|—||from The Thriller of the (Used Bookstore) Hunt by Amanda Diehl|
Fan of Friday Night Lights?
|—||from On Reading Your Book Club Book When You’re Not Interested in Your Book Club Book by Swapna Krishna|
In honor of Shelley’s birthday this month, here’s a list of 25 other writers who created heartbreakingly beautiful work before they could get a discount on a rental car or have their publishers demand an active Twitter account.
This list of writers is both amazing and, if you aren’t careful, a little depressing.
Samira Chigani, 26 years old, was thus introduced to the quirky brainchild of Mr. Yazdany and Ms. Heraner: a mobile reading room and taxi service, complete with chauffeur-librarian. Books surround them, from Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” to Charles Bukowski’s “Pulp.” There are also works by Iranian standouts such as Nader Ebrahimi, Zoya Pirzad and Sohrab Sepehri.
Dammit I should have been a chaffeur-librarian.
The only really necessary people in the publishing process now are the writer and reader. Everyone who stands between those two has both risk and opportunity.
I suppose only bread and water are necessary too. But that doesn’t mean some other things don’t make life a little more enjoyable.
Even the Big Five know this: why else would they devote so much time and effort to building relationships with thousands of unique stores despite the fact that those stores represent only 3-5% of their annual sales?
Sometimes it’s a mistake that things are done for logical, quantifiable reasons. Not saying it is the case here, but saying “if they are doing X, then X must be important” isn’t true.
Coming coming this fall, we’ll be launching a new site devoted to comics: Panels. You can sign up here to get notified about when Panels goes live, and it already has its own Twitter and Facebook up and running.
Rating books can be a source of frustration but, with these handy new categories, you can be more accurate with your descriptions.
|—||from Read More Horror: My Ode to the Scary Genre by Wallace Yovetich|
Summer heat getting to you?