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October 6, 2011
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 ...
Book Photo Giveaway Finalists
Thank you to everyone who entered a photo for the giveaway of a $100 Gift Card to your favorite local ...
Critical Linking: October 4, 2011
Our morning round-up of interesting links. Tastes great with coffee. ________________________ Summarizing the merits of all 110 Nobel Laureates for ...
Announcing the Winner of Our E-Reader Contest
As many of you know, we held a little pre-launch contest to see who could sign up the most people ...
Best Book You’ve Never Read: CHILDREN OF THE ARBAT by Anatoly Rybakov
Sometimes I find A+ reading material by browsing through the employee recommendation shelves of an independent bookstore or scouring the ...
October 3, 2011
Feel free to "retweet" this post…
Yes, “retweet” is totally a word—so says the Oxford English Dictionary in the new, centennial 12th edition of its Concise ...