Lists

January 2, 2013

Millions Meta-Data 2012 0

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Before we get too far into 2013, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2012.

December 3, 2012

10 More Holiday Gifts That Writers Will Actually Use 8

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This year’s list is inspired by my e-reader, which I received last year as a Christmas present. It took me most of the year to incorporate it into my reading routine, but now, as more of my reading happens electronically, I’m feeling nostalgic for all things bookish and old-fashioned.

November 27, 2012

The Notables: 2012 13

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This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

November 27, 2012

Finding True Love, Finding a Literary Agent 30

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Your agent relationship is akin to a marriage.

November 12, 2012

Philip Roth Retires: 10 Lessons from the Professor of Desire 16

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People are animals. The flesh is weak. Beware of ideology. And New Jersey is beautiful.

November 7, 2012

The Unelectable in Literature: A Rogue’s Gallery 1

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This list considers those literary political or public figures who would not have withstood much scrutiny in the modern age. In contrast to the predictable quality of even the most captivating political biography, these tales favor the eerie or the bizarre over the electable in their consideration of political life.

October 22, 2012

Literary Fiction is a Genre: A List 39

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Let’s consider literary fiction as a straightforward genre, like romance or science fiction, with certain expected tropes and motifs.

September 24, 2012

The Amazon Alphabet: From Audio Books to Zoo 4

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The ABCs of Amazon: a peek into the reading habits of America and, like it or not, a primer for what’s popular in the world of books.

September 4, 2012

Disorientation: A Reading List 10

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“Do you believe,” the journalist asked, “or fear, that the world is a mirage, or a hoax?”

August 7, 2012

The Great Taxonomy of Literary Tumblrs: Round Two 44

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Six months ago, I rounded up a list of my favorite literary Tumblr accounts. Alas, six months in the real world is different from six months online, and Tumblr now has grown by a few million blogs. So with that in mind, I’ve decided it’s time for another list — a better list, a bigger list.