom of Clancy’s ghostwriter should stop thy mouth from thy petulant snark. And admitteth it: thy problem with thy mother reading 50 SHADES OF GREY is primarily that she liketh the sexy bits. Groweth up.

from The Ten Commandments of a Righteous Readerly Life by dr b


Open City by Teju Cole
“It doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in New York. It’s still fun to look up and pretend all the buildings are giant severed robot penises.”

from If Liz Lemon Blurbed Books by Amanda Nelson


This is designed to hold your “read” books on one side, with the weight of the “unread” books balancing it. Do they make a bigger one? via niko economidis design

scale book shelf

from 9 Awesome, Unusual Bookshelves by Amanda Nelson



The Thief of Auschwitz by Jon Clinch (Unmediated Ink, January) Clinch is the author of the incredible novelsFinn and Kings of the Earth (as well as What Came After, published under “Sam Winston”) and he doesn’t fail to amaze with this brutal, beautiful story of one family’s struggle to survive in Auschwitz. If you’ve never read Clich before, drop everything and do so immediately. And Clinch is such a badass, he didn’t feel like dealing with publishers – he has released this one himself. Thank you for not making us wait, Jon.

from Five Books to Watch For in January by Liberty Hardy


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