Posts tagged reading
Posts tagged reading
read and hold a book however the fuck you want. crease it, bend it, flex it, crack the spine, fold the pages. reading is meant to be a joy, and you should be able to read the words. love the book and it will love you back. if some ass is giving you shit by telling you not to fold the book over when reading, hit them in the face with that book.
Unless it’s my book you’re holding. Lest I thwack you upside the head with its beautiful, uncreased spine.
Steven Hall was chosen as one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ earlier this week.
As The Raw Shark Texts is an amazing book, I wholeheartedly approve.
Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
This was one of the most amazing books I’ve read in the past few years, and I’m so excited that it’s getting such recognition!
A lot of those authors don’t make as much as you think. Some of my friends’ books are in those posts.
I know it’s not always possible to buy every book we want to read. But consider, instead of downloading, getting the books you want from your library. If they don’t carry it, they can order it, libraries can order almost any book you can think of from neighboring or academic libraries.
If you think, “but library books I’m not paying the author, either,” you’re wrong about that. A) the libraries purchased an initial copy. B) Libraries will purchase additional copies if they books are popular C) Library kindle/nook additions must be replaced every certain number of users, so additional purchases will be required from the library D) Librarians notice what’s popular, and then they rec it further to readers. They also have a huge voice in awards that are given annually to books.
And before anyone sends me that Neil Gaiman video about how piracy helps authors, I’ve seen it. I adore Neil Gaiman, and I’m sure he’s totally right on his level. But one of my friends have had publishing contracts terminated because of low book sales when we could see on torrents how wildly her book was being downloaded. So yes, downloading books is stealing from authors, and could cost them their job.
This is one of those things that is just really worth doing right.
The award will prompt Sáenz to do something outside his comfort zone — read his own published work.
“I never reread any of my books. Only when I give readings do I go back to what’s been published,” he said, and he added that this time he will have to thumb through the book to find the perfect selection.
Overall, the judges considered more than 350 novels and short-story collections by American authors published in the U.S. in 2012, according to a news release from the foundation.
“Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club,” published by El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press, is a collection of seven stories anchored at the well-known bar in Juárez just four blocks from the international bridge. The bar is the backdrop where the characters “struggle with the impossible ambiguities of borders, whether they be sexual, emotional, national or economic,” the release states.
“The author takes stunning care with language — English, Spanish, and the languages of sunlight, daylight, dimlight, nightlight — twisting and tumbling with the whispered language of the human heart,” judge A.J. Verdelle wrote.
“Sáenz also devotes impressive attention to rendering communities on the borders of the United States and Mexico, on the boundaries of sensual and sexual expression, on the edge of despair, and on the cusp of redemption.”
Another judge, Nelly Rosario, said the collective voices of the narrators in Sáenz’ stories “speak artlessly, as wisdom does, and ask us to listen for the borderless poetry of the spirit.”
Sáenz is no stranger to awards. He has won a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry, a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, and an American Book Award. His other literary work has previously won the Stonewall Book Award presented by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table.
So much love for this guy =]
Congrats to Ben!
That awkward moment when you realize you need to read a book by an instructor you never liked.
I saw this poster at my school and I wanted to share it
Suzy Bishop, Moonrise Kingdom, 2012
“Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better whenever I’m sad and blue. Just their presence, it’s like having more to look forward to.”
i have like 609453804 books to read
but you know what i’m gonna do
i’m gonna buy more books
And then I will read fanfiction.
And then write fanfiction.
This book just knocked my socks off.
Reading Dance, Dance, Dance. And looking funny.
Which is why kindle- burning would be okay. It’s not just about the content; it’s also about the container.