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Sometimes you just want a drink and read a book and sometimes you want to do this at a bar, surrounded by other people? But how do you take all the social hurdles involved with this? NPR helps you along and teaches you how to read and drink at a bar in a socially acceptable manner. Protip: Don’t get drunk.

David Levithan is bringing back his character Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson in – what he calls – a musical novel. Yes, a musical in the shape of a novel. I’m very intrigued…

Marvel is moving on toward the newest incarnation of Thor and this time it’s going to be a lady! Not everyone is equally happy about this, but she looks pretty kick-ass anyways.

If you like a bit of fantasy in your books, but aren’t looking for full-blown fantasy novels, try this Flavorwire list of the 50 excellent fabulist books.

Electric Literature yet again posted a great infographic created by Cartridge Discount. This time showing the word count of famous novels, authors and series. Have you read all 593.674 words of A Suitable Boy yet?

Lena Dunham’s book is coming out soon and she’s planning on touring around the US. But she’s not planning on doing this alone, so there are auditions being held on being her support act. It kind of makes her sound like a rock star doesn’t it?

The New Yorker will be free for the summer! No more pay walls, not even on the archives. No more boredom!

Let’s swoon over crazy rare books we can never ever afford! Thank god we offer you books you can afford, like our Boredom box!

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