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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...
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...
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...
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...
Unoriginal Alabama Legislator Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s
The Bluest Eye
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...
The 10 Best Pieces of Fashion Gossip from Simon Doonan’s
Simon Doonan, writer of bon mots and wearer of colorful prints, has written yet another delicious book. The Creative Ambassador-at-Large of Barneys...
Virginia Woolf Will Make a Guest Appearance On
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...
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...
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...
We’re Getting a New Haruki Murakami Book in 2014
Haruki Murakami’s latest book is in the process of being translated to English! A Knopf Doubleday rep confirmed the upcoming release last week,...
You Could Own Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill’s Underwear for $1,750
Eugene O’Neill once wrote, “There is no present or future—only the past, happening over and over again—now.” To wit,...
Kelly Clarkson and the Battle Over Jane Austen’s Ring
“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” So says the incomparable Jane Austen. But perhaps Kelly Clarkson would...