What We’re Reading: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

September 17, 2010 • No Comments

Let me be straight with you, fellow readers. I wasn’t even finished with Freedom before I chose Jonathan Franzen’s novel to kick-start my “what-book-are-you-cheating-on-Algonquin- with” entry. Is it everything the critics have hyped it up…

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September 16, 2010

GET READ: A Friend In The Book Business

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Some Submissions Guidelines and Conspiracy Speculations
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It’s a tough world out there for writers: incomplete manuscripts cluttering our workspace, relatives asking what our real jobs are, and our hole-in-the-wall coffeehouses being overrun with sentient…

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September 14, 2010

Going Away ShoesNow in Paperback

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Jill McCorkle‘s newest book, Going Away Shoes, is now available in paperback! People magazine gave the hardcover edition 4 stars, calling it “A remarkable collection . . . bold and addictive.”
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If you live…

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September 10, 2010

READ THIS: A BLESSING ON THE MOON

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Today is the last day to enter to win A CURABLE ROMANTIC and A BLESSING ON THE MOON–just leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook)…

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September 9, 2010

Q & A WITH JOSEPH SKIBELL

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There’s still time to enter to win A CURABLE ROMANTIC and A BLESSING ON THE MOON–just leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook) and we’ll…

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September 8, 2010

Watch This: A Curable Video

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We’re continuing our celebration of Joseph Skibell Week: Leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook) to enter to win copies of A CURABLE ROMANTIC and…

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September 7, 2010

Read This: A Curable Romantic Excerpt

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Happy Skibell Week! Comment on our Facebook page (or here if you don’t have a Facebook account) to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Joseph Skibell’s new novel, A Curable Romantic,…

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September 3, 2010

A Labor Day Drink That Packs a Punch!

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Why do we celebrate Labor Day? Is it because 200 hundred years ago, President Cleveland was feeling a tad sheepish about that whole Pullman-Strike debacle? Possibly. But I think it serves a grander purpose. It’s…

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September 2, 2010

FIRST READING, FIRST DATE

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What was the first reading you ever went to? Tell us the author, book, and bookstore on our Facebook page (or, if you’re not a member of Facebook, here on our blog) and we’ll reward…

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September 1, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

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Even though the movie isn’t set to release until April 15 (which is still 256 days away), fans of Water for Elephants (and Robert Pattinson) cannot wait to see this movie! Filming has wrapped and…

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