Saturday, April 12, 2014

Look what you, you beautiful booksellers, librarians, and readers, have done: Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a full year!!

Thank you thank you thank you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
millionsmillions:

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter cracked our latest Top Ten. 

Yay! Thanks, Millions readers.

millionsmillions:

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter cracked our latest Top Ten. 

Yay! Thanks, Millions readers.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

therumpus:

What are your Rumblr editors reading this week? Well…

Molly: I am reading Red or Dead by David Peace and it is a force of nature, or rather a force of language. It’s over 700 pages about the manager (coach) of the Liverpool Football (Soccer) Club and I love it. It is repetitive in the extreme, but it’s a spectacular move: this book is nothing if not rhythm itself.

Claire: I’m reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. It’s so great, obviously, smart and beautifully written and such a joy to read. I giggled out loud when, only on like page 2, she made fun of grown men eating ice cream cones in public. This book!

Lucy: I’m reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, a sprawling novel that reaches  from Italy in 1962 to movie studios in present-day L.A. There’s quite a bit of suspension of disbelief needed to make it through this book, but so far, it’s paid off. As yet, the best part: a gripping, all-out movie pitch by one of the book’s many underdogs for a movie he’s titled Donner!, and yes, it’s meant to be a mega-budget, soul-crushing movie epic on the ill-fated Donner Party. 

Jen: I’m reading Is It My Body? Selected Texts by Kim Gordon. Kim Gordon’s art and music has been endlessly inspiring to me and this book is a joy to read. It includes essays on art, music, male bonding and Charles Manson, mostly from the 80s. Her writing is so concise and sharp. I feel like the world is lucky to finally have it collected in this little book. I love the title of her piece, “I’m Really Scared When I Kill in My Dreams" from 1983 and I Really Love Reading Kim’s Words.

Glad you’re enjoying it, Lucy.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Smitten Kitchen/Deb is binge-reading on vacation.
J’approve.

The Smitten Kitchen/Deb is binge-reading on vacation.

J’approve.

Saturday, February 1, 2014
harpercollins:

Have you read Jess Walter's suite of stories, We Live in Water? If so, then you have to read this brilliant addendum to the final short story in the collection.

All the way to the end. TRUST.

harpercollins:

Have you read Jess Walter's suite of stories, We Live in Water? If so, then you have to read this brilliant addendum to the final short story in the collection.

All the way to the end. TRUST.

Friday, January 31, 2014
coverspy:

Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter (F, 20s, bright red knit hat, black purse w gold chain strap, ruby red nails, L train) http://bit.ly/1jCkSZy

Maybe it is easy for you to scroll past this cover and not reblog it but that is so not the case for me.

coverspy:

Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter (F, 20s, bright red knit hat, black purse w gold chain strap, ruby red nails, L train) http://bit.ly/1jCkSZy

Maybe it is easy for you to scroll past this cover and not reblog it but that is so not the case for me.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
greenapplebooks:

Kevin H says We Live in Water is the best short story collection of the year. If you’ve read Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, but haven’t gotten to this collection yet, you’re missing out.

You know what Kevin? I like you.

greenapplebooks:

Kevin H says We Live in Water is the best short story collection of the year. If you’ve read Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, but haven’t gotten to this collection yet, you’re missing out.

You know what Kevin? I like you.

After all, a book can only end one of two ways: truthfully or artfully.

from “Citizen Vince,” a novel by Jess Walter. (via productmonkey)

Find out how this one did.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
books:

citylit-books:

George Saunders’ Tenth of December is now in paperback!

Oooooohhhh!

Wasn’t it around this time last year that errrbody was saying it’s the best book of the year? I’m glad that worked out.

books:

citylit-books:

George Saunders’ Tenth of December is now in paperback!

Oooooohhhh!

Wasn’t it around this time last year that errrbody was saying it’s the best book of the year? I’m glad that worked out.