August 27th, 2014
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Lots of books coming out in paperback this week! In fiction…

In nonfiction …

Hello, Affairs of Others!

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August 25th, 2014
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Back-to-school season is upon us! Here are a few books to get you through the year. (Or at least the first semester.)

For those of us battling a roommate’s dirty dishes and passive-aggressive Post-it’s: The Roommates by Stephanie Wu

To learn the difference between getting older and growing up: Friendship by Emily Gould

To “inspire laughter, chills of recognition, and flights into lesbianism” (Lena Dunham): The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman

Because you’ll never stop believing in the magic of bookstores:
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

When you find yourself in need of a maintenance manual for the mind: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry

And for those dilemmas of modern sexuality: How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

August 20th, 2014
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"If you are out drinking with friends or colleagues, it’s not considered sporting to go home until everyone does. Nausea is in no way a good reason to go home. If you must vomit, go off and do it in the bathroom or alleyway, then return and repeat the self-poisoning/purge process. It is totally within bounds to ask a friend to help you barf."

In case you were wondering what modern Korean etiquette entails, Euny Hong, author of The Birth of Korean Cool, just wrote a guide.

(via: Kindle Daily Post)

August 20th, 2014
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Take a moment to fall in love with Henry Sene Yee's cover design for the new Picador Modern Classics Charming Billy edition, on sale this October.

August 18th, 2014
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Reason #7930 Lena Dunham’s awesome: She has an ARC of Katha Pollitt’s Pro on her bookshelf!

August 18th, 2014
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Sally O’Reilly’s Dark Aemilia Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours start today!

For more information, click here.

August 18th, 2014
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August 11th, 2014
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Sinclair Lewis said most writers don’t understand that the process begins by actually sitting down.
Tom WolfeThe Paris Review Art of Fiction, Spring 1991
August 11th, 2014
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nprbooks:

In fiction…

  • Amy Grace Loyd’s The Affairs Of Others  follows a young widow and landlord whose preference for solitude is challenged when one of her tenants goes missing and an unexpected subletter moves in. 

And in nonfiction…

Click here for a chance to win a paperback copy of Amy Grace Loyd’s The Affairs of Others!

Reblogged from NPR Books
August 7th, 2014
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The New England Mobile Book Fair in Massachusetts thinks that Julia MacDonnell’s Mimi Malloy, At Last! makes the perfect book club read. We agree!

The New England Mobile Book Fair in Massachusetts thinks that Julia MacDonnell’s Mimi Malloy, At Last! makes the perfect book club read. We agree!

August 7th, 2014
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"Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly." —Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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