As one of the many editors at Real Simple with PPG (that is the Pride and Prejudice gene) I feel it is my duty to inform you of a very important holiday coming up at the end of the month. No, it’s not Jane Austen’s birthday (that was December 16th), but instead the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice‘s publication. You […]
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If you’re anything like me, it’s always a little disappointing to finish a good book. Finding a new book can be a task in and of itself. And what if I don’t like said book? Luckily, this website makes it easy to find the next great read.
Year-end lists are a dime a dozen, and, admittedly, even the realsimple.com editors shared their favorite stories of 2012. But every now and again, there comes along a reading list that’s really worth your time. Enter: The Huffington Post’s best articles of 2012: The 25 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading for Women. I’ve had the pleasure of reading many […]
If you’re reading along with us in our No-Obligation Book Club this month, we have a special treat for you. We’re going to be doing a live chat with Robin Sloan the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. If you’d like to participate in the chat, let us know in the comments on this post or in the comments on our […]
Looking for a little distraction this afternoon? Check out this newish Tumblr, Pages and Polish where Jen matches her manicure to some of her favorite book covers. Here are a few of the coolest combos. (Click the images to see the original posts and get info on the polishes used.) Check out the must-have nail colors for the season.
Hello, Bookies: So much to talk about today! First, of course: the December book poll. Have you voted yet? See the four choices below, take the long holiday weekend to mull over your pick, if you’d like. But make sure that you cast your vote by 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, November 25. Second: Beginning with the next post, you’ll […]
Hi, Bookies: I finished The Awakening about a week ago, but I still feel as though I’ve just emerged from a dream. The main thing I have right now is sensation, as opposed to thoughts—above all a very deep pity for Edna. I say this even though I often found her obnoxious in this last section, like an entitled, petulant […]
Hello, Bookies: First, let me say that this is not only my first time at the No-Obligation Book Club but my first time in any book club (unless literature seminars in college count), and I’m really enjoying the group dynamic. Your honest, insightful comments got me thinking and changed my perspective a bit on some of the characters; I hope […]