How strange it was that a dream, once realized, could quickly turn mundane.
—Maggie Shipstead, Astonish Me (via vintageanchorbooks)
Well, this is just everything.
The Colbert Nation puts Edan Lepucki’s novel “California” on the New York Times best-seller list.
YOU. GUYS. Here is Edan Lepucki being all poised and charming on the freaking Colbert Report right after he announces California has hit #3 on the freaking NYT Best-Seller’s List! #3!
So, um, you know, if you want to be really ahead of the curve on this one and read some early Lepucki, you know what to do. Pick up a copy of If You’re Not yet Like Me and you can be all “Oh, Edan Lepucki? Yeah, I’ve read her oeuvre.”
Welcome to the Reblog Book Club, Tumblr’s official book club, book the third!
We are reading California by Edan Lepucki, which is out TODAY (If you’re reading this on July 8th, 2014.) Happy Book Birthday, California! You can get a copy at your local bookstore or library, or order it online from Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, iBooks, or Edan’s dad.
Follow the book club here and Edan at italicsmine.tumblr.com. We’ve already selected some very passionate Tumblr bloggers to help lead the discussion, and we hope you’ll participate too. This book a great and wildly original mix of sci-fi, literary, dystopian, thriller, and family drama. We should have a lot to talk about.
You can contribute in one of two ways:
- Post to your own Tumblr blog and tag the post #reblogbookclub — we’ll reblog it into the main conversation.
- Submit to the book club Tumblr at reblogbookclub.tumblr.com/submit
We’ll begin with non-spoilery posts right on 7/8, and discuss plot developments on the following schedule:
- Week of 7/14: Chapters 1 - 8
- Week of 7/21: Chapters 9 -15
- Week of 7/28: Chapters 16 - 24
And because this is a book club the Tumblr way, you can express your feelings about the book however you choose — a written review, fan art, gifs, poems, letters… Maybe you have nail art? Maybe you want to post a video blog talking through your ideas, a g-chat with a friend, or a song you think the characters would relate to? It’s all up to you! And, of course, you can reblog other people’s posts to add your own thoughts and responses. Edan will even be answering your Ask Box questions throughout the project.
Thanks for being part of this! We can’t wait to see what you think…
Celebrate California's birthday by joining up!
The big second-half 2014 preview is here at last, and it’s a doozy — with books by Haruki Murakami, David Mitchell, Ian McEwan, Marilynn Robinson, Denis Johnson, Hilary Mantel, Margaret Atwood, and 77 more.
Made a sandwich, took out my visa. Ready for this bad boy.
Infinite Jest is a self-identified feminist who mansplains feminism at you.
—Yes, yes, will never stop laughing at what straight boys’ favorite books on Ok Cupid say about them from buzzfeedbooks.