fsgbooks:

“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here. 

We’re hosting John Darnielle October 7! We just want to tell you because there are not many tickets left and we don’t want you to not go because you waited. That’s all. Because the novel is amazing. Kate, Mandy, and Stefan all read it and loved it and want you to read this novel and love it too. You will. Without a doubt you will. 

Tickets: http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

fsgbooks:

There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.

There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”

Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here

We’re hosting John Darnielle October 7! We just want to tell you because there are not many tickets left and we don’t want you to not go because you waited. That’s all. Because the novel is amazing. Kate, Mandy, and Stefan all read it and loved it and want you to read this novel and love it too. You will. Without a doubt you will.

Tickets: http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

lastnightsreading:

Janet Mock at Buzzfeed LIVE, 9/4/14

lastnightsreading:

Janet Mock at Buzzfeed LIVE, 9/4/14

Reblogged from Last Night's Reading
Reading nook.

Reading nook.

Reblogged from Women Reading
openbookstore:

"Nobody can tell what I suffer! — But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied." (the epic origins of Juanita Weasel c: The Bloggess)

openbookstore:

"Nobody can tell what I suffer! — But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied." (the epic origins of Juanita Weasel c: The Bloggess)

Reblogged from Open Books Store
chpinterns:

Q. Why can’t we stop watching cat videos? 
A. Because we’ve been brainwashed by our secret feline overlords (duh).
In all seriousness, though, we’ve decided to pursue the answers to some of life’s important questions, like: Why are cat videos so popular? Why are we willing to waste** hours of our lives watching them? And why is Grumpy Cat so grumpy? Thankfully, some of our favorite writers (Carl Wilson, Elena Passarello, Alexis Madigral, Jillian Steinhauser, Stephen Burt, Matthea Harvey, and more) have agreed to answer these questions and more in a book called Cat is Art Spelled Wrong, which we’re funding right now through our Catstarter.
A $20 pre-order gets you a copy of the book (with your name inside, disguised in a cat). There are also posters, a kitty totebag, and the opportunity to host the entire Internet Cat Video Festival in your backyard. Plus, y’know, you’ll be helping make sure the writers are paid well for their work. Kick in for your very own copy today and spread the word by reblogging and sharing the news with your friends!
View the Kickstarter here. 
**debatable 

MUST DONATE TO FELINE OVERLORDS.

chpinterns:

Q. Why can’t we stop watching cat videos? 

A. Because we’ve been brainwashed by our secret feline overlords (duh).

In all seriousness, though, we’ve decided to pursue the answers to some of life’s important questions, like: Why are cat videos so popular? Why are we willing to waste** hours of our lives watching them? And why is Grumpy Cat so grumpy? Thankfully, some of our favorite writers (Carl Wilson, Elena Passarello, Alexis Madigral, Jillian Steinhauser, Stephen Burt, Matthea Harvey, and more) have agreed to answer these questions and more in a book called Cat is Art Spelled Wrong, which we’re funding right now through our Catstarter.

A $20 pre-order gets you a copy of the book (with your name inside, disguised in a cat). There are also posters, a kitty totebag, and the opportunity to host the entire Internet Cat Video Festival in your backyard. Plus, y’know, you’ll be helping make sure the writers are paid well for their work. Kick in for your very own copy today and spread the word by reblogging and sharing the news with your friends!

View the Kickstarter here

**debatable 

MUST DONATE TO FELINE OVERLORDS.

aseaofquotes:

Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

aseaofquotes:

Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Reblogged from McNally Jackson Kids
moma:

In honor of Labor Day, a powerful image by photographer Dorothea Lange. 
[Dorothea Lange. Kern County, California. 1938]

moma:

In honor of Labor Day, a powerful image by photographer Dorothea Lange

[Dorothea Lange. Kern County, California. 1938]

vikingbooks:

literarycats:

How many kittens does it take to pen a book of poetry? Tune in NOW to this livestream from the writers’ studio to find out! → http://ow.ly/AK1QR

Does that cat have a flask next to his classic black phone? #stylin

Reblogged from Prairie Lights
Reblogged from marianne saves the day

Part of Florian Beaudenon's Instant Life series.

Always be reading.

Reblogged from prettybooks

runwithskizzers:

nerdlustandcatcarvedcuts:

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

Well that took an unexpected turn

In a really wonderful way