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.
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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 […]
Hello, Bookies: The last time I led the club was in December 2010, and as hard as it is to believe that two years have passed, it’s equally hard to reconcile the fact that 2012 is coming to a close (even if, across the street, Radio City Music Hall is already decked out in all its holiday trimmings). What […]
Hello, Bookies: I hope all of you East Coast readers weathered the storm all right; I live in Brooklyn relatively close to the water, but I was lucky enough not to experience any damage or lose power. So while the wind rattled against my windows, I curled up by my reading lamp with this wonderful novel. Kate Chopin is poetic […]
Hi, Bookies: While the Real Simple offices in midtown Manhattan were totally spared damage from Hurricane Sandy, we know that many of our readers have suffered losses and hardships from the storm, and our thoughts go out to them. One thing that did brighten a gray day: a note back with Erik Larson’s answers to our questions about his nonfiction […]
Hello, Bookies: From our friends down the hall on the print side of Real Simple comes this question: What book makes a great Valentine’s Day gift? Something sweetly romantic? Something sexy? Tell us in the comments below, including the book’s title and author, and your answer may run in the February 2013 issue of Real Simple.
Hi, Bookies: I’m Jenny Brown, the associate copy editor at Real Simple and your discussion leader for this month. My job entails thinking about words and punctuation and sentence structure and reading Real Simple all day—it’s a pretty great gig for a grammar lover like me. I’m also a fiction fanatic, and The Awakening has been on my reading list […]