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Keeper Shelf: Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Squee from the Keeper Shelf is a feature wherein we share why we love the books we love, specifically the stories which are permanent residents of our Keeper shelves. Despite flaws, despite changes in age and perspective, despite the...Show More Summary

Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Audiobooks Will Liven Up My Summer Road Trips?

For long trips with adult passengers and shorter trips with kids, our columnist recommends great audiobooks to hold drivers’ attention.

Nonfiction: A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America

In “The Color of Law,” Richard Rothstein argues that government at all levels and in all branches abetted residential segregation, and the effects endure.

Philomel, with melody

You spotted snakes with double tongue,  Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong, Come not near our fairy queen.  My garden has been shrouded in fog the last couple of days – nature acting as a beguiling muse as I compose incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As I enter into my fourth week...

Tuesday New Release Day: Baker; Sauma; Shawn; Moore; Moore

Out this week: Our Little Racket by Anjelica Baker; Flesh and Bone and Water by Luiza Sauma; Night Thoughts by Wallace Shawn; The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore; and New Collected Poems by Marianne Moore. Show More Summary

The King of Shopping Mall Surrealism

McClanahan is not afraid to hold the royal and holy up alongside the mundane and banal. He cups them all together and the result is a book that is as tender as it is fierce. The post The King of Shopping Mall Surrealism appeared first on The Millions.

Doing what you love in a gig economy

Many people entering the gig economy know that regular jobs are not seeing raises. Earning power appears to be on the decline and “life-long” jobs are also evaporating. We end up pretending we are a taxi driver or pretending we […] The post Doing what you love in a gig economy appeared first on Long Tail Writing.

Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

First off, I am absolutely smitten with the heroine, Wil. She is pretty much everything I wish I was at seventeen. To be honest, she’s pretty much everything I wish I was today at twenty-seven. She is strong-willed and so incredibly clever and cheeky. Show More Summary

Muggles and wizards unite: J.K. Rowling's Pottermore has an official Harry Potter book club

J.K. Rowling's website Pottermore is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first “Harry Potter” volume with a new online book club. The Wizarding World Book Club launched on Monday with the goal of uniting fans of the British boy wizard from across the globe. The club's first reading assignment...

And It Came to Pass by Laura Stone

I met Laura Stone at the 2017 RT convention after the book signing. She mentioned she had a podcast about her former faith, Mormonism, called “Oh My Heck.” I live near enough to the DC Mormon temple that Instagram keeps asking me to tag my pictures like I’m currently there. Show More Summary

The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy

I’m a sucker for word nerd characters in my reading. Devotees of books, language, writing, libraries—bring ‘em on. And when a novel is as well written as The Pages of the Mind, it’s time to bring on the squee as well. Hence my whole-hearted enjoyment of The Pages of the Mind comes as no surprise, nor does my affection for the character of Dafne. Show More Summary

The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy

This year, when selecting my choices to review for the RITA Reader Challenge, I made sure to choose books I actually own. I got this in one of many e-book sales, intrigued by the notion of a fantasy romance with a librarian heroine, not exactly something you see that often. Show More Summary

Romance Wanderlust: Disneyland Resort

Summer is here, and many of us flock to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. I’ve been to Disneyland with little kids, and it was delightful. It was even pretty romantic in the sense that watching my sweet husband carry our exhausted daughter all over the park warmed my cold little heart. Show More Summary

Guest Post: The Power of Wonder Woman

NB: This is a wonderful guest post from Rose, who recently saw the film Wonder Woman. To see the site’s grade, check out Redheadedgirl’s review of the film. We also did a Wonder Woman-only Links post and some book recommendations for before or after screening the film! … Wonder Woman is, start to finish, an absolute dream. Show More Summary

To Overflow Every Division Between Human Beings

The run-down Delhi graveyard where the two women whose stories run through Arundhati Roy’s second novel finally meet is a surprisingly convivial necropolis. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Roy’s long-awaited follow-up to her celebrated...Show More Summary

The 2016 Lambda Literary Award Winners

Last week, the 29th annual Lammys celebrated works of excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. See which books won in fiction, nonfiction, mystery, biography/memoir, and more.

Reality Scooped: Talking with Tony Tulathimutte

Recent Whiting Award winner Tony Tulathimutte discusses his first novel, Private Citizens, the state of satire in 2017, “booby-trapping” identity politics, and productivity in the Internet age.

Author Robyn Harding on How Not to Throw a Sweet Sixteen Party

We're always curious how authors get their ideas, so we asked Robyn Harding to tell us about the origins of The Party.

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