sarabarron1000000:

See you tonight, Chicago!

sarabarron1000000:

See you tonight, Chicago!

Grasshopper Jungle | Andrew Smith

We love this book! Its great and memorable and buggy but in all of the good ways. Buy here: http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/book/9780525426035

Reblogged from Penguin Teen
Thursday! Sara Barron in store at 7pm. It’ll be the kind of a riot that’s acceptable… A laugh riot. Laughs.

Thursday! Sara Barron in store at 7pm. It’ll be the kind of a riot that’s acceptable… A laugh riot. Laughs.

bookstalker:

IT’S ON.

Slay that dragon.

bookstalker:

IT’S ON.

Slay that dragon.

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littlebrown:

How did we miss this photo of two brilliant New Zealanders, Eleanor Catton and Lorde? What brilliant women!
[via Stuff.com]

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

littlebrown:

How did we miss this photo of two brilliant New Zealanders, Eleanor Catton and Lorde? What brilliant women!

[via Stuff.com]

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’d say go to hell, but I never want to see you again.
— Sylvia Plath (via leedukes)
Reblogged from Sara Writes Books
Life, too, is like that. You live it forward, but understand it backward.
— Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (via vintageanchorbooks)
Reblogged from Prairie Lights
Tags: LIFE quotes lit
You may as well be who you are.
Reblogged from The Paris Review
Who doesn’t love a get-rich-quick scheme? That’s the conceit of Mohsin Hamid’s witty and wicked novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, which cleverly mimics the self-help genre to tell the story of one man’s rise from rural poverty to massive wealth. Hamid, a Booker Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author, gives voice to the relentless churning of our global moment. Hamid is joined in conversation by WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy.
Come to the event! 
Here’s what Ed had to say:

This is a remarkable tale of love and ambition, of unnamed characters in an unnamed Asian metropolis, all cleverly constructed as a “self-help” book with each of the aptly named 12 chapter headings is a short, self-help imperative. The book follows one man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycooon, a classic rags-to-riches story that is really a wickedly satirical and ironic vision of modern times. Hamid’s precise, meticulous, lean language is a marvel to read - and to savor, appreciate, and enjoy! Ed loved this novel and highly recommends!

Who doesn’t love a get-rich-quick scheme? That’s the conceit of Mohsin Hamid’s witty and wicked novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, which cleverly mimics the self-help genre to tell the story of one man’s rise from rural poverty to massive wealth. Hamid, a Booker Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author, gives voice to the relentless churning of our global moment. Hamid is joined in conversation by WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy.

Come to the event!

Here’s what Ed had to say:

This is a remarkable tale of love and ambition, of unnamed characters in an unnamed Asian metropolis, all cleverly constructed as a “self-help” book with each of the aptly named 12 chapter headings is a short, self-help imperative. The book follows one man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycooon, a classic rags-to-riches story that is really a wickedly satirical and ironic vision of modern times. Hamid’s precise, meticulous, lean language is a marvel to read - and to savor, appreciate, and enjoy! Ed loved this novel and highly recommends!

When you read a book, what you see are black squiggles on pulped wood or, increasingly, dark pixels on a pale screen. To transform these icons into characters and events, you must imagine. And when you imagine, you create. It’s in being read that a book becomes a book, and in each of a million different readings a book becomes one of a million different books.

Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (via bookmania)

Come see Mohsin Hamid at a Chicago Humanities event on Tuesday! We loved this book. It is an Unabridged Bookstore favorite!

Reblogged from Book Mania!
lastnightsreading:

George Saunders at the 2014 Story Prize Ceremony, 3/5/14

Winner of the 2014 Story Prize!

lastnightsreading:

George Saunders at the 2014 Story Prize Ceremony, 3/5/14

Winner of the 2014 Story Prize!

Reblogged from Last Night's Reading
scribnerbooks:

"It’s kind of a detective story but, the mystery is the past itself": http://bit.ly/1f232rA

We looooooooooooooooooooooooooooved this book!
Buy it here: http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/book/9781451676617

scribnerbooks:

"It’s kind of a detective story but, the mystery is the past itself": http://bit.ly/1f232rA

We looooooooooooooooooooooooooooved this book!

Buy it here: http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/book/9781451676617

Reblogged from Scribner Books
lastnightsreading:

Lorrie Moore at Congregation Beth Elohim, 3/1/14

lastnightsreading:

Lorrie Moore at Congregation Beth Elohim, 3/1/14

Reblogged from Last Night's Reading
mcnallykids:

Happy Birthday, Ted.

mcnallykids:

Happy Birthday, Ted.

Reblogged from McNally Jackson Kids