Blog Profile / The Millions


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Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

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

For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going. The post A 2016 Cheat Sheet for All You New Kindle (and Other E-Reader) Owners appeared first on The Millions.

Unhappy Christmas

People forget that Christmas stories are all about how awful Christmas is really. The post Unhappy Christmas appeared first on The Millions.

Sleepover Party

“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 NastShow More Summary

Year in Reading Outro

That’s a wrap. The post Year in Reading Outro appeared first on The Millions.

No Rest for Rowling

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. The post No Rest for Rowling appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Michelle Dean

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. The post A Year in Reading: Michelle Dean appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Chris McCormick

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. The post A Year in Reading: Chris McCormick appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Jane Hu

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?' The post A Year in Reading: Jane Hu appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Lilliam Rivera

If I’m not reading at least two books at a time I’m failing somehow. The post A Year in Reading: Lilliam Rivera appeared first on The Millions.

Most Important Meal

“Anyone reading my fiction would never guess how seriously I take food.” Extra Crispy has an interview with Junot Díaz about his diet, with particular attention given to breakfast: “I split my time between two cities so when I’m in Boston...Show More Summary

A Year in Reading: Hamilton Leithauser

Elizabeth Bishop is inspired. I read her when I feel uninspired. The post A Year in Reading: Hamilton Leithauser appeared first on The Millions.

Captain Pentagon

“In the 1970s it circulated among Left Bank intellectuals, including Sartre and Bernard-Henri Lévy, as an aid to productive writing. In 1981 it was listed as a controlled substance in the US and in 1986, after it was scheduled underShow More Summary

A Year in Reading: Manuel Gonzales

It has been a difficult year in reading for me because I have found myself increasingly drawn to reading snippets of news from my phone instead of books, and when that becomes too much for me to handle mentally or emotionally, escaping into cheesy super-hero television shows on the CW. The post A Year in Reading: Manuel Gonzales appeared first on The Millions.

Books for the Trump Era

“[T]hat might be what liberal readers needs right now: Not just portraits of the Brexit and Trump-voting domestic Other, but a clearer sense of their own worldview’s limits, blind spots, blunders and internal contradictions.” The New...Show More Summary

Hits and Misses

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a book that was at once so bold in style and ambitious in structure and so much fun to read.” The Guardian asks indie publishers about the books that made their year, including Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue (whose own Year in Reading you can find here). The post Hits and Misses appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Jade Chang

Reading his words feels like having a mouthful of blackberry hard candies, rich and uncomfortable and complex in all the best of ways. The post A Year in Reading: Jade Chang appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Mensah Demary

All I wanted was a literary life — a professional and artistic life defined by the act of creating literature, whether as a writer, a publisher of other writers, and even a curator of writers for live audiences — but achieving a dream simultaneously reveals a void. The post A Year in Reading: Mensah Demary appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Sylvia Whitman

Working in a bookshop every day, it’s almost impossible not to slip a book into my pocket on the way out each evening. The post A Year in Reading: Sylvia Whitman appeared first on The Millions.

Words of the Year Watch, Con’t

Two more words of the year as 2016 comes to a close: Merriam-Webster has chosen “surreal” while The Guardian, in an act of timeliness, nominates “unpresidented.” The post Words of the Year Watch, Con’t appeared first on The Millions...

A Year in Reading: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

This year also marked the first time in more than a decade where I lived in the same town as an independent bookstore -- and never before have I been so perfectly happy to make my wallet just a bit lighter these days. The post A Year in Reading: Aimee Nezhukumatathil appeared first on The Millions.

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