Saturday, September 20, 2014
astoriabookshop:

Psst: limited edition $10 copies of two of my favorite novels of recent years. Look for them on the staff picks table.

I really really love that we made some of our more contemporary novels into Olives.

astoriabookshop:

Psst: limited edition $10 copies of two of my favorite novels of recent years. Look for them on the staff picks table.

I really really love that we made some of our more contemporary novels into Olives.

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, January 18, 2014

proofreadingbooks:

The literature: Ann Patchett’s STATE OF WONDER

The libation: Most of us won’t get to visit the Amazon in our lifetime on fully-funded pharmaceutical research trips, let alone for vacation. The best we can do for you in the interim is an evening in with Ann Patchett’s lush, sensual novel, which does an almost uncomfortably good job of communicating the humidity, claustrophobia, horror, and vibrant beauty of the Amazonian rain forest.

If you need to take a break (we understand, no judgment), try a different kind of intensity. The Wasp Sting shot is made with equal parts pepper vodka and Tingala, a liqueur made from the tingflower native to the Amazon basin which imparts a particularly invigorating prickling sensation. Knock one back or sip for a slower burn.

Photo © Tingala

No I am not drunk, I am in a state of wonder. Gosh.

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder is $2.99 on Kindle today only (the Daily Deal) PLUS it includes an essay from This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Whaaaaaaat.

Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder is $2.99 on Kindle today only (the Daily Deal) PLUS it includes an essay from This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Whaaaaaaat.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
aseaofquotes:

Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

aseaofquotes:

Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

Sunday, September 15, 2013
astoriabookshop:

Changing things up in the fully functional typewriter on our front table.

Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.
-Ann Patchett, State of Wonder


Perfect.

astoriabookshop:

Changing things up in the fully functional typewriter on our front table.

Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.

-Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

Perfect.

Monday, March 18, 2013
harperbooks:

Sometimes you have to get out of the office and into the bookstore. Two Harper marketers found a stately nook at Parnassus in Nashville a couple weeks back.

This nook is the entrance to the children’s section of the store, and you can bet your butt we all walked through it.

harperbooks:

Sometimes you have to get out of the office and into the bookstore. Two Harper marketers found a stately nook at Parnassus in Nashville a couple weeks back.

This nook is the entrance to the children’s section of the store, and you can bet your butt we all walked through it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

authors on authors

Isabel Gillies just picked STATE OF WONDER for the new book club at Yahoo Shine. Here’s what she had to say:

"One of life’s great pleasures is having a good book to read in the summer-but ironically, the summer, with kids out of school, BBQs, and long days at the beach making sure no one drowns, can be a challenging time to make space for reading. That is why you need a REALLY good book that demands you keep picking it up. ‘State of Wonder’ by Ann Patchett is that kind of book. ‘State of Wonder’ is a gripping, beautifully written novel that from the very first page sweeps you into a world filled with adventure, a little mystery, juicy characters and complex human relationships. It reads like a memoir in that the protagonist’s voice is very strong and intimate-immediately you can relate to her and you care where she goes and what happens to her while she is there. And boy does she go on an adventure! Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist, is charged to find her old mentor Dr. Annick Swenson who is developing a fertility drug deep in the jungles of The Amazon. Heat, bugs, murky creature-infested waters, and an indigenous tribe of people whose women can have babies into their seventies. I think we will have a lot to talk about after reading this book, but I know that anyone who picks it up won’t be able to put it down, even with the sprinkler on and eleven kids in your back yard."