Bookshelf

7 Single-Sitting Stunners

Very short novels for a very busy world.

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Reader’s Guide for Buddy Raises Questions about the Limits of Love

Some believe that when a pet dies, the best way to cope is to get a new one. Do you find that strategy helpful, or does it only exacerbate the loss?

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Article

The Elusive Calculus of Book to Screen Adaptation

For years I’ve been working on the elusive, mathematically unsustainable formula that predicts the likelihood of successful screen adaptation, which never quite adds up.

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Your Reading Life

Help Us Build a List of the Top 20 Reasons to Read

Why do you read? To relax? To be entertained? To learn something?

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Your Reading Life

Reader Spotlight: “Why I Yell at My Books”

I'd love a cozy reading corner all to myself. That way, when I'm yelling at my books, I won't wake up my long-suffering spouse.

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Your Reading Life

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects is Pure Southern Gothic

Sharp Objects is all derelict buildings and terrifying but perfectly turned-out matriarchs, dripping charm and sweet iced tea.

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Author Essay

Video Chat with Bestselling Novelist Susan Gregg Gilmore

Take a peek at our video chat with one of our favorite novelists, Susan Gregg Gilmore.

By Susan Gregg Gilmore • 3 years ago
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“A Book Is Already Finished Once I’ve Come Up with the First Sentence,” Says Herman Koch

When I start writing, I don’t have the entire book laid out in my mind. I never draw up outlines either. On the contrary: I sit down at my desk each morning, curious to see what’s going to happen next. Just like the reader.

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