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April 6, 2012
The Magic of the Sentence
In the March 18th edition of the NY Times, there’s a piece by Jhumpa Lahiri called “My Life’s Sentences.” It’s ...
Critical Linking: April 6, 2012
To explore this phenomenon, we asked an assortment of literary-inclined people to revisit the books they loved back in ...
April 5, 2012
Riot Recommendation: A Round-Up of Apocalyptic Stories
This installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by After the Snow by S.D. Crockett. The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, ...
Random Bits of Poetry That Have Lodged in My Brain
I didn’t go to any schools that really required memorization. I have a vague memory of needing to memorize the ...
Name That Author!: April 5, 2012
Welcome to Name That Author!, a Name That Tune-style author-guessing game. We start by giving you one clue, then one ...
Young Adult Literature
The Odd Couple: Stewart O’Nan and Lauren Oliver
On the surface, The Odds and Delirium don’t have much in common. Delirium is a popular YA dystopian novel. The Odds is a new ...
Open Thread: April 5, 2012
Interesting discussion about teaching the Bible as literature in yesterday’s thread. Today, I’m fully in the throes of spring fever ...
‘Dragonriders of Pern’ Series: Calling All Dragon Nerds
Sci-fi about dragons is an escapist dorktasm.
The Top Six Baseball Novels
Hope springs eternal! Happy Opening Day! Baseball’s summer-long march to the Fall Classic begins today, and to celebrate and get ...
The Top American Writers?
Last week, the MLA* ranked the top 25 American writers according to the amount of scholarship that has been devoted ...
Confessions of A Newbie Indie Bookseller, Part Two: Euphemisms
Customers often bring me books off the shelves and ask me if I can tell them anything about them. There ...
Critical Linking: April 5, 2012
“So I called the 1-800 number* on The Jenkins Group’s website, and spoke with a very helpful gentleman, who informed me ...
April 4, 2012
Name That Author!: The Answer for March 29, 2012
Time to reveal the answer to last week’s Name That Author!. First, here were the clues: Here we go: 1. I ...
Paperback THE PALE KING Offers Brand New Wallace Writing
David Foster Wallace had quite a following before his suicide in 2008, but his posthumous success has turned the timbre ...
Charlie Kaufman’s Novel: When Is Medium Crossing Okay?
Man, am I curious to know what Charlie Kaufman’s novel is about. Aren’t you? Have you seen his films? Being ...