Did You Know That New York City Has a Book Club?

Did You Know That New York City Has a Book Club?

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    If you live in NYC, you might have seen the ads for One Book, One New York on the subway. If you have not seen them or you just don’t live here, One Book, One New York is a project organized by the NYPL in which citizens can vote on what book they’d like to collectively read. That book is then advertised with the goal being that many people will begin reading the same book. I think it’s pretty neat and also kind of strange. Anyway, the people have voted and they chose Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach as the …

Check Out What Music Your Favorite Authors Love

Check Out What Music Your Favorite Authors Love

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We know you’re always looking for new music. Instead of listening to your local public radio station to find out what the cool college kids are listening to (Hint: it’s probably Migos), let your favorite authors give you some recommendations. Here’s a round-up of some of the best authors’ best musicians. And, helpful as ever, I’ve compiled them all into a convenient Spotify playlist for your edification. Happy listening!     1. Stephen King – LCD Soundsystem   King is a huge music buff. He wrote a music column for Entertainment Weekly called “Must List” for years. In an interview …

Sorry, but These 2017 Books Would Make Killer Movies

Sorry, but These 2017 Books Would Make Killer Movies

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Books turn into movies, people then buy the books, people compare the two, and, inevitably, people choose the book over the movie. It’s the way things work. It’s great for everybody. I know it’s frustrating for some, but great books almost always get adapted. It’s the way it’s always been. Seriously, if you’re a fan of silent movies, you’ll know most of those are based on books.   Anyway, 2017 provided a bunch of great stories for television and movie producers to eyeball. Here are some of our essential 2017 reads that could be spun into killer adaptations, complete with …

7 Books From 2017 ALREADY Being Adapted

7 Books From 2017 ALREADY Being Adapted

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Sup y’all. So we all know about upcoming adaptations such as Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places, and Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects. Old news. What you probably didn’t know is that the following rake of rip-rollicking reads are also set for screens great and small. Thanks to Bookbub for the original article that brought these gems to our attention!    1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins    Image Via Goodreads    Amazon says:    A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same …