Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
So this is a copy of Bad Feminist in @corinnebaileyrae’s lap.
I was recently tagged by deadpoetsmusings and soulofthebook to do the "ten books that stayed with you" meme. So I scanned my book shelves and pulled the first ten books that caught my eye. It’s a varied mix of authors from classic to contemporary, memoir to non-fiction, and fantasy to fiction - all of which possess a powerful moment that will keep them in my heart forever.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
- My Life in France by Julia Child
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
All I want is for my books to stay with you.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Good Books of Late
Speaking of parties. There ain’t no party like a paperback party cause a paperback party don’t Shhh! Our most anticipated paperbacks of late include Very Recent History by Choire Sicha, which Sarah calls “detached, deceptive,” and one of her “top five” books of the year; The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy, which I call “a concise and compassionate summer read, with staccato prose and fleeting, cross-stitched chapters,” and White Girls by Hilton Als, which several members of our staff are “very excited” to read, eventually.
Pick up Very Recent History and The Illusion of Separateness today. For the…
It’s 10:41pm and this GCP editor is trying to decide whether to paint her nails turquoise or start a new book. And which book?
The Round House pairs very well with turquoise.
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial, 2014)
Roxane wrote this essay three years ago for therumpus but here we are now, needing this message again.
Bookmark this essay; highlight it in your copy of Bad Feminist.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
“I think so, too. I know I felt that way. For years. It was as if I was a character in a movie and the real action was about to start at any minute. But I think some people wait forever, and only at the end of their lives do they realize that their life has happened while they were waiting for it to start.”
Don’t wait. Beautiful Ruins is $1.99 at B&N today only!
“There was cat hair all over the books pages. i am allergic. That is all.”
OK fine, I’ll stop sending cats out with review copies.