The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers
mentalflossr: How did famous writers make ends meet before their big breaks?
The List List #13
At Abe Books, The Best Books to Read Aloud to Children At Sarah Weinman’s Off on a Tangent, The Crime Reading List for Those Who Read and Loved GONE GIRL At Flavorwire, The Greatest Female SciFi/Fantasy Authors of All Time At PageViews, The LeBron James Characters in Literature At NPR, Historical Fiction Fit for a Queen At LitReactor, Bad Trips–10 Novels with Serious Drug Psychosis At...
But the thing about remembering is that you don’t forget.– Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried (via 4mbivalent)
A Nightly Prayer to Gatsby →
1. Advise and Consent by Allen Drury This political pot-boiler won the Pulitzer...– Books to Annoy Your Liberal Friends
“Daisy’s Lullaby” and 5 More Awesome GREAT GATSBY... →
“These eggs are scrambled / You’re full of lies / Oh, these love triangles / Under T.J.’s eyes.” SO MANY amazing lyrics. So many.
The Well-Readheads’ Long Halftime Talk [The Best... →
What are the best books of 2012 so far?
Fixing college, Franzen, the Gatsbabies (not a... →
I hold a gin and tonic in my hand, and crack The Great Gasby‘s spine a little...– Snacks and Cocktails: Reading THE GREAT GATSBY
I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish,...– Billy Crystal to Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally” (We’ll miss you, Nora Ephron.)
Are some publishers faking book reviews? →
Signs point to yes in Critical Linking…
The Close-Read: The First Two Sentences of THE... →
Everybody knows the last lines, so let’s take a closer look at the opening…
The Dictionary of Fictional Techniques: The...
“The Ishmael Narrator” Definition: A character who serves as a first-person narrator, but is secondary to, and sometimes wholly apart from, the main action of the story Examples: Ishmael from Moby Dick, Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby, Lily Briscoe from To The Lighthouse, John Dowell from The Good Soldier. Discussion: The Ishmael narrator blends the elements of standard first-person...
The Death Swell: Expired Authors and Affiliated... →
This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back again.– Oscar Wilde on the writing life.
This worry about a Wild West of books is shared by many (including myself to...– The Barbarians are the Gatekeepers
Last year, French publishers were successful in fixing the prices for ebooks as...– Are the French Better Book Lovers?
I am eternally grateful…for my knack of finding in great books, some of them...– Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake (via consideringlily)
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.– Douglas Adams 20 Favorite Quotes About Writing
In the bookshop today....
Brain: don't buy any more books. You have too many at home to read!!!
Body: *grabs pile of books*
NYPL Wire–The New York Public Library: Advice on... →
nypl: Today, a question from one of our Tumblr followers: I’m a junior in undergrad studying history, and my ultimate goal is to be a librarian. Would you say a degree (MLS) or experience in libraries is more important in finding a job? I’m trying to decide if I should stay a full-time student or…
Riot Recommendation: A Round-Up of Books about... →
Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends,...– Virginia Woolf 20 of Your Favorite Quotes About Writing
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the...– Dr. Seuss 20 of Your Favorite Quotes About Writing
Riot Asks: J. Courtney Sullivan →
The author of COMMENCEMENT and MAINE hits the hot seat in our interview series that focuses on writers as readers.
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the...– Toni Morrison 20 of Your Favorite Quotes About Writing
:41- Well, here’s Jude Law, finally… with the silliest mustache since the Les...– The ANNA KARENINA Trailer Breakdown
The List List #12
Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet. At So Bad So Good, The 10 Worst Book Covers in the History of Literature At Flavorwire, 10 Important Lessons from Children’s Books At Publishers Weekly, Gatsby Dies: A Big List of Literary Spoilers At Lytherus, Lev Grossman Lists 20 Things Characters Should Do More Often At The Huffington Post, 7 Terrible Dads from...
Off On a Tangent: The Crime Reading List For Those... →
offonatangent: So I’m not yet certain if Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL is my favorite crime novel of 2012, but it will almost certainly be up there. And so far I’d say it’s a favorite of a great many people thus far, hitting #2 on the NYT bestseller list its first week out, tons and tons of raves/ongoing reads in my…
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.– Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing (via violinbreeze)