What I’ve Read: Night Film, Marisha Pessl
Devoured it. Even though it’s 662 pages, I was surprised at how quickly I moved through it. The chapters are short (typically between 3-8 pages) and move really quickly. Though the plot feels a little far-fetched at times (the daughter of a mysterious and reclusive horror film director kills herself and the story revolves around the mystery of why), it’s suspenseful and like I said, it flows really quickly. It’s one of those books where I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it last night and I’m still thinking about the ending. 
Definitely worth picking up! 

What I’ve Read: Night Film, Marisha Pessl

Devoured it. Even though it’s 662 pages, I was surprised at how quickly I moved through it. The chapters are short (typically between 3-8 pages) and move really quickly. Though the plot feels a little far-fetched at times (the daughter of a mysterious and reclusive horror film director kills herself and the story revolves around the mystery of why), it’s suspenseful and like I said, it flows really quickly. It’s one of those books where I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it last night and I’m still thinking about the ending. 

Definitely worth picking up! 

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scenes-from-my-hood:

adding to the chorus here, but if you don’t hate baseball (i happen to love it), and you like good writing, please please read ‘the art of fielding.’

bonus points if you went to a small liberal arts college.  it will feel like home.

it’s one of the most enjoyable books i’ve read in a long time.  500 pages felt like nothing.

Seconding this. If you haven’t read Art of Fielding yet (and really, what are you waiting for?) buy it and read it ASAP. It is one of the best books I have read this year, and quite possibly one of the best books I have read in my lifetime.

(Source: kate-plus-camera)

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thebluehour:

This book! Anyone with interests in any of the following: women, mother’s, equal-rights, civil-rights movement, journalism, or has ever known anyone ever with cancer and or taken a bio class needs to read this book. Skloot is able to tell both a grossly informative-scientific story with the prose of a beach novel.
edatrix:

just realized that book club is exactly one week from today.  this makes me:
excited to see everyone and host chez moi
realize that i have some reading to do!


One of my favorite books in recent memory. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it.

thebluehour:

This book! Anyone with interests in any of the following: women, mother’s, equal-rights, civil-rights movement, journalism, or has ever known anyone ever with cancer and or taken a bio class needs to read this book. Skloot is able to tell both a grossly informative-scientific story with the prose of a beach novel.

edatrix:

just realized that book club is exactly one week from today.  this makes me:

  • excited to see everyone and host chez moi
  • realize that i have some reading to do!

One of my favorite books in recent memory. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it.

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juliasea:

Book People Unite from RIF and The Library of Congress

Take the Book People Unite pledge and declare your belief in the transformative power of books, especially for young minds. (You’ll also get a download of “Book People Unite” from The Roots and a zillion others.)

I got an email about this yesterday since RIF is Kappa's national philanthropy. Watch the video and take the pledge so that a whole new generation can read all the awesome books that we grew up with. 

Dear Friends,
I get the feeling that a lot of you are feeling a little lost after reading The Hunger Games. You’re hungry (see what I did there?) for more bad-ass teen girls who are saving the world, while still having butterflies about boys and struggling to find their place in the world.
WELL. It’s okay. I miss The Hunger Games too. (Although, those Entertainment Weekly covers help me deal!).
I’m gonna drop a little knowledge on you that Joy gave me a couple months ago. Read Divergent. It’s similar to Hunger Games in the sense that it’s about a teenage girl in a dystopian society. But instead of being selected go to the Hunger Games and fight for her life, Beatrice has the option to step outside the community she’s known her entire life and start a brand new life. 
It’s the perfect book to fill the Hunger Games void that I’m sure you’re all experiencing and after finishing it over the weekend I am practically counting the days until the sequel comes out in 2012!!
Happy Reading!
Lauren

Dear Friends,

I get the feeling that a lot of you are feeling a little lost after reading The Hunger Games. You’re hungry (see what I did there?) for more bad-ass teen girls who are saving the world, while still having butterflies about boys and struggling to find their place in the world.

WELL. It’s okay. I miss The Hunger Games too. (Although, those Entertainment Weekly covers help me deal!).

I’m gonna drop a little knowledge on you that Joy gave me a couple months ago. Read Divergent. It’s similar to Hunger Games in the sense that it’s about a teenage girl in a dystopian society. But instead of being selected go to the Hunger Games and fight for her life, Beatrice has the option to step outside the community she’s known her entire life and start a brand new life. 

It’s the perfect book to fill the Hunger Games void that I’m sure you’re all experiencing and after finishing it over the weekend I am practically counting the days until the sequel comes out in 2012!!

Happy Reading!

Lauren

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If you’re in my age range, there is probably a strong chance that you read this book. I remember being 15 and thinking that Jessica and Marcus were so cool and SO grown up, despite being about a year older than me. My sister and I devoured this book and the entire series.
Today in things that make me feel old, Megan McCafferty, the author of the Sloppy Firsts series just sent out an email newsletter saying that the book turns TEN in  August. TEN. Didn’t I just read the first one like yesterday? When did I get so old? 

If you’re in my age range, there is probably a strong chance that you read this book. I remember being 15 and thinking that Jessica and Marcus were so cool and SO grown up, despite being about a year older than me. My sister and I devoured this book and the entire series.

Today in things that make me feel old, Megan McCafferty, the author of the Sloppy Firsts series just sent out an email newsletter saying that the book turns TEN in  August. TEN. Didn’t I just read the first one like yesterday? When did I get so old? 

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sartorial:
The Book Has Arrived!
Adding this to my ever growing books to buy list.

sartorial:

The Book Has Arrived!

Adding this to my ever growing books to buy list.