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Val Wang is the author of Beijing Bastard and multimedia storyteller. She most recently created and produced Planet Takeout, an interactive, multi-platform documentary on the role of Chinese takeouts as a vital cultural crossroads in America. She teaches in the English and Media Studies Department of Bentley University.
#PoemMonday is back! Because we had so much fun last year stretching our imaginations and to write dozens of poems, once again, everyone who orders from our website on the Monday November 28th (#CyberMonday Dun Dun DUHHHH!!!!) will receive an original poem in their confirmation email written by one of PSB’s libromancers. (Here’s a selection of what we wrote last year.)
I've read more than one novel in the last year about people who are slipping into dementia, or have severe mental disabilities, or who are living with the psychological effects of a significant trauma.
As book lovers you know, when you’re looking for a recommendation, engines and algorithms can’t replace a face-to-face conversation with a knowledgeable bookseller. But sometimes, despite your best intentions, you can’t get to your local bookstore before you need the book. And there are, of course, many book lovers who don’t even have a local bookstore to begin with.
Hello, Internet People! We are less than two weeks away from the midnight party event of the summer. No big announcements other than make sure you've got your wizard robes and wands at the ready - rumor has it we'll be giving out Hogwarts acceptance letters as prizes! Also, registration for our Harry Potter fan fic open mic is still open. See here for more details! This week our blog post comes from Bookseller Mackenzie. The only way it could be cuter is if it came with a golden retriever.
Twice a year The Millions does us all a literary favor by listing all the forthcoming books to get excited about. Thus, roughly twice a year, they also inspire us to put together our list of books we are particularly looking forward to.
The idea of “summer reading” being mostly lighter, fluffier books comes from the fact that after a school year’s worth of intellectual effort, it’s nice to take a break and read undemanding books. And it is nice to kick back, relax, watch characters do interesting things in interesting places, and not work very hard for awhile.