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The Future of Publishing: Asking Ksenia Anske

Publishing is currently going through a rough period. Writers are publishing stuff themselves, publishers are merging to create super-publishers (or ...

All the Horses in THE WHEEL OF TIME

Jenn and I have kicked off our epic What the WoT, a reading of The Wheel of Time by two ...

Franzen Comes Alive: A Playlist for GONE GIRL

Franzen Comes Alive is a series of book-related playlists. Here’s a playlist of songs I immediately think of when I think ...

Franzen Comes Alive: A Playlist for MOBY-DICK

Franzen Comes Alive is a series of book-related playlists. My reading resolution this year is to finally read Moby-Dick. And ...

10 More Bookish Quotes of Note

These are a few quotes about reading and books I’ve recently come across and loved: “If you only read the ...

“Oh Dear and Most Respected Bookcase!”: Happy Birthday, Anton Chekov

  From The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov, born today in 1860

Franzen Comes Alive: Songs About Books and Reading

What’s the best thing in the world? READING BOOKS. And the second-best thing? All things pertaining to books. Here’s an ...

Bookish Ornaments

The ‘mental’ in ornamental: A few book-related ornaments for bibliophiles. (As if they’d interrupt their reading to decorate a tree.) ...

Booking the Booker: Three Raves and One Shocking Dud

Three previous winners of the Booker Prize count among my favorite books, but one, probably the most popular recent winner, ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: Dressed for Success

I apologize immediately for giving you a Roxette ear worm with this post’s title. While Roxette may be culturally cobweb ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: The Problem of Reach

They say we’re all just one phone call from our knees. In my case, it was just one concrete step: ...

Margaret Atwood: Kickstarter Reject, IndieGoGo Hopeful

Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed author, novelist, and poet, seems like she can do anything. At age 72, she’s still writing ...

Riot Asks: Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel was born on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied dance at The School ...

Sites We Like: The Lisa Simpson Book Club

One of the many many things I like about The Simpsons is that there isn’t any single character that the writers want ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?

Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation in our first installment of this new regular feature. As all of us ...