Perfect reading for a snow day: Part two of Tumblr’s series with The Rumpus to highlight emerging writers (and the books they love). This week: 18-year-old Lucy Uprichard on Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting prequel, Skagboys. Submit an essay!
I’m super excited to share the first installment of The Last Book I Loved, a Tumblr partnership with The Rumpus to discover — to borrow the words of our lovely Rumblrs — YOU: the fabulous, literate, funny, and smart members of Tumblr. This week we selected an essay from Tumblr user Stephanie Wong — and it is a knockout. She talks about women and failure and being invisible and the power of that invisibility. Read it, either over at Storyboard, at The Rumpus, or on The Rumblr. Oh and submit your essays!
The front cover of the last book I loved bears neither gold seals nor laurels to rest on. If you’re looking for flashy art direction, keep moving. Here, there’s just a shadowy still life photo (inventory: one open notebook, one glass ashtray, one bowl, two pens, many loose leaves of paper) set against a plain white background. And yet, if ever there was a book that should be judged by its cover, it’s this one. Open it and you’ll learn that the cover photo is not stock but Treilles, 1996 by French theorist Jean Baudrillard. That’s your first clue. I Love Dick doesn’t look like any other book on the shelf, and it doesn’t read like any other book I’ve read either. Read More
Kathryn Zickhur, research analyst for the Pew Internet & American Life Project [via NYT]
The project’s latest report looks at the future of libraries and how the digital age might change our expectations for library services. 91% of Americans ages 16 and older say public libraries are important to their communities.
What happens when the great minds of Tumblr and Chronicle Books unite? A unicorn is born! Wait, no. Awesome Tumblrs like F*ck! I’m in My Twenties and Dads Are the Original Hipsters become hilariousbooks.
And now, it could be your turn.
This is awesome. Submit your book ideas!
Susan Sontag, who would’ve celebrated her 80th birthday today, on love.
BOOM. Topherchris w the background cameo. (at Tumblr HQ)
What Was the Last Book You Loved? We Want Your Essays!
We’re excited to announce a Tumblr Storyboard + The Rumpus partnership to highlight Tumblr writers and the books they love — an extension of The Rumpus’s ongoing “Last Book I Loved” series. Here’s how it works: Got a book you can’t stop thinking about? Send us a writeup – a little bit book review and a lot about why you loved it – along with a short bio. Beginning next month, we’ll publish our favorites every Friday, both on Storyboard and TheRumpus.net. Visit our SUBMIT PAGE for more information — and get reading!
Submit your essays!
Ten years after D.C. area sniper shootings, an interview with Lee Boyd Malvo.| The Washington Post | Sep 2012
EXACTLY LIKE THAT
Oh yeah, that’s just Naomi Wolf’s new book on my desk, VAGINA. (It’s a biography.) I especially like the cursive font. #willskipthetag #lit #feminism (Taken with Instagram at Tumblr HQ)
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, NYC
Thursday, August 2, 7pm
Free and open to the public.
Hey girl. Reading is so sexy.
After consulting with our brilliant books editor, we selected 5 titles from our “Best Summer Reads of 2012” list. Now it’s up to YOU to pick which of the 5 we read first. We’ll announce your pick later this week, and let’s plan to start reading next week (July 2nd)!
It’s happening! Get up in our book club, tumblr! You’ve got a few days to vote and tell us which book we’re reading for July. AND! Make sure to follow the NWK Book Club tumblr for updates, discussion points, questions, #readingfaces, etc.
YES! Paging Rachel F.