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Gone Reading Giveaway Winner

August 3, 2014 | Susie | 4 Comments

YOU GUYS. I PICKED A WINNER IN A TIMELY MANNER YOU GUYS. Well, rather, Random.org picked a winner. I just input the parameters. And counted. And verified. I did the grunt work, but not so much the actual picking. (gives Random.org some major side-eye for […]


It’s Ekphrastic, So Fantastic

August 1, 2014 | jericha | 7 Comments

Stephen King’s New York Times review of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Goldfinch concludes thus: “The Goldfinch is a triumph with a brave theme running through it: art may addict, but art also saves us from ‘the ungainly sadness of creatures pushing and struggling to live.’” […]


Transmetropolitan: The Comic For People Who Hate Comics

July 29, 2014 | karalea | 13 Comments

There was a time in my life when comics weren’t appealing. I know, people who know me in real life are shocked to hear it too. Comics just seemed pointless. Sure, the art was nice in the superhero ones, and the lighter ones were funny, […]


Giveaway: $50 Gift Card to Gone Reading

July 27, 2014 | Susie | 39 Comments

First, boring things: I am going to be taking a little break from writing some of our regular features, like the Reading Report and Weekend Listening. Just a short vacation, then I’ll hopefully be back at it. But listen, this gift card giveaway. HOLY MOLY. […]


Please Shut the Fuck Up: 50 Shades of Grey Does NOT Spell the Demise of Humanity

July 25, 2014 | Nikki | 35 Comments

In case you’ve been living under a rock, 50 Shades of Grey by E.L James is this book that’s, well, kind of popular and it has this movie coming out now based on the book. Cool, huh? With much fanfare, the trailer for said movie came out […]


The Weekly Verse: I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

July 23, 2014 | Susie | 8 Comments

  I’m going to present this one without much comment. It’s longer than poems I generally post, but worth it. It very accurately captures my (and many people’s) frustration with being American, living in America, and the wide gap between the American Promise and the […]


The Reading Report: Book News from July 14 – July 20

July 21, 2014 | Susie | 7 Comments

Before we launch into The Reading Report, did you know that we’re taking pre-orders to get this sweet reading bling? If you’re interested, you can head on over here to get more info and put in your order. The Best Things All Week Lower 9th Ward […]


Now Taking Pre-Orders For the Reading Girl Cameo Pendant!

July 18, 2014 | Susie | 19 Comments

Yesterday, I got something exciting in the mail: You may recognize that design from this t-shirt that we recently added to the Insatiable Booksluts shop over at Skreened. When I was designing it, I thought to myself, hey–it looks like a pendant, why not try […]


The Weekly Verse: All Nearness Pauses, while a Star Can Grow by E. E. Cummings

July 16, 2014 | Susie | 2 Comments

(Did you know it’s E.E. Cummings and not e.e. cummings according to the man (and his wife) himself? Learn something new every day, right?! It’s super fascinating how an error can become canon . . . BRB while I go question everything I ever learned.) […]


The Perils of Re-Reading

July 15, 2014 | Sarah | 53 Comments

Ah Nostalgia! That fickle emotion, which prompts people to do crazy things. Things like complaining that the Millennials have fucked up the country, when actually you—baby boomers– were in charge of it when everything went to shit. Things like revisiting your alma mater with your […]

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