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everyoneisgay:

OUR BOOK COMES OUT TOMORROW AND THIS IS HOW WE FEEL ^^

wha. who. how. 

omg.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY (THE LAST DAY!!!) THAT YOU CAN PRE-ORDER AND HAVE THAT ORDER MATCHED WITH A COPY DONATED TO PFLAG!! 

please share and pre-order and love us and wheeeee!
this is where you get one: http://theparentsproject.com/the-book/

Everyone will be so gay here on Monday, October 6 when we celebrate National Coming Out Day with everyoneisgay and books and more! More info.

(via chroniclebooks)

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humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a professor of marine biology for 64 years." “So with all that you’ve learned about the ocean during that time, what amazes you the most?” “It’s huge.”
(Odessa, Ukraine)

This week we are hosting an event of sea-themed poetry and I wish real bad that this dude could come.

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a professor of marine biology for 64 years."
“So with all that you’ve learned about the ocean during that time, what amazes you the most?”
“It’s huge.”

(Odessa, Ukraine)

This week we are hosting an event of sea-themed poetry and I wish real bad that this dude could come.

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Anonymous said: who do i love cats so much?

alexanderchee:

askannecarson:

How or what in their minds animals call us I hesitate to think

Favorite new Tumblr, “Ask Anne Carson”.

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"The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them."

Vladimir Nabokov (via elucipher)

(Source: iapprovethispost, via poetsandwriters)

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randomhouse:

randomhouse:

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

IT GOT BETTER
(Love u, vintageanchorbooks)

The bookternet is a magical land.

randomhouse:

randomhouse:

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

IT GOT BETTER

(Love u, vintageanchorbooks)

The bookternet is a magical land.

Missed Downtown Lit Fest this year? You’re in luck—this week’s episode of On Stage at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe highlights three of the events that we hosted for this year’s festival. Hear from Bob Powers, Julia Wertz, and Stacey D’Erasmo. Listen, enjoy, subscribe, check back in two weeks, and all that stuff! You know the drill by now.

The podcast is available NOW on both Sound Cloud and iTunes!

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

Arrive early for Tuesday evening’s The Moth StorySLAM, this time themed around do-overs, and you won’t need one yourself.

Lifeguard’s on duty for Ocean of Poets, featuring poets Betsy Andrews, Niki Koulouris, and Jen Coleman. The mystery, the majesty: the sea! This one’s free, just as a natural wonder should be.

Author Ed Lin and Soho Press Associate Publisher Juliet Grames will visit the bookstore for our International Crime Book Group Saturday. This month’s meeting takes us to Taipei City, Taiwan, for suspense, adventure, and betel nuts.

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When Stephen King calls a book “scary as hell and hypnotic,” don’t read it late at night in a tent in the woods.

That was the moment on my vacation when I picked up “Broken Monsters,” a new thriller by Lauren Beukes. Somewhere between the dead boy getting discovered fused to the bottom half of a deer and the part where the schoolyard bully vomits teeth, I regretted not having a door with a deadbolt. It turns out, there are scarier things than the shower curtains in campground bathrooms.

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The Speakeasy reviews BROKEN MONSTERS by laurenbeukes

Yet another reason you should come to our event with Lauren, Jeff VanderMeer, and Lev Grossman (at housingworksbookstore on Sept. 22).

(via wordbookstores)

Word. (Get it?)

Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, September 3rd - The New Yorker

This week at Housing Works, we are delighted to kick off our fall with our monthly food writing series, dishnewyork! Tomorrow’s installment features Robert Simonson on the old-fashioned (with samples, obvi), The Meat Hook Bookauthor Tom Mylan and designer Michael Fusco-Straub of mplusedesign, plus Ava Chin and her book Eating Wildly. Free, 7pm! More info.

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