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October 7, 2011
Young Adult Literature
Life Lessons from Anne
… Anne of Green Gables, that is. First published in 1908, Anne of Green Gables (and the rest of the nine ...
Book Fetish: Volume II
Bookish things for those with a fetish for books. ________________________ Rope bridge book swing from instructables to give your books a ...
Critical Linking: October 7, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. __________________________ “In a Tranströmer poem, you inhabit space differently; a ...
October 6, 2011
The Confidence Index: Franzen’s THE CORRECTIONS on HBO
The Confidence Index….in which we assess the chance that an upcoming adaptation of a novel/book/short story/comic will not suck. A ...
Books We “Like”: Uncollected Thoughts on Facebook and Reading
I don’t think I was alone in finding myself perturbed when Facebook changed the look of its “Arts and Entertainment ...
The White Male F*ck-Up Novel: A Guest Post by John Warner
This is a guest post by John Warner , whose novel The Funny Man was published last week. (To see ...
Soaping up the Classics
I like to pretend that the classics are a soap opera. It started when I was in tenth grade and ...
Critical Linking: October 6, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. __________________________ “The text works. It stands and speaks for itself. ...
October 5, 2011
Why Bob Dylan Will Win the Nobel Prize
Over the last twenty-four hours or so, the odds of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize tomorrow have moved from ...
Magic for Grown-Ups
Normally, I am among the last to spot trends in publishing, particularly of the supernatural tendency. It wasn’t until I ...
How to Read for Less :: PaperBack Swap
Paperback Swap: Many of you know I use PaperBack Swap to help keep me in books. If you didn’t know that, you ...
The Cursed Dearth of Literary Sports Novels
A few weeks ago, Chad Harbach’s debut novel The Art of Fielding was excerpted in Sports Illustrated. I couldn’t tell ...
Spooky Reads: Poor Dracula…..
I feel so sorry for Dracula. Not the character. He’s a magical psychopath. He’s fine. I feel sorry for the ...
Critical Linking: October 5th, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. __________________________ “To portray America over the past twenty years or ...
October 4, 2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Tourist
Choosing the right book to travel with is as important as selecting the appropriate wine for a meal. Get it ...