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February 14, 2013

“You were trapped to begin with” 0

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“The Being and Nothingness Network: Social Media for Existentialists.”

February 14, 2013

How To Be A Woman (For Less) 0

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(American) Readers who dug Rob Delaney’s Year In Reading post will be pleased to learn that the eBook of Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman is on sale for the low, low price of $1.99. (Along with nine other memoirs, too!)

February 14, 2013

Rithy Panh’s The Elimination 0

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“Imagine a society in which money has been banished. A society in which you would be arrested if you wear eyeglasses, if you wear ties, or if you speak a foreign language.” The Coffin Factory‘s Randy Rosenthal takes a look at Rithy Panh’s The Elimination, an autobiography focused on his adolescence during the reign of […]

February 14, 2013

Island Life 0

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Bygone Bureau editor Jonathan Gourlay spent eleven years living on the microscopic island of Pohnpei, and fortunately for us he kept his wits about him long enough to churn out a “funny, haunting travel memoir” entitled Nowhere Slow. You can check out an excerpt from the eBook over here.

February 14, 2013

Talking Covers Talks Covers 0

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Fans of our U.S. and U.K. book cover comparison should head on over to Imprint Magazine for an interview with Talking Covers founder Sean Manning.

February 13, 2013

Make Believe 0

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Who are literature’s best imaginary friends?

February 13, 2013

Books, Faced 0

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It’s not all Kindles and ebooks and the death of print media out there: the book-themed social media site Goodreads is exploding in popularity, perhaps solving the “discoverability” problem of digital reading.

February 13, 2013

A Lover’s Discourse 0

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This Valentine’s Day, break out the Barthes and let critical theory decide the shape and scope of your sweet nothings.

February 13, 2013

Bring Up the Dianas 0

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“I used to think that the interesting issue was whether we should have a monarchy or not. But now I think that question is rather like, should we have pandas or not?” Hilary Mantel considers the royal family.

February 13, 2013

Calling All Grammar Nazis 0

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To quote Raymond Chandler: “When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will remain split.” Or, dispelling grammar myths, like not ending sentences with prepositions.