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2017 Spring Picks

I know you’re probably busy finishing up your year,  finding gifts for family & friends, and making the rounds this holiday season—so I’ll just leave this here until you get a minute to read it. Publishers Weekly came out with their top picks for Spring 2017. I thought you might like to know. Exit West Mohsin Read More

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It’s Jolabokaflod Time Again

That’s right, Jolabokaflod (Yo-la-bo-ka-flood)—or Christmas Book Flood (technically Yule Book Flood, but you get the idea). Yes, this great Icelandic tradition of gifting books for the holiday season is upon us. And how can you NOT love it? Last year T & I swapped  books on Christmas Eve, which (honestly) we enjoyed far more than the Read More

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Beatty Wins Man-Booker

Paul Beatty is this year’s Man-Booker prize winner for his novel The Sellout. He is the first American author to have ever won the prize since its incarnation in 1968. Which probably says a lot about how the Brits view American writers and culture. The fact that they chose this novel, a scathing (and humorous) criticism on Read More

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2016 NBA Shortlists Announced

The National Book Award Finalists were announced yesterday in the categories of Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, and Young Adult fiction. Winners will be announced November 16th.   Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special (W. W. Norton & Company) Paulette Jiles, News of the World (William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers) Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking Books/Penguin Random House) Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking Books/Penguin Read More