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June 1, 2009

The Millions Top Ten: May 2009 0

We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we decided it would be fun to use […]

May 31, 2009

Curiosities: Busking for Vampires 0

Our friend “Tom” finds that music soothes the savage vampire. Joseph O’Neill explores the “wholesome… misanthropy” of Flannery O’Connor. The Nation offers up a depressing assessment of the book business: “It is a confused, confusing and very fluid situation, and no one can predict how books and readers will survive.” “Why Donald Duck Is the […]

May 25, 2009

Curiosities: Three Feet of Paper 0

Conversational Reading covers “Four Greek Writers That You Should (and Can) Read.” Wells Tower interviewed on The Dinner Party Download. Anne Trubek at Good Magazine recommends our site to “Post-Collegiate Literary Types” The Elegant Variation gets a new reader. Congratulations, Mark! Make of this what you will: “Popular Japanese horror writer Koji Suzuki will publish […]

May 21, 2009

Ask a Book Question: #72 (Books on the Silver Screen) 10

Kathy wrote in with this question: Our book club is focusing on books made into movies. We read fiction, no murder mysteries. I would like to keep either the book or the movie fairly current. Beloved is as far back as I would like to go. I thought about Wonder Boys and then heard The […]

May 11, 2009

The Millions Quiz: Subscriptions We Can’t Go Without 3

So that you may get to know us better, it’s The Millions Quiz, yet another occasionally appearing series. Here, as conceived of by our contributor Emily, we answer questions about our reading habits and interests, the small details of life that like-minded folks may find illuminating, and we ask you to join us by providing […]

May 10, 2009

Curiosities: Precise Obfuscation 0

“Chris Lloyd adores a minuet / the Ballets Russes and crepes suzettes / but Foucault loves to rock n’ roll / a hot dog makes him lose control… what a crazy pair!” James Yeh and a plate of Korean barbecue co-star in: My Dinner with Shteyngart. Deborah Eisenberg reads Wells Tower. Open Letters Monthly looks […]

May 3, 2009

Curiosities: A Decision To Incorporate A Cold Motif 1

“Dibs on Darcy… You can have Wickham!“ SNOOTs slander Strunk & White. New York Magazine offers an exhaustive – nigh unto Talesian – look at the marriage of Gay and Nan. For Colson Whitehead, “The Coolest Writer in America is obviously [DC Comics villain] Mr. Freeze…” …while, for luminaries at the PEN gala, it’s Mr. […]

May 3, 2009

The Millions Top Ten: April 2009 0

We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we decided it would be fun to use […]

April 26, 2009

Curiosities: Friendship’s Offering 0

The Millions Walking Tour of NYC Indie Bookstores is only a week away. Get all the details and RSVP. Little Dorrit is must-see-TV in the Packer household. For those considering undertaking Infinite Jest, we recommend Slate’s Audio Book Club discussion. Meanwhile, in the first installment of New York Magazine’s new “Reading Room” feature, participants get, […]

April 19, 2009

Curiosities: Return to the Monkey House 1

The Walking Tour is drawing ever nearer! Get all the details and RSVP if you want to be notified of any schedule changes. In the NYRB, Mark Danner examines the politics of torture, and J.M. Coetzee gets deep inside Samuel Beckett’s head. James Wood finger-drumming on YouTube is just the most weirdly hypnotic thing we’ve […]