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YA Book Club Zombie Round 2

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We’ve gone from 46 books to 19 and we’re going to cut even more! We’re making things a little more personal by pitting the books against each other. To make things a little more interesting, we’ll be mentioning their Goodreads ratings in case that might win you over… For every poll you get to cast […]
Nell Zink in Berlin.

Book Empire Vol. 140

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All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis. Nell Zink explains how you can become a novelist in just ten easy steps. Matt Bell picks 5 deeply strange reads. Here are some books if you like train-mysteries. Chloe Caldwell talks to Electric Literature about her newest essay collection. Elisa Albert on […]

YA book club Zombie Round: The Culling

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This December we’ll be hosting our 25th YA book club and we can’t let such an occasion go by without doing the ZOMBIE ROUND! With our other book club we did the same thing and it means that all the books that didn’t make the cut in our 25 book clubs are getting a second […]

The Beautiful and the Broken

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I have a strange fascination when it comes to fiction about school shootings. The idea of it happening is so terrifying to me, that I feel drawn to reading or watching things about it. I’m not sure if this will prepare me in a way or if it is a safe way of dealing with […]

Book Empire Vol. 139

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All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis. Here are the 5 under 35 of 2016 you should know about. Claudia Rankine won the MacArthur Grand last week and talked to Buzzfeed about it and about the current state of the U.S. What’s the deal with all these nature novels written […]

YA Book Club Pick #24

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For November we thought it would be nice to delve into some classics again, this time picking three titles from the new Penguin Originals collection. This collection consists of the best and first titles that can be considered as Young Adult Fiction. And as the icing on the cake, all three books are part of […]

Book Empire Vol. 138

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All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis. Liz Kay discusses the term women’s fiction. Michael Chabon shares images that inspired his newest novel. Some great short story writing tips by Patrick Ryan. New York Fashion Week gets literary with these bookish outfits. These Japanese flipbooks are awesome. 10 books on […]

I’ve Read The Sympathizer, Now What?

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Over the summer we read Pulitzer Prize winner The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a story about a double spy during the Vietnam War. Our discussion about the book was great, as there is so much to talk about in this book! And even the people who didn’t love the novel, still saw value in […]

Here I Am and the Mess of Being Human

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Jonathan Safran Foer is a very important writer to me. I’ve read all his books, except for Eating Animals because I’m a hypocrite when it comes to eating meat. His work made me want to write myself and it opened my eyes to what authors can do with books besides simply using it as a vessel […]