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'Every Watch Geek Has an Origin Story'

Novelist and memoirist Gary Shteyngart has an essay in The New Yorker about his growing obsession with high-ticket mechanical wristwatches, a fixation that escalated throughout the 2016 Presidential race and peaked around the inauguration. 285 more words

Nonfiction

Random thoughts: writing true to you, book trailers and Gary Shteyngart

BEING TRUE TO YOU: I was reminded on seeing this book trailer of my aspirational days when an editor told me that if I decided to focus on writing books for children, the primary characters should be boys. 472 more words

Writing/Blogging

Gary Shteyngart is a Watch Geek

I really enjoyed Gary Shteyngart’s latest piece in The New Yorker, in which he describes how he became fascinated with mechanical watches over the last sixteen months. 788 more words

Links Of The Day

We Jews, we thought all this stuff up, we invented this Big Lie from which all Christianity, all Western civilization, has sprung, because we too were ashamed. 126 more words

Literature

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Don’t think I’m this big Gary Shteyngart fan just because he’s the first author to feature a second time on this blog. Though you could say I didn’t hate his other book or I wouldn’t be touching this one. 162 more words

Reading The Why

Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

Every time I go to the library, I get a whole stack of books out. I always do. The limit is something like 30 books at any time, and the library being two bus rides and a few stops on the underground away means I don’t get out there that often. 136 more words

Reading The Why

The day we knew that people don't care about books anymore

That the Nobel Prize in Literature just went to a celebrity folk singer whose heyday has long since passed has been lauded by Bob Dylan lovers, mocked by literary critics, and mourned by some writers. 495 more words