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By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review | Pamela Paul
Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to themEvery Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. These wide-ranging interviews are conducted by Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, and here she brings together sixty-five of the most intriguing and fascinating exchanges, featuring personalities as varied as David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson. The questions and answers admit us into the private worlds of these authors, as they reflect on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations.By the Book contains the full uncut interviews, offering a range of experiences and observations that deepens readers' understanding of the literary sensibility and the writing process. It also features dozens of sidebars that reveal the commonalities and conflicts among the participants, underscoring those influences that are truly universal and those that remain matters of individual taste.For the devoted reader, By the Book is a way to invite sixty-five of the most interesting guests into your world. It's a book party not to be missed.
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I love Sundays ❤️📚❤️

Nute Sunday afternoons…🏈Football and Popcorn🍿***Yes, please!***🤗 13mo
Kimbono @Nute I‘ll take some popcorn but the football is ALL YOURS 😂😂😂 13mo
Nute lol 13mo
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This installment of By the Book is such a fun read for those of us who have been educated and motivated by Kendi‘s incredible work (and probably a fun read for most other book lovers, too 🙂): https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/books/review/ibram-x-kendi-by-the-book-interv...

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one! This is one of my fav features in NYT! 2y
SamAnne Yes, I always read that column! 2y
Christine @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes! I love how his comfort reads are...dense historical biographies. 😂 He‘s amazing. 2y
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Christine @SamAnne I forget about it and then love reading a bunch at once! And I‘ve only started doing that in recent years, so when I heard of the tagged book on Litsy I eagerly ordered it and still have all of those to enjoy. ❤️ 2y
QuintusMarcus Thanks for posting, somehow I missed this! 2y
Christine @QuintusMarcus It was pretty great. :) 2y
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Very interesting read. I love knowing what other people are reading, or their book recommendations and their reading habits. Worth the read. I created some questions inspired by this book, to which I answered on my Instagram account. Here is the link, don't hesitate to answer to these questions ;)

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This is such a cool book! I can look up the authors I‘m reading and find out what they think about books. And many of my favorites are among the authors interviewed. A new favorite is James McBride, whose Deacon King Kong I‘m reading right now.

Such a great gift Cindy 💝

jdiehr I'm currently reading Deacon King Kong as well 🙂 2y
Cinfhen I‘m so glad 🥰I thought you‘d like this one 😁and I found it because of @Reviewsbylola 2y
BarbaraBB @jdiehr It‘s good don‘t you think? 2y
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Reviewsbylola Such a fun book! 2y
vivastory I read the tagged book years ago & definitely want a copy for my library. They should publish an updated edition, it's a weekly feature so they would have enough material for it. 2y
emilyhaldi How fun!! 2y
Suet624 I have this book but never thought to look at the authors I was currently reading. Great idea. 2y
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Day 8 - #Writers #ForeverNovember
#ByTheBook #PamelaPaul

Loved this book! 65 of the world‘s leading writers open up about books & authors that have meant the most to them. I really enjoyed the questions and answers posed to them especially what books these writers have read and enjoyed. I hope that they release a new book with more writers as I also enjoyed being admitted into the private world of the authors featured in this book. Recommended

OriginalCyn620 Stacked! 2y
EadieB @OriginalCyn620 I think you will enjoy it! 2y
Elizabeth2 This will be an excellent gift for my book club Secret Santa! (And I‘m adding it to my Christmas list.) Thanks for posting! (edited) 2y
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EadieB @Elizabeth2 You're welcome! Yes it is a great book for a gift! 2y
Reviewsbylola Such a great book! 2y
EadieB @Reviewsbylola Yes! It has lots of great information! 2y
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Loved this book! 65 of the world‘s leading writers open up about books & authors that have meant the most to them. I really enjoyed the questions and answers posed to them especially what books these writers have read and enjoyed. I hope that they release a new book with more writers as I also enjoyed being admitted into the private world of the authors featured in this book. Thanks to @Cinfhen for calling this to my attention. Recommended

Mitch Sounds wonderful 3y
EadieB @Mitch It was very interesting! 3y
Cinfhen I‘m still perusing! Like you, I wish there will be an updated edition 🤞🏼You know this is a weekly feature in the Sunday NY Times Book Review section ❣️❣️❣️ 3y
EadieB @Cinfhen I think the NY Times is having free subscriptions now. We can read them online. 3y
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I‘ve been dipping in and out of this marvelous anthology this past week, taking LOTS of notes. Thanks for your original post @Reviewsbylola that first put this book on my radar. While it‘s a bit “dated” in terms of book recommendations it‘s still delightful and full of wonderful insight into the minds of some beloved authors.

BookishMe Yes, bookish books can be such treats! 3y
EadieB I‘ll have to check it out! 3y
Reviewsbylola I know, I wish they would do an updated version! 3y
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Cinfhen It‘s still worth owning @Reviewsbylola but I‘d love a newer version too!!! I picked it up on #BookOutlet @EadieB totally worth the price 3y
Cinfhen Only downside @BookishMe once again my TBR is exploding from all the inside recommendations 😉 3y
BookishMe @Cinfhen obviously you're reading it right! Hehehe... I enjoy looking up the books listed and then check where they are available. Simple thrills! Oh, have you come across 😉😉? 3y
Cinfhen No!!!!!! @BookishMe but it‘s NOW been added to my TBR 😝thanks for the recommendation 🥰 3y
BookishMe Most welcome With all the bookish 💞💞 Nancy Pearl's travel guide with books is part of my travel planning! 3y
EadieB @Cinfhen Just ordered the book from eBay seller was Thrift Books for $4.00 3y
Cinfhen Definitely worth the $4 @EadieB it‘s a compilation of posts from the NYT Book Review section 😉 3y
EadieB @Cinfhen Nice! Can't wait until it arrives! Thanks for the tip! 3y
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Still have some decluttering to do and about 6 other bookcases elsewhere in the house but the book room is almost good:)

BookishMarginalia Looks great! 3y
Daisey Beautiful! 3y
Tamra Awesome! 3y
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Bookishlie I might have a small book problem..... 3y
britt_brooke Looks fantastic! 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai ❤️🤘🤘🤘🤘❤️ 3y
Linsy 😍😍😍😍😍 3y
EadieB Love it! I‘ve been moving my books and shelves from bedrooms to my sun porch as my daughter and granddaughter are moving home from VA back to PA at the end of this school year. 3y
Bookishlie @EadieB I need to start reading them. They are three deep some places and alas half will probably be DNF‘d:(. Maybe I‘ll start some giveaways! 3y
EadieB @Bookishlie I have about 5,000 books now but probably had 10,000 to start with. I would check the ratings on Goodreads and Amazon before buying them. Only bought 4 and 5 star-rated books. I swapped about 200 in January and February on paperbackswap.com (edited) 3y
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EadieB Big change! I like the After picture! 3y
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Guys, I‘m giddy over this book. I‘m only two columns in and I‘m just smiling ear to ear, nodding, laughing, and furiously stacking new titles.

I personally wasn‘t familiar with the NYT column “By the Book,” so if you read it religiously I don‘t think there‘s anything new here. If you have not (and especially if, like me, you love Nick Hornby‘s Things I‘ve Been Reading column) you‘ve gotta get this book! Perfect for all Book lovers.

Megabooks This sounds so good! 3y
Blaire It is my favorite part of the book review and I have and love this book! So there‘s not anything new but they were all so wonderful to read and reread. 3y
cathysaid “Now, though, with everyone hollering into their cellphones, it‘s much harder to read in public....” YES! Preach, David Sedaris. Preach. 3y
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Pruzy I have a subscription to the NYTimes so I am sure I can read the old ones. Which are your favourites so I can look them up?? 3y
Redwritinghood Just saw it‘s your birthday. Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 3y
LeahBergen I love this column in the NY Times! 3y
britt_brooke Definitely stacking this!! 3y
Reviewsbylola So far, they‘ve all been great but I was especially drawn to David Sedaris! @pruzy 3y
Suet624 I have given 5is book to many of my book friends. I really like it. 3y
Cinfhen I‘m familiar with the Sunday Times section xx it‘s a favorite ❣️❣️❣️❣️but I would love an entire book compilation 🙌🏻💕 3y
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hermyknee ♥️ 4y
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You know @BookishMarginalia and I have scouted the library in our cruise and positioned ourselves so that we enjoy the crepuscular ocean view as we read.

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 4y
JacqMac Very nice. Have fun! 4y
Branwen Hahaha! Perfect! Have fun, you two! 💕 4y
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Peddler410 Jealous your cruise has a library. Disney did not 😞 4y
AlaMich Those look like awesome chairs! 4y
ravenlee “Crepuscular” is one of my favorite words! 4y
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I finally got home and was able to open my package from @Sharpeipup ! Thanks so much, Tina—I love the socks and the scarf! The books are from my list, so what‘s not to like? 😁 I‘m especially eager to read The Wide Sargasso Sea. I will definitely enjoy my sweet treats as I read! Thanks again, and Happy Valentine‘s Day! ❤️💖💘
#cupidgoespostal #cgp

Sharpeipup Yay, so happy you like it & I hope you enjoy my chocolate pairings! 4y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Sharpeipup I‘m sure I will! I wore the heart socks to work today. Thanks again! ❤️ 4y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Sharpeipup I just realized that the scarf is printed with text from Les Miserables!! So cool!! 4y
Sharpeipup Yes, the scarf is Les Miserables. I went with a classic. I bought myself a matching pair of socks & find they‘re pretty comfy...hope you agree after being on your feet all day! 4y
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Here‘s another graphic from the recap. You can scroll through the book covers horizontally. If you have the Kindle app, check this out.

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I just discovered this neat little recap of 2018 on my Kindle app called Your 2018 Year in Review. This is a little skewed because my husband shares my Amazon account but I still enjoyed seeing the numbers all in one place like this.

Pamwurtzler Very cool. I wonder how it decides how many days you read? 4y
Lindy @Pamwurtzler Digital reading is tracked by Amazon and other parties. They can gather a lot of information about reading habits. 4y
Lola @Pamwurtzler I‘m guessing by how many days I open the app on my iThings-which isn‘t every single day, so another way this isn‘t terribly accurate but still fun to see. 4y
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#SeptemberDanes Day 19: All these celebrities/personalities share a #Fascination with the written word. This book is a compilation of the interviews conducted by Pamela Paul, editor of the Book Review for The New York Times Book Review. There are 65 interviews found in this book with witty exchanges featuring literary notables such as Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Neil Gaiman, Hilary Mantel among others. My thoughts here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-9w8

Kalalalatja This seems like the perfect book for booklovers 👌 4y
Cinfhen This looks really good!!! 4y
Blaire I love this book and look forward to these interviews every Sunday. 4y
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All of our household goods got delivered.

emilyhaldi This looks familiar from my recent move 😆😆😆 5y
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A book a day for a Fabulous 2018.

Wishing all Littens a contented and a JOYFUL New Year

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(from today's edition)
What's the best gift book you've gotten?
When I was 10, my mother came home with "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin. I absolutely loved it, I read it many, many times throughout the years, and I do think it changed something in me. It touched me deeply, and I remember thinking that I wanted to touch like that too. I reread it a few years ago, and I still think it's a great novel.

Leniverse I have to agree with him there. A Wizard of Earthsea is amazing. I loved it as a child and I love it still. 5y
vivastory @Leniverse I still need to read it 5y
Leniverse Oh! Well, yes you do! 😮 It's a quick read, so get to it! At least the first book! 😂 5y
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Leniverse It's probably best experienced for the first time in childhood, but you've missed out on that, so... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5y
vivastory @Leniverse it's very high on my TBR. The Lathe of Heaven is one of the best books I've read this year. I've been wanting to read more Le Guin ever since. 5y
Leniverse That's one I haven't read. 😂 But it's high up on my TBR. 5y
readordierachel What a great story. 5y
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Sunday morning ritual #nytimesbookreview #coffee

Graciouswarriorprincess I am jealous! 👍🏻😉 5y
cariashley My favorite thing about the weekend ☺️ 5y
AmyG We get our paper on Saturday...here in NJ. Is is the only part I read. 5y
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SharonGoforth @cariashley Yep, mine too 😊 5y
SharonGoforth @AmyG Lucky! Although I really do like getting it on Sunday a.m. 😊 5y
AmyG @SharonGoforth Ha...me, too. But I can't wait until Sunday..if it's staring at me on Saturday. ;) (edited) 5y
SharonGoforth @AmyG I totally understand!! 5y
Graciouswarriorprincess @SharonGoforth do you subscribe to it? I have been debating about a subscription. I tried the online version and hated it. 5y
SharonGoforth @Graciouswarriorprincess Yes, I get the Sunday edition, which includes it. You can also subscribe to the Book Review just by itself 😊 5y
Graciouswarriorprincess @SharonGoforth Thank you. I keep debating which one that I want for a subscription.👍🏻😀 5y
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@SharonGoforth often posts about books she discovered in the Sunday NYT Book Review. Her posts have motivated me to start picking it up.

monalyisha Love that drawing, too! 😍🍎🐍 5y
SharonGoforth Awesome!! I picked up one today as a direct result of this morning's edition. I hope you feel it is worthwhile reading/enabling ☺️ (edited) 5y
vivastory @monalyisha Very striking. They have great illustrations! 5y
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vivastory @SharonGoforth It seems like a great weekly ritual. I can't wait to dive into it! 5y
SharonGoforth I thought that review of Tom Perrotta's new novel by Chris Bachelder was fantastic! Still on the fence about Mrs. Fletcher, but I may be picking it up next weekend 📚 (edited) 5y
vivastory @SharonGoforth I've only read one Perrotta, "The Leftovers" & I greatly enjoyed it. Mrs. Fletcher sounds interesting. I'm definitely adding it to my tbr. 5y
Suet624 I used to get that every week, cut out reviews, put them in sleeves in notebooks and carry the notebook to the library to find the books. For years. Then I moved and tossed the notebooks. Now I have Litsy. Still love reading the paper though. 5y
vivastory @Suet624 Digital is definitely more convenient, but there's something more satisfying about collecting the reviews 5y
AmyG I just picked up Mrs. Fletcher in audio. I enjoyed Little Children in audio so thought this would be a good book to listen to. I live for the NYT book Review. 5y
ValerieAndBooks I was thinking of doing the same thing every Sunday, after finishing this tagged book! 5y
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks You definitely should! I've found several books that I had not heard of 5y
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A collection of author interviews; nice to dip in and out of. In general, the same set of questions were asked of each author. Several were asked what books they'd recommend for the President. I wonder what their responses would be now or if it's even still asked (this is a 2015 edition) . I liked Jhumpa Lahiri's thoughts about "immigrant fiction". the link here: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/books/review/jhumpa-lahiri-by-the-book.htm...

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Read this one cover to cover a few years ago. It shares a shelf with some of my favorite books about books that I like to browse for inspiration.

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This collection of interviews is a current read. Of course it's also making my TBR list grow a bit more!!

BookBabe 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
vivastory The Junot Diaz interview is great 5y
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My #bookoutlet order came in today. The largest I've placed from them yet 😱🙈. After the $5 coupon, this came out to $35.87 😊. Time for a book buying ban for a while 📚📚📚!

DeeLew Nice haul!! 📚👍🏻😍 6y
TheLondonBookworm That's an amazing haul for the price! Love Roald Dahl's adult stuff as well :) 6y
ValerieAndBooks @DeeLew Thanks! I'm really excited about this haul 😍! 6y
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ValerieAndBooks @TheLondonBookworm I've been wanting to try Roald Dahl's adult stuff, so when I saw this I threw it in the cart 😊! 6y
OrangeMooseReads Vonnegut! I'll admit I haven't read that one yet. Switch Bitch is a good one, a nice departure from his children's novels. 6y
Reviewsbylola Book Outlet is my weakness. 6y
batsy Barbara Pym! 😍 6y
ValerieAndBooks @OrangeMooseReads I still have a lot left of Vonnegut to get/read. Maybe also the encyclopedia you recently got 😊. 6y
ValerieAndBooks @Reviewsbylola I think it's my weakness now too -- discovered it thanks to #Litsy!! 6y
ValerieAndBooks @batsy I recently read another Pym (tagged) and was pleased to find this one in the same cover design series. Too bad it was the only Pym title on the site! 6y
batsy @ValerieAndBooks Oh, good score on the same cover editions! I think the only Pym I've read is Excellent Women and now plan to go through her books in publication order. 6y
ValerieAndBooks @batsy maybe that should be my plan after reading Excellent Women! But, so many books so little time, so it probably will be a long while. 6y
batsy @ValerieAndBooks Yes, this is the eternal problem! After reading books by Anita Brookner and Muriel Spark I also want to do the same with them 🤔😓 6y
ValerieAndBooks @batsy ah, yes! I have the same goal with Muriel Spark !! Now I feel that if you like both Pym and Spark, I probably would like Brookner as well-- I haven't read her yet (trying hard to fight the urge to see if Book Outlet has her). 6y
batsy @ValerieAndBooks She took by surprise, Brookner. I read her first book only after her death; people were writing lovely essays about her. Probably if I read her when I was younger, I would have misread her as dreary. 6y
ValerieAndBooks @batsy some authors are like that -- they speak to us emotionally only when the time is right. 6y
ValerieAndBooks @batsy also the synopsis of the book you tagged is intriguing-- definitely will look for it! 6y
batsy @ValerieAndBooks Yes, you're so right. 6y
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This could be a fun game. You draw a card and then have to build with the pieces listed on the card. Could be really fun after a few adult beverages.

GypsyKat I saw this at Barnes and Noble the other day and had the same thought! 6y
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#readingwomenmonth day 7: #booksaboutbooks
I reread Ex Libris every now and then especially that article about Marrying Libraries which always amuses me as my husband isn't really a reader (well he likes manga and comics and an occasional book).
Out of curiosity, what about your partner? Is your partner a book lover too?

WarpedSweetness My partner is not a reader of really anything. :-( 6y
Lauren_reading Mine reads sports articles. But I've learned to read while movies are on and he's learned that he better not interrupt me when I'm reading 😂 (edited) 6y
I-read-and-eat The BF is not a reader at all. He might get through one or two book a year but that's it. He loves buying me books though, so I don't mind 😉 6y
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StephanieMarie My partner reads maybe 4 books a year (and most of them after me incessantly telling him "you HAVE to read this") He prefers video games, but at least he reads a little bit! 6y
TrishB Mine reads everyday in bed - but no where else!! Dont really have similar taste- but some cross over books! 6y
diovival My guy is not much of a reader. He's into video games. 6y
Tillie My hubby of nearly 50 years only reads books about sports. Vince Lombardi is his favorite subject. No books in common. But he will listen to me read a chapter or two in the car or in bed when he cannot get away! 6y
SharonGoforth Haven't had a partner in awhile, but neither of the two I did have were readers. They also never understood my reading. Might have something to do with why they're no longer partners? 6y
Leniverse My partner reads. Not as much as me, and he likes to stick to one book at the time, but he's definitely a bookish person. Some of the best books I've read have been recs from him. 6y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk My wife will tackle the big series that everyone is talking about at the moment, but that's about it as far as reading goes. 6y
Caterina My boyfriend reads, but not as obsessively as I do! He reads one book at a time and reads every book he buys immediately after buying it! I don't know how he does it! 😂 We have some books in common, and we have a book club going between the two of us. 😊 He also buys me books for gifts! 👍 6y
Caterina @SharonGoforth Haha sounds like a very good reason for them not to be partners anymore! 6y
RealBooks4ever No partner = more reading time for me! 🤣 6y
SharonGoforth @Caterina That's awesome that you and your boyfriend have your own book club! 6y
merelybookish My husband is an occasional reader. He prefers audiobooks and will read a range of genres. I appreciate that he understands my love of books even if he doesn't​ quite share it. 6y
Centique My husband and I met while students working in a bookshop. A strange job for him because he doesn't read! (Well, textbooks and articles and manuals but it's not the same!) Still I get the fun of telling him about what im reading and no fear of spoilers 😂 6y
minkyb Infrequent reader. But he does have to read medical journals regularly. 6y
Sarah83 No. Definitely not. But he sits in front of the computer most of the time he is at home, so I have my reading time 😉 6y
CherylDeFranceschi My partner and I decided we could never live together because collectively there would only be room for our books and not us or furniture or kitty! 6y
Zelma That's my favorite essay too! Mr. Z reads but much more slowly and sporadically that me. He did bring a lot of reference books into the marriage so we married our collections. However, he has regular subscriptions to a few magazines and journals that he keeps up with. (edited) 6y
rabbitprincess My BF doesn't really read; he says I read enough for the both of us 😂 He will occasionally read something space- or Mars-related, and he is working his way through The Walking Dead compendiums. 6y
Caterina @SharonGoforth Yeah, it's so much fun! It makes the long distance less awful too. 😊 We go back and forth choosing books! He's the first guy I've dated who's into books at all, and I think this time it's going to last. 😊 6y
AmandaL My husband isn't a reader. However, I've been able to get him to listen to some good audiobooks in the car when he drives to work. 6y
mjdowens Nope. My husband had not been a reader for the almost 26 years we have been married. Got him to wear sandals finally, but don't think the book reading is going to be doable. 6y
RealLifeReading @WarpedSweetness more bookshelf space for you! 😀 6y
RealLifeReading @LaurenReads 😂😂that's a good compromise! 6y
RealLifeReading @I-read-and-eat aww that's nice! 👍 6y
RealLifeReading @StephanieMarie 4 books is prob 4 books more than many people!! 6y
RealLifeReading @TrishB that's so interesting that he reads only in bed! Great that you have some crossover books! 6y
RealLifeReading @diovival ha sounds like mine! 6y
RealLifeReading @Tillie nearly 50 years! Nice! 6y
RealLifeReading @SharonGoforth don't mind the not-reading thing but not understanding the reading - that's a diff story! 6y
RealLifeReading @Leniverse that's awesome! 6y
RealLifeReading @TobeyTheScavengerMonk love hearing all these different types of reading/non-reading/somewhat-reading partners! 6y
RealLifeReading @Caterina how sweet that you have a book club and a book gift giver!! 6y
RealLifeReading @RealBooks4ever 😂😂👍also all the shelf space! 6y
RealLifeReading @merelybookish aww that's nice! 6y
RealLifeReading @Centique that's a bookish meet-cute 😀 6y
RealLifeReading @minkyb I can't tell if that's a good thing or not (reading of medical journals) 😂 6y
RealLifeReading @Sarah83 👍👍 yay for reading time! 6y
RealLifeReading @CherylDeFranceschi wow! I think you're one of the rare few 6y
RealLifeReading @Zelma it's a great read (and reread)! 6y
RealLifeReading @rabbitprincess haha that's what my husband says too 6y
RealLifeReading @AmandaL that's great! I've tried to steer the husband towards audiobooks but no luck 6y
RealLifeReading @mjdowens 😂😂😂that sandals bit cracked me up! 6y
minkyb @RealLifeReading Your comment made me chuckle. It's a good thing, especially if you are his patient! 🙃 6y
tracy.anne8 My hubby was the occasional reader before we met but he has increased his reading a lot since we have been together. I think it's because he is in bookstores more often now.😁 6y
Arbol @RealLifeReading we had a friend read (edited of course) Fadiman's Marrying Libraries essay at our wedding. It was perfect. 6y
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It is DUMB how much I want this stacking puzzle game!!! I feel like it was made for Litsy addicts! #blameitonLitsy #Littens

kspenmoll Fun! 6y
Melissa_J That looks like my kind of game! I may just have to try and find one. 6y
howjessicareads @kspenmoll @Melissa_J - photographed at my local Barnes & Noble 🙂 6y
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I really enjoyed this and frequently dive back in for book recommendations. #bythebook

MrBook I have this one!!! 😁 6y
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#somethingforsept Day 14: Non-fiction. I don't buy much nonfiction (I tend to read them as library ebooks or audiobooks - recent faves are As You Wish and Modern Romance). When I do buy nonfiction they tend to be about writers and writing! What kind of #nonfiction do you like to read? #septphotochallenge

Em890 I am drawn to books about books and publishing. 6y
Nebklvr History and medicine 6y
Graciouswarriorprincess I loved this book and books about literature and books too.❤️📚 6y
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ApoptyGina69 I love memoirs and bibliographies, but I am also very interested in books about a particular era in world history 6y
writerlibrarian Mostly history books. From art history to WW1 and WW2 with a detour, a long one through Roman history. 6y
Redwritinghood I have a strange mix of nonfiction interests: genetics, evolution, linguistics, medieval history and biography/memoir all appeal to me. 6y
[DELETED] 3323341091 i predominately read nonfiction and i love philosophy, social science, mathematics, history, biographies, urban exploration - i am gushing, so i will stop. ☺️ 6y
Beholderess Food history, feminism and social justice, amusing microhistories, some biography (especially if it deals with the topics above and is narrated by the author), nature. And I actually read more nonfiction than fiction 6y
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Loved this. Would read an interview or two before bed. Grew my to read list quite a lot. Love seeing what writers read. Look forward to the column every Sunday.

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My Book Outlet order arrived!

MrBook I have "By the Book"! ??? 7y
Cobscook I have been reading a few entries a day...super fun! 7y
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Love reading one or two of these before bedtime. Always ended adding titles to my stack. Tonight Curtis sittenfeld. Perfect since next book club pick is eligible.

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'And if you were forced to name your one favorite author?
I'd have to say. "I'm sorry, but books don't work like that, and neither does music, Amen," and take the consequences.'
~David Mitchell

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Can't say I've ever read any Mosley, but I like his view on comics. My beloved childhood reading wasn't only comics though. I was a ferocious reader and read everything I could get my hands on.


Devoured this! I love reading about authors and the books that helped shape them.

jeff This sounds awesome! 7y
LyndseyReads I read this column every week! It's so much fun. 7y
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Gazed wistfully at this collection of book-centred interviews with authors a while back - excited to have found a pristine copy at a bargain $10 at Politics and Prose.

AvidReader25 I really loved this one! 7y
Melissa I "borrowed" this book from my cousin a good loooong while ago. ?❤️ 7y
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