Next Thursday, Tumblr will be celebrating Book Expo America at our favorite bookstore with three of our favorite authors! This is a meet up for readers and writers of all ages, with drinks for the adults and swag and short, funny readings for everyone! Here for BEA? Work at a publisher? Love Tumblr? Love books? Love people? Any of the above — this party is for you!
Ruth wrote Defriended, a creepy mystery about murder and online romance. Eliot wrote Endangered, a National Book Award finalist about bonobos in The Congo. Rainbow wrote the NY Times bestseller Eleanor &Park, a Tumblr favorite about weird kids in love. They are all terrific, so don’t miss it!
Last night at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, we had a glorious launch party for the wonderful Tumblr-born book Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown. The night featured stories of being not-quite-grown-up from some of the Internet’s funniest writers: Kelly, Julieanne Smolinski, Lindsey Weber, Christine Friar, Caragh Poh, John Asante, and Kelly’s editor Meredith Haggerty. Our guest bookseller Word Brooklyn sold out of every last copy! If you need a great graduation gift, a guide to life, or a bunch of hilarious Tumblrs to follow while you procrastinate everything you’re supposed to be doing, we’ve got you covered.
Women-processing-their-shit books FTW!
That thing where a book review you wrote five months ago starts circulating again and is all the notes in your dashboard.
Dad: Are you nervous?
Me: I’ve been so nervous for three days that I think I’ve just flatlined and realized that I’ve sucked before on stage and I can suck again no problem. I’ll just go home and cry. Or — no — I’m going to cry and then get drunk and cry some more or maybe actually just get angry and then I’ll go home.
Did you guys hear that Caragh is reading at the Adulting party on Thursday? Don’t miss it!
Jennifer Murphy’s debut novel, I LOVE YOU MORE, the story of a man secretly married to three different women, who, when they discover his deceit, plot his perfect murder.