Matt Borondy is reading two poetry books: Turtle Island by Gary Snyder and our music editor Anna-Lynne’s new one.
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Vaclev Havel has died. David Remnick composed a top-ten reading list of Vaclev Havel and Beyond…
Amazon riled up the book-reading world again, using a price-checking app promotion to declare war on the brick-and-mortars.
Seriously. I go to Malaprop’s all the time and pick this book up and read the praise and think, “Wow, this must be a fucking great book.”
Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs topped Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2011.
“Is our world less real than an unreal world? And if our sense of reality has fundamentally changed, how does that affect the stories we tell?”
Our song of the month for December is Sharon Van Etten’s “Serpents.”The tune is off her forthcoming (February 2012) album, Tramp.Listen to the track and/or download it on SoundCloud.Visit the artist at sharonvanetten.com.
Salon reminds you to support your indie bookstore this holiday season.
Robert Birnbaum is reading The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville, and The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart.
Some time tomorrow, which is the first day of November, the second to last month of the year twenty eleven a.d., a Tuesday like so many other Tuesdays that have come before and likely will come again barring any unforeseen incidents…
Newsflash: The future is boring, says Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story.“Comedies end in marriage, tragedies in death. Otherwise they aren’t so different,” says the protagonist of Siri Hustvedt‘s “exuberant” new novel, The Summer Without Men.Only posting two stories is kinda lame, we admit. We’ll work on blogging better in the future.
A sampling of books we are reading this May…
The waters are rising to record highs near our headquarters.