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August 24, 2012
6 Books for Back-to-School
I haven’t seen the inside of a classroom since I graduated from college six years ago, but the end of ...
START HERE Reaches $25K Funding, Will Be Published!
Ready the confetti cannons! This morning, thanks to more than 770 awesome backers, our Kickstarter campaign to publish START HERE: Read Your ...
Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Week of August 20, 2012
Each week I read between 3-6 books. I don’t have time to write meaningful reviews of each, but I also ...
The List List
The List List #21
Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet. at The Telegraph, 20 Authors Who Are Football (soccer) ...
August 23, 2012
Looking Forward to the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
As is often the case with lists – at least the lists I make – it is the item on ...
Name That Author!: August 23, 2012
You can submit your guess using the form below after any clue, but if you’re wrong, you’re out for the week. So ...
Basking in the Warm Glow of Being on the Popular Side of Popular Opinion
Some of us are just contrary by nature. We can’t help it. It’s probably an odd combination of super opinionated ...
Their 15 Minutiae: Alexander Chee
In Their 15 Minutiae, writers take a break from talking about books and writing to discuss other things on their ...
If 90s Pop/Rock Lyrics Were Book Blurbs
The recent exercise in repurposing hip-hop lyrics into book blurbs was so much fun, I had to have more of the ...
Our Reading Lives
Why What You’re Reading Matters
I went through a phase, a few years back, when all I was reading was what we call Chick-Lit. I ...
Critical Linking: August 23, 2012
“And as we rode home through the chilly evening, I thought about the Taoist story a friend told me back ...
August 22, 2012
A Pox on Over-the-Shoulder Readers
This morning, in the subway, it happened again. The subtle lean, the breath on my shoulder, the eyes roaming where ...
Dear Book Maven: Digital Dilemma
We hope you enjoy this column of bookish advice, penned by our own Executive Editor Bethanne Patrick, who also happens ...
Young Adult Literature
Growing Up With the Grumpies
In Growing Up With …, Jenn features picture books, middle reader, and teen books linked together by concept or theme. ...
Book Fetish: Volume XLIII
Scrabble pillows: A nice addition to a home library or reading room from Etsy. Erasmus tee: One of my favorite ...