• 5 Odd & Wonderful Novels to Read This Spring (part 1) The Room, by Jonas Karlsson A delightfully strange, unflinchingly surreal novel that brings to mind Kafka and Hrabal. When a narcissistic government worker named Bjorn discovers a secret room, his co-workers, who do not believe the room exists, ostracize him. While in the room, however, Bjorn does his best work, making himself indispensable. The co-workers who […]
  • Coming of Age at the End of Days by Alice LaPlante If, like me, you were raised on a steady diet of Rapture sermons, you’ll find much to relate to in Coming of Age at the End of Days, the darkly entertaining novel of faith gone awry by Alice LaPlante, the bestselling author of Circle of Wives. Sixteen year old Anna, unpopular at school and searching […]
  • The Mathemetician’s Shiva found at Green Apple Books: The Mathematician's Shiva. What books did you find at an indie lately? @indiebound @greenapplebooks #books #amreading A photo posted by Michelle Richmond (@michellerichmondsf) on Feb 26, 2015 at 9:27am PST
  • Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin In the warm, practical style that her fans have come to expect, Gretchen Rubin explains why habits matter, and how to make them work for you, in her new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Rubin begins by breaking people down into four groups: upholders, obligers, questioners, and rebels, providing checklists […]
  • Great Books for Writers – Zen in the Art of Writing Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury A wonderful glimpse inside the mind of a stunningly prolific and intensely imaginative writer. Recommended for Bradbury fans, of course, but also for anyone interested in pursuing the writing life. Great inspiration for writers at any stage in their career who are feeling unproductive or uninspired. […]
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