Read the book. Saw the movie.
Interesting Goodreads infographic about dystopian novels and The Hunger Games.
A sneak look at the new Penguin Essentials set, fresh in from the printers last night!
#TeamHaymitch ! haha.
OMG watching this tomorrow night!
Sunday 2 October 2011
Maurice Sendak interview
"I refuse to lie to children," says Sendak. "I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence."
Kanye West once infamously said, “I would never want a book’s autograph.” In light of this, we wonder how he feels about Annabelle Quezada and La Shea Delaney’s bookish parody of his and Jay-Z’s song “N*ggas in Paris.”
Dubbed “B*itches in Bookshops,” the girls cover countless book geek references:Goodreads, Friday Reads, Foucault, Proust, Barthes…we could go on and on.
With lines like, “Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta FINE me /They can’t identify me/ Checked in with a pseudonym, so I guess you can say I’m Mark Twaining,” we’re hoping that these ladies make a follow up.
Check out the video below, or click here to go the Annabelle’s blog:
Performed by La Shea Delaney (2nd verse) and @annabelleqv (1st verse)
Directed, Produced, Written by Annabelle Quezada
Shot and Edited by Eliav Mintz
Song Recorded and Mixed by Stephen Galgano
Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta FINE me,
They can’t identify me,
Checked in with a pseudonym, so I guess you can say I’m Mark Twaining.
Read so hard, I’m not lazy.
Go on Goodreads, so much rated.
Fountainhead, on my just read, gave it four stars, and then changed it.
Read so hard, I’m literary…
It’s so true! I relate, I usually want to downgrade Goodreads ratings from 4 to lower after the fact haha!
I GET IT
THE BOOKS ARE IN A CORNUCOPIA
LIKE THE WEAPONS
IN THE HUNGER GAMES
Oh, I see what you did there, and I like it!
Follow Meredith on tumblr http://blog.suchsmallhands.com/
A native New Yorker in my twenties, I’ve infused the city-centric narrative with authentic New York experiences, settings, and characters. Now, I’m hoping to bring the story to print. The project started one sweltering May evening in Brooklyn when I was twenty years old. I completed my first draft a week after my twenty-second birthday on a cruise ship floating somewhere in the Caribbean Sea, and have spent the past two years editing, reworking, workshopping, and ultimately transforming the manuscript.
REBLOG SO PEOPLE WOULD START READING! :)
International award-winning and bestselling Zadie Smith’s NW brilliantly depicts the modern urban zone — familiar to city-dwellers everywhere — in a tragi-comic novel as mercurial as the city itself.
Penguin Group (USA) press release, February 27, 2012
And we have a U.S. release date for NW, folks!
Thank you to Adam Gnade for answering my "Any words of wisdom for a wannabe writer?" survey. This advice is especially awesome. Living life helps when we are trying to portray it! So far I have done at least one of these things, so that’s a start. Kind and honest isn’t boring, that much is true too.
The new novel.
Hamish Hamilton, September 6th 2012.
I just died of “squeeeee”.
Are you coming to AWP? Do you live in Chicago? Do you write, blog, or look at funny things on the internet? Please join us for free drinks, Tumblr goodies, and awesome people.
Tumblr Writers Happy Hour
Friday 3/2, 6-8pm
2630 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Uncharted Books is a new bookstore that was funded on Kickstarter and had a Tumblr before it was born. It’s a dream spot for book-web-community nerds and I absolutely can’t wait to see it (and all of you.)
If you are or will be in the Chicago area on Friday March the 2nd, go to this meet up!
I will not be in the correct country :(
Heidi Julavits (The Vanishers) tells “Writers on Writing” that she loves writing inside of her “perfect container.”
Is it wrong that after reading the description, I had anticipated that she was going to speak about writing in some sort of nest-like pod? Great advice anyhow!