Books

6:58am

Thu October 25, 2012
Books

Creator Of 'The Oatmeal' Coming To Denver

Matthew Inman
Koa Metter

Matthew Inman, writer of the internet  blog/web comic The Oatmeal, has recently gained worldwide attention by using his website to raise more than $1.3 million to build a museum in honor of Nikola Tesla.

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2:14pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Book Reviews

'Middlesteins' Digs Into The Dark Side Of Food

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 3:53 pm

Food appears so often and takes on so much importance in Jami Attenberg's novel The Middlesteins, that while reading it I sometimes felt like I was on a kind of literary cruise ship. But excess isn't presented here wantonly; instead, it's laid out and explored with sympathy, thought and depth. Early on, the parents of the main character think, "Food was made of love, and was what made love, and they could never deny themselves a bite of anything they desired." And so the novel takes off from the evocative starting point known as appetite.

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2:38am

Tue October 23, 2012
Author Interviews

Running Toward Redemption On 'Ransom Road'

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 3:53 am

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Meet a man with a powerful addiction — to running. Caleb Daniloff says he believes the sport saved him from addictions that were far worse, and he's written a new book, called Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time, about his experiences.

Daniloff has run some familiar marathons — New York and Boston — but he's also been to a place not famous for outdoor running: Moscow.

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2:38am

Tue October 23, 2012
Books News & Features

America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 3:53 am

Pew's study found that 60 percent of Americans under 30 used the library in the past year.
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In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything longer than 140 characters — a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project reveals the prominent role of books, libraries and technology in the lives of young readers, ages 16 to 29. Kathryn Zickuhr, the study's main author, joins NPR's David Greene to discuss the results.

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3:04pm

Sun October 21, 2012
Books

Three-Minute Fiction

Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 5:40 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF CLOCK TICKING)

GUY RAZ, HOST:

Just two weeks until we announce the winner of Round Nine of our Three-Minute Fiction contest here on WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, that's where we ask you to come up with an original piece of fiction that can be read in about three minutes. In this round, we received nearly 4,000 stories.

Now, graduate students from a dozen schools, including from the University of Houston and Indiana University, have read through all of them. And now, our judge this round, Brad Meltzer, is making his decision.

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