There She Is

May 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Over in LBC-land, Yannick Murphy, author of Here They Come has taken the stage. Her first post delves into the process of writing and pruning a book — the choices an author must make for the story. And the regret an author feels when favorite moments must give way to the narrative flow. She describes […]

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How Many Books Can One Subject Spawn?

April 12th, 2006 · Comments Off on How Many Books Can One Subject Spawn?

One wonders, however briefly, if publishers have a monster board that not only details the upcoming year’s production schedule by title, but also by subject matter. And then one wonders if those same publishers have their competition, title/subject, matter on the same monster board. Movie studios do it, so one would hope publishing houses do […]

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Breathing A Sigh Of Relief

February 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Breathing A Sigh Of Relief

Forget all that nonsense about the world ending, we were indulging in a melodramatic moment. All is right again, and we have been given a heads’ up of the best kind — coming to a bookstore near you this summer (meaning camp out now!) will be a definitive biography of one Nelle Harper Lee (we […]

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Harper Lee, Girl Dectective

February 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Harper Lee, Girl Dectective

We had one of those “All Harper Lee, All The Time”* weekends. First up, of course, was a screening of Capote, where we learned that Lee was a driving force behind In Cold Blood. Though the husband notes sometimes movies Make Facts Up. We don’t care, we believe. Now we learn that the book that […]

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Are You, Too, Looking To Connect To the National Conversation About Literary Life?

February 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Are You, Too, Looking To Connect To the National Conversation About Literary Life?

We rarely focus on freelance opportunities because, well, the entire BS team is lazy. It takes a lot of sleep to keep a media empire running. Of course, we don’t want to hold you back. Hmm. No, no, that’s the truth. We do want you to go forth and succeed. There are many opportunities for […]

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Announcing A Side Project

February 13th, 2006 · 10 Comments

We have decided, upon much reflection, that having “a life” is overrated. Thus we have given ourselves over to full-time work. Also, it turns out that when the husband has an idea while in a fit of delirium, it can be good. Though, thinking back to various conversations, what he considers to be a good […]

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All This Heavenly Glory

January 29th, 2006 · Comments Off on All This Heavenly Glory

You were warned. You knew that you had to buy and read Elizabeth Crane’s All This Heavenly Glory. You’ve had, what is it?, two weeks. It’s a fast read — which is discussed in great detail over at the Co-Op. Fast can be a function of style, you know. We know that you met the […]

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Meet The New Memoir: Now With Free Warning Stickers

January 26th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Augusten Burroughs’ next book, uh, Possible Side Effects will come complete with a prominently displayed* warning sticker: “Author’s note: Some of the events described happened as related, others were expanded and changed. Some of the individuals portrayed are composites of more than one person and many names and identifying characteristics have been changed as well.” […]

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When Authors Blog

January 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on When Authors Blog

Ander Monson is blogging up a storm about Other Electricities over at the Co-Op. In addition to talking about his vision of his book, he’s addressing the comments and questions raised in earlier discussions of the book. It’s pretty cool stuff, especially his thoughts on the unusual structure of the book and how the various […]

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Other Electricies – The Party

January 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

As discussed last week (you do remember last week, right? It was the one with the holiday), the LitBlog Co-Op has planned a wide range of interesting and fun activities for each of this quarter’s nominated titles. Discussions, podcasts, editors, publishers, and even authors will be posting to the Co-Op site about their books. This […]

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