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Another classic How To Tell Your Are in a … Novel by The Toast. This time you will learn when you find yourself in an Alice Munro story. It’s kind of bleak!

Miranda July’s first novel The First Bad Man is due to be in stores soon, but she already set up an online shop where you can buy things that appear in the novel… She gets stranger and stranger ideas, but they are all wonderful.

This might come as a shock, but a lot of writers can’t live just off of their books alone. The Morning News talks to writers who juggle full-time jobs with their writing and what they do to keep sane.

Who says genre fiction can’t produce classics? Flavorwire certainly doesn’t. Take  a look at their list of 25 genre novels that should be considered as classics.

Did you miss an author event/book reading thingy? Don’t despair, Bookreadin.gs is here for you, recording it so you can snuggle up on the sofa and listen to your favorite authors read to you in the comfort of your own home.

Some authors have written SO much, that you wouldn’t know where to start. Agatha Christie is definitely one of them. Luckily The Oyster Review will tell you exactly what books to read if you have never laid your eyes on her work. 

Toni Morrison is publishing a new novel. God Help the Child will be out in april 2015.

Looking for a great looking list of the best books of 2014? NPR’s website is great as always! I love how you can pick moods and subjects, just to see the books fly by.

Don’t know what books to buy for [enter person here] for Christmas? First of all, check their Goodreads account, but if they don’t have that, you will want to give this Penguin Hotline a try!

Electric Literature is making the claim that 2014 was the year of the literary debut. They do have some great books on that list, so there might be something to it.

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