What We’re Reading This Week

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk: On the heels of her Newbery Honor, Wolf Hollow, Wolk has created a richly atmospheric world in a cozy homemade beach shack along the northern Atlantic sea. Crow's origins have always been mysterious, but now that she's turned twelve, her mild curiosity about her past has swelled into … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

Literary Links: Ishiguro’s banquet speech, the eccentric lives of children’s book authors and more

A roundup of the internet’s best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable. Kazuo Ishiguro, this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, delivered his banquet speech last night. You can read it here. An ambitious four-year-old set out to read 100 books in one day, just for kicks. Get the full … Continue reading Literary Links: Ishiguro’s banquet speech, the eccentric lives of children’s book authors and more

What We’re Reading This Week

The Art of Living by Epictetus: I've been describing this, in conversation, as "the world's oldest self-help book." That's almost certainly not accurate, but it sets the right mood. Born in 55 ce, Epictetus was enslaved for much of his life. Perhaps because of this, he was really into the idea that happiness comes from … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

Literary Links: Earthquake-proof bookshelves, what billionaires are reading and more

A roundup of the internet's best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable. Paste Magazine says these are the 30 best book covers of 2017. Do you agree? Here's what Bill Gates read and loved this year. Spoiler: Eddie Izzard's autobiography makes the list. What's a Tête-bêche? Click here to find out. Check out … Continue reading Literary Links: Earthquake-proof bookshelves, what billionaires are reading and more

Books & Bubbles: Pairings for every personality

Hanna divides her time between BookPeople and LUSH, the "fresh handmade cosmetics" company across the street. Below, she shares her favorite book and bath bomb pairings, just in time for the holidays!   One of my absolute favorite ways to relax is by taking a hot bath and reading a good book. Because I work at … Continue reading Books & Bubbles: Pairings for every personality

Literary Links: A hostel made of books, required reading for police officers and more

A roundup of the internet's best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable.  James Baldwin is required reading for police officers in this training course. Here's an unconventional way to organize your bookshelf: face the spines inward. This site, operated by Lit Hub, has been described as "Rotten Tomatoes for books." PEN America … Continue reading Literary Links: A hostel made of books, required reading for police officers and more