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December 27, 2016

Tuesday New Release Day: Poeppel; Schwalbe; Scalzi 0

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Out this week: Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel; Books for Living by Will Schwalbe; and Miniatures by John Scalzi. For more on these and other new titles, go read our latest fiction and nonfiction book previews.

December 25, 2016

A 2016 Cheat Sheet for All You New Kindle (and Other E-Reader) Owners 2

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

December 24, 2016

Unhappy Christmas 2

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People forget that Christmas stories are all about how awful Christmas is really.

December 23, 2016

Year in Reading Outro 3

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That’s a wrap.

December 23, 2016

No Rest for Rowling 0

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Flavorwire reports that J.K. Rowling is working on two new novels, one under her own name and one under her crime writing pen name, Robert Galbraith. See also: that time Elizabeth Minkel had extremely strong feelings about Rowling’s internet activity.

December 23, 2016

Sleepover Party 0

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“People who grew up loving From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler and Night at the Museum can now get pretty close to fulfilling their dream of spending the night surrounded by classic books and artworks.” Condé Nast Traveler reports on the hotel at Gladstone’s Library in Wales in Hawarden, Flintshire, where guests […]

December 23, 2016

A Year in Reading: Michelle Dean 0

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Old books remind you that we have been through bad things before, and will go through bad things again, and we will live through the tiny interstitial moments of joy that we get in dark times. Not because it is fair, but because we have to.

December 23, 2016

A Year in Reading: Chris McCormick 0

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More suspenseful than any novel I read this year, more haunting than any poetry I read this year, more illuminating than any academic take on the political landscape in Libya or anyplace else, The Return is a treasure.

December 22, 2016

A Year in Reading: Jane Hu 2

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If Ishiguro’s historical novel (about WWII, the opium wars, and the golden age of detective fiction) could speak, it would ask, ‘Girl, why you so obsessed with me?’

December 22, 2016

A Year in Reading: Lilliam Rivera 0

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If I’m not reading at least two books at a time I’m failing somehow.