What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with...– Carl Sagan (via olanthanide) Carl Sagan is my favorite.
A Hologram for the King
Gifs for everyone! openbookstore: I kind of love that someone is doing this for books. I hope it keeps going! soyeahbooks: Everyone outside of the bookshop on the day it was released: How everyone reading it thinks you view them: How everyone on the library waiting list feels: When the library finally calls you: How Dave Eggers feels: How everyone at McSweeney’s feels:
For some stories, it’s easy. The moral of ‘The Three Bears,’ for instance, is...– Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window (via my-silence-knot)
thepenguinpress: “All Things Considered” and...
Well Since Twitter is Down ...
I need to post my 140 character depressed musings on here. SO HERE IT GOES BOOK READING AMERICA. Local author Emily Gray Tedrowe just stopped by to sign stock of her novel, COMMUTERS. No comment on how much commuting is contained within. Beat. Anthony Beever also just stopped by. Who needs a book on the second World War? Everyone is the correct reply. Also he’s British. So. Beat. How...
The 13 Best Books for Dad →
This is a pretty good list! harperbooks: newsweek: Some ideas for your pops. You forgot, didn’t you. Yeah, yeah you did. Don’t deny it. I mean, lucky for you you can scramble this weekend and still pull off an elegant gift-giving experience because 1) here’s a list that has some pretty great options, 2) these are probably available to you at your nearest bookstore/internet...
50 Shades of Wednesday: NSFW! →
theparisreview: Bret Easton Ellis and 50 Shades of Grey, which gender wrote which sex scene, and childhood homes of twenty famous authors (well, that last one might be SFW).
Bradbury wouldn’t have made it today as a writer in New York; he was too rough,...– Our own associate editor Stephen Andrew Hiltner’s tribute to Ray Bradbury Brilliant.