Articles by: Alyssa Bereznak

BATTLE OF THE AUTHORS

Dave Eggers’ New Book Accused Of Being a “Rewrite”

Dave Eggers’ New Book Accused Of Being a “Rewrite”

On Friday, author Kate Losse wrote an impassioned blog post accusing Dave Eggers’ forthcoming novel, The Circle, of being a “rewrite” of her book, The Boy Kings. She claims both that the two book’s story structures are incredibly alike, and […]

by × September 26, 2013 ×

HOW TO

5 Ways to Fake Having Read a Book

5 Ways to Fake Having Read a Book

Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a difficult situation: you’ve promised someone—your book group, your professor, your friend, your boss—that you’d read a book. And you have not. It may be damaging and/or embarrassing to tell the truth, and so you […]

by × September 26, 2013 ×

AWARDS

Announcing the Nominees for the 2013 National Book Awards, aka New Additions to Your Reading List

Announcing the Nominees for the 2013 National Book Awards, aka New Additions to Your Reading List

Book award season is upon us! Last week, under a new set of rules, the National Book Awards released four nominee longlists for the first time ever. This is fantastic news for book-lovers, as it gives us a chance to sample […]

by × September 24, 2013 ×

DATING

Franz Kafka’s Online Dating Profile

Franz Kafka’s Online Dating Profile

NotThatJewish 31/Male/Straight/Single Prague, Czech Republic My self-summary In the mornings, when I want to get out of bed, I simply fold up. This has a very simple cause, I am completely overworked. Not by the office, but my other work. It […]

by × September 19, 2013 ×

NEWS

Unoriginal Alabama Legislator Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from Schools

Unoriginal Alabama Legislator Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from Schools

Today, in news that makes you wonder if you’ve time-warped back to the 1970s, an Alabama legislator is calling for the ban of Noble Prize winner Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in the state’s schools. Forty-three years after the book was […]

by × September 19, 2013 ×

FASHION

The 10 Best Pieces of Fashion Gossip from Simon Doonan’s Asylum

The 10 Best Pieces of Fashion Gossip from Simon Doonan’s Asylum

Simon Doonan, writer of bon mots and wearer of colorful prints, has written yet another delicious book. The Creative Ambassador-at-Large of Barneys follows Gay Men Don’t Get Fat with Asylum, a chatty reflection on the fashion world’s most insane characters and customs. […]

by × September 17, 2013 ×

NEWS

Virginia Woolf Will Make a Guest Appearance On Downton Abbey

Virginia Woolf Will Make a Guest Appearance On Downton Abbey

We may not know much about Downton Abbey’s fourth season, but we can rest assured that it will involve some literary hobnobbing. This week we learned that Virginia Woolf, played by Christina Carty, will make a cameo on the PBS drama. […]

by × September 17, 2013 ×

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam Cast in Fifty Shades of Grey

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam Cast in Fifty Shades of Grey

Since learning that Fifty Shades of Grey would become a film, the internet has hatched many a casting rumor. Now we know that the actress to fill the role of Anastasia Steele with not be Emma Watson, nor Kate Moss, […]

by × September 4, 2013 ×

BOOK NERDS

How to Take a Bookshelfie (The Book Nerd’s Selfie)

How to Take a Bookshelfie (The Book Nerd’s Selfie)

Bless the internet, for it has given us a new way to share our awesome/pretentious/embarrassing book recommendations while also taking a selfie. Yup, that would be a bookshelfie—the “latest internet trend,” as The Huffington Post has deemed it. By “internet […]

by × August 23, 2013 ×