Since it’s September and life is returning to normal after a nice, relaxing summer, we thought that we would do something to take your minds off the fact that days at the beach are coming to a close: a giveaway of David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words! Info below:
"Around the age I am in this hilarious school photo, the audiobooks I remember most vividly are The Hobbit (abridged on VINYL!) and a collection of “Jack Tales.” These were folktales from Appalachia, and my siblings and I listened to them night after night of our summer vacations in Ohio’s national parks, all of us in the screened-in porch jockeying for position nearest the portable cassette player Mom always brought along for entertainment.
But I think for my official Throw Back Thursday, Audiobook Month recommendation, I’m going with HERE IF YOU NEED ME.
This audiobook was such a surprise to me - not at all my “type,” I thought, but I was utterly won over by Kate Braestrup’s thoughts on life, death, faith, love and family, and also by her gentle voice as she narrates her story. It made me both laugh and cry on the subway, and it’s stuck with me for years since listening”
-Megan Fitzpatrick, Director of Marketing & Publicity
This game is a great way to start your week. Happy Monday!
We’ve been doing our trademark book game for 5 previous rounds now (here, here, here, here, and here), but this is the first time on Tumblr! For greenhorns, here’s how it works: we suck up all the words off the cover of a famous book, and you guess what the naked book cover is. Answers are below. How many can you get?
What books are influencing your favorite authors? Find out what James Patterson, Jill Shalvis, Seanan McGuire (Mira Grant), J. A. Redmerski, and others are listening to.
It’s Monday… Looking for an audiobook to get you through the week? Here are a couple suggestions:
Happy opening day! To celebrate, we figured that we would compile some “best baseball books” lists. Here’s what we found:
The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/05/the-13-best-baseball-books-from-the-art-of-fielding-to-moneyball.html