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Reading Lists of the Disturbed

Here is a shocking statement from someone who works in a library: reading lists are fun to keep. In addition to helping you remember exactly what you have read over time, they also produce a great sense of accomplishment. 625 more words


Laura van den Berg on the complex writing process behind her debut novel FIND ME


Laura van den Berg’s first novel (after two acclaimed short story collections), Find Me, was published in early 2015 and has just been issued in softcover by FSG Originals. 978 more words

Authors As Guest Bloggers

My First Disappointment Of 2016

Well almost three weeks into to 2016 and I have already been disappointed once. I know it’s not shaping up to be a good one. I am a bookish person. 399 more words


January Reads: Mini-reviews

It’s been a glorious book month already – 2016 is treating me well, story-wise. After a fast start, I picked up Hamilton to re-read (as I blazed through the cast recording) and got bogged down a bit. 988 more words


Short Story of the day - Day 6

Laura van den Berg’s “Volcano House”

Day Six

“…she cannot retrace her own steps out of the chaos of her life. Trying to explain a specific mistake and her more general loneliness, she offers, ‘The best I could do was this: I left and when I returned, I found it was not possible to go back.'” – Rebecca Markovits and Adeena Reitberger, Editor’s Note… 97 more words

Short Story

Write With Me! Study Hall, Monday, Ecember 7, 2015


The Kansas sky is a carpet of stars, so clear you can see the full sweep–well, of our arm, anyway–of the Milky Way, as we could along much of the East Coast when I was a child. 271 more words