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All about a good mug of coffee and a good piece of fiction. Pen and paper. Scenes snips that sizzle. Read the Printed Word!

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We Live in Water
Beautiful Ruins
These Days
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: Free Preview plus Bonus Material

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Why complicate your life when it did not need complicating, when you had a choice? ….
Memories like shrapnel, forever embedded, infected by what had come later…words of love and undying devotion, times of sublime happiness, lies upon lies upon lies…his attention kept sliding away from the stories he was reading.
The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith


Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, and Richard Powers are the first crop of Americans to be featured on a Booker Prize longlist, announced today. The whole longlist here.


When the ending of a book is just too much.

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“When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit. That’s why you can’t save it all up like that.

Because by the time you finally see each other, you’re catching up only on the big things, because it’s too much bother to tell about the little things. But the little things are what make up life.”

Jenny Han (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)  (via bluestockingbookworm)

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In writing, your audience is one single reader.


My coworker is weeding the literature section, and it is killing my soul. So I wrote her a note.

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Over at the excellent TED Ideas channel, Helen Walters explores the subtleties behind The Good Country Index.

Also see this global survey of at what age people reach the lowest point of happiness in life.