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All I Want for Christmas is a Duke by Valerie Bowman, Tiffany Clare, Vivienne Lorret, Ashlyn MacNamara

Normally I’m pretty cynical about Christmas. I’m not a practicing Christian, and I’ve worked in either retail or logistics long enough that the commercialism and chaos that precedes the holiday season exhausts me (I once worked till 2 a.m. Show More Summary

Giveaway: The Gift of Health – A Withings Steel Watch and Body Cardio Scale

We’ve talked a lot about self care lately, and when the opportunity came around to host another giveaway for Withings, I jumped on it. We gave away two of the Withings Activité watches earlier this year, and this time we have two new pieces of technology. Show More Summary

Book Review: A writer goes Searching For John Hughes

In the 1980s, few films resonated with teens as much as those by John Hughes. Portraying teen life in the Chicago suburbs, films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club coupled humor with angst to portray the bittersweet experience of adolescence. Show More Summary

Book Review: The overdue George Lucas biography is an engaging read about stuff you already know

A good biography should endeavor to not simply tell the story of its subject’s life, but also to interrogate that life—by challenging and defending it, putting both its successes and missteps into a greater context. Every person is complicated,...Show More Summary

The Ex-Con Scholars of Berkeley

The first day of his first semester at the University of California, Berkeley, Danny Murillo walked into the Cesar Chavez building and saw a white man with tattoos on his arms. Something about the man felt familiar. He could tell from...Show More Summary

Banned Books and Blockbusters

Contrary to what, Googling around, you might assume, obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment. “There is a bone in my prick six inches long. I will ream out every wrinkle in your cunt.” Those sentences are from the opening pages of Henry Miller’s first novel, “Tropic of Cancer,” which was published in France in 1934. Show More Summary

Helen Garner’s Savage Self-Scrutiny

In the early nineteen-sixties, when the Australian writer Helen Garner was a student at the University of Melbourne, she had a brief relationship with a twenty-four-year-old man who was her tutor. With characteristic briskness, she tells...Show More Summary

From the Heart ~ Noah Michael Levine and Ann Richardson

December… the time to give thanks for those things that have sustained us through the past year. For narrators, a huge part of that is YOU, the listening community! As we wind down 2016, we want to give back to you, our listeners, who help make our job so rewarding, and who travel with us […]

Turkey’s Crackdown Curiously Spares the Literary World

Journalists, teachers, lawyers and intellectuals have been jailed and thrown out of work, but book authors have been largely untouched.

Books of The Times: ‘How to Speak Midwestern,’ Edward McClelland’s Regional Guide

This slim book goes into great detail about the distinct accents that proliferate from Minnesota to central New York.

A Year in Reading: Tess Malone

Yes, nothing happened, Yanagihara doesn’t understand pronouns, and the ending was infuriating, but I couldn’t remember the last time a book had completely consumed me like that. The post A Year in Reading: Tess Malone appeared first on The Millions.

Lost Lords, Fairy Princes, and More!

Amazon has some great Kindle Daily Deals for kids’ books today, including the Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase series!

A Year in Reading: Michael Bourne

The election of Donald Trump on a wave of white aggrievement changed the way I read A Country Road, a Tree, as I suspect it will change the way I read and understand everything in the years to come. The post A Year in Reading: Michael Bourne appeared first on The Millions.

A Year in Reading: Jacob Lambert

What better way to distance myself from Donald Trump’s noxiousness than to read about an eerily quiet, snowed-in hotel, written decades before the terms 'basket of deplorables' and 'nasty woman' entered the vernacular? The post A Year in Reading: Jacob Lambert appeared first on The Millions.

Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” as a Parable of Our Time

In 2012, I was a high-school English teacher in Prince George’s County, Maryland, when Trayvon Martin, a boy who looked like so many of my students, was killed in the suburbs of Florida. Before then, I had envisioned my classroom asShow More Summary

Lightning Reviews: Shirley Jackson, a Novella, & a Disappointing Mystery

We’re back with some Lightning Reviews from Carrie and Elyse! In this collection of mini reviews, we have a novella with an office romance and a biography of Shirley Jackson. Plus, a psychological thriller with family secrets that ultimately didn’t live up to its hype. Check out the books below!

Smart Bitches Business Update: December 2016

Welcome to the Smart Bitches Business Update, my monthly feature wherein I take a deep dive into the nerdery behind the scenes at the Hot Pink Palace, and bring you all with me because, well, nerdery! Last month, I posted Part I of our...Show More Summary

Poldark 2.09

It’s the season finale, y’all! We made it! Morning, on the cliffs. D, in a dark blue dress picks flowers. She still has her resting murderface. In the mine, the miners mine, and Ross counts out coin, and Zacky takes his pay. A mine that actually yields money! “Not just coin. Show More Summary

From the Heart ~ Erin DeWard and David Drummond

December… the time to give thanks for those things that have sustained us through the past year. For narrators, a huge part of that is YOU, the listening community! As we wind down 2016, we want to give back to you, our listeners, who help make our job so rewarding, and who travel with us […]

A Year In Reading: Nick Moran

Consider me your alien man-slug, obsessively slinking deeper down into the cavern of insanity, fixated only on complete submergence into all things Sunshine. The post A Year In Reading: Nick Moran appeared first on The Millions.

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