Really feeling this interview with the Amanda Nelson, managing editor of Book Riot, about book blogging and the roots of snobbery in publishing, from 0s&1s. Meanwhile, Electric Lit published this summary of Lee & Low’s publishing diversity survey results. Their methods are reported here. Advertisements
The Story of a New Name, the second book of the Neapolitan series, follows Elena and Lila into their twenties as they begin to face the consequences of the decisions they made–or that were made for them–as children. They continue to jockey for success by seeking power in education, neighborhood politics, and sex. Their primacy becomes muddled but… Read More Unreliable Narrators & Impostor Syndrome: A Sort-of Book Review
Over the holiday break I finally cracked and decided to read Italian writer Elena Ferrante’s much-praised My Brilliant Friend. One of my biggest reading flaws is a well-founded but poorly applied aversion to hype, and I had been both concerned and confused by all the attention Ferrante’s Neapolitan series had been receiving. Her translated quartet of realistic novels about two… Read More Book Review: My Brilliant Friend
Hello from the other side! I hope you’ll forgive me for getting this review out a little late. I read the book quickly, in two very agitated sittings, but it took me the rest of the week to put it into practice. It was a real struggle not to get up and start tidying after the first 20… Read More Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
From the one and only Mallory Ortberg, some practical tips for living a full life, free from the common household items that are the vessels of your hang-ups and fears. If you don’t know The Toast, do yourself a favor and get to know The Toast.
Each year I wait with bated breath for The Millions‘ “Most Anticipated” book preview, published today and available here, but this year I’m also really digging Brooklyn Magazine’s 2016 book list, which has a great nonfiction/fiction and literary/commercial balance. I’ll be looking to this list for lots of inspiration this year. Check out it out here.
While I read, check out this fun, insidery piece (via Lithub) by Sarah Knight, author of our runner-up The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, about life in and out of publishing. Breaking off the manacles of corporate life may not be such a new narrative, but it’s rarely told within the context of an industry as coveted… Read More On (Kind of) Quitting Publishing
Happy 2016, everyone! Hope you celebrated in style. Over here, we kept it cozy and tricked a friend into coming by to play strategy board games and admire our cats. Between sips of Prosecco and watching Kathy Griffin humiliate and straight up assault Anderson Cooper with self tanner on CNN, we also stopped to check in on my New Year, New You poll results. It was an exciting race, you guys, with two titles neck-and-neck for nearly the entire voting period, but one did eek ahead by a hair and so I’m pleased to announce that my first book of 2016 will be…… Read More Start the Clock