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#TopTenTuesday   Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

I had such a hard time whittling down this list that I’ve added an honorable mention section at the end. The numbers on this list are not ranks, just a way of keeping count. 1. The Blind Assassin (2000) by Margaret Atwood (scroll down the linked page) 2. Where Are the Children? (1975) by Mary …

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What We Gain from a Good Bookstore “It’s a place whose real boundaries and character are much more than its physical dimensions.” “You may have heard that we’re experiencing a renaissance of the independent bookstore, but the situation is far from rosy,” writes Max Norman in this piece about how independent bookstores enhance communities. Category: …

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Why Salman Rushdie believes the books we love ‘make us who we are’ Salman Rushdie made his name as a novelist, but he is also one of our finest literary critics and defenders of the importance of… – Everything Shortform – Medium

Salman Rushdie made his name as a novelist, but he is also one of our finest literary critics and defenders of the importance of books… “I believe that the books and stories we fall in love with make us who we are, or, not to claim too much, that the act of falling in love …

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John Williams joins The [Washington] Post as books editor John will lead our award-winning nonfiction and fiction books team, hiring new writers and working with colleagues to reach new audiences. We believe in books coverage that revels in the life of the mind and big ideas and is also consumer-oriented, giving book lovers the information …

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Collage of book covers: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré , The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Circe by Madeline Miller, The Pigman by Paul Zindel

6 Degrees of Separation

This month we begin with The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki, winner of the 2022 Women’s Prize. Even before Kate last month announced it as this month’s starting point, I had it on my list of books I wanted to read. So I had good intentions of having finished it before starting …

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On Tech: The books merger that’s about Amazon

The U.S. government is suing to stop the book publisher Penguin Random House from buying a competitor, Simon & Schuster. The government says that the merger, which will shrink the number of large American publishers of mass-market books from five to four, will hurt some authors by reducing competition for their books. Source: On Tech: …

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Gilbert Cruz Is Our Next Books Editor The New York Times has announced its new book editor, “veteran culture editor” Gilbert Cruz: Gilbert spent the past four years bringing important changes to our arts report . . . Now he’ll move to Books to focus his energies on three important pillars of coverage. The first …

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Quotation: Nonlinear Time

“Humans love linear time because it’s comforting. But if you push linear time to the side over there (and give it a graham cracker, so it’s okay) then I was fascinated by the idea that epics might be in dialogue with each other rather than that old tired out notion that history is the past …

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Map of Washington State, USA

Road Trip!

My husband and I have just returned from a two-week road trip through central and southern Washington State. We retired to Tacoma, WA, on the coast, from St. Louis in 2013. Since then, we’ve slowly (with the two-year hiatus of COVID-19) been exploring other areas of the state.  The more inland parts of the state …

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#TopTenTuesday    Books on My TBR Shelves That I STILL Haven’t Read

Today’s topic is Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read. I haven’t been participating in Top Ten Tuesday to have a bunch of past seasonal reading posts, so I’m just going to tell you some of the books that have been on my TBR shelves for a long time and are …

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