Out of Twenty: Denise Mina, Author of Red Road, Answers Seven Questions

Out of Twenty: Denise Mina, Author of Red Road, Answers Seven Questions

In this version of twenty questions, I send a list of questions to a willing  author and they choose their own Denise Minainterview by handpicked which questions (and how many!) they want to answer. Denise Mina is the author of  Red Road, the fourth book in her Scottish detective series featuring Alex Morrow.  Here is what Denise had to say about reading, writing, and taking the reader into a different…

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All Day And A Night by Alafair Burke

All Day And A Night by Alafair Burke

All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke

Generally speaking, character likability isn’t all that  high on my list of priorities in enjoying, or even choosing a book to read. Numerous factors are considered ahead of that (setting, tone, atmosphere, subject matter, whether I think it’ll be a compelling read). However, there are some natural exceptions to those rules—romance for one. Have you ever read a romance novel where you didn’t…

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Weekend Reading: Michel Laub, Bich Nguyen, & Elizabeth Cooke http://www.linussblanket.com/weekend-reading-michel-laub-bich-nguyen-elizabeth-cooke


Weekend Reading: Michel Laub, Bich Nguyen, & Elizabeth Cooke

I have plans with a friend this evening and an afternoon seminar set for tomorrow, but I am also planning on some quality time with my books. I’ve got three going at the moment. Diary of …

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WHEN YOU HAVE ZERO TO CONTRIBUTE TO A THREE-PERSON MEETING

dudeinpublishing:

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Out of Twenty: Kimberly Elkins, Author of What Is Visible, Answers Six Questions

Out of Twenty: Kimberly Elkins, Author of What Is Visible, Answers Six Questions

In this version of twenty questions, I send a list of questions to a willing  author and they choose their own Kimberly Elkinsinterview by handpicking which questions (and how many!) they want to answer. Kimberly Elkins is the author of  What is Visible, a fictionalized account of the life of Laura Bridgman—the blind and deaf woman who first learned sign language, paving the way for Helen Keller. Here is what…

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Currently Reading: Edan Lepucki, David Ignatius, Rebecca Mead (& more) - June 10, 2014

Currently Reading: Edan Lepucki, David Ignatius, Rebecca Mead (& more) – June 10, 2014

Curently Reading - June 10, 2014

I  had a review written for today, but I decided to bump it to tomorrow in favor of sharing what I’m reading.

California by Edan Lepucki - I’m at the beginning of this one but so far I am enjoying it immensely. Something has happened in the world to make a young couple want to abandon everything they have in favor of living in the woods, and then they find out they’re going to be parents. Ooh,…

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Out of Twenty: Ayelet Waldman, Author of Love & Treasure, Answers Ten Questions

In this version of twenty questions, I send a list of questions to a willing  author and they choose their own interview by handpicking Ayelet Waldman, author of Love & Treasurewhich questions (and how many!) they want to answer. Ayelet Waldman is the author of  Love & Treasurea novel aboutthe fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World War”.  Here is what Ayelet had to say about reading, writing, and…

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wordbookstores:

We are not lying about WORD Brooklyn’s top ten bestselling books for May.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues by James Fearnley
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Always interesting to see what’s selling in NYC and compare to other lists/

wordbookstores:

We are not lying about WORD Brooklyn’s top ten bestselling books for May.

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  2. The Vacationers by Emma Straub
  3. Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues by James Fearnley
  4. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
  5. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  6. Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
  7. NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle
  8. Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
  9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Always interesting to see what’s selling in NYC and compare to other lists/

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Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Tempestuous as the sea, and stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair!

(Source: badwolfkaily, via fairytalemood)

missfarin:

suluboo:

relationship tip #78: ‘babe’ and ‘baby’ are cliche and outdated. try a fun new nickname such as ‘lieutenant’ instead 

I would kind of love it if my boyfriend called me ‘lieutenant.’

That’s right. Change it up!

(Source: queensamwise)