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December 8, 2010

A Year in Reading: Paul Murray 0

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With a linguistic elan that as a former student I can confirm is exceedingly rare in philosophy books, he attacks every form of received opinion of his day.

December 7, 2010

Amazon Shows Off ‘Kindle for the Web’ 0

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Amazon is battling the multi-platform capabilities of Google’s new ebookstore with its new “Kindle for the Web.” The demo makes it look pretty easy on the eyes. Kindle books were already accessible on a number of mobile platforms. What’s new here is taking the Kindle capabilities to the PC.

December 7, 2010

A Year in Reading: Anthony Doerr 2

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A quest for the loneliest places in the world.

December 7, 2010

A Year in Reading: Padgett Powell 1

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These cumbersome icebergs, troubling in the sea of smooth and coherent fiction, are pure delights in this book.

December 7, 2010

The Peculiar Science of Hating The Beatles 0

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At The Vulture, Nitsuh Abebe explains in seven steps how to do the impossible: convincingly hate The Beatles. It’s not easy, by the looks of it.

December 7, 2010

Something Brewing on Twitter 0

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Be sure you’re following @The_Millions on Twitter if you’re interested in entering our first ever sponsored giveaway of a special signed book. Look for details on Twitter later today.

December 7, 2010

Tuesday New Release Day 0

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Andrew O’Hagan, whose books have gotten some Booker Prize notice over the years, has a new one out (it’s been out in the UK for a while now) called The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, which, as the title perhaps suggests, is told in the voice of […]

December 7, 2010

A Year in Reading: Hamilton Leithauser 2

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He has a plain-Jane, perfectly mild style that is so satisfying. It’s like a great roasted chicken.

December 6, 2010

Tis the Season: Micro-Volunteering 1

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Imagine how many volunteer hours you could log if volunteering was as easy as playing a game of FarmVille or watching a video on YouTube.  Now it is, thanks to Ben Rigby and the other folks at Sparked (formerly The Extraordinaries).  Sparked directs you to challenges suited to your skills and interests submitted by nonprofits […]

December 6, 2010

A Year in Reading: Lynne Tillman 2

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In reading, the discoveries that count are ones you make for yourself.