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March 13, 2013
If Books Were Bands
If Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Bazan, and The Smiths were books, which books would they be?
I Read the Book…Or Did I?
This is a guest post from Andrew Shaffer. Andrew is the author of “Literary Rogues,” “Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love,” ...
March 12, 2013
Young Adult Literature
They’re (Paper) Ba-ack: March 12, 2013
Tuesday is New Book Day. We celebrate each week by highlighting titles we’re excited to see arrive in paperback. [cycloneslider ...
How to Sell Books Like Charles Dickens: “Yesterday’s Gone” and the Kindle Revolution
This is a guest post by Mike Sowden. Mike is an English travel writer and storytelling consultant, rather loosely based in ...
Giveaway: Stories You’d Rather Pretend Never Happened
Jenny Lawson (whom you likely know as The Bloggess) has made a career of confessing her most embarrassing moments and ...
Boy vs. Girl: VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE
This is a guest post by Casey Peterson and Marisa Atkinson. Casey is a publishing assistant at Graywolf Press in Minneapolis, ...
How to Read a Book With a Flashlight
The power was out in my house the other night. I wish I could say the cause of the outage ...
Four Almost Definitely Inaccurate Predictions About the Next Literary Craze
This is a guest post from Sean Bell. Sean s a Scots-Irish-Armenian writer based in Edinburgh. His journalism has been published ...
Our Reading Lives
Reading in the Bathtub: One Woman’s Quest
This is a guest post by Becky Cole. Becky enjoys expertly-wielded punctuation, words with oddly precise meanings, and fine dark chocolate. ...
E.L. James to Publish Writing Guide: A GIF Reponse
In today’s episode of Things That Are Too Horrifying To Respond To With Words Like a Normal Person, Fifty Shades of ...
March 11, 2013
2013 Tournament of Books Discussion: THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers
Johann Thorsson and Rachel Manwill discuss The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. Johann: As I write this, I'm looking at the bracket for the Tournament of Books
What Re-Reading 50 Books in a Hurry Taught Me About Reading Slowly
This is a guest post by our current Rioter in Residence, Kevin Smokler. Kevin is the author of the essay collection Practical ...
Is THE DINNER Really the New GONE GIRL?
Well, if the blurbs are to be believed. The Wall Street Journal dubbed Dutch novelist Herman Koch’s new novel “The ...
Being on the Wrong Side of Book Buzz
Ermagerd, you guys, please could the internet SHUT UP about The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow? I don’t know if Bonaventure blew up ...
Wallpapering with Faulkner
This is a guest post by Emily Gatlin. Emily lives right down the street from Elvis’s birthplace and spent four years ...