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The finale of Original Sin looks weird.


Homemade chipwich!

Homemade Lobster Rolls for lunch!

The spherickle back from Do Or Dine!


We‚Äôre so very looking forward to a cool evening next Wednesday with literary BFFs Emma Straub and Edan Lepucki. Straub‚Äôs new novel, The Vacationers, is Cristin‚Äôs ‚Äúnew favorite book for grownups,‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúthe book girls in cute sundresses will be reading on the subway all summer‚ÄĚ (true!). Meanwhile, Lepucki‚Äôs debut, California, has quite a few fans, too, including Sherman Alexie and Steven Colbert. Frozen pi√Īa coladas and post-apocalyptic-strength sunscreen optional.¬†

reblogbookclub + mcnallyjackson = ūüėĽ


I’ve been reading California, by Edan Lepucki for the reblog bookclub. I haven’t read ahead and have been reading along with the schedule, so I still don’t know how it’s going to end! 

Being somewhat obsessed with food, I took note of what they ate while reading the book. This is a menu that I put together, inspired by the first 8 chapters of the book. For the most part, Frida and Cal could have cooked this. Between foraging, growing their own garden, and trading with August, they could make a simpler version of this menu.  


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When I read this part (page 70/71), I instantly thought of the above¬†99percentinvisible episode.¬†¬†It explains the planning of the signage around nuclear waste disposal sites that need to be easily read even after current languages may have all evolved into something completely¬†incomprehensible¬†to us¬†today. It’s definitely worth a listen if the above passage was at all interesting to you.

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July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.

Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.

Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.

Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

I will always love this book I don’t care what you say.

(via npr)



You may know the lovely and oh-so-generous literary citizen Amanda Bullock as the Director of Public Programming at Housing Works Books, but she is also the co-founder and co-organizer of the Moby-Dick Marathon (MDMNYC)! 

This three-day marathon reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, will be held in New York City from November 14th - November 16th (Ishmael super-fans may recognize the 14th as the anniversary of the U.S. publication of the book). In the past, over one hundred and fifty people participated in the event, each reading ten-minute segments of the novel. Three independent bookstores around the city hosted the reading: WORD, Molasses Books, and of course the Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe.

This year, MDMNYC hopes to expand their venue options, hire photographers and web designers, print programs in color, and provide their guests with more spoons for clam chowder! And they’re asking (nicely) for your help.

Show your support for this incredible project by backing their Kickstarter campaign! To make donating even more of a no-brainer, the MDMNYC team has also lined up some unreal-cool incentives for anyone who backs this whale of a project. The entire novel in Litograph poster-form? Yes please.


You can even get a special edition STOCK TIPS: Chowder Zine!

this was one of my favorite things i ever did in NYC. I was one of the only people who stayed the whole time. I ate so much choweder omigod