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Dearly Devoted Dexter
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Ice Cold
The Keepsake
The Mephisto Club
Death Troopers
God Hates Us All
Batman: The Widening Gyre
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
Vanish
Body Double
The Hunger Games
A Gathering of Crows
Franny and Zooey
The Sinner
Whip It
Flashforward
The Apprentice
The Surgeon


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Über jealous of Angela’s phone. Batgirl artwork by Ruben.

Über jealous of Angela’s phone. Batgirl artwork by Ruben.

Brb. Dying.

Brb. Dying.

Maybe I’m the only one. Maybe all readers get it. That sudden wave of book ennui. Like a virus taking out the part of you that enjoys reading. It seemed that every book that came my way fell short of any expectations. And not just prose. Poetry, comic books, magazine articles, blog posts—everything!—I pushed them all aside. A mind at rest is will remain at rest. Because of this book ennui, my…

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Shaun, like his father, is unimpressed with such a trivial holiday.

Shaun, like his father, is unimpressed with such a trivial holiday.

— The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

We are not quite novels.
We are not quite short stories.
In the end, we are collected works.

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island—from Chief Lambiase, the well-intentioned police officer who’s always felt kindly toward him; from Ismay, his sister-in-law, who is hell-bent on saving A.J. from his dreary self; from Amelia, the lovely and idealistic (if eccentric) Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island, refusing to be deterred by A.J.’s bad attitude. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, he can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly.

And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It’s a small package, though large in weight—an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming A.J., for the determined sales rep Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light, for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of A.J.’s world. Or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn’t see coming.

As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

(via bookhuntersjournal)


Breakfast. No run today. After all, I’ll be Clifford later tonight and I need not be exhausted.

Breakfast. No run today. After all, I’ll be Clifford later tonight and I need not be exhausted.

(Source: sonofbaldwin)