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BOOK DEBATES

The Great Audiobook Debate: Does Listening Count As Reading?

The Great Audiobook Debate: Does Listening Count As Reading?

Do you have to use your eyes to get credit for “reading” a book? Do you get everything out of the experience you’re supposed to, or is it just one more apocalyptic sign that modern consumers of culture just can’t […]

by × May 30, 2014 ×

READING

Have You Ever Disliked a Book Because of One Teensy Weensy Detail?

Have You Ever Disliked a Book Because of One Teensy Weensy Detail?

Do you remember the episode of Sex In The City where Carrie is unable to enjoy the book of her writer-boyfriend Jack Bergen (Ron Livingston) because in it, the female protagonist wears a scrunchie—something Carrie found implausible? That debate is […]

by × January 10, 2014 ×

DREAM SYLLABUS

6 Awesome (and Totally Fake) Classes Taught by Famous Authors

6 Awesome (and Totally Fake) Classes Taught by Famous Authors

Sometimes a book comes along that makes you stop and say, “Geez, this author must have done a crazy amount of research.” Like Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Marriage Plot (all that yeast!) or Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News (all those knots!). Gifted […]

by × December 12, 2013 ×

BOOKSTORES

8 Types of People You’ll See at the Bookstore

8 Types of People You’ll See at the Bookstore

There are so many reasons I love walking into bookstores. It’s quiet, the books smell good, you can get lost and not even care, and the people who work there leave you alone until you ask for help. It’s also […]

by × October 9, 2013 ×

COLORFUL

Do: Read ‘White’ After Labor Day

Do: Read ‘White’ After Labor Day

Despite the blessing of etiquette grand dame Emily Post, the debate over whether one should wear white after Labor Day rages on with no polite end in sight. While we let savvy sartorialists argue the relative merits of cream culottes […]

by × September 4, 2013 ×

SPOILERS

DO NOT READ THIS POST: The 10 Biggest Book Spoilers, Ever

DO NOT READ THIS POST: The 10 Biggest Book Spoilers, Ever

Warning: if you like to be surprised, stop reading right now. Get a glass of water or look at Buzzfeed or start working on your memoir. But if you’re curious about these books and their kick-to-the-stomach endings, then by all means, read […]

by × August 22, 2013 ×

BOOK TITLES

12 Books With The Most Irresistible Titles

12 Books With The Most Irresistible Titles

  Everyone knows that “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” etcetera, etcetera, blahblahblah. But it has been proven that a cover can in fact be a solid litmus test for a reader. Do books with intriguing titles hold […]

by × August 16, 2013 ×