The Acknowledgments Are My Favorite Part of a Book

I’ve never read the ending of a book first, though I do have a habit of flipping to the back before I begin, turning instead to the acknowledgments page. There are stories embedded here. Acknowledgments capture the real-life intimacies of the literary world and lay bare the backdrop of the writing process.  There are the […] The post The Acknowledgments Are My Favorite Part of a Book appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Prolific TV creator Shonda Rhimes will write 'part memoir, part inspiration' book (+video)

Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the TV shows 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice,' and 'Scandal.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Prolific TV creator Shonda Rhimes will write 'part memoir, part inspiration' book

Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the TV shows 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice,' and 'Scandal.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Quentin Tarantino’s list of his favorite books may (or may not) surprise you.

Quentin Tarantino is making the publicity rounds to promote his new book, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The 400-page pulp novel is based on his 2019 movie of the same name and was released in mass-market paperback. Writing for the New York Times, Dwight Garner called the book “loose-jointed”... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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15 Favorite Episodes as the Book Review Podcast Turns 15

Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, highlights memorable episodes from her eight years hosting the show, including conversations with Robert Caro, Isabel Wilkerson, James McBride and others. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Get Cozy In Your New Favorite Book Sweatshirts and Hoodies

Snuggle into these excellent book sweatshirts and bookish hoodies this cool weather reading season. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Tell Us Your Favorite Fall Food and We’ll Tell You What National Book Award Nominee to Read

Autumn means changing leaves, apple-based baked goods, decorative gourds, pumpkin spice lattes—and an avalanche of literary award longlists. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the must-read National Book Award nominees you’re now realizing you didn’t read, why not base your TBR pile off of... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Great Jones cofounder Sierra Tishgart’s favorite book inspired her company’s name

Great Jones cofounder Sierra Tishgart shares her reading list. The Pleasures of Cooking for One: A Cookbook, Judith Jones Judith Jones—a legendary editor and author—inspired the name for Great Jones [my cook-ware company]! This is my favorite of her books.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Quiz: Pick Your Favorite Babysitters Club Character and Get a YA Book Recommendation

Pick your favorite Babysitters Club character for each situation in this quiz and get a YA book recommendation to read after! Continue reading at Book Riot

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For a lot of book lovers, rereading old favorites is the only reading they can manage at the moment

If you’re wondering why rereads are what you most want, the answer is simple: Your brain, much like the rest of you, is tired. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hotels Share Favorite Travel Stories for World Book Day: Critical Linking, April 23, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

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18 Ways to Keep Track of Your Favorite Book Quotes and Ideas

Wish you were the kind of person who has a quote ready for every occasion? We've got some methods that'll help you track book quotes and ideas. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Are women's book festivals part of the problem?

The moment they hit the press, the reviews for The Mirror And The Light were glowing. A “shoo-in for the Booker Prize” said the Guardian. “A masterpiece of historical fiction” according to the Independent. “Does it merit another Booker?” asks the Evening Standard, before concluding “yes it... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The NYPL was founded 125 years ago. Here are their 125 favorite books published since then.

The New York Public Library is marking its 125th birthday this year—in part with this list of their favorite books written for adults from the past 125 years, which they hope will “inspire a lifelong love of reading.” The list is full of classics, of course, but it’s also got a few refreshing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Roxane Gay’s favorite book of 2019 was Girl, Woman, Other.

From the fog of a so-far-extremely-cursed 2020, do you even remember 2019 anymore? The albino panda? 30 to 50 feral hogs? The US women’s national soccer team at the World Cup? What else even happened? Roxane Gay is here to remind us with this recap, which also lists her favorite books of the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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What if the main character of your favorite classic book were black? A publisher makes it so

Penguin Random House teams with TBWA and Barnes & Noble to launch #DiversityEditions for Black History Month. During the Pequod‘s last voyage in Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is 58 years old. Physically, he has a prosthetic leg made of whale bone, and a pale white mark or... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Bill Gates recommends 5 favorite books for 2019 — and looks ahead to ‘Infinite Jest’

Books on sleep, education, American history, world growth and one novel made the cut this year. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-10 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system

An upcoming book says President Donald Trump was eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs and toyed with issuing an executive order early in his term to close parts of VA's health system without consulting Congress Continue reading at ABC News

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A favorite of J.K. Rowling, Edith Nesbit was a pioneer of children’s books and so much more

“The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit” delivers the fascinating personal story of the beloved author. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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