books
We talked about having fun vs. being “ladylike."
in

Sep 11, 2014 at 5:00pm | 40 comments

shoppables
"There are things in there I made up, but which people have assumed are historical exemplars. But I never said The Miniaturist was anything else except a novel."
shoppables
Instead of just hot must-reads from recent years, this list is comprised of truly life-changing and genre-changing texts.
shoppables
"I’m doing this terrible thing, plotting these horrible deaths by day and promoting this sweet, sweet series by night."
libraries
If my patrons, the poor kids in a slightly wealthy town, need us for after-school snacks, computer access, and a sense of community, then the teen patrons of poorer communities struggling to keep their libraries open definitely do.
books
I want to hear all about your most recent "can't-put-it-down" page turner, please.
shoppables
t-shirts
A little company called Litographs has brought together two of my favorite things: books and T-shirts.
books
As a teenager, I had this habit of being really mean to people I liked and then smirking about it to myself. I thought this was a super-cute and extremely sophisticated flirting technique.
weekend
Bet you weren't expecting COTW. Also, tell me what your favorite book is!
books
As a teenager, I thought of it as the book with "Ralph the penis.” Naturally, it was my favorite book of all time.
books
I really just need to get a "The Phantom Tollbooth" tattoo already.
poetry
I want to know what you're reading right now.
cleaning
If it’s true that a book lover’s collection can never really be considered “complete,” then I’m (at the very least) approaching my quota.
books
Help me find The Orange-Covered Ghost Book! And Muppets + Crystal Gayle = fear tears.
in

Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00pm | 284 comments

young adult
"From one email to the next, I went from 'unagented writer, dejectedly planning next book' to 'book deal!' which was probably one of the most bizarre experiences in my life."
books
In a burst of frustration with my failed literary endeavors, I wrote the most commercial, basic-bitch book I could -- but I didn’t think I’d actually enjoy it.
books
Books by female authors aren’t “geared toward” women any more than books by male authors are “geared toward” men.
books
If we don’t compare Rihanna to St. Vincent, why compare a classic novel to chick-lit?
young adult
aberrant sex
You can keep your Mr. Darcy -- I'll take Boo Radley, if you please. I like my strange, strange.
art
In her new book, writer Kate Durbin uses transcribed reality-TV dialogue as fodder for a surprisingly sympathetic look at a medium that everyone loves to hate.