Lists

February 9, 2012

My Novel is Going Nowhere: Dispatches from a Literary Classic in Progress 6

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In these brief dispatches, we see a writer struggle with his book, his health, his debts, and his own mind. In Roth’s doubts, many writers will recognize their own.

February 3, 2012

Dashboard? More Like Bookshelf: Your Guide to Literary Tumblrs 97

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About two months ago, The Millions joined the Tumblr community. The platform is perfectly suited for dynamic storytelling, and as a direct result, it is home to some of the friendliest book lovers around.

January 27, 2012

Seven Reasons to Read A Dance to the Music of Time 15

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The romantic relationships in this series are an utter mess. Almost everyone who gets married gets divorced, usually sooner rather than later; there’s infidelity all over the place; there is voyeurism and necrophilia and people showing up in the nude at surprising times.

January 6, 2012

Millions Meta-Data 2011 2

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Before we get too far into 2012, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2011.

January 3, 2012

Most Anticipated: The Great 2012 Book Preview 83

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At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.

December 29, 2011

The Alternative, The Underground, The Oh-Yes-That-One List of Favorite Books of 2011 7

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I have reached out to a band of fresh voices (some new, some established, some you know, some you will soon) and compiled the alternative, the underground, the “oh-yes-that-one” list of favorite books of 2011.

December 24, 2011

A Cheat Sheet for All You New Kindle (And Other Ereader) Owners 3

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For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going.

December 5, 2011

12 Holiday Gifts That Writers Will Actually Use 41

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Writers get blank journals for the same reasons that teachers get mugs, assistants get flowers, and grandmothers get tea. If you want to give the writer in your life something he or she will truly adore, here are twelve ideas.

November 29, 2011

Reasons Not to Self-Publish in 2011-2012: A List 171

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You see, Reader, I still don’t plan on self-publishing my first novel, though I don’t deny the positive aspects of that choice.

November 22, 2011

The Notables: 2011 1

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This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out. At 100 titles, the list is more of a catalog of the noteworthy than a distinction. Sticking with the fiction exclusively, it appears that we touched upon a few of these books as well: The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo (Most Anticipated) […]