rachelfershleiser

rachelfershleiser:

firstdraftwithsarahenni:

A dynamic, outspoken advocate for the written word, Tumblr’s Rachel Fershleiser works to bring the book industry to the Internet, and to remind the tech industry that books still exist. How Tumblr’s cross-stitching, soup-loving lit fanatics are creating an entirely new community of readers, keys for authors to relax and enjoy social media, and a whooooole lot of book recommendations.

Listen to the podcast here, or download it on iTunes or Stitcher.

Find more of my conversation with Rachel - including her tips for throwing a kick-ass in-person bookstore event - here!

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In which I gush about emchughes, emilygould, katiecoyle, rainbowrowell, italicsmine, lastnightsreading, and all of you.

Oh gosh, you need to listen to this to hear Rach lay down some wisdom about community, diversity, the publishing industry, and the bookternet.

youtastelikenachos
youtastelikenachos:

nataliesama:

bagmilk:

karkatstuck:

tangarang:

fullmetalbukkake:

lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur
NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes

MOOOOOM

are you fucking kidding me it sounds like a 18 year old boy complaining to his mother because she cut off the wifi

If you do one thing today, please click through to listen to this bird. I have not laughed so hard in a very long time.

Happy Potoosday. Please click that link. Please.

youtastelikenachos:

nataliesama:

bagmilk:

karkatstuck:

tangarang:

fullmetalbukkake:

lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur

NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes

MOOOOOM

are you fucking kidding me it sounds like a 18 year old boy complaining to his mother because she cut off the wifi

If you do one thing today, please click through to listen to this bird. I have not laughed so hard in a very long time.

Happy Potoosday. Please click that link. Please.

melvillehouse

20 THINGS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER AT THE MELVILLE HOUSE BOOTH #805-806 AT THE BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL, THIS SUNDAY, 9/21, FROM 10:00 - 6:00

melvillehouse:

1. Books for sale, at shockingly good prices

2. Melville House staff selling those books

3. Novellas and Neversinks in a never-ending battle for the Best Looking Small Trim Paperback Supremacy

4. 0.8 miles of extension cord (per Google Maps)

5. Almost enough bubble wrap

6. Slavoj Zizek’s non-union Brooklyn equivalent

7. Enough packing tape to restrain the books if they get agitated

8. One last bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 20 Yr Reserve

9. A tiny blue house that, when set upon your head, announces which borough you’re to be Sorted into (and this is final so no whining.)

10. A machine that melts Amazon gift cards into ploughshares

11. An advance screener of “Melville House Author Photos: The Outtakes”

12. Locally sourced iPad batteries

13. Custom-made Dr. Scholl’s insoles, the secret formula we can’t reveal except to say it’s carbon nanotubes

14. The machines we use to bring the Novel back from the dead

15. The definition of “scrivener” (not what you think)

16. Knausgaard repellent (hmm…)

17. Colophon gun (loaded)

18. A Bluetooth speaker blasting the entirety of Mastodon’s Leviathan on shuffle/repeat

19. The answers, all of the answers

20. A song-and-dance number featuring every New York small press, complete with 72-piece orchestra, pyrotechnics, Espresso book machine solo, and audience splash zone

21. Me hanging around, making a nuisance of myself. See you there?