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My Kryptonite: The Big Weird Mystery

A few months ago, I was reading Annihilation, the first book in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy (a book-book, not ...

Big Books, Big Guilt

Everyone knows that person who LOVES to drop into every conversation the fact that they’ve read Infinite Jest, all thousand-plus pages ...

5 Favorite Recent Book Covers

One of the accidental side effects of owning an ereader is that I’ve become deeply appreciative of a well-designed book ...

They’re (Paper) Ba-ack: May 15, 2012

Tuesday is New Book Day. We celebrate each week by highlighting titles we’re excited to see arrive in paperback. _________________________ ...

Seriously Sweet Boxed Set for 1Q84

Is this awesome? Coming May 15th (via John Gall, h/t Sarah Weinman)

Bookish Confessions: Feel the Fear

A couple weeks ago, I posted about owning several books by the same author that I hadn’t read yet. This ...

2012 Tournament of Books: Shortlist Surprises and Speculation

The field of sixteen and brackets for the 2012 Tournament of Books was announced yesterday, so it’s time to rev ...

GIVEAWAY: Win a Signed First Edition of 1Q84!

To end the year, we’re giving away some of our favorite books of 2011. Check back each day for a ...

Murakami Out Loud

*This is vague and spoiler-y all at the same time. I apologize, but you have been warned. When Haruki Murakami’s ...

PUB DAY: 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

In one respect, this pub day post is misleading. If you can read Japanese and were willing to shell out ...