Jul 30

“Short stories are the deep, encoded crystallizations of all human knowledge.” — George Saunders, who recommended a reading list for space aliens hoping to understand humans

Jul 29

“Most writers use material in the way a coyote eats a mouse—impersonally, pragmatically, with neither pity nor loathing, to fulfill a need.” — Michelle Huneven on writers fictionalizing real life


by incidentalcomics:
Literary Consolation Prizes (for the NY Times Book Review)

by incidentalcomics:

Literary Consolation Prizes (for the NY Times Book Review)

(via crownpublishing)

The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries -

The Atlantic feature on a 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner.

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Jul 28

TOMORROW (7/29) at 10 AM: Join a Google Hangout with Will Alexander, Time for Kids, Google’s Connected Classrooms, and our BookUp students!

TOMORROW (7/29) at 10 AM: Join a Google Hangout with Will Alexander, Time for Kids, Google’s Connected Classrooms, and our BookUp students!

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Jul 24

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Jul 23

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Jul 22

Norman Mailer’s Picasso-inspired illustrations.

Norman Mailer’s Picasso-inspired illustrations.

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lastnightsreading:

Tiphanie Yanique at BookCourt, 7/21/14



Tiphanie was an NBF  5 Under 35 Honoree in 2010 for How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Her new novel, Land of Love and Drowning, is out now!

lastnightsreading:

Tiphanie Yanique at BookCourt, 7/21/14

Tiphanie was an NBF 5 Under 35 Honoree in 2010 for How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Her new novel, Land of Love and Drowning, is out now!

Jul 21

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“My favorite place to read is in a dark bar mid-day. Although I can read almost anywhere, we’re each allowed our preferences and mine is so.” — Juan Vidal, cultural critic and 1/3 of Rhema Soul, “A Shot And A Book: How To Read In Bars” (via NPR)