Monthly Archives: April 2016

Avoiding the Slump

It’s bound to happen: you’ve read the books in your house (or the ones that you find interesting, anyway), you’ve picked through the books in your favorite sections at the library, nothing at the bookstore looks appealing . . . … Continue reading

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Shifting Your View . . . Into Fanfiction

I came across this article on the Center for the Humanities page at Washington University, and was struck by some of what I read. Admittedly, while I am aware of fanfiction existing, I’m not an avid reader of it. However, … Continue reading

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Are you YA inclined?

Read some samples from new and forthcoming young adult titles below!

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2016 Pulitzer Prizes in Letters Check ’em out here: The SympathizerCuster’s Trials Barbarian Days Black Flags

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Photography in Fiction

If you’re looking for something to do in St. Louis this Saturday, why not come down to Central Library and see our wonderful Photography Through the Lens of St. Louis exhibit? We have some amazing examples of photography from as … Continue reading

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RT Book Awards Announced!

The Romantic Times Conference just finished, which means the RT Book Reviews 2016 awards ceremony announced the honors for books published in 2015. Honestly, I had no idea there were so many categories (which means I’m adding more books to my … Continue reading

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CBCToo to Talk The Marriage Plot

Get ready for Central Book Club Too’s May meeting — pick up your copy of Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot and meet us Monday, 5/9, at Black Thorn Pub & Pizza (apparently something of a St. Louis legend; 3735 Wyoming … Continue reading

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Lydia Davis writes very short stories.

“Short enough,” says The Millions’ Adam Boffa, “that a collection like Can’t and Won’t, recently out in paperback, can be comfortably picked up and put down in between refreshing whatever feeds or blogs are part of your daily reading rituals … Continue reading

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100 Weird Reads

Looking to read something off the beaten path? Book Riot’s got a list of 100 odd little goodies. Check ’em out: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood: In the future, for starters, people will have blue butts. Bear vs. Shark … Continue reading

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The State of Latino Lit

“I think that writing is like sitting in a storm. I just sit and sit, and get soaked to the bone, and get sick, but I keep sitting because that’s all I know how to do, and then one day, if I’m f**king lucky, I get … Continue reading

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