I've been trying to attend book events in NYC, and it's really hard to find a list of things happening around the city without going to each individual bookstore/publisher's site. Do you have any tips to help find book or author events going on?
Oh hm! This is hard. There used to be Book Boroughing, but it looks like they’ve gone quiet. Surely though we’re forgetting something—and so we open it up to the world. World?
Mallory Ortberg’s TEXTS FROM JANE EYRE, the often passive-aggressive, sometimes strange, and always humorous imagined texts from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O’Hara to Jessica Wakefield, to Allison Adler at Holt, by Kate McKean at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency (World).
Do we all understand how hilarious Mallory Ortberg is? She is almost surely the funniest person I know (Sorry, honey.) and this book is based on the series you loved on The Hairpin and The Toast. Best best greatest awesome hooray!
“I felt entitled to the story, even though I knew Salinger wouldn’t have wanted me to read it. I told myself I’d earned my intrusion, both because of the connection I felt to his work and because I’d gone to such lengths to find the story. Further, I decided that if I’d chosen to read it despite Salinger’s wishes, how much worse could it really be to take a copy home?”—Musings of A Salinger Thief - On The Media
Here’s what you do: bike to our office. Take a photo there with a paper from today as proof, hostage style. Then, come back to the store another day. Ask for me, Dustin. Show me the photo. I’ll give you half off AND a high five, because all of this sounds like a lot of work.
Board books for little babies that are fun to read out loud but aren't the same 5 Sandra Boyntons they already have?
I’m a big fan of Alexander Girard Color by Alexander Girard and Gloria Fowler if you like some lovely 70s art with your storytelling. This book grows well with kids because the pictures are interesting enough to keep the focus of a small baby but there’s always new things to see and find in the pictures to keep older toddlers happy.
Baby Dance by Ann Taylor is so great but don’t read it if you want quiet snuggly reading time because it gives you actions to do with the baby while you read it! I love this one. Plus the rhyming text is great for phonological awareness!
Scholastic has a series calledRookieToddler that is perfect for the 2 - 4 set. Many of them are sung to familiar tunes and babies just love them.
Press Here isn’t exactly a board book but it has thicker pages so I’m counting it - again for the slightly older baby - 2 and up - because it invites the baby to interact with the book - push dots, shake it up, tilt it to the right, etc. This enthralling book makes everyone happy!