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Colbert Nation vs. Amazon - Edan Lepucki

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.”

proofreadingbooks:

The literature: Alice Munro’s DEAR LIFE

The libation: Canada Day was last week, but in our humble opinion, it should really be celebrated on Alice Munro’s birthday. The Great White North’s Grand Dame of the Short Story is 83 today, and in her honor, we’re serving up a Maple Leaf cocktail.

Pour 2oz Canadian whiskey (Canadian Club, Crown Royal, or Seagrams will all do you just fine), 1oz fresh lemon juice, 3/4oz pure maple syrup (NOT maple-flavored high fructose corn syrup - I will hunt you down if you use the fake stuff), and a dash of cinnamon into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass (straight up or over ice, up to you).

Cheers to you, Alice, and happy birthday. Here’s to many more long years for the short story.

Photo © K&K

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housingworksbookstore:

reblogbookclub:

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/submitWe’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 - 24And 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!

housingworksbookstore:

reblogbookclub:

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!

Anonymous asked: If the word-count is 43k, can one still send it? Thank you so much!

43k is a perfectly acceptable length for a novella! If it’s good, and if it’s truly a novella, we want to read it. Submit here.