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In The Post: Bland, Prose, and Updike

This week’s front stoop find is a bevy of books courtesy of Kathryn over at Harper Books. First is Updike, a literary biography by Adam Begley (due out April 8, 2014). From the product description: “With a sharp critical sensibility that lends depth and originality to his analysis, Begley probes Updike’s best-loved works—from Pigeon Feathers to The Witches Read More

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Ruminations on a Rainy Day

I woke up this morning to cars sloshing along the rain-laden street outside my window. At 7 am it still felt like 5, the light barely filtering in. This being a perfect day to curl up on the chair on the, not-so-aptly-named, sun porch to read and write.The reading choice today, taken from the top Read More

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FREE BOOKS

Other than going to the library, which I highly suggest you do on a regular basis, where does one go to get books for free? (And preferably ones you don’t have to return in the next three weeks).  Keep in mind, these won’t be collectibles, but for those insatiable readers out there, free books are Read More

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Where to Go for Advance Reading Copies

Advance Reading Copies (ARCs), also known as Advance Reading Editions, are paperbacks that are released by the publishers prior to final edits. They’re given to various people in the book world to read and then review in hopes of creating a buzz about the book.   These advanced copies are printed in low numbers – Read More