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Miranda July now has an app! It will make texting more personal by sending them via someone you don’t know. The Somebody App works a bit like a singing telegram, because you’ll be sending out a stranger to relay your message. Not the greatest idea for someone who doesn’t like strangers, but cute nonetheless!

If you are not yet sick of all the Murakami news, take a look at these mystery library cards. We believe it’s the publication date for a new short stories, but what does it all exactly mean? Murakami mystery at its best!

Summer is almost over, so let’s take a look at some new books coming out this fall. Flavorwire made a list and so did Vulture. Lots to read!

It’s not only female authors who are getting objectified. The hunky author of the YA Red Rising series, Pierce Brown, got an article dedicated to him at Buzzfeed. All that was written was about how amazingly attractive he is and writers Peter Damien and Emily Temple were not very pleased.

Have you been wondering about that new adult genre? It doesn’t really seem to make a whole lot of sense, but one source points it is on the rise, while another explains how the whole thing is pointless. I still remember the times when New Adult was less about sex and more about a quarter life crisis.

An excerpt from Lena Dunham’s newest book is now online at The New Yorker. Her book Not That Kind of Girl will be published soon and we’ve heard rumors that she’ll be coming to the Netherlands as well!

Fans of Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and of Neil Gaiman, rejoice! They’re talking about adapting American Gods for the small screen.

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