But she never wanted to be in a relationship ever again. Because relationships were the worst. So many obligations. So many compromises. So many arguments. Someone always got destroyed in the end. Sometimes everyone got destroyed in the end.
Today’s recommendation is THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks.
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Twitter Friday: #HaBOOKkah
Happy Friday, all!
As some of you may know, the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah ended at sundown on Thursday. This was the first year in over a hundred years where the first day of the holiday fell on Thanksgiving (making it also one of the first years in a while where a mid-to-late December “holiday” party isn’t fooling anybody). And this won’t happen again for thousands and thousands of years, at which point we assume Thanksgiving traditions will have changed slightly, and whatever animal still exists in the post-apocalyptic landscape will fill in for the turkey.
But while some of us certainly had a happy Hanukkah, full of love, laughs, and latkes, there is one gift we were desperately yearning for that we did not receive: book puns.
We aim to rectify that immediately. Happy #HaBOOKkah, everyone! Some examples:
Salem’s Latkes #HaBOOKkah
No Candles for Old Menorahs #HaBOOKkah
Half Baruch Horses #HaBOOKkah
William Shakestein’s Maccabeeth #HaBOOKkah
Cat’s Dreidel #HaBOOKkah
And Then There Was Nun #HaBOOKkah
The Sevivon Habits of Highly Effective People #HaBOOKkah
All the Pretty Horahs #HaBOOKkah
Rabbi, Run; Rabbi at Rest #HaBOOKkah
Et cetera! Please join the game and tweet book puns with us. And we don’t want to hear any of this, “But I don’t know anything about Hanukkah!” talk from the gentiles. We’ve all seen The Prince of Egypt.
What’s that? That’s the story of Passover? Well…then use Wikipedia… We don’t know.
Q:I've been trying to attend book events in NYC, and it's really hard to find a list of things happening around the city without going to each individual bookstore/publisher's site. Do you have any tips to help find book or author events going on?
Oh hm! This is hard. There used to be Book Boroughing, but it looks like they’ve gone quiet. Surely though we’re forgetting something—and so we open it up to the world. World?
I like Bookstalker, but also your best bet is probably to pick a few stores you like and can easily get to and subscribe to their newsletters. I get Housing Works, McNally, Word, Greenlight, etc. Anything that seems like a maybe, just throw it on your G- or i- calendar…
The Slice Magazine Literary Calendar is a great aggregate source for NYC literary events!
Time Out New York has a handy book guide too!
Have you checked out NPR's Guide to 2013's Best Reads? Among the fantastic list of books is RED MOON by Benjamin Percy, a story of werewolves, extremism, and revolution.
"With a relentless pace from the opening scene onward, this is genre at its best: dark, bloody and compelling — offering comment on the "real" world we live in, and the choices we have made."
Although often funny, The Book of Jezebel is serious in its underlying intent, aspiring to balance empowerment with femininity. It’s not just for women, but for men who love them as well.
Twelve of the authors in Flavorpill’s “50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature" have graced our stage at HWBC within the past two years.
(I can only do up to ten pictures though… sorry Téa and Lev we <3 you.)
We spy Jami Attenberg’s THE MIDDLESTEINS on this list!
Did Black Friday come early? Get a little Forever Romance in your life and download THE EDGE OF NEVER by J. A. Redmerski for LESS THAN A DOLLAR— $0.79 to be exact. It’s a deal, it’s a steal, it’s unreal.
Nicholas Sparks, author of âThe Longest Ride, says elements like betrayal, loss and honesty are all needed to make a novel work.
Hear ye, hear ye: The New York Times has launched a new video interview series, and it gives airtime to authors, which can only be a good thing.
First up is best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, whose latest novel, The Longest Ride, is in Cloud from Hachette Book Group USA.
Click here and enter to win! The giveaway is open now through November 30th. Meanwhile we’ll be here thinking about pies… Salty Honey… Salted Caramel Apple… Bourbon Pear Crumble… Brown Butter Pumpkin…
The Weekly WORD Brooklyn, Indies First Edition:
This Saturday, November 30th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., we’ll be celebrating Small Business Saturday with some of our author-friends. They’ll be on hand to recommend their favorite titles, as well as sign copies of their books! Come by, say hey, and make a dent in your holiday shopping list.
1 a.m., Emma Straub
12 p.m., Susannah Cahalan and Tim O’Mara
2 p.m., Jami Attenberg and Myke Cole
3 p.m., Sheri Fink and Amy Shearn
4 p.m., Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Brendan Jay Sullivan
5 p.m., Sarah McCarry
Doing this on Saturday! Come play!
Twitter Friday: #PieBooks
DEAR EVERYONE: PIE
In anticipation of the glorious home-baked goods to come in just six days, we are celebrating all things pie today (including our very own Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book) on Twitter. The name of the game is #PieBooks. Some examples:
Harry Pot Pie and the Cobbler of Fire #PieBooks
Pies That Chelsea Handler Sold Me #PieBooks
To Kill Four & Twenty Blackbirds #PieBooks
Don Quiche-ote #PieBooks
Lord of the Meringues #PieBooks
Sarah’s Key Lime #PieBooks
Silver Fillings Piebook #PieBooks
Robinson Crust-oe #PieBooks
The pie is the limit here, people. We’re talking apple pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, pizza pie, cowpie—anything goes. As a wise man once said/sang, “Tastes so good, make a grown man cry. Sweet cherry pie.” So everyone loves pie—even grown men! The demand is there. Let’s fill it—with tweets!
Also, here are 7 Pies We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving.