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March 17, 2014

We Cast The Goldfinch Movie so Hollywood Doesn’t Have To 60

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We hereby submit our ideas for the Goldfinch cast. The process reveals the bizarre extent to which I think I understand the Hollywood casting processes, which starlets we think play trashy the best, and how it might be worth it to turn the cast on its head to let Michael B. Jordan play Theo.

March 10, 2014

Five Crime Novels Where Women are the True Detectives 20

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Whether or not True Detective returns for another season and solves its woman problems, here’s a list of crime novels where there’s a woman in charge. You might discover, like me, that you’re an accidental fan of the female detective.

February 18, 2014

28 Books You Should Read If You Want To 46

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I discovered one of my favorite books because the author called our store and charmed the living daylights out of me. I found another in a box of old books that my Russian literature professor left outside his office to give away.

February 7, 2014

Style Sheet: A Conversation with My Copyeditor 38

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I think I’ve always read like a copyeditor, even way back before I knew what a copyeditor was. One of my favorite authors is Proust, and when I was young I would read some of his sentences over and over trying to make sure I understood how every word related to the other words and just to make sure I understood what he was saying.

February 4, 2014

Oh, The Favorites You’ll Give: Literary Twitter’s Best Tweets 8

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To present literary Twitter in its best possible light, we are returning again to those most widely followed on literary Twitter, but this time, looking at which Tweets got the most favorites, we are highlighting literary Twitter’s best tweets.

January 21, 2014

Read Me! Please!: Book Titles Rewritten to Get More Clicks 78

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As Upworthy-style headlines sweep the internet, aiming to snag as many clicks as possible by pandering to as many whims and obsessions as possible, the dignified mystery of the great book title stands in stark contrast.

January 17, 2014

The Common Core Vs. Books: When Teachers Are Unable to Foster a Love of Reading in Students 22

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Learning that is transformative, learning that galvanizes our minds for a lifetime is what should be driving our discussions, instead of the current focus on more and more high-stakes tests, where standards are geared toward establishing uniformity of thought among students and where creativity and individuality are neither valued nor encouraged.

January 13, 2014

“Dumbest Thing Ever”: Scribbling in the Margins of Dan Brown’s Inferno 65

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WARNING: There are probably Dan Brown spoilers here, but come on, seriously.

January 7, 2014

Commercial Grammar 48

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On the spectrum of world problems that need bemoaning, is bad grammar really one of them? Yes. Yes it is.

January 6, 2014

Most Anticipated: The Great 2014 Book Preview 45

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At 9,100 words strong and encompassing 89 titles, this is the only 2014 book preview you will ever need.